BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) - Sandoval County commissioners have rejected a proposed ordinance to regulate oil and gas development across thousands of square miles of unincorporated lands in northwestern New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the commission will consider asking the county's planning commission to overhaul the 10-page controversial measure, which was rejected early Friday morning following an hours-long meeting.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - It's been 35 years since Ann Riffin, a New Jersey native, disappeared in a remote corner of New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported earlier this month there are still many unanswered questions decades after police found her car parked off a lonely stretch of highway near Mora. To this day, law enforcement officials have yet to find the 33-year-old's body or any sign of her.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The FBI is searching for a suspect who wore a University of New Mexico football jersey while robbing an Albuquerque bank. Authorities say the robbery occurred Thursday afternoon at a BBVA Compass Bank. Employees say he demanded money from a teller and then displayed a handgun. The teller complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect left on foot. He is described as white, in his 20s, 5-foot-11 and with a slender build.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico lawmakers are beginning to file legislative proposals for the upcoming legislative session in January. Friday marked the first day to introduce bills for a 30-day legislative session that begins on Jan. 16. Anti-crime proposals and budgetary changes are expected to dominate the agenda.
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