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Arias trial Day 3

May 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wednesday, the third day of the trial the State of New Mexico versus Jose Arias, dealt primarily with forensic evidence. Arias is charged with the May 20, 2011, shooting that resulted in the death of his wife Victoria Velasquez-Arias. Prosecutor Debra Hutchins played the 911 call made by Arias. Director of 911 Dispatch Tracy Laney [&hellip...

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Locals chip in to aid in Okla. tornado relief

May 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, many locals chipped in Wednesday to pull together water, food, clothes and other essentials to help out the thousands who lost everything. “It crossed my mind: I’m self-employed, and I want to go help, and I’m...

Oil, gas lease sale raises $4.7M

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico State Land Office’s monthly Oil and Gas Lease Sale, held Tuesday at the Daniels Leadership Center on the New Mexico Military Institute campus, raised $4.7 million for the state’s public schools, universities, and hospitals. State Land...

Kintigh addresses C of C on violence

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Chamber of Commerce hosted a talk about the Effects of Violence on the Community, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Former State Representative and FBI agent Dennis Kintigh spoke. “My intentions are to encourage discussion and critical debate in the...

Arias murder trial under way

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Tuesday, the prosecution and the defense gave opening statements in the case of New Mexico versus Jose Arias. Assistant District Attorney Debra Hutchins said, “Two years ago yesterday, Victoria Velasquez died of a gunshot wound. … She was 22. She...

Subway downtown

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A crew from Signs by Corbell install signage for the new Subway at the corner of Second and Main in downtown Roswell, Monday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Manuel Otero’s ‘Say no’ essay draws great praise

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Proud friends and family applauded loudly for the 11-year-old as he received one prestigious award after another Tuesday morning, already proving he will influence the people around him as he aims to make the most of his life. Among 18 other awards...

Xcel workers head for Okla. twister site

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Close to 50 Xcel Energy workers from New Mexico and Texas left for Oklahoma Tuesday to help restore power in storm-damaged areas. Workers will join 29 transmission line personnel members the company sent to Oklahoma earlier this week. Transmission workers...

Larry the Cable Guy does Roswell in tonight’s show

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Comedian and reality TV star Larry the Cable Guy will unveil his take on Roswell’s UFO culture tonight during his show, “Only In America.” Taped in December, Larry’s crew visited the city’s International UFO Research Center, spoke to an abduction...

Trial defense witness killed

May 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell police officers responded to Pecan Place, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday in reference to a shots fired call. Upon arrival the police found the body of Juan Gonzales, 26, who had passed away from gunshot wounds. Gonzales, also known as Pun, was a defense...