‘It’s a hoax,’ says homeless man in video

May 1, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jeneva Martinez (left), a Roswell advocate for the homeless community, listens as Elwood Parkins explains Thursday how he was told to put a credit card reader close to the camera during a staged viral internet video. (Jared Tucker Photo)   You’ve probably seen it over your Facebook feed: The viral video of a homeless man [&hellip...

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Suspicious-death case to be closed based on autopsy findings

May 1, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Duer   The investigation into what had been considered a suspicious death that occurred in a Roswell home last November will be officially closed with no criminal charges filed against anyone following a determination by the state medical investigator...


CCSO: Missing persons case could be suspicious

May 1, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Raquel Rodriguez, left, and Abraham Jimenez. (Courtesy Photo)   The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what could be a missing persons case with suspicious circumstances. The missing persons are identified as Raquel Rodriguez, 54, and...


Road work on NM 409 to begin

May 1, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two will begin a project to improve nearly 7 miles of NM 409 (Bottomless Lakes Road) in Chaves County. The project is expected to improve pavement and improve shoulders along the route. Work will...


NTSB: Track switcher was aligned, locked to side track; Conductor of parked train would have key, investigators say

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Earl Weener addresses local media Wednesday afternoon at a news conference inside a local hotel.  (Jared Tucker Photo)   New details have emerged about the train crash near Midway on Tuesday that killed a...


Hot air balloons to take over Alien City this weekend

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Balloons take off at Cielo Grande Recreation Area during the 2014 Old Timers Balloon Rally. Below: A balloon is inflated at last year’s rally. (Timothy P. Howsare File Photos)   There’s nothing quite like looking up into a clear blue morning...


Four men charged with animal cruelty in connection to dairy farm abuse case

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Four men have been charged with cruelty to animals after an undercover investigation of the former Winchester Dairy LLC in Midway. (Submitted Photo)   Four men have been charged with cruelty to animals after an undercover investigation last year of a...


Roswell ‘ambassador’ McPherson dies at 93

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Leslie McPherson, pictured with his caregiver and dear friend Rosie Ginanni. (Courtesy Photo)   Perhaps the biggest supporter of the International Law Enforcement Academy-Roswell, also known for his ownership of an iconic Roswell store, died recently....


J.O.Y. Centers get boost

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Monica Duran, left, executive Director of Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers Inc., recently received a $2,550 donation check from Cindy Lewis of Comfort Keepers of Roswell, Artesia and Carlsbad. The check was the result of the community’s support of the Comfort...


Roswell Fire Department Call Log — April 27-29

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   April 27 • At 7:42 a.m., motor vehicle accident, South Union and West McGaffey Street. • At 7:50 a.m., medical call, 1500 block of South Sunset Avenue. •At 9:22 a.m.,...