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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...

Roswell man arrested on federal firearms, explosives charges

Aug. 7, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man arrested on federal firearms and explosives charges is facing a preliminary and detention hearings. Joshua Daniel Vaughn made his initial appearance Wednesday in federal court in Roswell. Prosecutors say the 31-year-old Vaughn is being held on a criminal complaint...

Ex-New Mexico police chief sentenced for child solicitation

Aug. 6, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A former police chief in a New Mexico town has been sentenced to three years of probation and must register as a sex offender for sending sexual images and texts to a child. The Roswell Daily Record reports 68-year-old Cassius "Cass" Mason was sentenced Monday after the former Hagerman...

New Mexico town closes park after killer bees attack

Aug. 1, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

DEXTER, N.M. (AP) — A park in southeastern New Mexico town has been closed after a swarm of killer bees attacked two people. Dexter Fire and Rescue Chief Justin Powell told the Roswell Daily Record two internet service provider workers were stung over 100 times Tuesday in Dexter, New Mexico. Powell says...

Some in New Mexico vow to fight prairie chicken lawsuit

Jul. 29, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico say they won't stop fighting to keep the lesser prairie chicken off the federal protected list despite a pending federal lawsuit. The Roswell Daily Record reports Chaves County Board of Commissioners chair Will Cavin said last week officials protest...

Roswell police arrest a suspect in shooting death of woman

Jul. 29, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a woman in west Roswell. They say 20-year-old Alessandro Alva was taken into custody Sunday night on suspicion of first-degree murder. Alva remained jailed without bond Monday in Chavez County. It's unclear if he has a...

Roswell police investigating death of a woman as a homicide

Jul. 28, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell say they're investigating the death of a woman as a homicide. They say officers were called to the scene around 11 p.m. Friday and 40-year-old Jennifer Morro was found dead at the scene. Police didn't immediately release any details on the woman's death or how long...

Koch-funded group hosting school supply give-away events

Jul. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group funded by the powerful Koch network is hosting a school supply give-away in 10 cities with more 6,500 backpacks. The LIBRE Institute is scheduled Thursday to begin its school supply campaign in Aurora, Colorado, and will then travel to the New Mexico cities of Roswell and...