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Salinas guilty

January 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After deliberating four-and-a-half hours, the jury that heard the case of New Mexico vs Harvey Salinas found the defendant guilty on charges of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Arnulfo Villela Jr., and guilty on the charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm by a person under the age of 19. The charges stem [&hellip...

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Pearce addresses state Legislature

January 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce speaks to the a joint session of the state Legislature in Santa Fe, Thursday. (Philip Fischer Photo) Week 1 of the 51st legislative session closed Thursday after a day featuring a joint session with an address by Congressman Steve...

Judge Ralph D. Shamas dies

January 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ralph Shamas is sworn in as a judge for the 5th Judicial District at the Chaves County Courthouse in this June 17, 2005, file photo. Shamas died Thursday. He was 65. (Record File Photo) The Honorable Ralph D. Shamas, 65, died Thursday morning after a...

State Legislature gets under way

January 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After being sworn into the state Senate Tuesday, Sen. Cliff Pirtle (center right) stands on the Senate floor with, from left, brother Ryan Pirtle, father Randy Pirtle, brother Jack Pirtle and wife Aysia Pirtle. In all, Pirtle said 22 family members joined him...

Harvey Salinas murder trial Day 2

January 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The second day of the jury trial for Harvey Salinas began with a review of the crime scene investigation. Salinas is charged with second-degree murder for the July 6 shooting of Arnulfo Villela Jr. Crime Scene Technician Laverne Amir told the jury about...

Virgin Galactic wants informed consent

January 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Virgin Galactic representatives are touring New Mexico this month in an effort to rally citizens to support legislation they believe is critical to the future of Spaceport America. Liability laws in New Mexico do not protect spaceflight manufacturers and...

‘Mommy?’

January 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A newborn calf is startled from its sleep while being cleaned and groomed by its mother at Tom Visser Dairy, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Salinas murder trial begins

January 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The jury trial for Harvey Salinas, who is charged with second-degree murder, began under heightened security at 5th District Court on Tuesday. Salinas was 17 when 18-year-old Arnulfo Villela Jr. was shot and killed outside a residence at 826 E. Hendricks St.,...

51st Legislature begins

January 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

State legislators convened at the in Santa Fe Tuesday to begin the 51st legislative session, which is scheduled to run 60 days this year. In her State of the State address, Gov. Susana Martinez said the focus of the session should be on making New Mexico more...

Tim holds last meeting

January 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tim Jennings capped off his 34-year senatorial career Monday by presiding over his last committee hearing in the Roundhouse. In November, Jennings lost his longtime Roswell seat in a high-profile race against Cliff Pirtle. His final act in office saw him...