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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - An Idaho-based company that leases farm land on the Navajo Nation has been fined for failing to post information on pesticides and ensuring workers' protective gear fits properly. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Navajo Mesa Farms agreed to pay $6,000 to settle four violations from 2013 and 2016.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - FBI officials say an Albuquerque man has been arrested for allegedly robbing two credit unions in the city earlier this month. They say 51-year-old James Patrick Verdream of Albuquerque was arrested last Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service. Verdream was wanted on a federal probation violation charge. The FBI says Verdream is accused of robbing the Nusenda Credit Union on March 9 and the Rio Grande Credit Union four days later. Authorities didn't say how much money was taken in either robbery.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Las Cruces City Council is considering a proposed resolution that would support restrictions on the sale and possession of semi-automatic weapons in New Mexico. The nonbinding measure requests that state lawmakers and the governor take action in the wake of a recent flurry of gun threats at schools. The council chamber was packed Monday as the debate over the contentious proposal began.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Police in Roswell continue to investigate a fatal shooting over the weekend. They say 25-year-old Andrew Joseph Morro died shortly after being transported to a hospital after Saturday night's shooting. His body has been sent to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy.

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