There's a new way to earn a degree in Hobbs. Officials at New Mexico Junior College have approved online Associate Degrees.
New Mexico officials are closing 14 schools for a week due to probable cases of the swine flu in students.
Among the new cases are a 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman in Eddy County. None of the cases are confirmed yet.
Officer Mike Stone tells NewsWest Nine, the force only has two vacancies, but 22 potential officers showed up to a testing session over the weekend.
He's only 13 years old, but a Lea County boy is charged with DWI after police found him passed out in a car.
Two Hobbs men are behind bars after breaking in to a home in the 1600 Block of North Cobb. Hobbs Police tell NewsWest 9, that three suspects were seen breaking in to the home just after 10:30 on Thursday morning.
A Hobbs family left homeless after a fire burns their home to the ground. The fire happened on the corner of Scharbauer and Coleman.
A Carlsbad woman is dead after a rollover wreck on the highway to Hobbs. The accident happpened Wednesday afternoon along U.S. 62-180, about 30 miles east of Carlsbad.
State police say a 4-year-old child was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Carlsbad. He was identified as Conner Dunn of Carlsbad.
A Hobbs man will stand trial for first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a man during a drunken brawl.
Carlsbad police arrested Everett Milez Thursday at his mother's house in the slaying of Christopher Lee.
New Mexico has had negative job growth of minus 1.4% over the past 12 months, the worst such figure since 1961.
The U.S. Department of Energy has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency to recertify its nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad.
Hobbs School Superintendent Cliff Burch will be on the job for another year. The school board has renewed his contract, and gave him an excellent rating on his evaluation.
It's a site that some are hoping will provide an answer to the housing crunch, but one city leader says, it's the wrong answer.
A Hobbs woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the death of her 8-month-old son.
Text messaging and e-mails aren't just for getting in touch with friends, now police departments are putting that technology to work.
A Lovington man is dead after a shooting. Police say it happened Thursday morning in the 700 block of West VanBuren in Lovington.
Hobbs Police have another suspect behind bars in connection with a shootout at a park on Labor Day.
31-year-old Kaci Easter and 34-year-old Billy Maples of Carlsbad are charged with voluntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, and false imprisonment.
Voters in Lea County, New Mexico will head to the polls on Tuesday to pick school board members in Jal, Eunice, Lovington, Hobbs, and Tatum.
3-year-old boy has been killed and three others injured when the car they were in was hit by a pickup in Carlsbad.
Jobseekers would have an easier time keeping track of where federal economic stimulus money is creating jobs thanks to a proposal from Representative Harry Teague.
Police are looking for 25-year-old Aubrey Savage. Police say he shot and killed a 28-year-old man.
Carlsbad police say a teenager has been shot to death. Police say 18-year-old Cristopher Lee was shot Saturday night at a Carlsbad home.
Hobbs police are investigating after finding a body just north of Hobbs. It all happened early Saturday morning after firefighters and sheriff's deputies found a mobile home fully engulfed in the 700 block of Baregrass.
Construction in Hobbs trailed off last year following a record breaking 2007. The number dipped from 86 million dollars two years ago to 60 million in 2008.
Lovington City Commissioner David Trujillo has pleaded to charges of fraud, attempted fraud, money laundering and conspiracy in a plea agreement that dropped most of the charges filed against him in 2006.
Given the nature of the case, they hope this doesn't get their year started on the wrong foot.