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State budget passes

March 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state House of Representatives voted 37-33 Wednesday to concur with the Senate’s $5.9 billion budget, which House Republicans and Gov. Susana Martinez oppose. House Republicans have issued a statement against the budget, saying it is flawed and lacks provisions that were in the House’s budget intended to improve the state’s education system,...

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Tonight last chance to glimpse comet

March 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Comet PAN-STARRS is seen in this 30-second time exposure over the western horizon and just above Mount Taylor, from Albuquerque, Tuesday. (AP Photo) Stargazers will get one last chance tonight to catch a glimpse of the bright Pan-STARRS comet, the first in a...

Kautz trial enters Day 2

March 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The jury in the trial of New Mexico versus Steffanie Kautz was treated to a short day, Wednesday, breaking just before lunch, pending the arrival of medical experts today. Kautz, 30, is charged with two counts abuse of a child, one of which resulted in death,...

Wanna be a weather watcher?

March 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Some might run for cover when the rain and wind start pelting them from above. But those involved with the Chaves County Skywarn club, especially Jim Tucker, waits all year for the experience. “I’ve always had an interest in it,” Tucker said. “It can...

RPD holds Loss Prevention meeting

March 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department held its monthly Loss Prevention meeting during the first week of March to discuss new trends in shoplifting. The March meeting was attended by three of four major retail outlets, Walmart, Target and Lawrence Brothers IGA. The...

RPD rules out Sedillo in Macks murder

March 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eric Sedillo, 20, has been eliminated from police inquiries about the slaying of Tony Macks, 48, in the 1600 block of South Mulberry Avenue on March 7. Originally, the Roswell Police Department listed James Stewart, 22, James Hobbs, 20 and Sedillo as persons...

Spring starts in a week

March 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe cadets line up for lunch at the ENMU-R Campus Union near late-winter blossoms, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

State Senate passes budget

March 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate unanimously passed Tuesday a $5.9 billion budget that must now go to the House of Representatives for concurrence. However, House Minority Whip Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, said in a statement the House Minority Caucus will not concur on...

Child abuse trial opens

March 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tuesday saw the first day of the jury trial of State of New Mexico versus Steffanie Kautz, 30, who is charged with abuse of a child resulting in death and abuse of a child without death or great bodily harm. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on...

State revokes Lawrence’s license

March 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Secretary of Education of the New Mexico Public Education Department revoked former teacher and Goddard High School coach David Lawrence’s license to teach. Lawrence was charged with criminal sexual contact, following a series of incidents that occurred...