ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Family members have confirmed a New Mexican working as a military contractor was among 15 people killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Thursday.
Robert d. Halsell was raised in hatch and still has family in the state.
He served in the U.S. Army for 26 years and began working for a private contractor after he retired.
The blast in Kabul happened when the bomber rammed a convoy of foreign vehicles during morning rush hour.
Military officials say four American contractors and two American soldiers were among the 15 killed.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.