Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Sunday, March 12th just before 8 pm to a North Hurley residence regarding a shooting complaint. According to the report, a man was allegedly shot in the leg after getting into a verbal argument when he went to pick up a child. Deputies found a cartridge case at the scene, but the suspect has not been located. Anyone with information relative to this case is asked to call 574-0100.
Border Patrol Agents last week tracked two vehicles that were smuggling marijuana through the desert west of the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. The pursuit lasted over a span of seven hours through the Animas Valley. The vehicles were eventually found hidden and covered, and the suspects had fled. Three subjects from Mexico were tracked and arrested, and a total of 3,610 of marijuana were recovered from the two trucks.
In sports news, the WNMU softball team earned their first win of the season on Saturday as they defeated Embry Riddle 8-5, despite losing the second game 6-0.
In legislative action, the 60-day legislative session ended on Saturday at noon. Some of the latest items acted on include HB 174, a bill to consolidate all local elections to the same day. The bill was passed by both House and Senate and now goes to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature.
The Governor will also act on HB 175, the Isolated Confinement Act, which restricts the use of isolated confinement in New Mexico for pregnant women, minors, and those suffering severe mental illness in New Mexico prisons and jails.
The House of Representatives approved HB 155, legislation to clarify ambiguities in New Mexico workers’ compensation law. The bill now moves to Governor Martinez for her signature.
Martinez said she plans to call the Legislature back to Santa Fe soon to renegotiate a state budget plan after rejecting a budget plan from lawmakers that would shore up spending on public schools and state agencies by raising taxes and fees.