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Archive for November 19th, 2013

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    Another fire under investigation

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The fire in the 800 block of East Fifth Street occurred near midnight on Sunday. According to Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, the family barely escaped with their lives, saved by a neighbor’s dog who alerted their neighbors to the fire. The fire spread...

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    Ruling made in Towler death

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    District Attorney Janetta Hicks ruled that no criminal charges would be filed against the officers who were involved in the Cody Towler in-custody death. The letter dated Nov. 13 said: “This office declines prosecution at this time. … (After) review...

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    30-mile chase leads to arrest, injured officer

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a pursuit Friday that took them along the bypass around the outskirts of Roswell and ended with the arrest of Joseph Ponce, 26. Lt. Britt Snyder said one of their Deputies, Mike Shannon, was injured,...

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    NMMI Alumni Association loses name, logos

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The ousted New Mexico Military Institute’s Alumni Association was dealt a crucial blow Monday when a judge ordered the embattled group to immediately stop using the Institute’s name, logos and crest. Eddy County Judge Jane Shuler-Gray ruled against the...

  • Calvin G. Lasiter

    November 19, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at South Park Cemetery for Calvin Lasiter, 69, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Pastor Gary Smith, of My House Fellowship, officiated. Calvin was born Oct. 19, 1944, in Checotah, Okla., to...

  • Betty L. Kennedy

    November 19, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines, NM, for Betty Kennedy, 91, who passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Roswell, NM. Burial will follow at the Kennedy Family Plot at the...

  • Ruth Gilbert

    November 19, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Ruth Gilbert, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her home in Roswell with her family at her side to celebrate her life. Ruth was born Dec. 17, 1925 in Montesano, Wash., to Daniel Clark and Ruth Gould. Her parents and five siblings and mother-in-law...

  • Wright chairs owned by late NYC mayor go for $11K

    November 19, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Doyle New York shows ancient pottery vessels which belonged to former Mayor Ed Koch, and will now be sold at auction. Furniture, decorations and art from Koch’s Greenwich Village apartment are being offered Monday, Nov....

  • 700 fans camp out for ‘Catching Fire’ premiere

    November 19, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 photo, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” cast members, from left, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence pose for a portrait with director Francis Lawrence at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Beverly Hills,...

  • Maria Bartiromo leaving CNBC after 2 decades

    November 19, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Maria Bartiromo attends The Third Annual DVF Awards held at the United Nations in New York. Bartiromo’s contract will end Nov. 24, concluding 20 years with CNBC, the channel said Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP...