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Petition seeks medical marijuana for ailing household pets

Nov. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will consider whether to extend its medical cannabis program to help dogs with epilepsy and people with attention deficit disorder. Five new petitions submitted to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board seek new qualifying medical conditions for patients in the state’s...

Body of wanted drug suspect found in New Mexico mortuary

Nov. 21, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — The hunt for a suspected gang leader by federal narcotics agents has ended after the man’s body was discovered in a New Mexico mortuary, officials said. The body of 43-year-old Johnny Lee Padilla was found last week at Albuquerque’s Gabaldon Mortuary, The...

New Mexico task force rolls out climate change strategies

Nov. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday reiterated her commitment to addressing the causes and effects of climate change as a panel of experts concluded that New Mexico needs to pick up the pace if it wants to meet its goals over the next decade. The governor’s climate...

New Mexico police arrest 2 students suspected of having guns

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities have arrested two middle school students on charges of possession of deadly weapons on school property. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Chaparral Middle School administrators were alerted that two 13-year-old students allegedly had unloaded firearms on...

New Mexico officials need $1.2M to study contamination

Nov. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Environment Department needs $1.2 million to study plumes of toxic chemicals seeping into groundwater from two U.S. Air Force bases, a state official said. Agency Secretary James Kenney said he will request the money from state lawmakers to investigate and learn...

US Special Tactics airman to receive Silver Star Medal

Nov. 21, 2019 2:50 PM EST

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Special Tactics airman is scheduled to be presented a Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. The U.S. Air Force said this week U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith will be awarded on Friday the nation’s third highest medal for gallantry against an...

Police: Albuquerque to surpass year-end homicide record

Nov. 21, 2019 12:48 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities have announced three people were shot in less than two days pushing the number of homicides in Albuquerque to 72 and matching the highest year-end total in recent history. The Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday that the Albuquerque Police Department...

Taos Air to start charter flights to Los Angeles, San Diego

Nov. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Taos Air has announced it will begin direct charter flights from Taos to Los Angeles and San Diego area. The company said this week it will start direct charter flight service to and from Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Los Angeles and McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California,...

New Mexico GOP lawmaker unveils bail reform proposal

Nov. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — 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 a bill that would force judges to consider the seriousness of the suspect’s charge and...

GOP Navajo Nation member joins US Senate race in New Mexico

Nov. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Elisa Martinez, a Latina Republican and member of the Navajo Nation, announced Wednesday she is joining the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico, potentially upending a contest Democrats had considered safe. Speaking to supporters at an Albuquerque hotel, Martinez said...