ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police confirm searchers looking for two missing teens have found two bodies in Quemado Lake.
As of now, however, there is no confirmation the bodies recovered by State Police divers are Noah Hooper of Colorado and Seth Stephenson of Chaparral in Dona Ana County. Confirmation of the identities will be made by the Office of the Medial Investigator, a State Police spokesman said.
The first body was recovered about 2:15 p.m. from the west end of the lake in northern Catron County. The second body was found a short time later.
Hooper, 14, and Stephenson, 16, had been helping with summer programs at a religious camp for deaf children and others near Reserve. They were last seen Sunday "island hopping" in the lake.
Public access to the lake and the nearby woods has been closed during the search.
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.