Luce starts work as new DA

The region has a new district attorney.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports Dianna Luce has taken the oath as the Fifth Judicial District’s top prosecutor.

Luce supervises Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties.

The governor has named her to replace the retiring Janetta Hicks.

Hicks resigned two years into her second four-year term for personal and financial reasons.