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Republicans say New Mexico should re-deploy border troops

May. 21, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Republican state legislators want Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to reverse course and deploy more National Guard troops to the border with Mexico. GOP House lawmakers including minority leader James Townsend of Artesia provided a letter Monday to the governor's office...

New Mexico Little League park plagued by hypodermic needles

May. 20, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's ongoing opioid epidemic. Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque is racing to clean up syringes littering fields and the...

New Mexico State Police investigate Carlsbad police shooting

May. 20, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they have been asked to investigate a fatal shooting involving Carlsbad police. They say Carlsbad police officers conducted a welfare check on a woman Sunday. When they arrived at the residence, they say 47-year-old Lori Markham of Carlsbad armed herself...

New Mexico mayor's plan would charge for emergency costs

May. 20, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — A New Mexico mayor has proposed billing some drivers who are involved in car accidents resulting in hazardous material cleanup or victim extractions as a way to pay for more emergency rescue personnel in the state's largest city. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller's budget proposal...

Gun-control group: New Mexico sheriffs' emails show NRA help

May. 20, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit that pushes for gun control laws nationwide said Monday that emails obtained through public records requests show a group of New Mexico sheriffs received extensive help from the National Rifle Association in their stance against state gun-control legislation. Brady, a...

New Mexico negotiates job-training grant with Hemp company

May. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State economic development officials are pledging $2.6 million in grants to help with infrastructure and job training costs for a new hemp production and research venture at greenhouses in Las Cruces. New Mexico's Economic Development Department announced Monday that Rich Global Hemp...

New Mexico governor Oks pay raises for Cabinet secretaries

May. 20, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is bumping up the salaries of all her administration heads. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham approved a 17% salary increase for all Cabinet secretaries. The raises, which took effect earlier this month, bring the secretaries'...

Santa Fe man shot by girlfriend's teenage son dies

May. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old Santa Fe boy will likely face more charges in the shooting of his mother's boyfriend in the wake of the man's death. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 39-year-old Ricardo Magana succumbed to his injuries Sunday from last month's shooting. Deputy Chief Ben Valdez says...

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

May. 20, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida; Yakima, Washington; and...

Authorities investigate shooting involving Farmington police

May. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office and New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that has sent a suspect to the hospital. Farmington police tell Albuquerque TV station KQRE that the incident occurred Saturday near Kirtland when a suspect...