SANTA FE (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is asking local governments to restrict fireworks because of dry conditions and the risk of wildfires. Martinez urged city and county leaders in a letter Tuesday to take quick action.
Under state law, local governments must approve drought-based fireworks restrictions at least 20 days before the July Fourth holiday that allows the sale of fireworks.
Cities and counties can ban the sale and use of certain fireworks - firecrackers and aerial fireworks, such as roman candles and bottle rockets.
During severe or extreme drought conditions, local governments can restrict the use of - but not ban - other fireworks such as cones, fountains and sparklers. Those can be limited to paved areas or places with a readily accessible source of water.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
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