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Charges dismissed in human trafficking case
Charges dismissed in human trafficking case
Kelly Farrell NEWS-SUN The felony human trafficking charges filed against a West Texas man in late November were dismissed “without prejudice” last week in Hobbs Magistrate Court.  Lubbock resident Anthony Edric Thomas, 47, was arrested Dec. 12 by the Lea County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant for two counts...

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More photos from the Eunice FD training burn Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Eunice house fire

Eunice firefighters train their skills during a controlled fire Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lea County is under another wind warning for Friday, Feb. 24

A High Wind Warning remains in effect today for the Guadalupe Mountains for westerly winds of 40-45 mph and gusts to 65 mph. Very windy and dry conditions may result in critical fire weather conditions today generally along and west of the Pecos River as well as southeast New Mexico and far northwest Permian Basin. A Red Flag Warning is now in effect for these areas until this evening. ... See MoreSee Less

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HOBBS POWER OUTAGE: Due to high wind damage to a power line about 800 customers were initially without power Thursday afternoon along the Lovington Highway corridor in Northwest Hobbs. Xcel officials are expecting the line to be fully repaired by 7 p.m. Thursday. Those affected by the outage included the University of the Southwest, which moved its women's and men's basketball games to an 8 p.m. start. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lea County Hazardous Weather Outlook for Thursday

Very windy, warm, and dry conditions have resulted in critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions across Southeast New Mexico and most of West Texas this afternoon. A Red Flag Warning is in effect through early evening. Strong winds are occurring in Southeast New Mexico this afternoon, and in the Guadalupe Mountains this afternoon and tonight. A High Wind Warning is in effect. Very windy conditions are occurring in the parts of the Western Low Rolling Plains and Permian Basin, Van Horn and the Highway 54 Corridor, Reeves County and the Upper Trans Pecos, Davis and Apache Mountains, and Stockton Plateau this afternoon. A Wind Advisory is in effect. ... See MoreSee Less

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