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Police: Man wanted for questioning in fatal Roswell shooting

Nov. 22, 2020 10:07 AM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell are searching for a man wanted for questioning in a fatal shooting. They said the body of 43-year-old John Halfmann was found in a shed in the backyard of an east Roswell residence about 4:00 a.m. Friday. A man who had been living in the shed reported finding the...

Some New Mexico essential business close due to virus spike

Nov. 21, 2020 8:15 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico essential businesses have been shut down because of a substantial increase in coronavirus cases. A new edict announced Thursday allows the New Mexico Department of Health to shut down workplaces for two weeks if they have four or more coronavirus cases in a 14-day...

Officials: Southeastern New Mexico roundup nets 100 arrests

Nov. 21, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers arrested 100 people in southeastern New Mexico as federal, state and local agencies conducted a roundup over several days, officials said. U.S. Marshal Sonya Chavez said Friday the arrests made in Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties were part of a national effort to...

Former Alamogordo officer sentenced in fatal Roswell wreck

Oct. 24, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A former Alamogordo police officer has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2019 wreck in Roswell in which one person was killed and two others were injured. Luke Maxwell Towner faces a Dec. 14 hearing after pleading guilty Thursday in state District Court to one count each of...

'Roswell, New Mexico' to film in New Mexico for 3rd season

Oct. 23, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The CW-TV series “Roswell, New Mexico” will return to the state it's named after to film its third season. The New Mexico Film Office announced Thursday that the series will begin production this month through April and be filmed in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and...

New Mexico military school imposes quarantine as cases climb

Oct. 22, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A military junior college in New Mexico is under quarantine after more than 60 cadets and employees tested positive for the coronavirus and were isolating, school officials said. The quarantine at the New Mexico Military Institute is expected to last until Oct. 29. Parents will be...