Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight

January 30, 2015 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Tami Bradley hugs her daughter, Savannah, moments after watching her husband, The Two Eagles balloon pilot Troy Bradley, and fellow pilot Leonid Tiukhtyaev surpass a gas ballooning distance record on a giant screen inside the mission control room in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Bradley and Tiukhtyaev were crossing on The Two Eagles...

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Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

January 30, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Robert Ladd. Ladd, scheduled to die Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, came within nine hours of execution in 2003 for the slaying of a 38-year-old Vickie Ann Garner, when a federal...

APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide

January 30, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 30, 2003, file photo, Dan Lafferty poses for a photograph, at Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. A Utah couple who overdosed on drugs along with their three children was obsessed with Lafferty, a murderer who sees himself as a...


Bountiful bowls

January 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bill Moffitt Photos Above: Aria Finch and Konsuela Carpenter place finished bowls into a kiln. Finch, ceramics manager at the Roswell Museum and Arts Center, is leading students in her ceramics class to make 1,000 handmade soup bowls for the Soup N’ Bowl...


RISD secretary being challenged for Position 2

January 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Waldrip   Smith Two candidates are up for Position 2 on the Roswell Independent School District school board. James W. Waldrip, current board secretary, has been on the board since 2003. He is being challenged by Carey D. Smith. The winner of the race...


Teel challenges Jackson for District 5 in Lake Arthur school board race

January 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jackson   Noreen Teel is challenging Carrie A. Jackson for her District 5 seat on the Lake Arthur Municipal Schools school board.  The election will be held Feb. 3, and voters may cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Daily Record asked the candidates...


Council OKs film festival funding

January 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Funding for the Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon was approved unanimously Thursday night by the City Council during a special meeting. The councilors approved a Lodger’s Tax request for $51,000 in funding for the fifth annual film festival and Sci-Fi...


Assailant in garden shear, machete attacks pleads no contest; faces up to 20 years

January 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Singleton   A Roswell man who authorities said tried to decapitate a man with garden shears one day and stabbed a different man in the neck with a machete the following day has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and other charges. Elias...


One charge against Caraveo dropped

January 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Caraveo   One of three charges against Jonathan Caraveo, the 27-year-old Artesia man accused of causing a violent three-vehicle collision at North Main Street on Jan. 6, has been dropped, according to court documents filed Jan. 15 in Chaves County...


Fire Department Call Log Jan. 28-29

January 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 28 • At 8:21 a.m., medical call, 1300 block of West Country Club Road. • At 8:59 a.m., medical call, 400 block of West College Boulevard. • At 11:29 a.m., public...