New Mexico

New Mexico mulls state-run pot shops, subsidized medical use

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational sales and consumption. The idea for state-run … Continue reading New Mexico mulls state-run pot shops, subsidized medical use

New Mexico governor enacts expanded gun background checks

SANTA FE, N.M.(AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Friday to drastically expand mandatory background checks on firearms sales in New Mexico, as she shot down opposition against the measure and other proposed gun reforms as being part of a national “misinformation campaign.” The governor, a Democrat who took office in January, commended the … Continue reading New Mexico governor enacts expanded gun background checks

New Mexico News: Second Case of Rabies Confirmed in a Fox in San Miguel County

SANTA FE, NM (STL.News) – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (DGF) announced today that a case of rabies was laboratory confirmed on March 1 in a fox that was seen to be acting abnormally in San Miguel County. It had been previously announced that another … Continue reading New Mexico News: Second Case of Rabies Confirmed in a Fox in San Miguel County

United States News: THREE MEN SENTENCED FOR MULTI-STATE CRIME SPREE INCLUDING CARJACKING AND PHARMACY ROBBERIES IN WYOMING AND NEW MEXICO

United States – New Mexico residents Antoine Mitchell, Moses D. Dickens III, and Christopher Dominguez, were all sentenced in a Cheyenne federal court recently after pleading guilty to crimes related to a violent crime spree that included armed pharmacy robberies in Wyoming and New Mexico. On October 6, 2016, the three men, disguised in ski … Continue reading United States News: THREE MEN SENTENCED FOR MULTI-STATE CRIME SPREE INCLUDING CARJACKING AND PHARMACY ROBBERIES IN WYOMING AND NEW MEXICO

High court’s cross case could affect monuments nationally

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) A 40-foot-tall, concrete cross on public land in a Maryland suburb of Washington is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court. But similar monuments elsewhere in the country could be affected by the high court ruling, states have told the justices. The District of Columbia-based American Humanist … Continue reading High court’s cross case could affect monuments nationally

Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results and Nevada operators seeing the first drop in the total amount wagered on the game since 2015. The game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams … Continue reading Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl

Stellar Sales and Clear Comfort Partner to Deliver the Best Water Quality to Southwest Pool and Spa Businesses

  BOULDER, COLO./ JANUARY 22, 2019 (STL.News) Stellar Sales and Clear Comfort announced a partnership to expand the availability of Clear Comfort’s market-leading AOP (Advanced Oxidation Process) systems. Stellar Sales will now be the manufacturer’s representative of Clear Comfort residential pool and spa systems. With this partnership, Clear Comfort is expanding its ability to serve … Continue reading Stellar Sales and Clear Comfort Partner to Deliver the Best Water Quality to Southwest Pool and Spa Businesses

New Mexico Lottery News: New Mexico Lottery Introduces Three New Scratchers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Jan. 3, 2018 – The New Mexico Lottery welcomes the new year by releasing three new Scratchers: $5 “Gold Mine 9x” is a blue and gold ticket with a symbols-matching playstyle.  This game offers 16 chances to win, chances to win up to nine times the prize and top prizes of $50,000. … Continue reading New Mexico Lottery News: New Mexico Lottery Introduces Three New Scratchers

New Mexico News: Texas Man, Irving Daniel Ramirez Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Heroin in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Irving Daniel Ramirez, 25, of El Paso, Texas, pled guilty yesterday in Las Cruces, N.M., federal court to trafficking nearly ten pounds of heroin in New Mexico. New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officers and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested Ramirez in Aug. 2018, after locating approximately 4.4 kilograms (9.7 pounds) of … Continue reading New Mexico News: Texas Man, Irving Daniel Ramirez Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Heroin in New Mexico

New Mexico News: Former Priest Extradited from Morocco to Face Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charges in New Mexico

Arthur Perrault Prosecuted Under Project Safe Childhood for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Child on Kirtland Air Force Base and Santa Fe National Cemetery in 1991 to 1992 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson for the District of New Mexico, Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the FBI Albuquerque Division and Special Agent … Continue reading New Mexico News: Former Priest Extradited from Morocco to Face Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charges in New Mexico

New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, MEDIA ADVISORY, U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Districts of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado to Hold 26th Annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference in Santa Fe, N.M.

DOJ-Sponsored Conference Promotes Collaborative Approach to Addressing the Needs of Victims of Crime in Indian Country in Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah along with the U.S. Attorney’s offices for the Districts of New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona will host the 26th Annual … Continue reading New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, MEDIA ADVISORY, U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Districts of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado to Hold 26th Annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference in Santa Fe, N.M.

