LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say they've identified a man who was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers.
The Latest: New Mexico city cancels fireworks show
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a fireworks explosion that critically injured two New Mexico firefighters (all times local):
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials say two New Mexico firefighters remain in critical condition after they were injured in a fireworks explosion last week.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city known for its proximity to arguably the most famous UFO event in the United States has trademark protection for its alien-inspired logo.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are cleaning up the remaining fireworks at a New Mexico storage area where an explosion earlier this week critically injured two firefighters who were moving the...
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified two firefighters critically injured in a fireworks explosion in New Mexico that remains under investigation.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A dozen firefighters were injured in an explosion at a fireworks storage area in eastern New Mexico.
State police and officials with the city of Roswell say the blast...
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a grass and brush fire that forced the evacuation of a state park, one home and other structures in southeastern New...
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A utility that serves customers across eastern New Mexico is close to completing a multiyear project aimed at improving the reliability and capacity of Roswell's power...
New Mexico governor fills 2 district court vacancies
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed two judges to fill court vacancies in northern and southern New Mexico.
The governor's office said in a statement Thursday...
Clarification: Hot Prison Van-Verdict story
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In an April 5 story about a former inmate winning a jury verdict against the New Mexico Corrections Department, The Associated Press cited information from a former...
New Mexico trial for 2004 killing ends with hung jury
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A four-day trial of a New Mexico man accused of a 2004 murder ended with a hung jury.
The Roswell Daily Record reports the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict...
CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico State Police officer has been arrested for allegedly violating various state laws.
Tornado destroy 10 homes in New Mexico, 5 people injured
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A tornado that ripped roofs from buildings and injured five people in a tiny New Mexico town has left a trail of debris that authorities said Wednesday they would wait to...
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A former Roswell police officer has been found guilty of the 2016 armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in southeast New Mexico.
UFO tourism gaining foothold in West Virginia county
FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) — When it comes to unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, Flatwoods is no Roswell, New Mexico, but the small Braxton County community is embracing its own tale of alien...
The Latest: Gun background check bill advances
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on gun control initiatives in New Mexico (all times local):
A proposal to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in New Mexican is...
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Turtle disaster? 100-pound tortoise missing in New Mexico
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is on a desperate hunt for her disappearing pet that can't run fast and can't be missed — a 100-pound tortoise.
Site of alleged 1947 UFO crash under new management
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The site of an alleged 1947 UFO crash site near Roswell is under new management.
The Roswell Daily Record reports Bogle Ltd. Co. of Dexter has sold the Lincoln County ranching property about 75 miles (more than 120 kilometers) northwest of Roswell to Dinwiddie Cattle Co. LLC.
Public records bill could hike costs, limit access in state
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Proposed legislation that would increase fees charged for public records in New Mexico and potentially limit access in certain cases is being called a "terrible anti-transparency" action by an open government advocacy group.
Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, told the Roswell Daily Record that the main purpose of his proposed legislation is to allow public entities a way to recover the costs associated with fulfilling records requests.
Roswell aids passengers after plane makes emergency landing
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell city officials and staff at the city's visitors' center made inconvenienced passengers feel welcomed and comfortable after an American Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Roswell International Air Center.
The Latest: New Mexico cities prepare for major winter storm
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm (all times local):
New Mexico cities are preparing for a major winter storm that will hit in the next few days.
The city of Roswell says public buildings, including a recreation center, library, bus terminal and museum will be open to anyone needing to warm up. They'll operate on normal business hours.
Tuition rises for some students at military junior college
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Tuition is going up for international students at a military junior college in Roswell.
The Roswell Daily Record reports that the New Mexico Military Institute's Board of Regents approved the 3 percent tuition hike last week. The $367 increase applies to all international students, except those from Canada and Mexico, for the next academic year.
New Mexico State Police: 2 walk away from juvenile facility
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are looking for two juvenile offenders who walked away from a state facility in Albuquerque.
The State Police said Saturday that 20-year-old Zane Fernandez of Carlsbad and 17-year-old Benjamin Galindo of Roswell walked away from the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center.
Pence uses border security to rally voters in Southwest
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence drew cheers Friday while stressing border security as he campaigned for Republican candidates in New Mexico and Arizona.
In Yuma, Arizona, near the Mexico border, Pence rallied the GOP base for Martha McSally, who is in a tough race for the Senate with Kyrsten Sinema.
"This election is a choice and boy this choice couldn't be clearer," Pence said.
Vice President Pence scheduled for GOP rally in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend a political rally in New Mexico in support of GOP candidates for governor, Congress and other political offices.
Gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Steve Pearce on Monday announced the rally at Roswell in a heavily Republican region of the state. New Mexico Democrats have flocked to early voting in disproportionate numbers. Hillary Clinton won the state in 2016.
Consumer group fights New Mexico nuclear waste project
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A national consumer advocacy group is joining the fight against a proposed nuclear waste storage site in southeastern New Mexico
The Roswell Daily Record reports the Washington, D.C.-based Public Citizen announced last week it had filed to intervene in the license application submitted by Holtec International to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Longtime Roswell Daily Record owner Robert Beck, 97, dies
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Robert Beck, the longtime Roswell Daily Record owner and former publisher of the New Mexico newspaper, has died.
The Roswell Daily Record announced that Beck died last week in San Diego. The cause of death was not given. He was 97.
A graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut, Beck began working at the Roswell Daily Record as circulation manager in 1947 after serving as a pilot in World War II. He became publisher of the newspaper in 1955.
