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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • Family argument turns violent

    October 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A family argument turned into a shoot-out, Wednesday, in the 700 block of South Cedar Avenue. “Around 8:30 this morning, we received a phone call about some kind of an altercation that resulted in shots fired,” said Roswell Police spokesman Officer Travis...

  • Police still busy after sting raid

    October 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Law enforcement continues the mop-up after a massive sting operation that occurred on Sept. 22. The original raids resulted in 67 people being arrested on charges of drug trafficking. A total of 84 warrants were issued before the Sept. 22 sting, 57 warrants...

  • Herrera, guilty of second- degree murder

    October 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The jury delivered a guilty of second- degree murder verdict against Israel Herrera, 22, Friday, after three hours of deliberation. Herrera was charged with felony murder after the Nov. 22, homicide of Stephen Foster, 25. The shooting took place after Foster...

  • The state rests its case on Herrera

    September 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The State rested its case against Israel Herrera, Thursday, after receiving the testimony of two expert witnesses. Herrera is charged with felony murder after the Nov. 22, 2010, shooting of Stephen Foster, 25. Steven P. Guerra, ballistic expert for the...

  • Testimony continues in Herrera trial

    September 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The prosecution continued to present evidence Wednesday in the State of New Mexico versus Israel Herrera. Herrera is accused of felony homicide for the Nov. 22, 2010, shooting of Stephen Foster, 25. Eyewitness Tina Rodriguez (Herrera) told about the events of...

  • Five-foot iguana on the loose

    September 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    One Roswell family is desperately seeking the newest addition to the family, a 5-foot iguana named Izzy. “We just bought him,” said Melissa Atkinson. Izzy made his escape around 1:30 p.m. Monday as Atkinson was getting wood to build a new and more...

  • Herrera trial begins

    September 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Day one in the State of New Mexico versus Israel Herrera began State’s evidence, Tuesday. After jury selection, Judge Charles Currier outlined the charges, felony murder and tampering with evidence, following the shooting death of Stephen Foster, 25. In...

  • Stevenson graduates from FBI academy program

    September 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department announced, Monday, that Commander Alan Stevenson graduated from the 246th Session of the FBI National Academy Program, Quantico, Virginia, on Sept. 16. Chief Al Solis expressed his pride in Stevenson’s accomplishment. Stevenson...

  • Police invade wrong house

    September 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

    One Roswell family received a shock Friday evening when officials attempted to raid their home. The couple, Nancy and Orlando Parker, had just moved into this particular residence on July 15. Wife Nancy said, “They were ready to shoot.” The incident...

  • Economy picking up

    September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Certain economic indicators suggest that Roswell’s economy is slowly picking up. One of the indicators is the housing market. Dan Coleman, president of Roswell’s Association of Realtors said, “It’s not as rosy as it was a couple of years ago, but...