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Article: Cinco de Mayo ‘brawl’ results in child abuse charges

Article: Cinco de Mayo ‘brawl’ results in child abuse charges

From the Las Vegas Optic What should have been a fun celebration of Cinco de Mayo deteriorated into a fight that resulted in three people being charged with felony child abuse. Elauterio L. Lujan, 38, of Las Vegas, faces one count of third-degree felony child abuse, and one count of misdemeanor aggravated battery. He was…

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Article: Plea agreement reached in child abuse, sex assault case

Article: Plea agreement reached in child abuse, sex assault case

From the Las Vegas Optic A trial slated to begin this month for a case involving a Luna Community College employee will not be necessary after a plea agreement was recently reached. Christopher M. Chavez, 39, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to interference with communications and attempting to commit false imprisonment, both misdemeanors. Following his…

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Article: Restoration renews former Harvey Girls dorm

Article: Restoration renews former Harvey Girls dorm

From the Las Vegas Optic  With the restoration of another historic building on Railroad Avenue nearing completion, it could soon feel a bit like 1898 again in Las Vegas, N.M. Work on the Rawlins Building — a National Register of Historic Places structure — is nearly done, and once completed, it will operate much like…

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Article: Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

Article: Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

From the Las Vegas Optic Sheriff Walt Longmire sits in his office overlooking Durant, Wyo. Down the street, Max Evans, an alien, kisses Liz Ortecho, a human, outside the Crashdown Cafe. On the other side of the river, Llewelyn Moss and Anton Chigurh exchange gunfire in the streets. All of these things happened, separately of…

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Article: Sold for Sex: Sex trafficking plagues New Mexico women, but no one’s sure how many

Article: Sold for Sex: Sex trafficking plagues New Mexico women, but no one’s sure how many

From the Santa Fe Reporter In 2015, Dallas Grassbaugh was 23, homeless and supporting a debilitating drug habit by selling her body for sex. Then she met Shane Roach. She’d already escaped two sex traffickers by then, and Roach, an aspiring hip-hop artist from Albuquerque, promised he could help and protect her. Roach bought her…

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Article: Woman accused of pointing gun at car

Article: Woman accused of pointing gun at car

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police arrested a 19-year-old woman after witnesses say she pointed a 9 mm pistol at four people inside a car. Tenielle J. Martinez of Las Vegas was charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred late in the evening of March…

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