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Law agencies arrest 36 in drug bust

December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A total of 36 people were arrested, Wednesday, by a multijurisdictional taskforce in what was called Operation Wrap-Up. It is the second operation of this kind in the past two years. Warrants were served on 30 people. An additional six were arrested. The operation still has six outstanding warrants to serve. “The vast majority have [&hellip...

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AWA fundraiser set for Saturday

December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

If you feel hungry Saturday morning, head over to Applebee’s on North Main Street for breakfast and to support the Animal Welfare Alliance. AWA volunteers will be serving meals of pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice at $5 a plate between 7 and 9 a.m....

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First Baptist Church brings back 118-year-old bell

December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Joyce McCollaum, a member of the First Baptist Church’s historical committee, stands with Pastor Dave Miller behind the 118-year-old cast-iron bell. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The First Baptist Church in downtown Roswell is preparing to ring-in Christmas...

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3 drive-by shootings take place in one night

December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department responded to three drive-by shootings, Tuesday night. Two occurred in the 300 block of East Bonney Street, around 7 p.m., after dispatch received several calls about shots fired. Witnesses reported hearing 10 to 15 shots, and one...

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The Compassionate Friends offers support for families grieving the death of a child

December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Those who face the loss of a child may struggle to find comfort during the grieving process. There is now a group in Roswell to support individuals and families of children who have died. Terri Werckman, who moved to the city in July, recently started a local...

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Tree of Hope brings cancer awareness

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students from All Saints Catholic School decorate the Tree of Hope at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Year after year, decade after decade, the Tree of Hope has encouraged children in Roswell to believe a cure for...

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Council approves veterans cemetery funding

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City councilors approved a $75,000 resolution to break ground on a veterans cemetery Tuesday night, against the advice of its city attorney after she was questioned if the action would violate public notice requirements of the state Open Meetings Act. The...

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Skandera fields questions, concerns about teacher evals

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Designate Hanna Skandera recently visited Roswell Independent School District headquarters to field questions and comments about the state’s new teacher evaluation system. More than 50 parents and educators...

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Animal Services advises winter pet care

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

As the temperatures prepare to plummet into the teens on Thursday, people need to prepare their pets for the cold weather. Animal Services supervisor Joseph Pacheco said preparations are basic common sense. Make sure the pet has adequate shelter. The standard...

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Man arrested for CSP

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department arrested Jonathan Rothchild, 68, on Monday on charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor under 6 years old. Rothchild was arraigned in Magistrate Court, Tuesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday on East Byrne Street. The...