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Bean-bagged RPD officer sentenced to probation

May 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Woman’s attorney said she was not a threat to police A former Roswell police officer subdued with beanbags after an armed standoff with police in December has pleaded no contest to charges of negligent use of a deadly weapon. Valerie R. Palombi, 24, an off-duty Roswell Police Department officer at the time of the Dec. [&hellip...

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Counties bear burden of state prisoners

May 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

As Chaves County struggles with another difficult fiscal year, a longstanding funding problem involving detention of state prisoners rears its head. A 2007 law requires the state to provide $5 million annually to reimburse counties when state prisoners are...

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Candidates to speak at LULAC convention

May 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Education and Common Core, civil rights, the role of Latinos in U.S. history, health coverage and a forum featuring New Mexico elected officials and candidates are among the sessions to occur during a three-day state convention of the New Mexico League of...

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Dance group helps nursing homes

May 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Rac-A-Taps dance group entertained three local nursing homes during Nursing Home Week, May 8-15. These ladies perform twice a year for nursing homes. Pictured are, front row from left, Pat Clarke, Pat Carpenter, Choreographer Linda Weathers, Gloria...

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Senior Olympics recruiting volunteers

May 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Submitted The New Mexico Senior Olympics is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Summer Games in Roswell. This is a qualifying year for the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The 38th annual New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games is scheduled for...

The Latest: G-7 leaders weigh in on Asian maritime disputes

May 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

European Council President Donald Tusk, second left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second right, gather to participate in a G-7 Working Session in Shima, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016, during the G-7 Summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool) ISE, Japan...

Brazil police hunt for more than 30 suspects in gang rape

May 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they are hunting for more than 30 men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a 16-year-old over the weekend. The attackers posted pictures and videos of the assault on the unconscious teenager on Twitter....

Elderly elephant named in petition drive dies in Tokyo zoo

May 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, Marian Hara, right, dances and gestures until Hanako the elephant raises her trunk and comes close to the edge of its pen at Inokashira Park Zoo on the outskirts of Tokyo. The elderly elephant that set off a petition drive to...

The Latest: New Mexico tribe makes plea to French people

May 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a planned auction of sacred Native American items in France (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The leader of a Native American community in New Mexico is pleading with the French people to stand with his tribe in its fight...

First lady tells Native American grads to live their values

May 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

First lady Michelle Obama, left, listens as Santa Fe Indian School students prepare to present her a blanket for delivering the commencement address for their graduation on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Santa Fe, N.M. Obama told graduates to take pride in their...