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3 inmates escape Curry County Detention Center

Aaron Clark Davis, 31, is described as white male who is 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 255 pounds with blonde hair, hazel eyes and prescription glasses.


Authorities: New Mexico jail officer helped inmates escape

The inmates were identified as Aaron Clark, who was accused of attempted child abuse and identity fraud; Ricky Sena, who was facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and auto theft; and Victor Apodaca, who had been jailed on drug charges.

ELPASOINC.COM - 2018-06-16 21:04:07

Man with multiple DWIs in jail again

During his January sentencing, Owens had pleaded with the judge for a light sentence, saying, “I do have a hard time being in [jail] based on previous time spent there.”

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-06-17 02:30:00

3 inmates escape from jail near Clovis

The escapees left the facility at about 11 a.m., read the release, and were last seen wearing white t-shirts, boxer shorts and white “do-rag-style head coverings.”


Man accused of attempted robbery, harming store manager

Santa Fe police are holding a 21-year-old man suspected of stealing from a CVS pharmacy on Cerrillos Road and harming a store manager.Jose Jaramillo was booked into jail on suspicion of robbery and aggravated battery after police on Thursday evening were called to the business, where a store represe


Santa Fe police arrest suspect in June 7 deadly hit-and-run

A suspect in the hit-and-run death of a man known to his co-workers as “the nicest guy in the world” has been arrested by Santa Fe police.Police on Thursday booked 40-year-old Edgar Alejandro Mendez-Chavez — who they say has at least eight aliases and two outstanding felony warrants against him — on


Wildfire sparks 10 miles west of Los Alamos

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) - Santa Fe County Firefighters are responding to a wildfire 10 miles west of Los Alamos.Fire officials say the fire has burned about 10 acres and is located on Valles Caldera land.This is a developing story. KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available.


Demi Moore headed to New Mexico to film 'Corporate Animals'

Moore, who was born in New Mexico, recently starred in several episodes of the television series "Empire."


Police officer sued for allegedly texting while driving in NM

Timothy Pochoema said the officer, Christopher Mooney, was texting and driving after he'd picked him up in June 2015.

WFLX.COM - 2018-06-16 07:41:14

New Mexico lawmakers challenge Navajo water compact

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico lawmakers challenged an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation, asking the state Supreme Court on Friday to suspend the compact because the Legislature never approved it.


Santa Fe Police officer sued for causing car crash for texting and driving

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - They're supposed to set an example for following the law, but a Santa Fe man says a police officer was doing just the opposite, by driving distracted.


Congressman Steve Pearce plans to suspend teacher evaluation system

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico's Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce says he wants to immediately suspend the state's embattled teacher evaluation system.Congressman Steve Pearce says the current system for rating teacher performance has crushed the spirit of talented educators and i


The cat's in the cradle: Float and Trinity Kitchen

Float Bar at Meow Wolf, Santa Fe’s psychedelic-funhouse art installation, offers spicy Cajun cuisine from the Trinity Kitchen truck and multiverse-themed drinks in a space that will give diners total sensory overload.Recommended:Pulled pork or jackfruit po’ boy, chicken and waffles, crawfish beignet


Police: Santa Fe arrested on domestic violence charges after SWAT incident

Santa Fe police took a man into custody early Tuesday morning following an overnight SWAT incident that prompted a lockdown of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and a shelter-in-place order in a south-side neighborhood.Lt. Sean Strahon said police were called to a home on Vuelta de la Luz


Men jailed for a year in slaying sue New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Two Chimayó men who were accused in a fatal shooting in 2012 — and spent about a year in jail before charges were dismissed — are suing the state Department of Public Safety, saying they had nothing to do with the death and shouldn’t have been arrested.Joe Martinez, 36, and Joseph Vigil, 28, claim i


One outdoor public swimming pool is not enough

Our city of more than 80,000 people has only one public outdoor swimming pool, Bicentennial Pool, from Memorial Day until Labor Day. This pool is woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the thousands of children in our community who would like to swim in an outdoor pool in the summer. Bicentennial


Pages past - June 13

• Several days of heavy rains sent water 18 inches deep over the spillway at Ute Lake Dam. Conchas Lake had risen 3.7 feet, and was raising a tenth of a foot every hour. Pajarito Creek was full from bank to bank and running strong. Construction on the Quay apartments was 40 percent complete, with te


New Mexico's 'snake guy' is setting the record straight

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About a month ago, a group of 5-foot-long, arm-thick western diamondback rattlesnakes emerged from hibernation at a ranch just east of Clines Corners. Tom Wyant — the man some consider New Mexico's go-to "snake guy" — watched the groggy-eyed serpents weave in and out of each ot


Santa Fe publisher pleads guilty to attempted tax evasion

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe magazine publisher who owes the state more than $100,000 in unpaid gross receipts tax has pleaded guilty to attempted tax evasion.The Santa Fe New MexicanreportsTrend magazine publisher Cynthia Canyon pleaded guilty on Monday to five felony counts of attempting to ev


Work underway to restore Gila trout to New Mexico creek

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State wildlife managers say work is underway to restore Gila trout to a creek in southwestern New Mexico.The state Game and Fish Department will be using chemicals next week to remove non-native trout from Whitewater Creek as part of the fish restoration project.The portion of