SYDNEY (AP) — One person is dead and dozens of homes have been destroyed by some 100 wildfires raging across the Australian state of New South Wales.
Fire officials say they have made some progress battling the blazes because of milder weather. And overnight the number of fires has dropped to 89, burning over 375 square miles. But 25 wildfires continue to burn out of control.
The fires have forced hundreds of evacuations. Eighty-one homes were destroyed and another 37 have been damaged. Fire officials expect that number to rise as teams and police move deeper into the destruction zone.
Roads and schools in the worst-hit areas are closed and officials are searching the rubble for survivors and victims.
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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.