Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

February 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Iraqi artists held an exhibition on antiquities a day after Islamic State militants posted an online video showing them smashing rare ancient artifacts in a museum, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town...

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McTeachers’ night at Mickey D’s

February 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Would you like some fries with that math lesson? Teachers from Pecos Elementary School worked behind the counter of the McDonald’s on South Main Street Thursday to raise money for their school. Pecos had 34 staff working the various stations at...


Dispose of unwanted items for free in March

February 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

As action movie actor Steven Seagal would say, it’s time to take out the trash. Each Saturday during March, Roswell residents will be able to dispose of unwanted items for free at different locations around town. Normally, items would have to be disposed at...


Snow removal

February 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

On summer mornings, workers at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center probably sweep those pesky goat’s head burrs off the sidewalks. But Friday morning they were shoveling the snow that blanketed the county during the night. Cold temperatures are...


Animal cruelty leads to discovery of fugitive

February 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

Andrews   Rivera A routine and unrelated traffic stop put a police officer in a position recently to witness a man kick a puppy, which led officers to the nearby house where the man was living with a woman who turned out to be wanted on a criminal...


DWI arrests in Chaves County Feb. 26

February 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...


Fire Department Call Log — Feb. 25-26

February 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Feb. 25 • At 9:40 a.m., medical call, 2700 block of Gaye Drive. • At 9:49 a.m., medical call, 400 block of Birch Avenue. • At 11:02 a.m., medical call, 200 block of...

Albuquerque police: Homeowner fatally shoots intruder

February 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a homeowner has fatally shot an intruder during a home invasion. Police say the shooting occurred Thursday morning at a home on the 1100 block of Stutz Northeast. They say homeowner was awoken by a noise in...

Bill to keep New Mexico on daylight saving time advances

February 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate committee has passed a bill that would keep New Mexicans from springing forward and falling back every year when it’s time to adjust clocks. The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-1 Thursday to advance Sen. Cliff...

New Mexico Senate panel punts on stream commission bill

February 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Supporters of a measure that would limit the authority of a powerful water commission and require more transparency surrounding its actions decided Thursday to go back to the drawing board. After an hour-long debate, the...