Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 18-19

December 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Dec. 18 • At 9:05 a.m., illegal burning, 1200 block of West 13th Street. • At 10:05 a.m., motor vehicle accident, East Second Street and North Atkinson Avenue. • At 12:52 p.m., public assist, 800 block of West Albuquerque Street. • At [&hellip...

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Bike bonanza

December 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Members of the management and staff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 501 N. Main St., prepare to take 10 bicycles across the street to the Chaves County CASA office Friday afternoon. The firm donated the new bikes to help with the annual CASA Kids...


Toy time at Roswell Mall

December 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Earle, left, and Sgt. Chad Fischlein of the Marine Corps greeted children who had registered for the Toys for Tots program. Distribution was held Saturday in one of the big rooms at the Roswell Mall. Every family got one board game and each...

Santa Fe to spend $8M on new water meter system

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials plan to spend more than $8 million overhauling its water meter reading system. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( that the city’s Water Division will replace 34,000 water meters as well as...

Police union challenges reform deal with feds

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The union representing Albuquerque police officers is challenging a settlement between the city and the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul police procedures, saying the deal undermines its own agreement. The Albuquerque Police...

New Mexico to check ballots in Colfax County

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office is seeking a judge’s permission to investigate how initial election returns from one county were grossly miscalculated. The Albuquerque Journal reported (

Albuquerque waiter won’t be tried in drugging case

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of drugging a woman nearly four years ago while he was waiting tables at an Albuquerque restaurant is no longer facing charges. KRQE-TV reports ( that a Sandoval County judge dismissed the case...

Police ID 2 killed in head-on crash near San Ysidro

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SAN YSIDRO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified the driver and passenger killed in a crash on U.S. 550 in Sandoval County after a pursuit by law enforcement was called off. New Mexico State Police said Friday that 30-year-old Barbara M. Arriola and...

UTEP cheerleading coach arrested for DWI

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a cheerleading coach for the University of Texas-El Paso was arrested for driving while intoxicated the day before the team’s New Mexico Bowl match-up. KOB-TV reports ( that court records...

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

December 20, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

In this image taken from video and provided by the Riverdale, N.J. Police Department, Brian Chellis, 23, of Cedar Grove, N.J. talks with a Riverdale police officer after being found passed out in a car early Dec. 20, 2014. Police say that they found the man,...