FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - One of the units at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers in the southwestern United States has been taken offline as officials investigate a structural failure in one of its coal silos. Public Service Co. of New Mexico confirmed Tuesday that the failure over the weekend at the San Juan Generating Station resulted in a fire and some damage that was limited to the area around the silo. No injuries were reported.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Las Cruces City Council has postponed consideration of a proposal that would have supported restrictions on the sale and possession of semi-automatic guns in New Mexico. The council on Monday voted to table the proposal indefinitely to give it more time to discuss suggestions from the public. The nonbinding measure requested that state lawmakers and the governor take action following the influx of gun threats at schools.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces woman has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Joclyn Telles and a co-defendant were arrested in February 2017 on suspicion of conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Telles was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant following a traffic stop in June 2016 in Dona Ana County. Authorities reported finding about 2.6 ounces of meth in the defendants' vehicle.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have finished treating more than two dozen drums of waste that contained nitrate salts similar to one that caused a 2014 radiation release at the federal government's underground repository. The U.S. Energy Department on Tuesday announced the treatment of the 27 drums. The containers had not previously been treated so crews mixed the waste with water and an inert material to neutralize the combustible characteristic of the salts.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.