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Sheanee "Shea" Martinez – one of two women who've admitted beating and stabbing to death 64-year-old educator Rudy Montoya in Chimayó in 2012 – reacts Tuesday during questioning by defense attorney Megan Dorsey as part of the trial of Rhiannon Montoya, who is accused of orchestrating the murder. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Chimayó murder trial

Two women testify niece hired them to kill her uncle in hopes of getting bigger share of inheritance pie

A woman tries to stay dry while riding her scooter near San Mateo SE during a storm Tuesday. Street flooding and power outages were reported in the southeast part of the city, and some parts of Albuquerque got around an inch of rain. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Rainfall totals for July inching toward record

Bursts of rain fell across the state Tuesday, leaving some major precipitation totals, as well as the potential for more storms today and into this week.

3-day tax holiday for NM starts Friday

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s annual tax holiday is approaching and will provide shoppers with savings on purchases of school supplies, computers and some clothing and shoes.

Cruces to weigh minimum wage hike

The Las Cruces City Council is expected to address raising the minimum wage above $10 an hour after the city clerk validated the signatures required to push a vote on the ordinance.

Suspect arrested in Capitol bomb scare

SANTA FE – A 48-year-old man has been arrested following the evacuation of the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe after a caller allegedly threatened to kill himself there and blow up the building.

NMMI official faces sex-battery charge

ROSWELL – The New Mexico Military Institute’s athletic director faces a misdemeanor sexual battery charge in Virginia.