ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque firefighters are battling a warehouse fire at a business in northeast Albuquerque. Fire officials say firefighters are taking a defensive posture to keep the fire at BK Motors at 4415 Prospect Ave. NE from spreading.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal court trial is underway in Albuquerque in a lawsuit filed in connection with the deaths of two teenage sisters in a 2010 drunk-driving accident in Santa Fe. A lawyer for the family of Del Lynn Peshlakai and Deshauna Peshlakai told jurors yesterday that Applebee's emphasized alcohol sales while ignoring the dangers involved. Driver James Ruiz had been drinking at an Applebee's and another restaurant. He's now serving a 42-year prison sentence.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Dona Ana County Commission is on record as saying it doesn't want the county or local authorities there enforcing federal immigration laws. The Las Cruces Suns-News reports that the resolution doesn't mention the county Sheriff's Office by name but that a civil-rights group recently accused the Sheriff's Office of enforcing federal immigration laws. The Sheriff's Office denies that.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The state Game and Fish Department says hunting license applications increased by nearly 10,000 this year. The department said Tuesday there were over 169,000 applications for nearly 64,000 licenses to hunt deer, elk, antelope and other big game. The agency has sent email notices to hunters who were successful in obtaining a license through this year's lottery.
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