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Former New Mexico air base becomes home for grounded planes

May. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The downturn in the commercial air travel industry has turned into a boon for a former military base in New Mexico. The Roswell International Air Center has emerged as a major storage facility for planes that have been grounded by airlines due to age and lack of demand. The air center...

Roswell man being held without bond in fatal shooting case

May. 24, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Roswell, police said. They said 22-year-old Tyler Aaron Kelley was taken into custody Saturday afternoon and is being held without bond at the Chaves County Detention Center. Police said Kelley is...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020, photo is a charred fuel pump at a gas station in Roswell, N.M. The pump was damaged when a pickup truck being pursued by a Chaves County sheriff's deputy crashed and sparked a fire. The suspect who evaded authorities remains at large after surviving an explosion at a local gas station that ended a police pursuit and injured a woman, authorities said. (Alex Ross/Roswell Daily Record via AP)

Deputies arrest suspect in Roswell pursuit, explosion

May. 23, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The man who allegedly led New Mexico police on a chase ending with an explosion at a gas station has been arrested, authorities said. Victor Barron, 21, of Roswell was arrested Thursday after deputies say he tried to use a stolen credit card, Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington said,...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020, photo is a charred fuel pump at a gas station in Roswell, N.M. The pump was damaged when a pickup truck being pursued by a Chaves County sheriff's deputy crashed and sparked a fire. The suspect who evaded authorities remains at large after surviving an explosion at a local gas station that ended a police pursuit and injured a woman, authorities said. (Alex Ross/Roswell Daily Record via AP)

Pursuit ends with explosion at New Mexico gas station

May. 19, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A suspect who evaded authorities in New Mexico remains at large after surviving an explosion at a gas station that ended a police pursuit and injured a woman, authorities said. Chaves County Deputy Jeremy Parmer declined to release the name of the male suspect, citing the ongoing...

Decapitated wild turkey, broken duck eggs found at sanctuary

May. 19, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a suspect after the discovery of a decapitated wild turkey and destruction of several duck eggs near a New Mexico bird sanctuary. The Roswell Daily Record reports a reward is being offered for any information about the turkey’s decapitation and...

Jets to conduct flyover over southern New Mexico on Friday

May. 14, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

A formation of U.S. Air Force jets on Friday will conduct a flyover in southern New Mexico to show appreciation for healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel during the coronavirus pandemic. Holloman Air Force Base officials said four F-16s from the base outside Alamogordo will fly over...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Shari, left, and Dane Lambson pull out a curd cutter from a large pot of curdled milk at their home in Ramah, N.M. The COVID-19 pandemic is choking New Mexico's dairy market, forcing many farmers to throw surplus milk into irrigation ponds. (Adron Gardner/Gallup Independent via AP)

New Mexico dairy industry drowning in glut of milk

Apr. 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — FOR SUNDAY FOR NEW MEXICO The COVID-19 pandemic is choking New Mexico’s dairy market, forcing many farmers to throw surplus milk into irrigation ponds. It’s a cruel double whammy. The statewide shutdown of schools and restaurants, which are large buyers of dairy...

New Mexico State Police seeking driver in fatal hit-and-run

Apr. 14, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are searching for a driver who fatally struck a pedestrian last weekend near Artesia. They said 39-year-old Jenio Berdoza of Roswell died in the hit-and-run Saturday night. Berdoza was transported to a hospital in Artesia where he was pronounced dead by the...