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Fatal Rollover Crash on US 60 in Socorro County

Socorro County, NM – On April 21, 2019, at about 2:14 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on US 60, near milepost 116, east of Magdalena, NM.


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


Crash claims life of Socorro man

A freak accident Thursday on Interstate 25 north of Socorro claimed the life of Jerry Oldenettel, local. According to New Mexico State Police the accident, involving two vehicles, occurred near mile marker 159 on Thursday, April 11 at about 1:58 p.m.


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.


Youth reel it in at Escondida Lake competition

Escondida Lake hosted its annual youth fishing competition on April 13. New Mexico Game and Fish and the Bass Pro Club helped to fill the lake with trout for over 250 youths ranging from ages four to 17 as they came out with their families in hopes of reeling in a big catch.


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.


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


Dashcam video shows State Police catch wrong-way driver on I-25

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police arrested a woman who they said was driving drunk the wrong way on I-25 for at least 25 miles before officers caught up with her.


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.


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.


Sex! Death! Dido! Roswell, New Mexico creator takes us inside that devastating season finale

It’s been a crazy couple of months down in Roswell, New Mexico, and all that tension (sexual and otherwise) came to a crackling conclusion in Tuesday night’s season 1 finale.


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


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.


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.


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.


Allen finds himself gravitating towards helping people

The Good Samaritan Society is a non profit Evangelical Lutheran based long-term rehabilitation and assisted living organization. Started in 1922 in North Dakota to support children afflicted with polio and other health issues, the non-profit group now has locations in 24 states around the country. S


Magdalena splits cold weather double header

Offense and base running was the focal point as the Magdalena Steers hosted the Lordsburg Mavericks for an April 13 double header. Both scores felt more in tune with a football game. The Mavericks came out on top in game one winning a barn burner 16-15, its first win of the season. After the break t


Steers bring in schools for Stockyard Relays

Conditions were less than ideal during Magdalena high school’s Stockyard Relays track meet on April 11. The Steers hosted nine other visiting schools to its stadium where temperatures dropped into the low 50’s to high 40’s with winds in the mid 25 mph range throughout the afternoon. The Zuni Thunder


Health clinic in Veguita set to open

VEGUITA — It started as a dream. Then there was a master plan. There was money found and lost and found again. Now, finally, after 18 years of planning and waiting, the Veguita Health Care Clinic is a reality.


Chip Seal Operations Scheduled to Begin

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office will begin a maintenance operation project to place “chip seal” pavement on various roadways in Sierra and Socorro County. The chip seal process is a surface treatment that is placed on the existing pavement that in designed to