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    Police arrest 2 in kidnapping

    September 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department arrested the final two suspects wanted in connection with a kidnapping that occurred on July 5. The criminal complaints filed in Magistrate Court on Aug. 29 listed Luis Calderon, 18, and Isaac Garcia, 19, both of Carlsbad, as...

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    Fatal crash

    September 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A 22-year-old man died Thursday as the result of a vehicle accident. The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on North Atkinson Avenue near Fourth Street when a motorcycle and a truck collided. The young man was taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center where he...

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    SO investigating case of possible child abuse

    September 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of possible child abuse. A five-month-old girl was brought to a local hospital on Sept. 13, because of seizures. Preliminary examination also indicated internal injuries. “The child was flown to...

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    Literacy Council helps students with reading, math skills

    September 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign.  Dictionaries may provide the gift of words, but reading is the...

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    Dictionary Day the definition of fun

    September 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Teacher Maria Gomez helps students find the second of two words, important. In the background, Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell assists other students. When she relayed her sample sentence, Ezzell told the students that each and every one of them were important....

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    Esperanza House: Helping victims of sexual assault in Roswell since 1992

    September 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Esperanza House provides a vital service to the community. The...

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    RFD receives improved ISO rating

    September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, far right, Deputy Chief Devin Graham, far left, City Councilor Steve Henderson, second from far left, and Mayor Del Jurney, second from far right, stand with the firefighters of RFD Station One. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The...

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    SO seeks info on vehicle in shooting

    September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the county around 6:30 a.m. Friday. One man was injured. The bullet penetrated his arm and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The incident occurred on East Gallina Road, north...

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    Barncastle to run for county sheriff

    September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Barncastle Patrick Barncastle formally announced his candidacy for Chaves County sheriff, Friday, in the upcoming Republican primary. Barncastle said his priorities are drug-trafficking enforcement and fugitive apprehension. “Drugs are involved in the...

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    Police vehicle clips car, collides with pole

    September 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    A Roswell Police unit crashed into a utility pole near the Cash and Carry after clipping another vehicle. This is third accident between a police unit and a civilian vehicle since Aug. 14. (Jessica Palmer Photo) A police vehicle collided with a pole in the...