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Portales man faces federal child pornography charge

LBUQUERQUE — A Portales man pleaded not guilty yesterday on a federal charge of production of child pornography. Augustin Gallegos, 34, was indicted last month in U.S. District Court on the charge of "production of a visual depiction of a minor eng...


Former pageant director charged with embezzlement

PORTALES — A Roosevelt County rancher was indicted Thursday on 18 felony counts including fraud, embezzlement and racketeering during a three-year period leading the Miss New Mexico Scholarship Organization. Greg Smith, 56, of Elida, was indicted...


Man charged in Bovina death

BOVINA — Texas Rangers on Monday charged a man with murder for the death of a woman in Bovina. Erica Sanchez, 31, of Bovina, “was killed Monday morning in the city,” according to a news release...


No racino: Racing commission declines to award sixth license

ALBUQUERQUE - Regulators wanted to dispell false hopes in announcing today that a sixth racino license would not be awarded, according to the New Mexico Racing Commission's executive director. "The commission felt compelled to not leave false hope...


Roosevelt sheriff's office investigating fatal shooting

PORTALES — A young man was killed and others were injured in an incident early Saturday at a residence just outside Portales. Derek Garcia turned 24 this month and had "returned home to make his... Full story


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