Archive for December 31st, 2013

  • State folklorist to leave post at year’s end

    December 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Claude Stephenson was having lunch recently in Santa Fe when the conversation turned to which place in San Antonio, N.M., had the best green chile cheeseburger, the Owl Bar & Cafe or the Buckhorn Taven. Stephenson argued for the...

  • Albuquerque mother held in death of 9-year-old son

    December 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 38-year-old Albuquerque woman is being held in lieu of $100,000 cash bond in the death of her 9-year-old son. Synthia Varela-Casaus was arraigned Sunday. She’s charged with child abuse resulting in death. Police have not...

  • Vegas’ New Year’s Eve about big names, big bashes

    December 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Bruno Mars performs during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York. Las Vegas is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display...

  • Italian distributor apologizes for “Slave” posters

    December 31, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    This film publicity image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from “12 Years A Slave.” (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Jaap Buitendijk) MILAN (AP) — The Italian distributor of the film “12 Years a Slave”...

  • Colorado school shooter entered through open door

    December 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson speaks during a news conference at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, where officials discussed the Dec. 13, school shooting at Arapahoe High School. Karl...

  • Israel frees Palestinian prisoners despite protest

    December 31, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Elderly Palestinian men hold posters with pictures of released prisoner Na’em al-Shawamreh and Arabic that reads his name and “the dean of the released prisoners, 20 years in captivity,” during celebrations at the Palestinian headquarters in...

  • 911 caller describes fatal bank robbery in Phoenix

    December 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Stauffer Presser, center, reacts on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, as FBI Special Agent in Charge Danile McMullen announces they believe the bank robber who killed her husband, Sgt. Gale Stuaffer on Monday, was killed attempting another bank robbery in Phoniex,...

  • Uganda warns South Sudan rebel leader

    December 31, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A displaced Ugandan boy is held by a relative as they wait for an evacuation flight from the United Nations camp where they have sought shelter in Malakal, South Sudan Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. When violence broke out in Juba on Dec. 15 life remained calm but...

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    Veterans cemetery dedicated in Roswell

    December 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    After years of struggle, it took the strong will of local veterans, officials and community businesses to provide Roswell with its own official cemetery to honor its service men and women. U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Robert Jensen stood in the bitter cold...

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    Roswell man dies in vehicle collision

    December 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Roswell man, Kevin Avery, 37, died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed into a car that was turning onto Main Street. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of North Main and 12th streets. The driver told officials she was leaving...