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Leadership Roswell Alumni Association recognizes leaders

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Daniel Gonzales, Vernon Dyer and Barbara Gomez are the 2016 Leadership Roswell Alumni Association Award recipients (Submitted Photo). Several exceptional community leaders were recognized during the Leadership Roswell Alumni Association’s 19th annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday at New Mexico Military Institute. More than 100 people attended the event. The...

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Roswell High grad’s art earns full scholarship

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A promising artist is looking forward to a colorful future. Roswell High grad Dawndria Scherff, known to family and friends as Cholita, has received an eight-semester full scholarship to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, a value of more than $126,000...

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City slows for Villegas family funeral procession

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The five-hearse procession for the Villegas family — for mother Cynthia Villegas, 34, and her daughters, Yamilen, 14, Cynthia Janeth, 11, Abby, 7, and Ida, 3 — travels north on Main Street on Friday morning after their funeral Thursday night. The family...

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Roswell says goodbye to homicide victims

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

“We all come from God and we will all return to God,” Pastor Patricio Torras said Thursday in a crowded chapel on the south side of Roswell, where family members and friends said goodbye to loved ones, victims of Saturday’s quintuple homicide that...

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Blackhawk rides help say ‘thanks’ to NG employers

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

National Guard soldiers and civilian employers gather near a Blackhawk helicopter in anticipation of rides on the chopper as part of an employer-appreciation event held Thursday at the Roswell International Air Center and National Guard Armory. The helicopter...

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Preparing for Obama family visit

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A V-22 Osprey taxis along the Roswell International Air Center on Thursday in advance of President Barack Obama’s arrival on Air Force One today, in advance of the president’s afternoon trip to Carlsbad Caverns. A Secret Service and Marine Corps presence...

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Rape kit backlog meetings to be held

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state auditor’s office has announced a series of upcoming meetings regarding the state’s backlog on sexual assault evidence kits, commonly referred to as rape kits. Last year, over 5,000 untested kits were identified in New Mexico. The...

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Man accused of killing wife, children in custody of INTERPOL

June 16, 2016 • Local News, NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said Thursday that Juan David Villegas, the Roswell man accused in Saturday’s shooting deaths of his wife and four children, is now in the custody of INTERPOL in Hermosillo, located centrally in the...

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Roswell man killed in rollover crash

June 16, 2016 • Local News, NewsComments (0)

State police say a 19-year-old Roswell man was killed a single-vehicle rollover crash early Thursday on U.S. 380 east of Roswell. Daniel M. Rivera was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, according to reports. Police say Rivera sustained...

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Officials discuss tragedy of domestic violence

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Saturday at about 11:15 p.m., police were called to a home in the 2300 block of Davis Avenue where they discovered the bodies of five people. Cynthia Villegas, 34, and her four daughters, Yamilen, 14, Cynthia Janeth, 11, Abby, 7 and Ida, 3, had been...