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Depraved man shot his dog after she failed to retrieve ducks during hu...

A 29-year-old man from Louisiana is accused of a depraved and heinous act of animal cruelty which left his dog, Gypsy, dead. As reported by KSLA News, Dustin James Coker is accused of repeatedly shooting his 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever because she wouldn’t retrieve three ducks that he kille


Former New Mexico priest accused of rape released

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The former New Mexico priest charged with rape and kidnapping has been released. Marvin Archuleta is accused of raping a former student at Holy Cross Catholic School in northern New Mexico in the early 1980s.


Social media campaign calls for justice for dog shot by her owner

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - A social media campaign is calling for justice after a hunter was charged for killing his yellow lab. Investigators say Dustin Coker from Louisiana was duck hunting in Carlsbad last month.


New Mexico House approves more spending from state trust

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would increase spending from a state education trust fund on early childhood education programs.


New Mexico man gets 10 years in prison for deadly crash

LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) - A Lovington man who killed a couple when he blew through a stop sign is headed to prison. A Lea County jury found Oscar Martinez-Zamora guilty of vehicular homicide for the 2016 crash that killed newlyweds Joseph and Tymplaire Weir.


Rockets remain perfect in district

The Goddard Rockets and the Lady Rockets split their district games against the Portales Rams Friday night at Ground Zero. The Rockets made key free throws down the stretch in the fourth quarter and won by 10 with a score of 48-38, to improve to 4-0 in the district.


Teen accused of shooting New Mexico man

MORA, N.M. (KRQE) - A 16-year-old is accused of shooting a man in Mora. State Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting on State Road 518 on Wednesday. The victim, who survived, identified his shooter as a teen from Chacon. He's been booked into the Santa Fe juvenile jail, but since


30th Anniversary Celebration at Brantley Lake State Park

Be a Part of the Success by Contributing Your Time, Talent or Treasure!. Carlsbad, NM – Save the date for Brantley Lake State Park’s 30th Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This event is an opportunity for the public to enjoy the park as well as learn more about the park. Planni


Carlsbad city officials try to curb illegal dumping

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - City officials in Carlsbad are moving forward with a plan to try and stop illegal dumping. According to the Current Argus, with the help of the state, the city is hoping to purchase large disposal containers to deter illegal dumpers.


New Mexico is now a great state to retire

SANTA FE, NM (KWES) - Friday, the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee passed House Bill 497, introduced by Representative Bill Pratt (D-Albuquerque), to market New Mexico as a place to retire.


New Mexico Families Celebrate Senate Committee Passage Of Medicaid Buy-In

SANTA FE — After testifying on Thursday before the Senate Public Affairs Committee, dozens of New Mexico families who have been working with the New Mexico Together for Healthcare campaign to support SB 405, The Medicaid Buy-in Act, celebrated the committee’s vote in favor of the bill.


U.S. investing $50M in Amtrak route that passes through New Mexico

The federal government will pump $50 million into Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train route, which passes through New Mexico, members of the state’s congressional delegation announced Friday.


So Much For The Afterglow – Roswell, New Mexico

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO – Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 9pm on CW50. THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROSA’S DEATH — The anniversary of Rosa’s death reignites tensions as the town takes aim at Liz (Jeanine Mason) and her father, Auturo (guest star Carlos Compean), for what happened on that fateful day 10 years


Let’s seize the moment for New Mexico’s environment

As a high school student, I know this is a pivotal moment for our state. As a 17-year-old from Santa Fe, my thoughts are usually focused on getting through school, getting into college, spending time with friends. But these days, I’m spending a great deal of time thinking about the longer-term futur


What is a constitutional sheriff? Movement fuels debate in Santa Fe on guns, policing

Mark Cage’s authority as Eddy County Sheriff and his duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution supersedes any other law enforcement or legislation, if you ask him. He’s part of a national movement of county sheriffs that call themselves “constitutional sheriffs” which means they enforce constitutional la


Deputies search for suspect who stole 139 barrels of crude oil

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - Deputies are trying to find some oil thieves. The Eddy County Sheriff's Office says someone stole 139 barrels of crude oil from "Concho Oil" in Carlsbad.


New Mexico family retailer to open location in Roswell

Saying his foot is “on the gas pedal,” a New Mexico entrepreneur will open a clothing and accessories store in Roswell in April, his fourth location since starting the business in 2015.


Artesia hosts ‘A Wardrobe in the Making’ this month

The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center features hand-made vintage clothing, antique sewing machines, vintage sewing patterns and historical dresses in its new exhibit “A Wardrobe in the Making.” The exhibit includes a rare Union Civil War uniform jacket. The museum is located at 505 W. Richard


Hobbs Schools recognize Tony Baker

Friday night in Tasker Arena, Hobbs High School took the time to honor a longtime contributor to Hobbs schools and Hobbs sports. During halftime of the Eagles 85-70 win over Carlsbad, Hobbs AD Brenda Wilson presented Tony Baker with an award for his many years of dedication to the students of Hobbs


Carlsbad High School imposes new basketball fan rules

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - A southeastern New Mexico high school has imposed crowd restrictions after improper behavior from student fans. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Carlsbad High School Athletic Director James Johns announced this week he was barring students from sitting on the bottom row of th