Public Safety

House Committee Passes Memorial To Help Prevent Animal Abuse And Family Violence

Rep. Jim Dines

STATE News:

 
SANTA FE The House Health and Human Services Committee has unanimously approved House Joint Memorial 6 sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo).
 
The memorial requests that the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) consider training their providers on the connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.
 
“Research clearly shows that animal abuse is an important indicator of other abuse that may be occurring in a home,” Dines said. “This memorial encourages CYFD and DPS to consider

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FBI: Romance Scams

Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

  • Online Imposters Break Hearts and Bank Accounts

They met online. He said he was a friend of a friend. The woman, in her 50s and struggling in her marriage, was happy to find someone to chat with. “He was saying all the right things,” she remembered. “He was interested in me. He was interested in getting to know me better. He was very positive, and I felt like there was a real connection there.”

That connection would end up costing the woman $2 million and an untold amount of heartache after the man she fell in love with—whom she never met in person—took her for every cent she had.

It’s


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Letter To The Editor: About House Bill 50 On Gun Safety

By ELENA E. GIORGI
Los Alamos

Friday Feb. 10, the House Judiciary Committee passed with a vote of 7 to 6 House Bill 50 (HB 50), co-sponsored by our representatives Stephanie Garcia Richard and Richard Martinez. HB 50 would close background check loopholes for buying guns in New Mexico. In our state it’s not illegal to avoid background checks when purchasing a firearm.

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, New Mexico is the 10th-worst state for gun deaths: There were 14.6 gun deaths for every 100,000 people in the state in 2010. That’s 40 percent higher than the national average of


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Bill Closing Gun Sale Loophole Heads To House Floor

HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:

  • HB 50 Would Require Criminal Background Checks on All Firearms Sales, Including at Gun Shows and Online

SANTA FE A bill requiring background checks on all firearm sales passed the House Judiciary Committee Friday by a vote of 7 to 6.

House Bill 50 would close a loophole that allows guns to be sold online or at gun shows or even in parking lots without criminal background checks. It has exceptions written in to allow family members to transfer guns to their relatives and to allow for the lending of guns for a five-day period without a background check.

“What we are trying to do is


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UPDATE: 1-25 Crash … Traffic Being Diverted Onto Frontage Road At La Cienega Exit

UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputies have reopened north and south bound lanes of I-25. Use caution traveling in the La Cienega area of 1-25.

News Alert:

There is a motor vehicle crach on 1-25. Traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road at the La Cienega exit. All 1-25 lanes are closed.

Motorists need to be aware that traffic is moving slowly, so please use caution. An update will be provided when the accident has been cleared from the road way.

As the evening traffic commute begins, expect higher traffic volume. Please use caution. Expect some delay in the vicinity surrounding this accident.


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