1. Albuquerque city councilors introduced three bills Wednesday afternoon that would affect just about every gun owner in Albuquerque. The proposed laws would require people in Albuquerque to keep their guns locked in a safe at home or with a secure device in the car when they are not with them. Another bill would ban guns from all city property.
2. On Wednesday, the governor announced a proposal that would make tuition at public colleges in New Mexico free for all state residents. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the announcement at the 2019 New Mexico Higher Education Summit at Central New Mexico Community College.
3. A New Mexico couple is in the hospital after a propane explosion. Police say firefighters responded to a pickup truck fire in Las Cruces late Tuesday night, but the flames spread to a propane tank causing it to explode.
4. A trough dropping into the Great Basin will draw southerly moisture into New Mexico on Thursday. The result will be scattered showers and storms. Storms will fire first over the south and then march north.
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5. A Hobbs city commissioner is accused of assault, battery, and disorderly conduct for what happened outside an ice cream shop. Hobbs City Commissioner Roy Dwayne Penick was caught on surveillance video getting in an altercation with a citizen.
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- Judge rules on motions leading into former BCSO sergeant’s trial
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- Major renovation planned at Bernalillo County’s most-used community center
- New Mexico has joined opioids settlement with Purdue
- Saudis couldn’t stop oil attack, even with top US defenses
- Uptick seen in rare mosquito-borne virus in some US states
- AFR unveils inflatable house to teach fire safety