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New Mexico college board votes to allow armed security

Sep. 26, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico community college board has voted to approve a request to allow armed security on the school campus. The Roswell Daily Record reported Wednesday that Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell community college board voted 5-0 Wednesday to allow some officers to carry firearms....

New Mexico man dies after swarm of wasps attacks, stings him

Sep. 25, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a man who was trying to pull out an old tree on his property has died after a swarm of wasps attacked and stung him. The Chaves County sheriff's office says 62-year-old Galdino Guzman suffered numerous stings and heavy swelling and died Monday after spending...

Couple accused of stealing $1M from New Mexico restaurant

Sep. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico couple is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the Cattle Baron Restaurant in Roswell. The state attorney general's office says Brian Casaus and his wife, Tammy, are facing numerous charges that include tax fraud and money laundering. Initial hearings for the...

Eddy County jail in Carlsbad to be ringed by security fence

Sep. 21, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Eddy County jail will get a security fence to provide an additional layer of separation between inmates in the facility in downtown Carlsbad and the public. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $40,000 contract with...

Husband charged in killing of longtime New Mexico educator

Aug. 31, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the brutal 2017 killing of his wife, a longtime educator in Roswell, New Mexico. The Roswell Daily Record reported Friday that 58-year-old Castulo Michael Aragon now lives in Gilbert, Arizona, but was in...

Investigators rule New Mexico fireworks explosion accidental

Aug. 29, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Investigators have determined a fireworks explosion that killed a New Mexico firefighter and severely injured another was accidental. Roswell firefighters were packaging fireworks on June 5 for the city's Independence Day celebration when the explosion happened, the Roswell Daily...

College's Roswell campus may arm security guards

Aug. 21, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A college campus in southeastern New Mexico is mulling a plan to arm its security guards. KOB-TV reports a proposal to arm guards at Eastern New Mexico University's Roswell campus was presented to the school board last week. University President Shawn Powell says the school's location...