ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The father and stepmother of a 4-year-old girl who died are scheduled to be in court Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the toddler was found barely breathing Saturday at a southeast Albuquerque home.
She died at the hospital.
Her dad--Anthony Chavez and stepmother Gayla Hernandez--gave deputies conflicting stories about what happened including the girl being attacked by a pit bull and falling off a scooter.
But investigators didn't buy any of it.
They are now charged with child abuse resulting in death.
The stepmother is also known as Gayla Gallegos, according to jail records.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.