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    Law agencies arrest 36 in drug bust

    December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A total of 36 people were arrested, Wednesday, by a multijurisdictional taskforce in what was called Operation Wrap-Up. It is the second operation of this kind in the past two years. Warrants were served on 30 people. An additional six were arrested. The...

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    3 drive-by shootings take place in one night

    December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department responded to three drive-by shootings, Tuesday night. Two occurred in the 300 block of East Bonney Street, around 7 p.m., after dispatch received several calls about shots fired. Witnesses reported hearing 10 to 15 shots, and one...

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    Animal Services advises winter pet care

    December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    As the temperatures prepare to plummet into the teens on Thursday, people need to prepare their pets for the cold weather. Animal Services supervisor Joseph Pacheco said preparations are basic common sense. Make sure the pet has adequate shelter. The standard...

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    Snyder becomes SO chief deputy

    December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon promoted Lt. Britt Snyder to the position of chief deputy. The appointment took effect on Sunday. Snyder replaces former Chief Deputy Pat Jennings who retired in November. “It’s an appointed position. He (Snyder) has got big...

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    1 dies in shooting

    November 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The victim of a shooting that occurred around noon on Wednesday in the 2900 block of Emerald Drive died of wounds that same night at a Lubbock hospital. According to the criminal complaint, the shooting resulted following an argument. The victim, Victor...

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    McClain charged as accessory in shooting

    November 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Danielle McClain, 22, was arrested early Wednesday, in the 300 block of East Bonney Street. McClain is charged as an accessory to attempted premeditated murder. The incident occurred Nov. 1 when McClain and another individual contacted the victim at her...

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    Mother seeks donations for son’s treatment

    November 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Joshua Curtis (pictured) was born with a blood disorder so rare that the incidences are less than one in a million. His mother, Allison, seeks help funding a visit to the Children’s Hospital at the University of New Mexico Medical Center for tests and...

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    RFD offers tips to protect against carbon monoxide

    November 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Fire Department asks citizens to check and make sure their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order and the batteries are fresh. Nearly 3,000 people die annually in home fires in the United States, most in homes that do...

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    Smith officially sworn in as police chief

    November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell’s new Police Chief Phil Smith was sworn in to his office by Magistrate Court Judge K.C. Rogers. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Local law enforcement and area dignitaries gathered at the Roswell Police Department, Friday morning, to welcome the new chief of...

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    Harkness receives prison sentence for firearm possession

    November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell resident Harley Harkness, 41, was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in a federal prison for unlawful possession of firearms. Harkness will be on supervised release for two years after he completes his prison sentence. Harkness was arrested in March, on...