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Archive for February 23rd, 2013

  • DA may lose eyewitness to NM dad’s killing by son

    February 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in a case involved a then-10-year-old Belen boy accused of killing his father have hit a major roadblock. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZzFEzQ) that prosecutors learned Friday the state Attorney General’s Office is...

  • ‘Forgotten’ Latino scholar to get 2nd NM honor

    February 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque-born Mexican-American scholar who is celebrated across the country but until recently was virtually unknown in New Mexico is getting another honor. The New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education is scheduled in...

  • Ezzell receives agriculture award

    February 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, received Wednesday the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau’s Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Coming from a rural district and having spent her life working in agriculture, Ezzell said in a statement “there...

  • Horrifying crash at Daytona exposes risks to fans

    February 23, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Emergency officials transport an injured spectator past Kyle Larson’s engine after a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Larson’s car...

  • 26-year-old man named as suspect in Vegas shooting

    February 23, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    This photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas. Police have identified Harris as a suspect in a shooting that sent a Maserati into a taxi that exploded, killing three...

  • Smugglers still cashing in on Michigan can refund

    February 23, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A Michigan deposit is shown printed on a beverage in Detroit, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Michigan lawmakers want to crack down on can and bottle smugglers they say are scamming Michigan for undeserved recycling refunds, corrupting a generous 10-cent per...

  • Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax

    February 23, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Pedestrians on the MIT Campus in Cambridge, Mass., duck underneath police tape, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, after police responded to reports of a gunman on campus that Cambridge police later said were unfounded. Police said that officers searched for a man...

  • Governors: Looming cuts threaten economic gains

    February 23, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, center, seen with National Governors Association Chairman Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, left, and Vice Chairman Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, speaks during the opening news conference of the NGA Winter Meeting in Washington,...

  • Elizabeth Lou Owen

    February 23, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Elizabeth Lou Taylor Owen (Betty), passed away at home Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Las Cruces, surrounded by her loving family and K-9 companion Gidgit. Betty was born at the family home in Roswell, Dec. 30, 1931. She grew up predominately in the Hondo Valley,...

  • Florence Joyce Lane

    February 23, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    ROCKWALL, Texas — Florence Joyce Lane passed away at the age of 96 in a Mesquite, Texas, nursing facility on Feb. 19, 2013. She lived and raised her family in Roswell, N.M., until retirement. She then moved to the Rockwall area to enjoy her grandchildren...