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New KaleidoScoops open for business Curtis C. Wynne News-Sun KaleidoScoops is back in Hobbs. Under new management and in a new location, at 3420 N. Grimes St. Suite 300, the popular ice cream vendor opened to the public on Tuesday. After 17 years, the previous Kaleidoscoops location on Turner...

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The Hobbs News-Sun has become aware that a two-year-old post regarding a boil water advisory in Lea County has been circulating. There is no such advisory in place. ... See MoreSee Less

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER HOMICIDE ON ASPEN

The following is a Hobbs Police Department press release:

A Hobbs man is dead after a family dispute in the 200 block of E. Aspen in Hobbs. On Saturday, Dec. 3, at approximately 2:39 p.m., the Hobbs Police Department responded to a home in reference to a person being shot. Upon arrival of officers, they located Zachariah Fields, 31, inside the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Hobbs Fire Department EMS responded; however, Fields died as a result of his injuries while on the scene.

The victim's uncle, Michael Johnson, 49, of Hobbs, was detained as a result of the investigation. Johnson was subsequently arrested for second-degree murder and is being held at the Hobbs City Jail on $50,000 cash or surety bond. Fields will be taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy.

Officers are not looking for any additional suspects. If you have an information regarding this incident, please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575)397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575)393-8005. ... See MoreSee Less

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FATAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT

The following is a New Mexico State Police press release:

Earlier today, Sunday, Dec. 4, around 3 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile marker 46 on State Road 18 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by, Jesus Piedra-Martinez, 42, from Hobbs, was northbound when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle exited the roadway and overturned in the median coming to rest in the southbound travel lanes. Mr. Piedra-Martinez was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Priscilla Herrera, 38, from Hobbs, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Lea Regional Hospital.

Dayannara Enriquez, age one, from Hobbs, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Lea Regional Hospital.

Aiden Mendoza, age one, from Hobbs, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Lea Regional Hospital.

None of the passengers were seat-belted in the vehicle.

No additional information is available at this time.

This vehicle crash is still under investigation. ... See MoreSee Less

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