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Mo. bishop convicted for failing to report priest

September 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph appears in court during in a bench trial Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Mo. Following a short non-jury trial, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John Torrence convicted Finn of one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspicions of [&hellip...

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Bitter Lake bloomers

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Visitors to this year’s Dragonfly Festival will be treated to a colorful display of blooming sunflowers at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Mark Wilson Photo...

The Salvation Army ‘picks up the pieces’

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. With a mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human...

Mathis tells Desk & Derrick there’s ‘no replacement for oil’

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Filmmaker Mark Mathis hands Judy Stubbs a business card prior to his speech at the Civic Center, Wednesday. Noah Vernau Photo The Desk & Derrick Club of Roswell held its 60th annual industry appreciation banquet at the Civic Center, Wednesday, welcoming...

New hotel going up

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Construction workers on the site of the new Marriott Towne Place Suites, Wednesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo...

Animal cruelty calls peak in summer

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Animal cruelty cases have made the news. Two of the worst incidents occurred in the county during August. Luis Baltazar, 47, was arrested and charged with extreme animal cruelty after neighbors reported their suspicions to the Chaves County Sheriff’s...

Albuquerque Ponzi schemer sentenced to 12 years

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Thus undated photo provided by Doug Aurand shows the 6,800-square-foot mansion where alleged Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan lived alone in luxury from 2006 to earlier this year. Federal prosecutors have reneged on two key terms of a plea deal for Ponzi schemer...

Photo of man shot by NM police draws fire

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state police officer is under investigation for taking a cellphone photo of a man shot and killed by fellow officers, and then sharing the picture with others, the state police announced. New Mexico State Police Chief...

Ski Apache to open with 3 new chair lifts

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — Ski Apache at the Lincoln National Forest will open with three new chairlifts. KTSM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RELQRj) that the lifts are part of $15 million in improvements by the Mescalero Apache Tribe and should be ready to go by...

Carlsbad police on hunt for cat killer

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The mysterious deaths of felines with the same injuries are drawing the attention of Carlsbad police. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/Q0AXsq) that the police found this week the body of a third cat at Bryan Circle...