Band co-founder and producer Mike Shinoda said on Twitter he was “shocked and saddened.”
Bennington was married to his second wife, Talinda, and is survived by six children.
Band co-founder and producer Mike Shinoda said on Twitter he was “shocked and saddened.”
Bennington was married to his second wife, Talinda, and is survived by six children.
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks returned to the scene of an old obsession by casting aside regular daytime programming Thursday to cover O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada on an armed robbery conviction.
When Simpson put down his head, raised it with a smile and said “thank you” after he was granted freedom following nine years in prison, comparisons to his acquittal for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman proved irresistible for many watching.
NBC’s Lester Holt said it was “a reaction not unlike one we saw in a Los Angeles courtroom in 1995.”
ABC, CBS and NBC, news networks CNN, Fox News Channel, HLN and MSNBC, and even ESPN and CNBC showed the parole board hearing live. For the broadcasters, it meant pausing soap operas and talk shows. For the news networks, it meant a brief respite from coverage of President Donald Trump. All were chasing the ratings achieved by the long-running coverage of Simpson’s murder trial more than two decades ago.
Commentators offered harsh assessments of the odd spectacle that NBC’s Savannah Guthrie dubbed “the parole hearing of the century.”
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, author of “The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, said the hearing was “an absolute disgrace.”
“Seeing this just reinforces the belief that he is a deeply delusional and self-obsessed narcissist and good luck to America when he is let out,” Toobin said.
Enhancing the sense of a television time warp, Toobin and a fellow CNN commentator, Avena Martin, engaged in a heated argument about Simpson’s guilt or innocence in the murder of his wife.
While most of the networks let the hearing play out onscreen, ABC commentators injected their opinions. George Stephanopoulos said that Simpson’s daughter, Arnelle, was more effective in five minutes of testimony than her father was in a half hour. Analyst Dan Abrams was incredulous about a letter that Simpson’s lawyer read. “This is absurd,” he said.
Analyst Rikki Kleinman on CBS said Simpson needed to show remorse and instead seemed ornery at times. She and ABC’s Deborah Roberts were incredulous that Simpson seemed intent on relitigating his robbery conviction.
Nonetheless, Abrams said the decision to grant Simpson parole was not a surprise, given the parameters set by the board, even if many Americans hoped that the 1994 murder case would be a factor. The board was determining whether Simpson had been sufficiently punished for trying to steal sports collectibles in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Social media offered the biggest contrast to the coverage from 1995. Quotes from Simpson’s hearing spread on Twitter, making it instantly apparent which lines were sticking in viewers’ heads. “I’ve basically lived a conflict-free life,” was one Simpson line widely quote, as was “I’m not a guy who lived a criminal life.”
“You don’t have to be extremely attentive to realize this is not an accurate reflection of his life,” Toobin said.
ESPN’s award-winning documentary, “O.J.: Made in America” and the FX miniseries, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” revived public interest in the case and, with ESPN, likely played a part in that network’s decision to televise the parole hearing live. Comedian W. Kamau Bell at one point tweeted that it felt like he was watching unedited footage from “Made in America.”
Hours before the parole hearing, the A&E Network announced it was making a two-hour movie, to be televised in October, about Simpson’s armed robbery case.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa.
The announcement Thursday sent shares of Sears soaring almost 11 percent. The tie-up with the internet behemoth could give shares of the storied retailer one of its biggest one-day percentage gains ever.
Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands.
“The launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.,” Sears Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said in a company release.
Sears has struggled with weak sales for years, and announced more store closings earlier this month, partly due to the emergence of Amazon.com and other internet operators. It said in March that there was “substantial doubt” it could continue as a business after years of bleeding money.
Neil Saunders, managing director of research firm GlobalData Retail, said it’s a win for Sears, putting its products where customers are shopping.
Sales at existing Sears stores, a key measure of a retailer’s health, have been in rapid retreat for years.
“Other channels and routes to market are needed,” Saunders said.
Many saw the agreement with Amazon.com as a lifeline for Sears, with the volume of trading company shares enormous on Thursday.
And the law of action-reaction is almost always visible when Amazon.com is in the mix.
Shares of other major retailers that sell appliances, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe’s, fell between 4 percent and 6 percent.
The agreement with Seattle-based Amazon goes beyond the point of sale for Sears. Also part of the deal is delivery, installation and the service work that comes with product warranties, which will be provided by Sears Home Services.
