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  • Roswell man dead after high-speed chase

    October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A high-speed chase ended in the death of a Roswell man, Robert Vigil, 28. The chase began around 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, on North Atkinson Avenue near the intersection of Country Club Road, when the Roswell Police Department received a call about a man driving...

  • SMART/PSN meets

    October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell-Chaves County SMART/PSN held a strategic planning meeting, at the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday afternoon. SMART is an acronym for State, Metropolitan Area, Rural and Tribal, while PSN stands for Project Safe Neighborhoods. The...

  • Moore tapped for US Attorney’s Office

    October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    District Attorney for the 5th District Janetta Hicks and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced, Wednesday, that Assistant District Attorney Donald F. Moore Jr., has been appointed to serve as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hicks said...

  • 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...