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Magdalena, marshal sued over search

The village of Magdalena and its marshal are being sued in federal court over a July 11 search for a rumored marijuana grow operation, during which searchers allegedly pulled naked teenagers out of a shower and handcuffed people to furniture. Search efforts resulted in two marijuana charges: a misdemeanor and a petty misdemeanor.

Thieves at large in county

The Socorro County Sheriff's Department is searching for those responsible for a series of larcenies in Lemitar and Polvadera.

Deputy honored by county

Kyle Haley honored4 COL

A former Socorro County Sheriff's deputy was honored during the regular Socorro County Commission meeting Oct. 8 for his compassion and help at the scene of an accident that claimed six lives from one family.

Teen court coming to Socorro

Socorro is getting a teen court, a new option for area teens with troubles, and the Socorro Consolidated School Board heard a presentation about it during the board's regular meeting Sept. 23.

City looks at electric concerns

A variety of concerns were discussed during the Socorro City Council's public hearing on the city's franchise agreement with Socorro Electric Cooperative during the city's regular meeting Monday.

Vallejos trial postponed

A local man indicted on 30 felony charges related to selling fraudulent title policies to customers had his trial postponed during a pretrial conference Oct. 1 in 7th Judicial District Court.

Driver dies in rollover

A Magdalena woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 60 on Tuesday morning when her vehicle rolled multiple times.

One man’s body found, Apache still missing

Dallas Apache

The Socorro County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico State Police, and New Mexico Search and Rescue volunteers have ended their search for an Albuquerque man who went missing over the last weekend of September.

Soto arraigned on child molestation charges

Ed Soto

A Socorro man pleaded not guilty to molesting his daughter during his arraignment in 7th Judicial District Court on Sept. 26. His $100,000 bond set in Magistrate Court was changed from cash to cash or surety.

Albuquerque man missing

The Socorro County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico State Police, and Search and Rescue volunteers are searching for an Albuquerque man who went missing over the weekend.

Sentence delayed in Marquez case

A man who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old child was not sentenced Tuesday due to time constraints, nor was he allowed to withdraw his plea.

Acevedo arraigned on 79 charges

A local woman was arraigned Sept. 20 in 7th Judicial District Court on 79 charges of stealing checks from New Mexico Tech, and she pleaded not guilty on all counts.

Alamo man missing

The Socorro County Sheriff's Department is searching for an Alamo man who has been missing since May.

Rain uncovers remains

Recent heavy rains washed out an arroyo and uncovered human skeletal remains on the Alamo Navajo reservation.