Teen becomes town’s first female football player
HAGERMAN, N.M. (AP) — Miracle Rey is about to make history in her southeastern New Mexico town.
She will be the first female football player to don pads at Hagerman High School when the team faces off against the Capitan Tigers on Aug. 24 to start the season, the Roswell Daily Record reported Wednesday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder convictions of two men in separate cases stemming from killings in southeastern New Mexico.
Thursday's rulings were prompted by appeals of the convictions of Arnoldo Navarette of Portales in the 1993 Memorial Day fatal shooting of Reynaldo Ornelas Sr. and of Albert Tegeda III of Roswell in the 2007 killing of Celso Martinez.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith returns to New Mexico
RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Mike Smith became the 12th jockey in history and the only one from New Mexico to win the Triple Crown after flying across the finish line atop 3-year-old Justify in June to a roar of cheers at Belmont Park in New York.
Smith was born in Roswell but forged his love of horse racing while growing up in the farming community of Dexter.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the county available for business use.
"The lizard is back on our radar," said Chaves County Manager Stanton Riggs at the June 25 Board of Commissioners meeting.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the shooting of a Roswell man outside a home.
Roswell police say 35-year-old Jesus Arreola is being held without bond at the Chaves County Detention Center while awaiting arraignment.
They say Arreola was taken into custody shortly after Wednesday night's shooting.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man faces a lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from a multi-agency investigation of a criminal ring that smuggled methamphetamine and guns in southeastern New Mexico.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 31-year-old Marcos Martinez pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces and faces at least 10 years in prison and up to life in prison when sentenced on a date not yet set.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell say a man and a teenager are accused of murder in the beating death of a victim investigators still are trying to identify.
They say officers responded to the scene shortly before midnight Friday and found several men under a bridge.
Police say one man was bloodied and unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators have scheduled a series of public meetings as they consider a plan to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear reactors around the United States at a proposed site in southern New Mexico.
The first meeting hosted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be Monday on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Roswell.
Another meeting will follow Tuesday in Hobbs and a third will be May 3 in Carlsbad.
Air Force looking to expand airspace in New Mexico
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials continue trying to ease concerns over the proposed expansion of military training airspace in southeastern New Mexico.
Local business and government leaders fear that the expansion could affect the residents' lives and the local economy, the Roswell Daily Record reported .
Mention the word Roswell and images of UFOs and aliens come to mind before anything else.
Of course, the New Mexico City became of high interest after a “flying disc” crashed at a ranch near the town in 1947. After much interest, the U.S. military stated it was a conventional weather balloon and interest waned in the small region. Then, in 1990, the U.S. military published a pair of reports saying it was a nuclear test surveillance balloon that had crashed.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the cause of a deadly freight train wreck in New Mexico (all times local):
The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that railroad companies install video and audio recording devices in their train cabs to monitor the activities of crew members to ensure safe operations.
Ex-Bandidos member testifies about beatdown that quelled a coup
The caravan of bikers wearing black vests with red and gold patches was about 70 deep when it pulled into a “party site” outside Roswell, New Mexico, for what was supposed to be a regional meeting of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.
Soon, dust kicked up at the front of the pack, and David Lombino — from his motorcycle near the middle of that caravan — could see men clad in black clubbing, punching and kicking the bikers at the front.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell say a woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her cousin and the stabbing and wounding of a man.
They say 41-year-old Marcella Reese was taken into custody Monday.
She's accused of second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond at the Chaves County Detention Center.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — When someone asks Candy Spence-Ezzell, who represents District 58 in the New Mexico Legislature, where she grew up, her answer is typically "west of L.A."
If your first thought after reading that makes you think of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, that somewhat-large body of water west of the sprawling metropolis, then you got the wrong interpretation.
Pilot for 90s TV show reboot to be filmed in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pilot for a reboot of a late-1990s TV series will be filmed in Albuquerque.
The "Untitled Roswell Project" TV show aired for three seasons and 61 episodes and was based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz.
The upcoming pilot will tell the story of a daughter of immigrants who returns to her hometown of Roswell and learns that her teenage crush is an alien who has kept his identity hidden his entire life.
Together, the two will attempt uncover his origins.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Federal safety officials have rescheduled a meeting to determine the probable cause of a fatal 2015 collision involving two freight trains in New Mexico and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing similar wrecks.
The National Transportation Safety Board reset the meeting in Washington for April 10 after a meeting that was scheduled for earlier this week was canceled due to a fatal helicopter crash in New York City.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police have identified students responsible for three of nine recent threats directed at schools and for a false report to one student's parents and are trying to identify those responsible for the other threats.
Police says a $500 reward is offered for information leading to charges against those who made the additional threats.
According to police, the threats were written on a bathroom walls or elsewhere in the schools between Feb. 14 and March 9.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Federal safety officials canceled but plans to reschedule a meeting to determine the probable cause of a fatal 2015 collision involving two freight trains in New Mexico and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing similar wrecks.
The National Transportation Safety Board canceled the meeting scheduled Tuesday in Washington because of a fatal helicopter crash Monday in New York City's East River.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell officials want the Air Force to better include area residents in discussions on its proposal to expand airspace use in southeast New Mexico.
Area leaders met with Air Force officials in Roswell on Wednesday, looking for the military branch to increase its dialogue with the public, the Roswell Daily Record reported .
New Mexico man accused of 2013 murder found not guilty
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of a 2013 murder was found not guilty after less than an hour and a half of jury deliberation.
The Roswell Daily Record reports Steve Guardado of Roswell was acquitted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the killing of Stoarmy Joel Vargas.