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August 16, 2018
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DWI patrols being stepped up (Listen)
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State and local authorities will be out in force this weekend, looking for drunken drivers. County sheriff's deputy Brian Markley says he has seen them all, from 17 to 80.

The husband of a Santa Fe prosecutor has been identified as the suspect in two Santa Fe-area pharmacy holdups this week. Forty-three-year-old George William Smith is alleged to have held a pharmacist at gunpoint at Wiley Chemists on Monday, fleeing after being told the store had no oxycodone. On Tuesday, Smith is believed to have been the stick-up man who made away with hundreds of the pills at an Eldorado pharmacy. He remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

The body of longtime state House of Representatives Speaker Ben Lujan will lie in state at the Roundhouse Rotunda next Thursday, Dec. 27th. Lujan passed away this week after a long battle with lung cancer. Beginning tomorrow, flags across the state will be flown at half mast through December 29th, the same day as a funeral Mass is celebrated at St. Francis Basilica in Santa Fe.

New Mexicans will be able to use their state issued drivers licenses to board commercial flights in January after all. As only 13 states have licenses meeting Real ID act requirements, The Dept. of Homeland security has granted another deferment for all the other states including New Mexico. While twice previously the Agency modified the statutory deadline for compliance, today's announcement is a temporary deferral. The Real ID act was passed in 2005.

Weather: Partly cloudy today and in the days ahead. Highs in the 40s. No precipitation in sight until possibly Christmas Eve.

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