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Lawrence trial, Day 2

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (3)

Wednesday was second and final day of state’s witnesses in the case of State of New Mexico versus David Lawrence. The former Goddard High School coach is facing charges of criminal sexual contact with a 17-year-old student. GHS Principal Andrew Sweet outlined the appropriate procedures for a teacher if a student makes advances toward a [&hellip...

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Look out, DC, here we come!

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The city has called in reinforcement in the form of the state’s congressional delegates to aid in its appeal of the 2010 Census population and housing data. The 2010 Census revealed the city’s official population count as 48,366, just three percent short...

Donald Wenner explains aortic aneurysm repair

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

There are only a handful of New Mexico doctors who can perform the newest procedure to repair a silent yet deadly condition. One resides in Roswell. Donald Wenner, chief of surgery at Lovelace Regional Hospital, is the only physician in southeast New Mexico...

Feds arrest Barela for firearm possession

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Xavier Barela, 36, now faces federal charges as felon in possession of a firearm. The Roswell Police Department arrested Barela on the weekend of April 21, following a traffic stop. When he was pulled over, Barela tossed a gun to the passenger. A search...

ENMU-R, Sacred Power, Xcel Energy commission carport

May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co., speaks to attendees at the commissioning ceremony for a new solar carport on the ENMU-Roswell campus as Dr. John Madden, ENMU-R president, listens. Julia Bergman Photo On one of the cloudiest...

‘Who put that hole there?’

May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A Nature’s Dairy delivery truck sinks into the pavement Tuesday morning near the former Alco Store, 900 W. Hobbs St. Dale Juarez, driver, said he was driving in the area after making a delivery when suddenly the left rear tires fell into an unmarked hole....

Lawrence jury trial under way

May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (6)

The jury trial for David Lawrence, former Goddard high School coach, started Tuesday. Lawrence is charged with criminal sexual contact after allegations of sexual misconduct with a student on Feb. 4, 2011. In her opening statement, Assistant District Attorney...

Dexter council OK’s shaky audit

May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Town of Dexter faced and consequently approved its audit for the 2011 fiscal year, Tuesday, which includes findings of alleged fraudulent use of taxpayer’s money for personal use and discloses instances of noncompliance. The Dexter Council approved the...

Watch out here we come!!!

May 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Kindergartners at Washington Avenue Elementary students ‘drive’ their homemade vehicles through the halls during the annual Transportation Parade, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Ruidoso man arrested for alleged assault

May 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Bureau of Indian Affairs Police arrested Kenneth Kaulay, 40, on unrelated charges, Monday. He was taken to the Lincoln County Detention Center where the Ruidoso Police served an arrest warrant on charges of criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping,...