ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Tuesday was National Cat Day, so it seems like no coincidence New Mexico pounced on quite the cat story.
This tale involves a kitten that survived a 90-foot fall down an intake shaft at the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System construction site at Ute Lake.
Workers found it there Friday, went to the bottom of the shaft and rescued it. The little feline was frightened but not hurt.
Crews named it "Petty," but there's some confusion whether that's for Tom the singer or Richard the race car driver.
One of the workers is adopting the lucky kitten.
A Sheriff's Deputy who was fired for forging a certificate of completion for a training course she did not complete caught a break from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board.
It's been 11 years since a woman was buried alive after a tractor-trailer full of sand turned over onto her car.
Roswell has seen a major increase in burglaries this year and a lack of officers might be to blame.
Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.
Operation Gingerbread arrived in Albuquerque Tuesday for an event to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Game and Fish Department is looking for a poacher who killed four deer.