ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A battle is brewing over a soon-to-be enforced state law requiring DNA samples from anyone arrested on felony charges.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the ACLU thinks the law over-reaches by collecting sensitive, private information from people who still deserve a presumption of innocence.
The new law is an expanded version of the 2006 measure called "Katie's Law".
It allows for the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for certain felonies, including sex offenses, kidnapping, burglaries and robberies.
The new law would require a DNA sample from anyone arrested on a felony charge.
Expanding the law was a top priority of Governor Susana Martinez.
She said the new law, which takes effect July 1, will help prevent future crimes
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Albuquerque's famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.
Morning Headlines and Forecast from KRQE New This Morning with Matt Mauro & Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.