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Man sought after thousands in property recovered

Man sought after thousands in property recovered

From the Las Vegas Optic Two people face felony child abuse charges and one has been charged for stealing an estimated $10,000 worth of electronics and tools during an October burglary, according to court records. Michael Archuleta, 39, of Las Vegas, has been charged with receiving stolen property and drug possession charges following a search…

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Escape charges filed against woman accused of bringing drugs to jailed murder suspect

Escape charges filed against woman accused of bringing drugs to jailed murder suspect

From the Las Vegas Optic A Las Vegas woman who was jailed for violating the conditions of her release while on house arrest is now charged with escape. She has also been released on house arrest again. Skye A. Sedillo, 22, of Las Vegas, was charged Dec. 1 with one felony count of escape from…

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Families angered by recent violence demand change

Families angered by recent violence demand change

From the Las Vegas Optic By the time the sun set on Monday, Sept. 21, Cassandra Lucero’s family had begun to worry. Her father hadn’t seen her all day, and she hadn’t called. He contacted police, and friends and family began searching for the 29-year-old Las Vegas woman. Investigators with the Las Vegas Police Department…

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Gov. tightens COVID-19 restrictions; officials warn hospitals could fill to capacity

Gov. tightens COVID-19 restrictions; officials warn hospitals could fill to capacity

From the Las Vegas Optic By Phil Scherer and Ryan Lowery Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico will be putting its strictest restrictions back in place for the next two weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. At a press conference Friday, Lujan Grisham announced that from Nov. 16-Nov. 30,…

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New charges for a Storrie Lake murder suspect; alleged accomplice arrested

New charges for a Storrie Lake murder suspect; alleged accomplice arrested

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas police arrested a woman outside the San Miguel County Detention Center in August, alleging she tried to sneak drugs to her boyfriend, an inmate charged with first-degree murder. Last week, prosecutors filed new charges in the case, and investigators arrested the woman again for violating the conditions of…

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Suspect in double homicide in custody; portions of slayings posted to Facebook, police say

Suspect in double homicide in custody; portions of slayings posted to Facebook, police say

From the Las Vegas Optic Two people are dead and one man is in custody following a Sunday evening standoff with police in Las Vegas. Alejandro Alirez, 23, of Las Vegas, was arrested Sunday night and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Cristal Cervantes and her grandfather Victor Cervantes,…

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Luján wins Senate seat

Luján wins Senate seat

From the Las Vegas Optic Democrat Ben Ray Luján defeated Republican Mark Ronchetti and Libertarian Bob Walsh Tuesday to win New Mexico’s open seat in the U.S. Senate. Luján took an early lead Tuesday as ballots began being counted, and held a narrow lead throughout the evening. The Associated Press declared Luján the winner just…

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