Police: Suspect killed New Mexico man to impress cartel

HOBBS, N.M. – A southeastern New Mexico man reportedly says he wanted to prove himself to a Mexican drug cartel when he allegedly shot and killed another man last week. The Hobbs News-Sun reports...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico county sees more lawsuits on inmate abuse claims

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico county involved in one of the largest prisoner civil rights settlements in U.S. history is facing more federal lawsuits over its treatment of inmates in its jail....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hearing about medical pot for ailing pets delayed in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A pubic hearing has been delayed on a petition to open up New Mexico’s medical marijuana program to ailing pets. New Mexico’s medical cannabis advisory board declined to hear the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Agency halts monitoring of university on sexual misconduct

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Department of Justice is ending its monitoring of the University of New Mexico’s compliance with a 2016 agreement on prevention and its handling of sexual assault and...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico considers medical marijuana for ailing pets

SANTA FE – New Mexico is considering whether ailing household pets should have access to medical marijuana prescribed by veterinarians. The state’s medical cannabis advisory board was scheduled...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque breaks homicide record amid worries over crime

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest city has broken its modern homicide record amid increasing concerns about violent crime and recent questions about how officials were calculating crime...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Scientist: Complaints about rodent infestation led to firing

SOCORRO, N.M. – A New Mexico scientist says she was fired from a New Mexico Tech lab job after complaining about a rodent infestation. Chemical engineer Glenanne Johnson was terminated from her...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dozens of teams to convene for New Mexico STEM Challenge

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – It’s crunch time for dozens of student teams that will be testing their ability to use science, technology, engineering and math to solve real-world problems. Hundreds of people...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

County options for juvenile detention in New Mexico shrink

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – A southern New Mexico county has renewed an agreement with another county hundreds of miles away to continue housing its juvenile detainees there. The Otero County Commission...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mysterious memorial to ‘Lawnmower Man’ reappears after theft

ROSWELL, N.M. – A mysterious memorial dedicated to a New Mexico homeless man who mowed lawns has reappeared after a similar one was stolen. KRQE-TV reports that a lawnmower memorial dedicated to...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico college faculty votes for collective bargaining

FARMINGTON –Faculty members at a New Mexico college have voted to begin the process of unionization and collective bargaining with administrative officials amid increasing faculty turnover. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado man sues after New Mexico treasure hunt search

SANTA FE – A Colorado treasure hunter claiming he was duped has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against a New Mexico man who said he hid a chest filled with valuables somewhere in the Rocky Mountains....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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