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Over 200 visitors enroll in New Mexico medical pot program

Dec. 7, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's medical cannabis program is attracting enrollment from outside the state after legislative reforms did away with an in-state residency requirement. November enrollment statistics from the state Health Department show that 215 cannabis patients reside outside the state....

Mysterious memorial to 'Lawnmower Man' reappears after theft

Dec. 6, 2019 8:09 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A mysterious memorial dedicated to a New Mexico homeless man who mowed laws has reappeared after a similar one was stolen. KRQE-TV reports lawnmower memorial dedicated to Carlos Ramirez was installed this week in Roswell, New Mexico. Ramirez died last month in Lubbock, Texas. He was...

Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service

Dec. 6, 2019 7:33 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry. ...

Cowboys for Trump group now says sand wasn't from monument

Dec. 6, 2019 7:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Iconic gypsum sand that the group Cowboys for Trump had said was from White Sands National Monument in New Mexico and was sent to Washington for the U.S. Capitol Tree lighting ceremony this week was actually gathered just outside the monument, one of the group's co-founders said...

Officer who accidentally fired gun at school charged

Dec. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A police officer who fired his weapon inside a southern New Mexico middle school is facing a firearm charge. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Las Cruces officer Francisco Estrada was charged Friday with a misdemeanor count of prohibited use of a firearm. Authorities say Estrada...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against New Mexico health provider

Dec. 6, 2019 4:55 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of cancer doctors against a New Mexico health care provider after she found no violations of federal antitrust laws. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that New Mexico Oncology and Hematology Consultants Ltd....

New Mexico college faculty votes for collective bargaining

Dec. 6, 2019 2:18 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — 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 Farmington Daily Times reports that 87 out of 147 full-time faculty members at San Juan College have...

New Mexico's largest city to review crime data system

Dec. 6, 2019 2:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city on Friday announced it will embark on an independent review of crime data after facing criticism for releasing statistics that overstated improvements made over the past year. Mayor Tim Keller said it was clear the data systems used by the police...

Singer Harris was impaired, speeding when killed in crash

Dec. 6, 2019 11:28 AM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Texas country singer Kylie Rae Harris was legally impaired by alcohol and was driving 95 mph (153 mph) when she and another driver were killed in a three-vehicle crash on a rural highway on Sept. 4, a northern New Mexico sheriff said Thursday. Toxicology testing showed Harris had a...

Records: Most arrested in Albuquerque in 'surge' released

Dec. 6, 2019 12:51 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show 88% of those arrested in Albuquerque by New Mexico State Police on felony charges during a so-called surge are no longer in custody. KOAT-TV reports records show most of the 201 felony arrests made over 60 days resulted in suspects going back on the streets within...