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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The National Weather Service says New Mexico should see a break today in severe weather following days of heavy rainfall. The rain and thunderstorms sparked damaging floods yesterday in Albuquerque's South Valley and pockets of eastern New Mexico. Forecasters say more storms could hit the state again tomorrow and over the weekend.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A proposal to ease penalties for marijuana possession in Albuquerque now faces a higher hurdle to get on the city's ballot. City Attorney David Tourek tells the Albuquerque Journal that the number of valid voter signatures needed on petitions to qualify a measure for the ballot is just over 14,200, not the just over 11,200 as city officials previously said.

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Grant County detention officers used pepper spray to subdue eight inmates during a confrontation in the jail. The Silver City Sun-News reports that operations at the jail were back to normal yesterday following the confrontation that occurred Monday night. No injuries were reported.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A University of New Mexico football player has been suspended from the team following his arrest in a domestic violence case. Head coach Bob Davie says offensive lineman Jamal Price was suspended yesterday after he was charged with breaking into his girlfriend's apartment.

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