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Archive for April 11th, 2013

  • Committee endorses Gonzales for federal judge

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales as New Mexico’s next federal judge, making him eligible for confirmation by the full Senate. New Mexico’s two...

  • Escapee’s lawyers plan mental health evidence

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Defense lawyers for an Arizona prison fugitive charged with killing an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico plan to present evidence that he has a mental defect or disease. John McCluskey is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in...

  • Court reinstates case by police officer’s widow

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s highest court is allowing a tribal police officer’s widow to seek workers’ compensation benefits for his death a decade ago while rescuing a boy from a drowning in northern New Mexico. The state Supreme...

  • 2 from NY accused of license fraud in New Mexico

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two foreign nationals residing in New York City while in the United States illegally are accused in New Mexico of trying to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses. State Police say 31-year-old Manuel Chimbo-Pando of Ecuador and...

  • Central NM Community College to increase tuition

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newly approved budget for Central New Mexico Community College for the next school year will have students paying higher tuition while employees get a pay raise. Under new tuition rates approved by the governing board of the...

  • Police Blotter: Roswell Fire Deptartment: vehicle fire an accident

    April 11, 2013 • Police BlotterComments Off

    The Roswell Fire Department ruled that the fire of a vehicle, previously reported as possible arson that occurred in 100 block of West Hendricks Street, as accidental caused by a fault in the electrical system. Larceny The police responded to Alien City...

  • NM governor in Colorado for political fundraiser

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is in Colorado to raise money for her re-election campaign and speak to a business group. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said Thursday that the governor is holding a fundraiser in Denver and...

  • 3 die in spring storm packing ice, snow, tornadoes

    April 11, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Charlie Higginbotham, Sr. speaks about what remains of his convenience store in Shuqualak, Miss., Thursday, April 11, 2013, after it was hit by a tornado. Higginbotham, 90, built the store in 1958 for his wife to run in the rural east Mississippi community...

  • Dodi Lerner

    April 11, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    No services are scheduled at this time for Dodi Lerner, 82, of Roswell, who passed away April 11, 2013. Dodi was born April 29, 1930, in Middletown, Ohio, to Luther and Zetta Downs, who preceded her in death. Dodi married Carl Lerner on Nov. 18, 1962, in...

  • Winifred Vickie Mayes

    April 11, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at South Park Cemetery, for Winifred Vickie Mayes, 77, of Roswell who went to be with the Lord and with her husband of 56 years William Mel Mayes, on April 10, 2013. The Rev. Jerry Beaver...