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Archive for May, 2013

  • Calif. Assembly passes bill to raise minimum wage

    May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, right, talks with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, after his minimum wage measure was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, May 30, 2013. If approved by the Senate and signed by the governor,...

  • Assembly debates bill on hospital charity care

    May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, grimaces as the votes are posted showing his measure to force nonprofit hospitals to prove they provide enough charitable care to justify their tax-exempt status failed to get enough votes for approval at the Capitol in...

  • Trash hauler’s record probed in Md. derailment

    May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    AP10ThingsToSee – This image made from video provided by James LeBrun shows an explosion outside Baltimore on Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 after a train derailed in White Marsh, Md. (AP Photo/James LeBrun) ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — A trash hauler whose truck was...

  • Chicago Sun-Times lays off photography staff

    May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Dec. 10, 2008 file photo by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John H. White from the Chicago Sun-Times shows Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich leaving his home in Chicago through a back alley a day after he was arrested on federal corruption...

  • William Franklin “Red” Grassie

    May 30, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    He was an original cowboy. He passed away peacefully this past Tuesday at his home in Lake Arthur, surrounded by family and friends. He was 85. Red had an unfailing dry sence of humor and many pool games to be played. A bronco rider, roper and rancher, he...

  • Las Vegas marathon date shifts to Nov. 17

    May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo, runners fill the Las Vegas Strip during the Las Vegas marathon in Las Vegas. City officials and Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon organizers are calling for a date shift to Nov. 17 a chance to raise the...

  • Police Blotter: Three businesses get tagged; surveillance camera taken

    May 30, 2013 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Grafitti Police responded to the Bank of the Southwest, 800 West Hobbs Street, Wednesday, following a case of tagging. Officers noticed when they arrived at the scene that Farmers Country Market had also been painted with graffiti. In the same plaza, ICON...

  • RPD seeks info on fatal shooting

    May 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Detectives from the Roswell Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance about the shooting of Juan Gonzales, age 26. The incident occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th. Officers from the RPD responded to Pecan Place in reference...

  • Accident on Country Club

    May 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    East Country Club Road, from Main Street to Grand Avenue, was closed for about 40 minutes on Thursday morning. A gas tanker stopped in a parking lot before pulling onto Country Club when the driver of a green Dodge Durango attempted to pass on the right. The...

  • Utah man arrested for kidnapping

    May 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department arrested a Utah man, Wednesday, on charges of kidnapping. Ahmad Jones, 33, was staying at the Belmont Hotel, 2100 West Second Street, having come to Roswell to visit a former girlfriend. The 25-year-old victim told officials that...