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Eastern New Mexico flooding prompts emergency declarations

Jun. 10, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Severe flooding in eastern New Mexico has prompted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to declare states of emergency in Lincoln and Chaves counties. The governor issued her executive orders Wednesday, freeing up $1.5 million for the counties to use for...

Forecasters warn of hot temperatures for New Mexico

Jun. 08, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Tuesday that New Mexico is in for a stretch of hot weather. They warned that a heat advisory may be needed for parts of eastern New Mexico from Roswell up to Clovis and Tucumcari later this...

'There is stuff': Enduring mysteries trail US report on UFOs

Jun. 05, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blob, captured on distant, fuzzy video by Navy pilots, seems to skitter just above the ocean waves at improbable speed, with no discernible means of propulsion or lift. “Oh my gosh, man,” one aviator says to another as they laugh at the oddity. “What ... is...

Man sentenced to 5 life terms in killings of wife, daughters

May. 25, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who pleaded no contest in the 2016 killings of his wife and their four daughters ages 3-14 faces five consecutive life sentences. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez's pleas to five counts of first-degree murder ended his trial on May 13...

New Mexico man ends trial, admits killing wife, 4 daughters

May. 14, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man stopped his trial and admitted Friday he killed his wife and four daughters in 2016 at their home in Roswell, the local district attorney said. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, 39, will face five life-in-prison sentences following his...

Trial of man accused of murdering wife, 4 daughters begins

May. 13, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The trial of a New Mexico man accused of murdering his wife and four daughters in 2016 began Tuesday. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, 40, faces five counts of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of his wife, 34-year-old Cynthia Villegas, and...

Xcel Energy offers solar option for New Mexico customers

May. 07, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy says customers in New Mexico now have the option to purchase electricity generated from a solar power plant near Clovis that came online just weeks ago. A typical residential customer would pay about $10.80 a month more to participate...

Biologists find disease-causing fungus on New Mexico bats

May. 06, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers have confirmed that a disease-causing fungus has been found on hibernating bats in two eastern New Mexico caves. The Bureau of Land Management reported this week that the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome also was found on...

New Mexico to fund blimp broadband study for rural internet

Apr. 27, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is finalizing a $3.2 million contract to a dirigible manufacturer to study the viability of distributing high-speed internet from above the ground instead of underneath it, officials confirmed Tuesday. Details of the contract to Sceye,...

State Police: Gun-brandishing man fatally shot after pursuit

Apr. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a 22-year-old Roswell man when he brandished a gun outside a bank as he tried to run away after an attempted traffic stop and vehicle pursuit, authorities said Saturday. The New Mexico State Police identified...