New Mexico News: AG Balderas Keeps Convicted Child Trafficker, Sharoski Jackson, Behind Bars

Sharoski Jackson Will Remain Behind Bars According to New Mexico Attorney General, Hector Balderas ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Thursday, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Sharoski Jackson, the man convicted of trafficking a child in 2013, will remain behind bars.  A Court of Appeals judge Thursday ruled that Jackson knowingly recruited, solicited, enticed, transported or obtained a person under … Continue reading New Mexico News: AG Balderas Keeps Convicted Child Trafficker, Sharoski Jackson, Behind Bars

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that had been closed since early September because of an undisclosed security concern is now scheduled to reopen on Monday. Officials overseeing the Sunspot Solar Observatory say that there is no longer a security threat to staff. The facility closed on Sept. 6. … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users. Some brushed off the findings, but a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by New Mexico‘s top prosecutor is renewing focus on the public’s growing concerns about whether … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

State responses to #MeToo lean toward transparency, fairness

The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Although about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year, the measures adopted in other states have addressed a variety of issues, including training, investigations and … Continue reading State responses to #MeToo lean toward transparency, fairness

New Mexico News: AG Balderas Secures Guilty Pleas from Former State Senator, Phil Griego, who Embezzled Thousands of Dollars from Campaign Donors

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas secured four guilty pleas from former State Senator Phil Griego, relating to his additional criminal case tied to unlawful pocketing of campaign donations.  Griego pleaded guilty to two felony counts of perjury, and two felony counts of embezzlement. “My office secured multiple convictions against former Senator Griego for crimes committed against … Continue reading New Mexico News: AG Balderas Secures Guilty Pleas from Former State Senator, Phil Griego, who Embezzled Thousands of Dollars from Campaign Donors

New Mexico News: AG Balderas Brings Lawsuit against Wells Fargo for Opening Thousands of Fake Accounts

Albuquerque, N.M. – Thursday, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Division filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for illegal business practices in opening unauthorized accounts in the name of thousands of New Mexicans. “As the fiscal agent for the State, and a provider of banking services … Continue reading New Mexico News: AG Balderas Brings Lawsuit against Wells Fargo for Opening Thousands of Fake Accounts

TAOS, N.M | 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS, N.M — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail. The ruling by District Judge Sarah Backus also sparked a political uproar … Continue reading TAOS, N.M | 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS, N.M. | ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

TAOS, N.M. — A judge’s decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

TAOS, N.M | The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

TAOS, N.M.— The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A sheriff in New Mexico says a woman arrested in a raid on a compound and charged with child abuse has been turned over to federal immigration authorities. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe … Continue reading TAOS, N.M | The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

TAOS, N.M | New Mexico bail reforms shaped ruling in compound case

TAOS, N.M.  — A judge’s decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the … Continue reading TAOS, N.M | New Mexico bail reforms shaped ruling in compound case

RENO, Nev. | Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

RENO, Nev.— A federal judge has thrown out a defamation suit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week against Peter Stremmel … Continue reading RENO, Nev. | Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound suspects

TAOS, N.M.— The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 10:55 a.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge’s decision to allow the release of five defendants accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound where authorities found … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound suspects

TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Compound defendants to be released pending trial

TAOS, N.M. — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A state judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep in jail the two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound as they … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Compound defendants to be released pending trial

TAOS, N.M. | Defendants arrested at New Mexico compound to be released

TAOS, N.M. — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities’ suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge Sarah Backus set a $20,000 bond … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Defendants arrested at New Mexico compound to be released

New Mexico News: Governor Susana Martinez Announces $1.5 Million in Relief Fund for Valencia and Santa Fe Counties

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced $1.5 million in relief funds for Valencia and Santa Fe Counties to aid in recovery efforts following flooding in both counties.  The emergency funding provided under the New Mexico Disaster Assistance Program will provide relief through financial and technical assistance for recovery, mitigation and restoration of public infrastructure and operations. … Continue reading New Mexico News: Governor Susana Martinez Announces $1.5 Million in Relief Fund for Valencia and Santa Fe Counties

TAOS, N.M. | Compound suspects built in tiny off-the-grid community

TAOS, N.M.  — They arrived at the start of winter to set up makeshift living quarters on the high-desert plains of northern New Mexico, amid a tiny community of off-the-grid homes on 10-acre lots. For a time, the newcomers appeared to adapt to life 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the nearest groceries in Amalia by … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Compound suspects built in tiny off-the-grid community

TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Attorney questions allegation in compound case

TAOS, N.M.— The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 4 p.m. A defense attorney is questioning accusations that a man arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound was training children to commit school shootings. Aleks Kostich of the Taos County Public Defender’s Office said … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Attorney questions allegation in compound case

AMALIA, N.M. | Boy’s remains found at New Mexico desert compound

AMALIA, N.M. — The investigation into a group of starving children found in a desert compound in New Mexico took another dark turn Tuesday, when authorities said they found the remains of a young boy at the squalid property. It’s not yet certain the remains are of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, who would have turned 4 on … Continue reading AMALIA, N.M. | Boy’s remains found at New Mexico desert compound