Clinic to offer ‘Breaking Bad’ free rehab
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — An Albuquerque mental health clinic is using hit show “Breaking Bad” about methamphetamine trafficking to help fight addiction.
KRQE-TV reports that Sage Neuroscience Center has partnered with HealthShire.com to give away two addiction-treatment scholarships at the end of the AMC hit television series.
The “Breaking Addiction” awards are open to residents of the Albuquerque over 18 who cannot afford treatment for their additions.
Applicants have to submit their story of addiction, which will be compiled into a collection for addiction awareness and posted online.
Los Alamos clerk to make gay marriage ruling Tues.
LOS ALAMOS (AP) — A clerk in a New Mexico county ordered to start granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples or appear in court says she will make a decision Tuesday.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports that Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover will decide by then whether to abide by the judge’s order or seek to stop it.
A judge on Thursday ordered Stover to start granting same-sex marriage licenses or to appear in court next week to explain why that shouldn’t happen.
Stover says she has not had enough time yet to review the documentation officials received with the county attorney.
Los Alamos County would be the seventh New Mexico county to issue such licenses since Dona Ana County began two weeks ago.
Police: Helicopter crashes in NM, 3 dead
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (AP) — Authorities say three people, including a 78-year-old, have been killed from a helicopter near Truth or Consequences.
New Mexico State Police Emmanuel Gutierrez says state troopers dispatched to Highway 187 after receiving reports of the crash Saturday afternoon in Sierra County.
Authorities say 78-year-old Duane Zietlow, of Elephant Butte; 61-year-old William Brownfield, of Caballo; and 34-year-old pilot Ebenezer Priebe, of Tucson, Ariz., died in the crash.
It was not immediately know what caused the helicopter to go down.
The cause of this crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.
Officials: Bernalillo County jail population low
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Bernalillo County officials say the county’s inmate population is now at its smallest since the jail opened about a decade ago.
County spokeswoman Nataura Powdrell told the Albuquerque Journal on Friday that the jail had around 1,990 inmates — well below its design capacity of 2,236.