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Lobos continue to make national noise

11 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Pit is no stranger to loud crowds and big basketball moments. Back in 1999, The Pit was ranked the 13th best sporting venue of the century by Sports Illustrated beating out college and professional arenas and fields all across the nation. But for the last few years,

New Mexico top prosecutor petitions against county abortion regulations

23 Views  Â Torrez said this is because counties in Southeastern New Mexico have passed abortion regulations that are against the New Mexico Constitution SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez has pushed back on counties that have passed ordinances to regulate abortions.

How much jail time could Alec Baldwin face for involuntary manslaughter?

26 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. — First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and special prosecutor Andrea Reeb have announced two involuntary manslaughter charges will be filed against ‘Rust’ actor and producer Alec Baldwin and the movie’s armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

AG says he wants universities to cooperate with law enforcement

31 Views  Â RaĂşl Torrez says he wants to educate schools following fatal NMSU/UNM shooting There is no word yet on whether New Mexico State University coaches, players and administrators will be charged for their involvement in holding on to evidence following a fatal shooting that occurred before a basketball game

New Mexico sues tobacco companies over settlement payments

69 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing more than a dozen tobacco companies, accusing them of conspiracy and breach of contract. Attorney General Hector Balderas claims the companies have been withholding portions of annual payments that are due under a multi-state tobacco settlement that dates back to

Task force finds New Mexico shouldn’t combine jails and prisons

72 Views  Â Assessment follows numerous, long standing reports of staffing shortages SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – In the last few years, New Mexico has seen some big changes within the criminal justice system. The state decriminalized marijuana, prison populations have been dropping, and statewide crime rates have dropped since 2018 (although not every community saw a