Albuquerque mother held in death of 9-year-old son

December 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 38-year-old Albuquerque woman is being held in lieu of $100,000 cash bond in the death of her 9-year-old son. Synthia Varela-Casaus was arraigned Sunday. She’s charged with child abuse resulting in death. Police have not released his name. A criminal complaint says Varela-Casaus told police she kicked the boy in [&hellip...

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Vegas’ New Year’s Eve about big names, big bashes

December 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Bruno Mars performs during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York. Las Vegas is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display...

Colorado school shooter entered through open door

December 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson speaks during a news conference at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, where officials discussed the Dec. 13, school shooting at Arapahoe High School. Karl...

911 caller describes fatal bank robbery in Phoenix

December 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Stauffer Presser, center, reacts on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, as FBI Special Agent in Charge Danile McMullen announces they believe the bank robber who killed her husband, Sgt. Gale Stuaffer on Monday, was killed attempting another bank robbery in Phoniex,...

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Veterans cemetery dedicated in Roswell

December 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After years of struggle, it took the strong will of local veterans, officials and community businesses to provide Roswell with its own official cemetery to honor its service men and women. U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Robert Jensen stood in the bitter cold...


Roswell man dies in vehicle collision

December 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell man, Kevin Avery, 37, died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed into a car that was turning onto Main Street. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of North Main and 12th streets. The driver told officials she was leaving...


Shooting after minor car accident

December 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Officers with the Roswell Police Department responded to the 300 block of South Delaware Avenue in reference to a shooting around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. RPD Public Information Liaison Sabrina Morales said the female victim, who was travelling southbound on...

Police say child who died was abused in the past

December 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s child welfare agency had an Albuquerque family on its radar because of child abuse allegations before a 9-year-old boy was found dead at their home Friday, investigators say. Police said the boy had suffered...

Rio Rancho police rule suspicious death a homicide

December 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The death of a man whose body was found on a busy highway in Rio Rancho has been ruled a homicide. Rio Rancho police say 23-year-old Andrew Anderson died as a result of injuries suffered during a dispute. The cause of death and the...

NM’s land commissioner wants to buy federal land

December 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s land commissioner wants to buy some federal land on behalf of the state in hopes that the property could generate revenue for state trust lands that help fund public schools and other institutions. The Santa Fe New...