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New Mexico authorities identify woman found after explosion

Jul. 7, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities have identified a woman whose body was found at the scene of an explosion and fire. The Roswell Daily Record reported Saturday that the body of Juanita Edwards was located at the scene north of the Roswell city limits Wednesday. Although Edwards was found at the...

Zoo vandals let bobcat, raccoon briefly escape, police say

Jul. 7, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police are searching for whoever cut locks and fencing on exhibits at a New Mexico zoo, allowing four animals, including a bobcat, to escape before they were quickly found nearby. Police in Roswell, New Mexico, say they discovered the vandalism after a visitor noticed cut fencing at...

Xcel Energy seeks rate hike for New Mexico customers

Jul. 3, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy is asking New Mexico regulators to approve a rate increase so the utility can recover investments in power plants, transmission lines and other infrastructure. The company filed its application with the Public Regulation Commission this week. The utility has invested more...

Ex-Roswell officer sentenced to 6 years for armed robbery

Jun. 29, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A former Roswell police officer has been sentenced to prison for her role in a 2016 armed robbery in the city she once patrolled. The Alamogordo Daily News reports Valerie Palombi recently was sentenced to six years in prison in connection with the robbery of a Subway Restaurant in...

Roswell firefighter being released from hospital

Jun. 28, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico firefighter who was seriously injured earlier this month in a fireworks explosion is heading home from the hospital. Robert "Hoby" Bonham of the Roswell Fire Department was hospitalized in Texas after a June 5 fireworks explosion. Bonham is expected...

New Mexico airports get federal funds for improvements

Jun. 25, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Several New Mexico airports have been awarded grants to make infrastructure improvements. The funding was announced Monday by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the agency's airport improvement program. Nearly $500 million is being awarded nationwide in a second installment...

Las Cruces police ID man killed in shootout with authorities

Jun. 18, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say they've identified a man who was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers. Police say 35-year-old Francisco "Paco" Tarin was pronounced dead at the scene of Monday's incident. Tarin, who lived in Las Cruces and Roswell, allegedly shot...

The Latest: New Mexico city cancels fireworks show

Jun. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a fireworks explosion that critically injured two New Mexico firefighters (all times local): 4 p.m. A New Mexico city is cancelling its Fourth of July fireworks show after an explosion critically injured two firefighters while they were moving fireworks for the event....

2 firefighters remain critical after fireworks explosion

Jun. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials say two New Mexico firefighters remain in critical condition after they were injured in a fireworks explosion last week. The Roswell Daily Record reported Thursday that 46-year-old Jeff Stroble and 36-year-old Robert "Hoby" Bonham have undergone multiple surgeries following...

New Mexico city famous for UFO event trademarks new logo

Jun. 12, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city known for its proximity to arguably the most famous UFO event in the United States has trademark protection for its alien-inspired logo. The city of Roswell said Tuesday it received its requested trademark certification from the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office....