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Teen arrested in killing of mail carrier in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Authorities have arrested a New Mexico teenager on charges he fatally shot a mail carrier after the man tried to intervene in an argument between the teen and his mother.


Silver Alert for Carlsbad Police Department – Carlsbad, NM – Sharon Patterson

Carlsbad, NM -The following information is for the distribution of a Silver Alert for Carlsbad Police Department (CFD). Please refer all media inquiries and questions to the Carlsbad Police Department at (575) 885-2111.


Double Fatal Head-On Crash on State Road 128 in Eddy County

Eddy County, NM– On April 19, 2019 at about 8:00 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a double fatal head-on crash involving two vehicles on NM Highway 128, near Mile Post 15, east of Loving, NM.


New Mexico community mourns beloved local business owner

NAVAJO DAM, NM. (KRQE) - It's a popular spot along the San Juan River for tourists and locals. Now, the community is mourning the loss of its founder. There's a turquoise GMC pickup truck that sits along the San Juan River beside a decades-old motel and beneath a sign that reads, "Abe's."


Young man becomes deputy for a day in Eddy County

EDDY COUNTY, N.M.- A young man's wishes to become a deputy came true, just in time for his birthday. "His mom contacted me and said his 18th birthday is coming up, and he's always dreamed of being a deputy," said Sheriff Mark Cage from Eddy County Sheriff's Department.


Three New Mexico teachers receive grants providing opportunities for students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Three New Mexico educators have received funds to help students who need a little extra help. The Society for Science and the Public awarded $3,000 grants to Melba Acantilado, Creighton Edington and Jennifer Nilvo. The grants are aimed to expand STEM education programs for


Local Pet Publication goes above and beyond for New Mexico pet rescues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Making New Mexico the nations top pet-friendly state, one donation at a time. That's the goal of the local publication "Your Pet Magazine." They promote and support our pet-friendly community and donate to local animal rescues all across the state.


Defense Funds Being Used for Arizona, New Mexico Border Wall

YUMA, Ariz. — The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security issued waivers to environmental laws last week to build and replace 46 miles (74 kilometers) of barriers near Columbus, New Mex


New Mexico approves Dino Tracks study

The state of New Mexico has approved a $50,000 feasibility study for the construction of an outdoor recreation site and trail hub for the Rio Grande Trail at the Insights Dino Tracks site in nearby Sunland Park, New Mexico. Following the discovery of thousands of fossilized dinosaur footprints by Er


4 Investigates: 100+ New Mexico schools failed to keep track of vaccination records

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- More than 100 New Mexico schools failed to keep track of student vaccination records as closely as they should, according to a review of state health records.


NM secretary of state announces run for US Senate seat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced her intentions to run for the U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by Tom Udall. In a video posted on Twitter, Toulouse Oliver asks if voters are ready to make history and elect the first female U.S. Senator from New Mexico.


Correctional Center placed on lockdown following fight

The Roswell Correctional Center was placed on lockdown Monday night, following a fight between inmates. A post on the New Mexico Corrections Department Facebook page Tuesday morning stated that the Correctional Center on West Chickasaw Road in Hagerman was on lockdown “until further notice.” The Cor


Toulouse Oliver announces bid to become first New Mexico woman in Senate

The secretary of state’s job is not exactly a springboard to higher office in New Mexico. But Maggie Toulouse Oliver wants to make it one, formally jumping Wednesday into the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a bid to become the first woman New Mexico has ever sent to the chamber.


Plein Air Painters of New Mexico to host 'Spring Paintout and Show'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) is a professional association of artists that are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of "en plein air," in the open air or outdoors.


Commander of controversial militia group forced from border, attacked in jail

The so-called commander of an armed militia group recently forced from the border was the victim of an alleged attack at the Dona Ana County Detention Center. According to county officials Larry Hopkins was treated for non life-threatening injuries after officers say he was attacked by a federal det


NMSP: 2 men killed in head-on crash

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. – New Mexico State Police say that a double fatal head-on crash in southeastern New Mexico killed two men, both from Texas. The crash happened on State Road 128, east of Loving. 19-year-old R.A. Steve Stephens was traveling east on State Road 128 when he drifted into oncoming traff


Sustained by faith and love

Shannon Jones was sent home — last Thursday — to die. The last year has been the hardest on her and her family. “Justin Powell, (a paramedic) has gone above and beyond,” Jessica, her daughter said. “He literally saved her life last year. If he hadn’t done what he did when he arrived, she would have


Goddard scares No. 1 team in the state

There was nothing going good for the Goddard Lady Rockets in their district doubleheader against Artesia on Friday. After all, they were playing the state’s No. 1 ranked softball team in District 4-4A, that was evident by Artesia’s dominance in game one, which they mercy-ruled Goddard, 20-0. In game


NMDOT trying to condemn private property for highway improvements

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - The State Department of Transportation is taking drastic measures to improve a highway in southeastern New Mexico. It's trying to condemn private property that lines it, in order to make improvements.


Local teams open district play

For Goddard baseball, the real season starts on Friday. It’s been 365 days since the team has had a chance to fight to make it back to the championship game for the sixth year in a row. Rockets coach Gilbert Alvarado knows full well what the expectations are. It was here when he was a player and it’