Author archives: jtucker


    Arts for Autism

    March 1, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Nine-year-old Aceland Turner and his grandmother, Sandra Chiasson.  Below: Three-year-old Avery Smith works on a clay turtle at an Arts for Autism class Saturday afternoon at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Jeff Tucker Photos) MAC Education...

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    ENMU-R instructors cleared by committee

    February 26, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Stacie Nason and Ken Davis react Thursday afternoon to a Faculty Disciplinary Committee’s decision not to fire them and colleagues Rodney Ray and Kathy Wells for alleged fraud.  (Jeff Tucker Photo)   By Dylanne Petros and Jeff Tucker Record Staff...


    Fraud alleged in ENMU-R EMS program

    February 26, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Patrick P. Stewart, bureau chief of the Special Investigations Division of the New Mexico Office of the State Auditor, testifies at a disciplinary hearing Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. ENMU-R Emergency Medical Services instructors Ken...

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    Roach DUI case moved to district court

    February 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A drunken driving case against the former face of Roswell that had been set to go to trial this week in Chaves County Magistrate Court has been bumped up to Chaves County District Court. A hearing on a defense motion to suppress evidence against Renee L....


    NMMI ninja wanted on nationwide warrant

    February 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Butler   An arrest warrant has been issued for the former New Mexico Military Institute cadet who assaulted another cadet in a ninja-style attack on the NMMI campus in November. Chance Butler, 16, of Pampa, Texas, on Feb. 2 pleaded no contest in 5th...

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    Police video at issue in Roach DUI case

    February 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Video can also be seen on our Facebook page. click here The drunken driving case against Renee Roach, Roswell’s former public relations and marketing director, hangs in the balance as Roach’s attorneys are asking the judge to suppress all evidence from...

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    Martinez convicted of gas station shooting

    February 18, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Martinez   A Roswell man faces a possible 14-year prison sentence after a jury found him guilty last week of shooting a man at Roswell’s Chisum Travel Center in November 2013. The jury deliberated for about 4 hours Feb. 11, after hearing testimony for...

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    Former chair of DWI board charged with DWI crash

    February 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Gonzalez   A drunken driving case against a former New Mexico State Police captain who recently chaired the Chaves County DWI Planning Council appears to be a case few authorities care to touch given a slew of judicial recusals. Fifth Judicial District...


    Doggy Savior acquitted on all charges in pitbull attack

    February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Sammye S. LaFlar and her attorney, Gary Mitchell, leave the Chaves County Courthouse Friday after a jury found LaFlar not guilty of six charges in connection with a June dog mauling. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   The operator of a Roswell-based canine rescue...

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    ‘Doggy Savior’ on trial today

    February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A six-person jury was impanelled Thursday for the trial of the operator of a Roswell animal rescue group charged in connection with a dog mauling of a Roswell boy last summer. The trial for Sammye S. LaFlar, the operator of Doggy Saviors, is set to begin at...