New statewide ad campaign encourages cannabis safety

11 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s recreational marijuana industry is bringing new opportunities and new concerns to residents across the state. On Wednesday, the state’s Cannabis Control Division launched a new ad campaign reminding New Mexicans about the rules and regulations surrounding the drug.

Santa Fe judge to resign amid DWI charges

47 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — A Santa Fe magistrate judge reportedly agreed to resign from his position as he faces charges for an alleged DWI crash in February. New Mexico’s judicial standards commission approved Judge Dev Atma Khalsa’s resignation. Now, the state Supreme Court has to approve it before the

Trial set for River of Lights drunk driving suspect

167 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of killing a child and severely injuring his father at River of Lights in 2021 will go to trial in late August. Sergio Almanza is accused of driving drunk on an ATV, hitting and killing 7-year-old Pronoy Bhattacharya, and injuring his father

Albuquerque state senator involved in crash with 3 parked cars

295 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A high-profile state senator who has been in the news for his battles with the governor, fellow lawmakers, and his own party explains why he rammed his car into three parked vehicles in the Old Town area. The homeowner said he’s frustrated with how things have

Lawmakers discuss New Mexico’s DWI problem

309 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –  Wednesday, state lawmakers discussed alcohol-related issues in New Mexico. A main focus as usual was drinking and driving. According to the state’s Department of Health – New Mexico continues to have the highest alcohol related death rate in the country.

Drug tests take over 10000 truckers off the road

453 Views   (Stacker/Nexstar Wire) – Delayed packages, bare grocery store shelves, and inflated prices have become the norm for American consumers over the past two years. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst, there are other challenges causing supply chain issues, including a lack of truck drivers to transport goods

Mock DWI Crash Near Las Cruces High School

522 Views   LAS CRUCES, NM – Las Cruces Public Schools issued the following news release about Thursday’s simulation: Students at Las Cruces High School will get a sobering lesson in the consequences of drunk driving in a mock-DWI crash near the campus Thursday morning.