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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man is facing 13 counts of rape after he allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl on multiple occasions. Police say 24-year-old Oliver Delgadillo-Vasquez also is accused of kidnapping the girl for two days. According to a criminal complaint, the allegations date from more than last year to last month when Delgadillo-Vasquez reportedly showed up at the 13-year-old's home and allegedly punched her.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Bernalillo County is joining only a handful of jails around the country that allows inmates with opioid addictions to start a methadone program while behind bars. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Recovery Services of New Mexico has been providing medication-assisted treatment with methadone since 2005 for inmates who are already enrolled in a program when they enter the Metropolitan Detention Center.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Unions that represent Navajo workers say contractors at a New Mexico power plant are violating tribal labor laws. The tribe enacted the Navajo Preference in Employment Act in 1985, requiring the hiring of qualified Navajos over other applicants, to keep Navajos working on the reservation where jobs are scarce.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The city of Albuquerque wants a federal judge to clarify an order that accuses local officials of manipulating police body camera video. The Albuquerque Journal reports that City Attorney Jessica Hernandez filed a notice Friday, saying the city shared the same amount of footage with the court and media.

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