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Crime of the week: Police investigate shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Carlsbad police are searching for a man who they allege shoplifted several electronic devices from Walmart last month. According to a news release from the Carlsbad Police Department, employees told officers that a man entered the store at about 11 p.m. on Feb. 2. The suspect allegedly used a store

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-03-22 21:24:03

Authorities investigate woman's alleged homicide

The vehicle of a Chaves County Sheriff's deputy blocks traffic at the corner of West Gallina and Sarsaparilla roads Thursday afternoon. According to Chaves County Sheriff Britt Snyder, a woman's body was found in an isolated area along Commerce Avenue, which appears to be a shooting death. (Trevier

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OPD Searching for Persons of Interest in Shooting Investigation

ODESSA, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - The Odessa Police Department is searching for two persons of interest in a shooting investigation that began on Wednesday night. Police officials say they were called to the shooting around 7:27 p.m. Wednesday night in the 200 block of Patterson. At the scene, offi

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Lovington, NM firefighters battling blaze at old cheese plant

The Lovington, New Mexico fire department tells us, crews are working to put out a fire at the old cheese plant in the city. Officials tell us it started a little before 7:30 this evening. No injuries have been reported. There is no cause for the fire just yet. We'll continue to keep you updated on-


One dead, another in critical condition following Big Spring crash

BIG SPRING -- Big Spring Police, responded to the 1900 block of West 16th Street on March 21 in reference to a vehicle that had traveled off the top of the Big Spring State Park causing a major crash. Upon officers arrival it was found there was an adult female victim identified as Rosi Yselda Herr

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Lovington schools to be more secure after spring break

LOVINGTON - A new security system will be in place when Lovington Municipal School students come back from spring break. Superintendent LeAnne Gandy reported to the school board last Tuesday that visitors at each of the schools will soon be subject to a background check before they are permitted to


Hobbs Police Seek Leads in Fatal Shooting

HOBBS, New Mexico (Local 2/Fox 24) - The Hobbs Police Department is currently seeking two persons of interest in a shooting that occurred over the weekend. Police officials say officers were called to the 1700 block of Marland around 8:25 p.m. Saturday about a person who had been shot. At the scen


McAlister's Deli eyes May opening

One of Hobbs' more anticipated restaurants is closer to opening its doors. McAlister's Deli eyes a May start date for its Hobbs location and plans to hire dozens of employees in the coming months. Construction on the restaurant started last year at the corner of West County Road and Industrial Road,


Police identify man killed in Midland crash

MIDLAND -- The victim of a deadly crash in Midland has now been identified. On Tuesday morning just before 6 a.m. emergency personnel responded to a call of a crash in the 2500 block of the West Interstate 20 service road near State Highway 349. There first responders found a crash involving a car


DPS increases reward for information leading to arrest in 2003 m

Cynthia Palacio (deceased) AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public's help in solving the 2003 murder of Cynthia Palacio, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received


US and French companies form venture for nuke waste storage

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A Dallas company and a France-based multinational corporation are forming a joint venture to license an interim storage site in West Texas for high-level nuclear waste. Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists announced on Tuesday their intent to form the joint venture as a competi


Hobbs Standoff Ends in Arrest

HOBBS, New Mexico (Local 2/Fox 24) - One man was arrested following a standoff with police Monday in Hobbs. Police officials say around 10:20 a.m. HPD officers were called to a disturbance in the 300 block of Castle. The suspect in the disturbance, Juan Torres, reportedly threatened to kill his wi


Hobbs man arrested after SWAT standoff

HOBBS, N.M. -- A SWAT standoff lasting an hour and a half in Hobbs ended with the arrest of a 39-year-old man accused threatening his estranged wife. Juan Torres faces several charges including kidnapping and shooting from an occupied dwelling following the Monday morning incident. Hobbs police init


County contemplates designation of WSNM to National Park

ALAMOGORDO - Otero County Commissioners directed staff to formulate a letter to Sen. Martin Heinrich's Office that will consist of questions and concerns regarding the designation of White Sands National Monument (WSNM) to White Sands National Park at their latest County Commission meeting Thursday.


Betty Somppi, 102, recognized during Monument to Women Veterans

LAS CRUCES - Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, as men throughout the country signed up to be shipped out to Europe and the Pacific, 26-year-old Betty Somppi, of Erie, Pennsylvania, would do the same. She became one of the first women to be a part of the Women Auxiliary Army Cor


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Four Roswell students charged with school disruption

Local investigators have identified three students responsible for making written threats of violence, as well as another who spread a false claim of a gunman being at their school. According to a news release from the Roswell Police Department, the four students, which includes three boys ages 11,