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Archive for April 10th, 2013

  • Alamogordo to have separate police, fire functions

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Alamogordo plans to split its Department of Public Safety into separate fire and police departments. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/14Xr8nb ) reports that a city memorandum indicates that the split approved by the City...

  • Key issues discussed at Lunch and Learn

    April 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Reps. Nora Espinoza and Candy Spence Ezzell and Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, (left) talk with Roswell community leaders Wednesday during the Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Legislative Lunch and Learn. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) On Wednesday...

  • Local reaction to newest gun regulation proposal

    April 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Aaron Coates, an associate at Larry’s Discount Gun Shop in Roswell, shows an automatic weapon to a customer Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Larry’s Discount Gun Store in Roswell was in short supply of at least two commodities Wednesday: ammunition...

  • Police Blotter: N.M. State vehicle damaged

    April 10, 2013 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Criminal damage •Police responded to the New Mexico Department of Labor offices, 2110 S. Main St., Monday, where a subject broke the windshield of a New Mexico State vehicle. Damages were estimated at $160. •Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of...

  • AP Interview: Joan Baez returns to past in Vietnam

    April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this April 6, 2013 photo, Joan Baez listens to former staff of the Metropole Hanoi discuss their memories of working at the hotel in 1972 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The folk singer and social activist visited Vietnam recently for the first time since she came to...

  • Sharon J. Gomez

    April 10, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Sharon J. Gomez, 73, passed from this Earth on April 9, 2013, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center after a brief illness. Graveside services for Sharon will be Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. at South Park Cemetery with Vista Care Chaplain Cecil...

  • Debra Lynn Wolfe

    April 10, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory for Debra Lynn Wolfe, 60, who passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. [/auth...

  • AP Source: Senate plan to stiffen border security

    April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Jissela Centeno and her son Matthew Pineda of Arlington, Va., whose family is from Honduras, participates in a rally for immigration reform at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

  • Gunman holding firefighters killed; 4 hostages OK

    April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    An EMT works in the back of an ambulance as it leaves an Suwanee, Ga., subdivision after an explosion and gunshots were heard near the scene where a man was holding four firefighters hostage Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A police spokesman said the suspect was...

  • Boost for background checks: Senators compromise

    April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., on the day he announced that he reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, at the...