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  • tumbleweeds

    Tumbleweeds, wind invade Roswell

    March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tumbleweeds collected along a property on Berrendo Road. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) This weekend Roswell was subjected to yet another form of alien invasion to go along with the annual spring winds. Gusts were reported in excess of 60 mph, resulting in downed...

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    Hung jury in homicide trial

    March 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

    After nearly three hours of deliberation, the jury could reach no verdict in the case of New Mexico v. Joel Cordoba-Lopez on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the deaths of Mandy Miranda and her son, Joe Albaraz III. The verdict was greeted by stunned...

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    Witness: Damage to the victim’s car was ‘catastrophic’

    March 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    New Mexico v. Joel Cordoba-Lopez entered its second day of state’s evidence, Wednesday. Cordoba-Lopez is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and speeding. The crash occurred on Aug. 5, 2012, around 3:54 a.m. when...

  • Brian-Rudloff

    Officer dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

    March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Rudloff One Roswell Police officer was dragged 30 feet by a vehicle and two patrol units were damaged when officials attempted to catch a male subject, identified as Brian Rudloff, 36, of Odessa, Texas. According to a news release, the incident occurred...

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    Training session teaches about courthouse dogs

    March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Courthouse dogs Molly, left, and Max get acclimated to the Chaves County Courthouse as the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office hosted a training session, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Courthouse dogs Molly B. and Max held their debut in District...

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    Trial begins for wreck that killed mother, son

    March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    The jury trial for New Mexico v. Joel Cordoba-Lopez began Monday afternoon. Cordoba-Lopez is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a traffic accident and speeding. During his opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Matthew...

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    Man dies in rollover

    March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    An Artesia man died as a result of a rollover crash that occurred at 5:34 a.m. Sunday. New Mexico State Police responded to the scene on State Road 2 at the intersection of Cherokee Road, just south of Dexter, to find Rodrigo Ceniseros-Gurrola, 21. The NMSP...

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    E-file search warrant program saves time

    March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Magistrate Court has started a program that allows the police to e-file search warrants. It learned of the system from smaller courts with only one magistrate court judge who must sign all paperwork. “As a former police officer, I’m very...

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    Courthouse to get two specially-trained dogs

    March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Honeypie, with her friend Molly, may be visiting Chaves County Courthouse soon. Here the dogs are seen relaxing after they returned from Berrendo Middle School. According to the Facebook page, the two dogs got a gift of cookies and wanted to say thanks to...

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    CCSO announces a series of promotions

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office announced a series of promotions within the department, Thursday. Sheriff Rob Coon said: “We have top quality promotions and new supervisors that will do a great job for the department.” The faces are changing to fill...