Saturday morning top stories

The New Mexico State Capitol, known as 'The Roundhouse.'

New Mexic Driver’s License Bill

The bill that will help make New Mexico driver’s licenses federally compliant is expected to head to the full senate for a vote as early as Saturday. On Friday, the final senate committee added the finishing touches to House Bill 99 a bill to make the state’s licenses Real ID compliant. If the house approves the current version, the bill will go to the governor for final approval.

Albuquerque police make arrest in double stabbing

Albuquerque police have arrested a man accused of stabbing two motel guests. Police said Johnny Romero, 36, walked into the lobby of a Motel 6 at 1701 University NE Wednesday night and stabbed the pair for ‘no reason at all.’ Police initially expected one of the victims, identified as Bailey Quentes, 38, of Los Lunas, to survive, but he died from his injuries at the hospital. The investigation showed Romero stabbed Quentes suddenly and without provocation, then as he left the motel also stabbed a 66 year old woman from Georgia.

 

Unused Funds

For the second year in a row, New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller is making the claim that the state has billions of unused dollars that were meant for construction projects that never got off the ground. Keller is urging changes from the governor and lawmakers to start moving this money more efficiently.

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