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Cafeteria workers hand out free drive-thru breakfasts to children at Aspen Community Magnet School, where classrooms are closed to avoid transmission of the new coronavirus, in Santa Fe, N.M., Monday, March 16, 2020. State health officials on Monday issued orders that harden social-distancing recommendations to restrict restaurant service to 50% of seating capacity with a 6 foot (1.83 meters) buffer between tables and no service at bar fronts, and also closed off public access to state government buildings including museums as state workers make the transition to working remotely from home. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico in line for small business loan help amid virus

Mar. 17, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has qualified for a federal disaster loan assistance program aimed at helping small businesses affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency, state officials said Tuesday. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the Small Business Administration's loan program is one of...

Oklahoma man accused of recently robbing bank in New Mexico

Mar. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of robbing a bank in New Mexico has had his initial court appearance. Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Randy Matthew Peraza of Oklahoma City is charged in a criminal complaint with bank robbery. Peraza is in custody awaiting a detention hearing. Prosecutors...

Children among 6 injured in New Mexico carnival ride mishap

Mar. 15, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

HAGERMAN, N.M. (AP) — The Chaves County Sheriff's Office is investigating a carnival ride accident that injured six people in the town of Hagerman, which is south of Roswell. County Sheriff's officials say the ride with swings malfunctioned Saturday night. They say children were among the injured, but none...

Court hearing may decide whether Roswell lawsuit can proceed

Mar. 8, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A court hearing Monday may decide whether a lawsuit against the city of Roswell and the New Mexico Environment Department should proceed. The widow of local businessman and former Golden Gloves boxer Raymond Anaya filed the lawsuit last November. The Roswell Daily Record reports that...

2 men killed in industrial New Mexico oil drilling accident

Mar. 6, 2020 12:33 PM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Two men have died after an apparent industrial accident Wednesday at an oil drilling site in southern New Mexico, authorities said. Eddy County deputies responded to the accident Wednesday where they found Nicholas D. Gerberich, 28, of Roswell and Storm Hutchins, 24, of Carlsbad lying...

Migrant sentenced in Roswell-area killing of ranch co-worker

Mar. 5, 2020 2:02 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A migrant in the United States illegally will serve nine years in prison after pleading no contest to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a co-worker a Roswell-area ranch. Jose Dominguez was sentenced Wednesday in the 2018 killing of 46-year-old Luciano Sifuentes, a fellow...

New Mexico prosecutor resigns after DUI, firearms arrest

Mar. 3, 2020 11:05 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico prosecutor has resigned following his arrest for aggravated drunken driving and negligent use of a firearm. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office prosecutor Jonathan Michael Thomas stepped down Saturday after getting...

New Mexico man accused of using website to solicit 2 murders

Feb. 27, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a former Roswell high school student is accused of using a website to try to hire someone to kill two fellow students. Roswell police say 18-year-old Colton Beall has been indicted on two counts of criminal solicitation for murder. They say Beall was arrested Thursday...

New Mexico airports to share almost $2M in federal funds

Feb. 21, 2020 11:07 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Airports in several New Mexico communities will share nearly $2 million of federal funds to make runway infrastructure improvements. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the grants this week. The money includes $750,000 for the Roswell International Air Center as a revenue...

Governor appoints New Mexico attorney to district judge

Feb. 13, 2020 11:25 AM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A city attorney in New Mexico was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the judicial district court in Chaves County, the governor said. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham named Roswell attorney Jared Kallunki, 44, to fill the Division VII seat in the 5th Judicial District, the...