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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Hundreds of children scrambled at annual Ruidoso easter egg hunt

Parked vehicles lined Cedar Creek Drive from the road entrance past camping areas of the Lincoln National Forest as families arrived with baskets and bunny ears Saturday for the 35th annual Ruidoso Easter egg hunt.


Some winners, some losers in legislative allocations

With a big basket of surplus dollars, the New Mexico Legislature was relatively generous in allocations for projects in Lincoln County, but not all survived the governor's veto.


What’s On Tonight: ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Ends With Another Alien Encounter

Roswell, New Mexico (CW, 9:00 p.m.) — Season one ends with Michael forced to make an impossible decision after he and Max reach a roadblock in dealing with the fourth alien as Liz has a frightening encounter with an unexpected visitor.


Lincoln County gains six new voting precincts

Several voting precinct splits and the creation of six new precincts were approved by the Lincoln County Commission in preparation for the 2020 census and the subsequent redistricting of congressional representational lines and possible changes to county and state districts.


Video: New Mexico police officer saves choking baby

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - A heroic act was caught on camera as an Alamogordo police officer saved a choking baby. A family was in the department's parking lot Tuesday morning when a 5-month-old baby started choking on a piece of pizza.


Future emphasis in Ruidoso shifts to reduction and reuse

Recycling programs have collapsed in much of the country, with some communities suspending collections, others burning and burying the material, said Ruidoso’s General Services Director Jeff Kaplan.


Fatal Rollover Crash on US 70 in Otero County

Otero County, NM-On April 20, 2019 at about 9:40 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a single vehicle fatal rollover crash on US 70, near milepost 233, east of Tularosa, NM.


Replacement hospital slated for completion in November

Based on progress to date, substantial completion of the $33.16 million replacement Lincoln County Medical Center hospital in Ruidoso is estimated for Nov. 22. The second phase that covers abatement and demolition will wind up by July 23, 2020, said Project Manager Mike McDonald with Jaynes Corporat


Armed border group shuts down camp at border in New Mexico

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – An armed group that has been patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border left its post in the New Mexico desert Tuesday amid pressure from law enforcement following videos that showed militia members stopping migrants who had illegally crossed into the country.


Secretary of State rejects gun control petition for third time

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It's back to the drawing board for state House Republicans. New Mexico's Secretary of State has rejected their shot, aimed at repealing a new gun control law.


Eastern New Mexico mayor: No apologies for misdeeds

LOGAN, N.M. (KRQE) - Thursday, March 28: It's a warm, spring day in the eastern New Mexico town of Logan, and David Babb gathers his fishing gear for an afternoon at nearby Ute Lake. Babb is not just any angler with a fancy boat. Around Logan, everyone knows him as 'Hizzoner,' Logan's duly elected m


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


Head of New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Services Division to step down

Wayne Lindstrom, who was brought in to head the state Behavioral Health Services Division following the 2013 shake-up of New Mexico’s mental health system for Medicaid patients, is stepping down.


New Mexico man holds a child, three adults hostage in stand off

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lea County Sheriff’s office deputies were engaged in a stand off Sunday, April 29, that involved four hostages. Jared T Pendleton, 34, of Hobbs, NM, was spotted by deputies in his front yard. According to the Lea County Sheriff’s Office, Pendleton was wanted for several felony w


Latest: New Mexico man charged after weapons found at home

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Latest on weapons charges filed against a member of an armed civilian group that detained migrants on the US-Mexico border (all times local):. A member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border was charged Monday with being a felon in po


Founder of New Mexico Democrats for Democracy running for U.S. House seat in GOP primary

The founder of New Mexico Democrats for Democracy is running for Congress. But there’s a twist: He’s running as a Republican. Brett Kokinadis of Santa Fe said Tuesday he changed his party affiliation and is jumping into the GOP primary for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District.


New Mexico may step in to preserve trove of art

The fate of a treasured $4 million art collection may be one step closer to security — and perhaps, opportunity. The state Department of Cultural Affairs has approached the city of Santa Fe about partnering on a plan that would move a trove of prized works by master artists into a single building on


Arrested border group leader makes first court appearance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The leader of a civilian militia group patrolling the southern border in New Mexico is still in custody after making his first court appearance Monday.


Lions Hondo Little League Baseball action

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