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Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with [&hellip...

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Cheese first made at least 7,500 years ago

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This is a Jan. 14, 2006 file photo of a street vendor selling regional smoked cheese ‘oscypek ‘ in Zakopane, Poland. Little Miss Muffet could have been separating her curds and whey from the sixth millennium B.C., according to a new...

Ding-a-ling! Salvation Army tries for bell-ringing world record

December 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ryan Gass, one of eight Salvation Army bell-ringers nationwide attempting to set a new world record for continuous hand bell-ringing, begins his quest in front of Walgreens on North Main, Tuesday morning. Gass is shooting to break the record for 72 hours....

Pet owners can now go high-tech for their furry companions

December 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

For the pet that has everything, forget about funny hats, fuzzy reindeer antlers, balls for chasing or chewable toys, feather-tipped sticks or catnip mice that the furry feline can bat about. Now the pet owner can go high tech, for their computer-savvy canine...

Twelve’s the magic number for triplets

December 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

For various reasons, today’s date is significant to many people. But for a local set of triplets, 12/12/12 is special because it marks their 12th birthday. Estrella, Alma and Cielo Salinas are sixth-graders at Mesa Elementary School who like to play...

Aguirre gets 97 months

December 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A federal district judge on Tuesday in Las Cruces sentenced Rene Aguirre, 26, of Artesia, to 97 months of imprisonment. Aguirre pled guilty on July 26 to charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, carrying a firearm during a drug...

Man fatally shot during burglary

December 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Police and emergency personnel respond to a shooting at 1506 W. Third St. around 2 p.m., Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) A man was shot and killed, Tuesday afternoon, in a burglary that went horribly wrong. The Roswell Police Department responded to a shots...

Body of 88-year-old man found buried in yard

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police in Carlsbad say they have found the body of a missing 88-year-old man buried in pieces in a backyard. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/X7UHu5 ) police used a cadaver dog to find the body of Thomas Allumbaugh on...

Rio Arriba sheriff investigating double slaying

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Rio Arriba County are investigating a double slaying in the community of Hernandez. Sheriff’s spokesman Jake Arnold says two men were slain execution-style Monday evening. Arnold identified the victims as...

Border agents make marijuana bust in NM

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Agents working a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in southern New Mexico seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a weekend bust. Authorities say the drugs were found Sunday in four metal containers fabricated inside the gas tank...