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    5K run will benefit injured RPD officer

    January 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Steve Meredith 5K Fun Run to benefit Sgt. Steve Meredith, who was injured in the line of duty, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Cielo Grande, 1612 W. College Blvd. The race will encompass two loops or trails. The first track is about 1 mile long...

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    Two car accidents kick off new year

    January 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A 30-year-old man was severely injured during a traffic accident, a little after midnight on Wednesday, in the 1000 block of West Poe Street. Richard Hernandez was flown out of state for treatment. According to police records, Hernandez ran a stop sign and...

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    NMSP arrest Gomez for homicide

    December 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Gomez The New Mexico State Police arrested Adalberto (Albert) Gomez, 24, in Las Cruces around 7 p.m. Monday. Gomez was wanted on charges of murder for the slaying of Juan (Pun) Gonzales that occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, when officers from the...

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    Robbers steal family’s savings

    December 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    One Dexter woman did not expect what fate threw her way after she watched her husband, Edwin Adams, die on Dec. 21 in Mesilla Valley Hospital. That night, Beth Adams became stranded in Cloudcroft at her daughter’s house because of snow. She phoned a family...

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    Bring home safety into the new year

    December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Give yourself the gift of added security this New Year’s.   • Consider adding a deadbolt lock to your outside doors. An in-handle key and lock system is often not enough to prevent entry into a home. • A great lock does not help if the home has a...

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    Quam arrested for extreme animal cruelty

    December 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Quam The Roswell Police Department arrested a 27-year-old Roswell man on charges of extreme animal cruelty, Sunday. New Mexico statutes define extreme cruelty to animals as any act where a person intentionally tortures, mutilates, injures or poisons an animal...

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    Safety tips to keep in mind this season

    December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Holiday safety does not stop when the shopping is completed. Many of these tips are appropriate any time of year, winter, summer, spring or fall, especially for those who have young children around the house. • Cooking while holding a child can be...

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    Christmas tree has roots in several ancient traditions

    December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jessica Palmer Photo The Christmas tree, or evergreens, as a form of winter decoration dates back to ancient times. Trees that remained green all year were symbols of resurrection and life during the coldest, darkest months of the year. People hung evergreen...

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    Former RPD chief Al Solis dies

    December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Former Police Chief Al Solis says his final farewell to the City of Roswell at a party held in his honor on Sept. 3. (Courtesy Photo) Former Roswell Police Chief Al Solis died in Las Cruces around 9 a.m. Monday. Solis was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. He...

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    Name of man found in shallow grave released; POI in case sought

    December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Antonio Romero Jr., person of interest in the Miguel Castillo case. The Roswell Police Department released the name of the victim whose body was found in a shallow grave in the 200 block of East 12th St., Wednesday, as Javier Miguel Castillo, 19. The body was...