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Lea County Clerk calls for boycott of local gas stations
LEA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - People in Lea County where so much of oil is produced, people want to know why they pay so much more for gas than just about anywhere else in the state.
Pregnant woman gives birth after southern NM crash; both survive
LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) - A semi truck attempting to make a U-turn on a busy New Mexico highway crushed three cars in its path. Inside one of the vehicles was a pregnant woman, and amazingly everyone survived, including her and her baby.
Eddy County Board of Commissioners mull over State Senate replacements
Gregg Fulfer and David Gallegos cite government and private sector experience. A current State Representative and a Lea County businessman are seeking appointment to the New Mexico State Senate.
$1,000 donation leads to big day for Isaiah’s Kitchen
Jimmy Brown never bought $1,000 in groceries before. And in his first opportunity, he instead chose to give it to someone else. “I don’t need a $1,000 in groceries,” he said. “So I donated it to Isaiah’s Kitchen.”
Man responsible for Lea County crime spree sentenced to 15 years in global plea
LEA COUNTY, New Mexico - A 52-year-old Mexican National, with an active warrant in Mexico for murder, was sentenced to fifteen years in a plea deal reached in Lovington District Court.
Collection of farm toys returns to Lovington
LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) - A display of treasures is bringing nostalgia to one New Mexico town. After being away from Lea County for 15 years, a collection of farm toys has come home to Lovington.
Hobbs police ask for help with murder-suicide investigation
HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - Hobbs police are asking for help figuring out what prompted a suspected murder-suicide. Investigators say officers were initially called to Sunset near Dal Paso, where they found Esteban Chavez suffering from gunshot wounds.
Vietnam veteran receives delayed Purple Heart
USAF Lt. Col. Alysia R. Harvey, communications officer for the Joint Base San Antonio, Media Annex, Texas, pins the Purple Heart on the shirt of Spc. 4 Lawrence Hill for injuries received during the Vietnam era while he served in the U.S. Army.
New boutique, Caprichos de Mujer has trendy offerings
For ladies seeking something fashionable or men wanting a gift basket with a feminine touch for their special someone, the new Caprichos de Mujer has a little something for everyone, with more in store.
Search has started to replace longtime senator
Early applicants include doctor, current State Representative and former Lea County Commissioner. County Commissioners in Lea and Eddy Counties have started the search for a replacement for retiring State Sen. Carroll Leavell (R-41).
New Mexico toddler shoots infant in face in motel room; mother, boyfriend face charges, police say
A New Mexico couple is facing charges after an unsupervised 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-month-old sister in the face Saturday while the children's mom and her boyfriend were in the shower, police said.
Letter: ‘Hobbs isn’t getting my money for gas’
I read your article about our high gas prices. I would like to say I, too, have noticed the high gas prices. My wife is disabled and we go to her specialists in Lubbock four times a month. We have a Dodge Ram pickup, gasoline V8 with an 8-speed transmission and 26-gallon fuel tank that gets 25 to 30
Video shows New Mexico man accused of committing arson
HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - A Hobbs couple says a former friend of theirs tried to burn their house down, and it was all caught on camera. According to a criminal complaint, a woman came home last week to the smell of lighter fluid and black burn marks on her front door.
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP Clint Brady arrest details: crashed a Little Debbie trailer into a storage unit
On the second season of WE tv’s popular Love After Lockup reality, viewers meet 37-year-old Clint Brady from Hobbs, New Mexico. Clint has had multiple arrests for DWI, including one in May of last year after he drove his pickup truck hauling a Little Debbie snacks cakes trailer across a field and th
Ride for Bikes charity to hold annual Christmas bike build Saturday
The 501(c)(3) public charity Ride for Bikes is honored to announce that this year, they will be awarding 600 bikes to the children of southeastern New Mexico. This amount is the most bikes they have done in a single weekend to date. Approximately 300 kindergarteners in the public schools in Artesia
Barn full of farm toys comes home
After being away from Lea County for 15 years, a pristine and aesthetically rich collection of farm implement toys was driven home to Lovington this past week.
Hobbs PD officers to be honored for response to active shooter situation
HOBBS, N.M, (KRQE) - What started as a suspicious person call turned into an active shooter situation in Hobbs. Now, some local police officers will be honored for their heroic actions that night.
Lovington school board postpones video game tournaments - Hobbs News Sun
“This is brand new to the whole state, not just to Lovington,” said Lovington High School Athletic Director and Activity Coordinator Robert Arreola about eGaming.
Eddy County seeking Sen. Leavell's replacement
Residents of Eddy County have an opportunity to represent their community on the state level as the Eddy County Commission is accepting letters of interest for those who think they can replace former Sen. Carroll Leavell (R-41).
Video: Hobbs biker pulls gun on a man in middle of the road
HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - A scary confrontation in the middle of the road: Hobbs police say some bikers on their way to a funeral ganged up on a driver after the group stopped traffic at a busy intersection. One of them even pulled out a gun.