WE’RE ALSO LEARNING MORE ABOUT A 15-MONTH DEA-LED INVESTIGATION INTO HEROIN TRAFFICKING. 35-YEAR-OLD JUANITA REMERO PLED GUILTY TODAY TO TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES. HE’S ONE OF NINE DEFENDENTS CONNECTED TO A LARGER ORGANIZATION. THE INVESTIGATION…THE LATEST EFFORT OF THE LARGER HOPE INITIATIVE…WHICH AIMS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF OPIOID-RELATED DEATHS IN NEW MEXICO.
A LAS CRUCES MAN…SENTENCED LAST WEEK TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING. 37-YEAR-OLD JESSIE MARQUEZ…ONE OF 18 DEFENDENTS ARRESTED IN OCTOBER OF 2013…FOR TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE…FOLLOWING AN 11-MONTH INVESTIGATION. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY MARQUEZ AND HIS CO-DEFENDENTS TRAFFICKED METH THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA AND TEXAS. ALL 17 CO-DEFENDENTS PLED GUILTY. MARQUEZ…WAS THE ONLY ONE TO GO TO TRIAL. AFTER SERING HIS 121 MONTH SENTENCE, HE’LL BE ON SUPERVISED RELEASE FOR FIVE YEARS.
THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT PAID A VISIT TO A SPECIAL TEEN YESTERDAY. 14-YEAR-OLD IRVIN GONZALEZ IS BATTLING CANCER. GONZALEZ IS A BIG FAN OF THE POLICE, SO RPD SURPRISED HIM BY VISITING HIS HOME IN THE DEPARTMENT’S SWAT VEHICLE. THE BOY GOT TO TOUR THE VEHICLE WITH HIS MOTHER. THE OFFICERS EVEN GAVE HIM A RIDE. AFTERWARD, GONZALEZ GOT HIS VERY OWN RPD SWAT HAT.
More than 100 women in one day visited a Minhneapolis tattoo shop on Tuesday to get the same quote tattooed on their bodies
(BRISTOL) — More than 100 women in one day visited a Minneapolis tattoo shop on Tuesday to get a quote tattooed on their bodies. Livewire’s Darrell Moody talks to a local tattoo shop owner who got the same request.
THE QUOTE, “NEVERTHE LESS SHE PERSISTED” REFERS SECRETARY OF STATE JEFF SESSION’S CONTENTIOUS CONFIRMATION. JUSTIN BROWN IS OWNER OF THE BRISTOL TATTOO COMPANY…
KENTUCKY SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL MADE THE NOW INFAMOUS COMMENT AFTER SILENCING MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN.
The New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell has served the state for 125 years. Now the school plans to serve up a 76 percent reduction in tuition for in-state students. N-M-M-I currently costs 35 thousand dollars a year for in-state students. With the tuition reduction, students who are eligible will now pay as low as $5,874 per year. The cost for returning students can be as low as 35 hundred. The school will begin the reduction in the fall.
The New Mexico House of Representatives approved a budget bill that would hold general fund spending steady at 6-point-1 billion dollars for the fiscal year, starting in July. Democratic lawmakers pushed through the bill on a 37-32 party-line vote. The budget blueprint now moves to the Senate. Governor, Martinez has voiced fundamental differences with the current plan and can veto provisions line-by-line. The House-approved budget would increase classroom spending on K-through-12 education through a per-student funding formula by 32 million, with no overall increase in public school funding.
The Santa Fe City Council passed a resolution, affirming the city’s immigrant-friendly policies without using the word “sanctuary.” The council’s vote Wednesday evening was 8-0 with one council member absent. What started out as a rebuke to President, Trump’s efforts to address illegal immigration, the resolution has been softened and the reference to sanctuary removed. Rather than specifically identify Santa Fe as a sanctuary city, supporters say the resolution affirms the city’s status as “a welcoming community for immigrants and refugees.” The resolution also states that the city has the authority to preserve the confidentiality of residents’ information, including a person’s immigration status.
Immigrant advocates say victims and witnesses of crimes, who are also in the United States illegally, are so afraid of being deported, they won’t even show up to New Mexico courthouses. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez with Enlace Comunitario in Albuquerque sent a letter to the New Mexico Supreme Court, asking the judges to protect victims of violence and protect the justice system by prohibiting ICE agents from serving warrants inside courthouses. The Court said Wednesday it has initiated a legal inquiry, to figure out what is happening and how it can be addressed legally and responsibly.
THE NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE BOARD OF REGENTS HAS APPROVED A REDUCTION IN TUITION FOR NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS. COLONEL DAVID WEST…
COLONEL WEST SAYS THE TUITION REDUCTION WILL GO INTO EFFECT BEGINNING IN THE UPCOMING FALL SEMESTER…LATER THIS YEAR.
INSPECTORS WITH THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WILL BE SET UP TODAY AND TOMORROW AT DELTA WEST PARK IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…
THEY’RE GOING TO BE INSPECTING PECANS FROM LOCAL ORCHARDS FOR THE PECAN WEEVIL. SANDRA BARRAZA…WITH THE CHAVES COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE…
THE OUTREACH TABLE WILL BE SET UP DAILY FROM 9-TO-5. BARAZZA SAYS ANY NUTS TRANSPORTED OUT OF THE CITY LIMITS OF ROSWELL…MUST BE INSPECTED.