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NM House approves PTSD bill

March 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state House of Representatives, Thursday, unanimously passed a bill that would create a program to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder using virtual reality therapy. Under House Bill 36, sponsored by Rep. Dianne Hamilton, R-Silver City, the program would be overseen by the Department of Veterans Services and held at the School of Social...

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Society receives unexpected donation

March 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Seven puppies of the 11 dogs abandoned outside the Roswell Humane Society that were found Tuesday morning after spending the night in 30-degree temperatures. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The Roswell Humane Society received a surprise, Tuesday, in the form of seven...

Officials investigate fire

March 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the New Mexico State Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the Wednesday’s fire that left two people dead. Deputy District Attorney Michael Murphy went to the residence in the 4900 block of...

Emergency Response at NMMI today

March 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute, the Roswell Police Department, the New Mexico State Police, Pecos Valley Communications Dispatch, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, Chaves County Office of Emergency Management, will conduct an Emergency Response Exercise...

Fatal fire

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters respond to a fatal fire at 4909 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wednesday morning. According to authorities, two victims were overcome by heavy smoke. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Roswell Tower survives, for now

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended its threat to close the Roswell Tower. Military and general avaition flights continued regular operations, Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Roswell International Air Center’s air traffic control tower will...

Tabled bill stays in committee

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An effort by a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives to bring a tabled driver’s license bill out of committee and onto the House floor failed Wednesday after a tie vote. Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, requested a “call of the house” for...

Jury acquits Terry Haley

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury acquitted Terry Haley on the charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and enticement of a child. The accusation stemmed from an incident that took place on Feb. 12, 2010, where Haley allegedly...

It could still snow, y’know

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Trees around town are beginning to bloom, Tuesday, as springtime approaches. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Panel tables license ID bill

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to table a bill sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, that would have required more identity verification of driver’s license applicants. SB521 would have required a Social Security number...