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FBI arrests New Mexico man accused of violent extremism

SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) - The New Mexico Game and Fish Department says a Socorro man is suspected of trafficking drugs, owning illegal firearms and considered to be a threat to the community, according to the arrest affidavit. Now, the FBI is investigating Wayne Ryan for allegedly possessing a machine

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-20 22:51:50

Gun-toting teddy bear left at school

SOCORRO, Nm. (KOB) - New Mexico authorities are investigating a teddy bear scare after the discovery of a bizarre display near a Socorro elementary school. Teddy bear holding a toy gun left on a bench. | Image Source: KOB / NBC A large teddy bear holding a toy gun was found perched on a bench acros


County to host meeting in Magdalena

Socorro County will host a public meeting in Magdalena on Wednesday, March 28, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Building at Magdalena School. Rep. Gail Armstrong, commissioners Antonio Ray Martinez, Glen Duggins and Pauline Jaramillo and other county officials are expected to speak about lo

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-03-21 15:24:00

Teddy bear with toy gun sparks anxiety in New Mexico town

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) - A giant stuffed teddy bear sitting on a park bench holding a toy gun near an elementary school has sparked anxiety in one New Mexico town. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports the teddy bear was spotted Tuesday in Socorro, New Mexico, but police say no laws were broken. Socorro Police


NMT PAS to host Jesus Munoz Flamenco in 'Dream' performance

The New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series (PAS) continues its 2017 - 18 international arts and entertainment tour with an eclectic world-class Flamenco music and dance program. The very talented and visionary Jesus Munoz Flamenco will showcase the beauty and culture of a classic art form in "Dream"


Improving infrastructure is top priority for mayor

Improving the City of Socorro's infrastructure is going to be one of Ravi Bhasker's top priorities as he starts his eighth term in office. Bhasker said he has been meeting with the heads of the City's 18 departments. "I'm asking them, what do you guys have planned for the next four years?" Bhasker s


Warehouse 1-10 exhibit celebrates World Water Day

World Water Day is this Saturday, Mar. 24, and to draw attention to the importance of clean and safe drinking water Magdalena's premier art space, Warehouse 1-10, is presenting "WATER 2018," an exhibition and panel discussion to celebrate the day. The opening will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Wo

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-03-21 17:31:00

Republican senatorial candidate Mick Rich pays a visit to Socorro

While the general election is still months away, the race for the U.S. Senate is picking up steam. Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Mick Rich made a brief visit in Socorro last Friday during his 23-city "Hard Hat Town Hall Tour" for a meet and greet with residents at Socorro County Republica