Albuquerque state senator involved in crash with 3 parked cars

174 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

230 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

348 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

423 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.

New Mexico Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty, Not Running for Another Term

361 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker charged with drunken driving during this year’s Legislative session won’t seek reelection. Albuquerque Rep. Georgene Louis says in a statement through her lawyer that she’s been honored to serve her constituents the past 10 years but won’t try to run

‘Sober Curious’ movement picks up speed

378 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dry January and beyond, KOAT talks to Mericka Lehman, a New Mexico woman who passed the month to re-evaluate her relationship with alcohol — and she’s not the only one. She’s part of what’s called the ‘Sober Curious’ movement, which has gained popularity during the pandemic.

Gas station operator sues New Mexico over new liquor law

129 Views   GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A company that runs dozens of convenience stores and gas stations in New Mexico is suing the state over new liquor laws that took effect last week. Western Refining Retail claims a new provision singles out McKinley County by not letting gas stations there