New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators have adopted new rules that will prohibit trapping or snaring cougars for sport, marking a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Petition seeks medical marijuana for ailing household pets

SANTA FE – New Mexico is considering whether to extend its medical cannabis program to dogs with epilepsy and people with attention deficit disorder. Petitions for new qualifying medical conditions...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mayor seeks help in stopping ‘cycle’ of violence, homicides

SANTA FE – Albuquerque’s mayor and police department are pleading for investigative leads in the shooting death of the mother of two State Police officers as the city’s annual homicide tally...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico GOP lawmaker unveils bail reform proposal

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Republicans unveiled Wednesday a proposal aimed at changing how state judges decide who remains jailed before trial. State Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, said he will push...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Results elusive as New Mexico combats alcohol, drug deaths

SANTA FE – The state with the nation’s highest alcohol-related death rate and a longstanding opiate problem is looking for answers in three afflicted communities that have deployed extensive...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP Navajo Nation member joins U.S. Senate race in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Elisa Martinez, a Latina Republican and member of the Navajo Nation, is joining the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico. Martinez is scheduled Wednesday to formally...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico may form hate-crimes unit after Texas massacre

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s top prosecutor urged lawmakers Tuesday to fund a new investigative unit to guard against hate crimes and bolster cybersecurity in response to the August mass shooting at a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man facing trial in killing of Albuquerque girl out of jail

ALBUQUERQUE – A defendant charged in the 2016 killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl has been released from jail pending his trial. Fabian Gonzales has been in jail for more than three years and...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police: Woman killed in apparent robbery attempt

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque police are investigating a homicide in which it appears the victim was shot in her car in a residential neighborhood on the city’s west side as she prepared to go to a...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Storm systems to drop rain, snow while crossing New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Forecasters say back-to-back storm systems will pass across New Mexico this week, bringing showers and thunderstorms starting late Tuesday and “treacherous” travel conditions in...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico’s largest city adds detectives amid homicide jump

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest city is adding more homicide detectives as it nears a record number of killings seen in a year. KOB-TV reports the Albuquerque Police Department is preparing to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Santa Fe Opera finds additional revenue streams

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe Opera is collaborating with other venues and opening up its stage to other performers as a means to build up its bottom line. The money that comes in from non-operatic...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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