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Portales man admits plot to kill his wife

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Portales man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to trying to hire someone to murder his wife for $5,000. Cody Guss, 37, was charged with using a telephone in interstate commerce to commission a murder-for-hire. Guss entered a guilty plea to the charge Friday in federal court in Albuquerque, without the benefit of [&hellip...

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Xcel announces $30M makeover

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Xcel Energy announced plans Monday for a $30 million capital improvement project that is intended to boost electric transmission service in and around Roswell. The Minneapolis-based utility holding company said in a news release Monday the improved...

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Officials started interviewing city manager candidates last week

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell councilors began the process of interviewing candidates for the city manager’s position last week, and met with a second candidate on Monday. City Manager Larry Fry announced his intention to leave the position during the City Council meeting in...

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Hydrant hit and run

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A fire hydrant was hit by a vehicle behind The Home Depot around 2 p.m. Monday. The water flowed all the way to North Main Street and through 23rd Avenue. Workers arrived within minutes to shut off the water. “We will see if there is any paint on the...

Community efforts to help Santa Fe schools rising

August 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Community groups and business owners in Santa Fe will be part of a new education initiative the mayor plans to announce this week, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1rJrh5N ). Mayor Javier Gonzalez plans to involve...

Woman, child remain hospitalized after dog attack

August 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Police say a mother and her young son remain hospitalized a day after being mauled by two dogs in a Rio Rancho backyard. Rio Rancho police said Sunday that the 2-year-old boy remains in serious condition and his mother is listed as...

Poll: Gov. Martinez has sizeable lead over King

August 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has a sizeable lead over Democrat Gary King in her re-election campaign, according to a new Albuquerque Journal poll released Sunday. Poll results (http://bit.ly/1BquYUy) show that about 50 percent of voters say...

Carlsbad police who fatally shot suspect cleared

August 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two Carlsbad police officers involved in a fatal shooting of a suspect can return to active duty. The Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1qhaAwp ) that Sgt. Edward Duarte and Officer David DeSantiago were cleared this...

Immigrant rally planned in Artesia near center

August 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Advocates are scheduled to hold a march and prayer rally in Artesia aimed at calling for the release of detained immigrant women and children. The Santa-Fe based Somos Un Pueblo Unido and a coalition of Catholic churches are slated to...

Film looking for ‘fantastic’ extras in Las Cruces

August 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A movie starring Viggo Mortensen and Frank Langella is looking for local actors to serve as extras when it films in Las Cruces this week. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported (http://bit.ly/VvfLQZ ) Saturday that “Captain...