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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 May 3, 2011, in the 1200 [&hellip...

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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...

Pipe bomb found, detonated in residential neighborhood

March 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

State bomb experts detonated a pipe bomb discovered in a residential neighborhood Friday night. A resident found what looked like an explosive pipe near the corner of Lusk Drive and Washington Avenue and called Roswell Police Department’s emergency dispatch...

Pickup truck driver dies from injuries

March 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State Police said Tuesday the driver of a pickup truck involved in a two-vehicle crash with a tractor trailer Monday has died from injuries sustained. Police responded Monday to an accident at the intersection of US 380 and Red Bridge Road. The...

Animal permit on City Council agenda

March 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council will hold a public hearing during its monthly meeting Thursday, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave., regarding a proposed ordinance that is an effort to regulate the selling and breeding of cats and dogs. Ordinance No. 13-06 would amend...

Accident claims dog’s life

March 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police and firefighters responded to a traffic collision Monday between a pick-up truck and an 18-wheel semi at the intersection of Red Bridge Road and East US 380. Both drivers had worn their seatbelts and survived the crash. The driver of the pick-up truck,...

Names of fire victims released by SO

March 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the two victims who died in a fire last week as Raymond Steve Smith, 39, and his wife Sunny (Parker) Smith, 34. The fire occurred Wednesday morning at a residence in the 4900 block of South...

Man arrested on molestation charges

March 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department greeted Victor Valdivia-Padilla, 47, Saturday when he arrived at the Roswell bus station from Mexico regarding a case that dates back to 2005. Following the police interview on Saturday, Padilla was arrested on three counts of...

Murder suspect arrested

March 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police Department arrested Raymond Hobbs, 20, on charges of second degree murder for the shooting death of Tony Macks, 48. The victim was found in the alley along the 1600 block of South Mulberry Avenue. The homicide occurred a little before midnight...

Schools might be aided by new bills

March 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

With the state Legislature scheduled to wrap up this week, there has been a flurry of activity at the Roundhouse. Here’s a brief look at some of the bills passed over the weekend: Friday, the Senate passed SB 464, sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs,...