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Auditor decries delays in medical marijuana cards

June 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state auditor and attorney general are looking into a backlog of applications for medical marijuana identification cards at the Department of Health amid a surge in requests by patients. State Auditor Tim Keller announced Wednesday that his office plans to monitor efforts to clear the backlog of registry [&hellip...

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In deadly heat, Southwest takes steps to keep visitors safe

June 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Hikers climb Piestewa Peak in extreme heat, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Phoenix. Following the death of a French couple who died while hiking with their son in White Sands National Monument in New Mexico last year, the park has upgraded its signage warning...

Las Cruces man gets prison in 2012 bombing of tattoo parlor

June 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison after being convicted on conspiracy, explosives and firearms charges. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Clifford Raymond Salas also was ordered Tuesday to pay more than...

Backlog for New Mexico medical marijuana program worsens

June 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Delays in renewing medical marijuana cards in New Mexico have grown so long that some seriously ill patients are resorting to purchasing marijuana on the black market, according to some patients and advocates. The state Department of...

Southwest to get a smidgen of relief from searing heat

June 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Alex Glaze and her brother Zane Glaze keep cool as they play under a water pipe, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Chandler, Ariz. The National Weather Service is expecting another day of triple-digit temperatures in Phoenix and across much of the Southwest. (AP...

Eddy County officials investigate illegal cow killings

June 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine who illegally shot and killed two cows belonging to Eddy County cattle owners. The killing has elicited a $1,000 reward from the Eddy County Cattle Growers, an organization devoted to issues...

Court finds Skype testimony violated rights in murder trial

June 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is reversing a murder conviction and ordering a retrial in a 2010 killing of a woman in Albuquerque because court testimony over a Skype video link deprived the defendant of the right to confront a hostile...

New Mexico marathon runner climbs hill to face charging bear

June 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico marathon runner was less than 3 miles from the finish line of an organized mountain race when she climbed over a hilltop and saw a black bear charging at her. The female black bear attacked after Karen Williams...

New Mexico man accused of drug trafficking, firearm offenses

June 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a New Mexico man has been arrested on narcotics trafficking and firearms charges. David Krowner, of Estancia, made his initial appearance Monday in federal court in Albuquerque. A criminal complaint charges...

Some evacuees of New Mexico wildfire get to go home Tuesday

June 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed two dozen homes as it raced across 28 square miles of tinder-dry forest in central New Mexico showed signs of slowing down thanks to more favorable weather Monday and some evacuees will be allowed to go back...