Governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

Hawaii Gov. David Ige answers questions during a hearing in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers want to learn the circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent over the weekend that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack.(AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard’s top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn’t tell the public until 15 minutes later.

Baltimore police leader fired after record year in homicides

Mayor Catherine Pugh listens as new Baltimore police commissioner Darryl DeSousa makes remarks at City Hall during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 in Baltimore. Following a record year in homicides, Pugh fired Kevin Davis' the city's police commissioner, saying a change in leadership was needed to reduce crime more quickly. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Deputy Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has steadily risen through the ranks during a 30-year career with Baltimore’s police department, will take the helm of the force in a city struggling with a feverish pace of killings.

Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo discusses the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting during a news conference at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Las Vegas. Lombardo released a preliminary report on the investigation of the shooting that became the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday.

New Mexico considers switch to redistricting commission

Senate majority leader Peter Wirth addresses the Senate chambers on the first day of the New Mexico Legislature at the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Juan Labreche)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new effort is underway to hand over New Mexico’s post-2020 redistricting process to an independent commission in a push to make Statehouse races more competitive.

New Mexico lawmakers move to form Hispanic Caucus

In this March, 10, 2015, file photo, state Sen. Jacob R. Candelaria speaks during the Senate Public Affairs Committee at the state Capital in Santa Fe, N.M. State lawmakers in New Mexico have formed a bipartisan Legislative Hispanic Caucus amid declining Latino leadership numbers in the state House and Senate. Candelaria submitted a letter Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, to the New Mexico Senate seeking recognition of the caucus in a state with the highest percentage of Hispanic residents in the nation. (Luke E. Montavon/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, File)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State senators in New Mexico are moving to create a bipartisan Legislative Hispanic Caucus amid declining Latino leadership numbers.

Weather service: Hazardous conditions expected from storm


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters say a storm this weekend may cause difficult to severe driving conditions in northern and western New Mexico and severe to damaging winds in other parts of the state.

Street accident attributed to 18-year-old’s inattentiveness

An RPD officer stands outside his vehicle, blocking traffic.

A crash report from the Roswell Police Department details the two-vehicle accident on Second Street from Thursday was caused by a young driver failing to stop at a red light.

Parties reach agreement in New Mexico rate case


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility and other parties are throwing their support behind a rate increase proposal adopted by state regulators.

Albuquerque district settles suit with former employee


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public Schools will pay $800,000 to its former chief financial officer to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed the former superintendent placed him on paid leave for questioning district audits.

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is ‘heart of the church’

Indigenous representatives listen to Pope Francis in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Standing with thousands of indigenous Peruvians, Francis declared the Amazon the "heart of the church" and called for a three-fold defense of its life, land and cultures. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — From deep in the scorching Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis demanded Friday that corporations stop their relentless extraction of timber, gas and gold from God’s “holy ground,” and called on governments to recognize the indigenous peoples living there as the primary forces in determining its future.

Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

An Indian border security vehicle rescues civilians injured following shelling from the Pakistan side of the border, in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19, 2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day Friday.

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on ‘Peyton Place,’ has died

This March 27, 1957, file photo shows Best supporting Oscar winners Dorothy Malone and Anthony Quinn posing at the Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap "Peyton Place," has died. Her daughter Mimi Vanderstraaten says Malone died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, from natural causes in her hometown of Dallas. She was 93. (AP Photo, File)

DALLAS (AP) — Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap “Peyton Place,” died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93.

Color galore in Paris as menswear gets bold

A model wears a creation for Maison Margiela men's Fall-Winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday, Jan.19, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — There was color galore at Paris menswear shows Friday, with John Galliano channeling the hues of the rainbow for Maison Margiela and Cerutti 1881 featuring flashes of gold. The Alexander McQueen fashion house mixed in flashes of red to an otherwise dark display of menswear.

US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

In this March 3, 2011 =, file photo, boneless pork loins sit waiting to be packaged at a grocery store in Des Moines, Iowa. Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices but critics say could imperil food safety. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices but critics say could imperil food safety.

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, a clerk reaches to a shelf to pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse, in New York. Amazon says it is boosting the price of its monthly Prime membership fees for new and existing members by nearly 20 percent. The online retailer says its annual membership fee of $99 will not change. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.

Facebook to emphasize ‘trustworthy’ news via user surveys

This Nov. 9, 2017, file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meeting with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators during a round-table discussion at Cortex Innovation Community technology hub in St. Louis. Facebook is announcing its second major tweak to its algorithm this month, saying it will prioritize news based on users’ votes. The company said in a blog post and Facebook post from Zuckerberg Friday, jan. 19, 2018, that it will survey users about how familiar they are with a news source and if they trust it. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys.

Off-highway vehicles take the streets; Approved ordinance states vehicles must have appropriate modifications


On Jan. 11 City Council approved the proposed ordinance allowing off-highway vehicles to operate on paved city streets.

Artesia reports the end of an epoch

Members of United States Border Patrol Academy Class 1083 make the walk during recent graduation exercises at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia. They were the last class to graduate from the 66-day academy. Future classes will be going through 117 days of training. (Submitted Photo)

ARTESIA — The United States Border Patrol Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center reports an era has ended for them.

Police Blotter


The following reports are from the Roswell Police Department and are available at All people arrested or cited are presumed innocent.

Police, firefighters respond to Second Street accident 

An 18-year-old man wearing sunglasses stands next to his vehicle after the two-vehicle accident at the corner of West Second Street and North Lea Avenue Thursday afternoon. Police said the incident was caused by the man running a red light.

A person involved in a two-vehicle accident was sent to a local hospital by ambulance late Thursday afternoon.


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