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Las Cruces area in clean-up mode day after powerful storms

Jul. 12, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Residents in Las Cruces were picking up the pieces Monday, a day after a powerful storm left a trail of toppled trees, washed out roads and downed power lines. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports crews around the city are hauling away massive trees...

Today in History

Jul. 08, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 8, the 189th day of 2021. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 1947, a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at...

Eastern New Mexico flooding prompts emergency declarations

Jun. 10, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Severe flooding in eastern New Mexico has prompted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to declare states of emergency in Lincoln and Chaves counties. The governor issued her executive orders Wednesday, freeing up $1.5 million for the counties to use for...

Forecasters warn of hot temperatures for New Mexico

Jun. 08, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Tuesday that New Mexico is in for a stretch of hot weather. They warned that a heat advisory may be needed for parts of eastern New Mexico from Roswell up to Clovis and Tucumcari later this...

'There is stuff': Enduring mysteries trail US report on UFOs

Jun. 05, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blob, captured on distant, fuzzy video by Navy pilots, seems to skitter just above the ocean waves at improbable speed, with no discernible means of propulsion or lift. “Oh my gosh, man,” one aviator says to another as they laugh at the oddity. “What ... is...

Man sentenced to 5 life terms in killings of wife, daughters

May. 25, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who pleaded no contest in the 2016 killings of his wife and their four daughters ages 3-14 faces five consecutive life sentences. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez's pleas to five counts of first-degree murder ended his trial on May 13...

New Mexico man ends trial, admits killing wife, 4 daughters

May. 14, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man stopped his trial and admitted Friday he killed his wife and four daughters in 2016 at their home in Roswell, the local district attorney said. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, 39, will face five life-in-prison sentences following his...

Trial of man accused of murdering wife, 4 daughters begins

May. 13, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The trial of a New Mexico man accused of murdering his wife and four daughters in 2016 began Tuesday. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, 40, faces five counts of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of his wife, 34-year-old Cynthia Villegas, and...

Xcel Energy offers solar option for New Mexico customers

May. 07, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy says customers in New Mexico now have the option to purchase electricity generated from a solar power plant near Clovis that came online just weeks ago. A typical residential customer would pay about $10.80 a month more to participate...

Biologists find disease-causing fungus on New Mexico bats

May. 06, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers have confirmed that a disease-causing fungus has been found on hibernating bats in two eastern New Mexico caves. The Bureau of Land Management reported this week that the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome also was found on...