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Tafoya accused of Deming murder

DEMING, N.M (KRQE)Robert Tafoya, 23, is accused of shooting Richard Perez, 37, at a home on Gold Street on July 5. Tafoya surrendered in Las Cruces this week. He is charged with an open count of murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. A motive for the murder is unclear.

Taos regional airport survives another challenge

TAOS, N.M (KRQE) – Construction on the second runway can now continue after the county commission voted to uphold the permit for the project. Opponents say it will add pollution and deepen the wealth gap.  Supporters say they should take advantage of the federal funds they received for the $24 million expansion. If they want to make another appeal, they have to take their case to the district court.

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