Community Issues

NMDOH investigate wound botulism case in Eddy County

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case and a suspected case of wound botulism in Eddy County. According to NMDOH, a 28-year-old man in Eddy County is hospitalized with wound botulism. They say the suspected source of infection was caused by black tar heroin.

State Republican chair blames protestors for deadly Capitol riot

Democrats, Republicans still at odds over who is to blame KOAT spoke with state Republican Party chair Steve Pearce and state Democratic Party chair Marg Elliston about the storming of the U.S. Capitol and who they believe is to blame. “I think President Trump was the cause of the riot. I

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty

An off-duty Jicarilla Apache game and fish officer has been charged with extreme animal cruelty after he decapitated a kitten in his family’s bathroom sink. 40-year-old Joseph Weaver was arrested by Bloomfield police after police were called to his home in the 1100 block of Mountain View for a welfare

NMSP prepare for protests at Roundhouse

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico leaders want to make sure that what happened at the U.S. Capitol last week doesn’t happen here. “It is certainly something in Santa Fe we don’t want to see,” said Mayor Alan Webber. But state police and Santa Fe city leaders are planning for it.

Will NM legislators abolish qualified immunity?

In the majority of police brutality cases, officers are not criminally prosecuted, and reform advocates contend that is in part because of something called “qualified immunity.” Eliminating qualified immunity emerged as a key demand during the protests that have swept the nation demanding justice for victims of police violence. The

Los Alamos Boy Scout dies in camping incident

A member of Boy Scout Troop 22 has died after a camping incident Saturday near the New Mexico-Colorado state line. According to a Conejos County, Colorado Sheriff’s spokesman, 17-year-old Josh Miko of Los Alamos was camping with other troop members at Red Lake Trail Head when the snow cave he was