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Roswell racetrack gets zoning green flag

August 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell zoning board approved a permit request Tuesday night allowing the operation of a dirt track for motorsports events, with several stipulations to mitigate noise, dust and other concerns raised by neighbors in the east-central area of the city. The city’s Planning & Zoning Commission voted 4-0 to allow stock car racing and other [&hellip...

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RISD meets vacant seat applicants for

August 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Through a sudden torrential downpour Tuesday evening, the remaining members of the Roswell Independent School District’s board of education met during a special session in the Administrative Educational Service Center’s library to interview...

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Recent DWI arrests in Chaves County

August 23, 2016 • 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...

Police: 3 children, man die in Chicago apartment fire

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Chicago firefighters battle an apartment fire in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood early on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set killed multiple people...

Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Martin Blackwell looks on during his trial in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Blackwell is accused of pouring boiling water on his girlfriend’s gay son and his friend as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — In a vicious, premeditated...

Posting could elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face. Two days before the fatal shooting, 21-year-old Zachary Dale Penton posted a...

Budget crunch being felt by New Mexico jurors

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico jurors and court interpreters are the latest group to feel the pinch of a budget crunch that has all of state government tightening its belt. A fund that pays jurors and interpreters has been struggling for several years...

Officials: Mine spill didn’t affect NM county drinking water

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say the massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado last year did not impact the quality of drinking water for most residents in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

Las Cruces police chief says fatal shooting was justified

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces police chief is defending officers who fatally shot a robbery suspect, saying the suspect forced them to use deadly force. “When he lunged at the officers, they were forced to use deadly force,” said Police...

Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street. The filming in downtown Albuquerque Sunday triggered a long...