Courts | Legal Issues

Federal judge blocks Biden’s pause on new oil, gas leases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered an end to the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. The judge ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit by Louisiana’s attorney general and officials in 12 other states. Those states say the

Ohio man steals over $90k worth of soybeans, flees to NM

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A man charged with stealing over $90,000 worth of grain from a previous employer in Ohio was arrested in New Mexico last year and extradited back to the midwest. Justin Giauque, 35, was detained in the Valencia County jail on October 30, 2020.

Trial underway for Roswell man accused of murdering his family

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The trial is underway for the Roswell man accused of killing his wife and four daughters nearly five years ago. Juan Villegas, 40, is accused of shooting Cynthia Villegas and their daughters ages three to 14 in their home in June 2016.

Report: Slain officer wasn’t part of plan to stop suspect

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials reportedly arranged with New Mexico State Police to make a traffic stop of a drug trafficker. But an officer not briefed on the plan was fatally shot when he pulled over the man instead of others who were waiting to make the stop.

Let’s Talk The New World Of Legal Cannabis

Let’s Talk New Mexico 4/08 8am: Last week in a special session of the New Mexico Legislature lawmakers moved to legalize recreational cannabis and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the legislation. The changes allows individuals to grow for personal use or to sell with a micro-business license

Migrants freed without court notice — sometimes no paperwork

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed and underprepared, U.S. authorities are releasing migrant families on the Mexican border without notices to appear in immigration court or sometimes without any paperwork at all. U.S. immigration authorities say court notices often take hours to prepare and describes the move as a way to