While Saunders doesn’t think the deal represents a big shift for the retail sector, he said that it does illustrate how retailers must adapt and offer goods through multiple channels if they want to thrive. He believes others are already scrambling to do so.
Shares of Sears Holdings Corp., based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, jumped 92 cents to close at $9.60.
NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processing giant Visa said its fiscal third-quarter profit rose sharply from a year earlier, following its purchase of Visa Europe.
The San Francisco-based company earned $2.06 billion in the period ending June 30, or 87 cents a share, compared with a profit of $412 million, or 12 cents per share, in the same period a year ago. Last year’s results included a one-time restructuring charge tied into Visa’s purchase and integration of Visa Europe.
The results beat the expectation of analysts who according to FactSet had been looking for Visa to earn 81 cents a share.
Visa has been benefiting from its $23 billion purchase of Visa Europe in June 2016, which brought all operators of the Visa payment network under one company. It also was helped by replacing American Express as the payment processor for Costco, the nation’s largest warehouse store chain.
Visa processed $1.86 trillion on its network in the quarter, the company said, which is up 38 percent from a year earlier. Payments processed in the U.S., which is Visa’s largest market, were up 12 percent. Visa does not issue credit or debit cards on its own and instead has partnerships with banks to issue cards that will run on Visa’s payment network. The company then charges a fee to merchants for each transaction processed on the network.
The company’s fortunes are directly tied into how much consumers spend on its network versus using cash, an American Express card or MasterCard.
“We continue to see strong consumer confidence, which has driven strong spending growth,” said Alfred Kelly, Visa’s CEO, in a call with investors.
Visa is also the network used on a recent popular entrant into the credit card industry: JPMorgan Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card. The high-end premium credit card has become one of the most popular credit cards on the market, and has been particularly well-liked by younger customers. The dollar amount of credit card transactions processed on Visa’s network was up 18 percent from year earlier, compared with a more modest growth in debit card processing of 5.4 percent.
The company has been aggressively going after companies that still only accept cash, or rely heavily on cash as well. The company announced a program earlier this month under which it’s offering up to $10,000 each to 50 U.S.-based small business owners that are committed to going cashless.
The program is focusing on restaurants and food establishments and it’s expected Visa will expand the plan in the coming months and years to other industries and possibly other countries.
Companywide revenue came to $4.57 billion for the quarter, up from $3.63 billion in the same period a year earlier.
A water boil advisory in Artesia was prompted after bacteriological contamination was found in the city’s water system near the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, says a state Environment Department official.
The water boil advisory throughout all of Artesia and nearby Morningside will remain in effect throughout the end of the work week as chlorine is introduced into Artesia’s water system, said Brandi Garcia, the southern area supervisor of the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau.
“It’s the north side of town that shows the presence of E. coli and coliforms,” Garcia said Wednesday. “The initial area was around FLETC. From there, they’re just taking multiple samples around town. It has been confirmed E. coli in the FLETC area and also in Morningside.”
Morningside is an unincorporated community on the northern border of Artesia, west of U.S. Route 285. Morningside receives its drinking water from the Artesia municipal water system, which is a public water system that serves about 14,000 people. The Morningside Water Users Cooperative serves 358 people. Both public water systems are in northern Eddy County.
The boil water advisory was extended to the Morningside Water Users Cooperative since the cooperative receives all of its water from Artesia.
“Morningside is its own drinking water system, but it is 100 percent maintained by Artesia,” Garcia said. “So while it is its own drinking water system, 100 percent of the water comes from Artesia and the operations of the area are done by Artesia also.”
The water boil advisory does not extend to the Artesia Rural Water Cooperative or any other surrounding water systems.
The Artesia Water Department announced a water boil advisory Saturday after fecal coliform, or E. coli bacteria, were found in the water supply. The bacteria can make people sick and are a concern for people with weakened immune systems.
The New Mexico Environment Department issued the water boil advisory Saturday after bacteriological contamination was detected in repeat drinking water samples from Artesia’s water distribution system. The NMED required Artesia and Morningside to notify their water consumers of the contamination findings.
The NMED advised residents to drink bottled water or to boil water for one minute before drinking, cooking, washing fruits and vegetables, feeding a baby, brushing teeth, preparing drinks, making ice and providing drinking water for pets. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
No water problems have been reported in Roswell. While Roswell and Artesia share the same aquifer, there are no pipes connecting the water systems of the two cities. Additionally, E. coli and fecal coliform form in water systems, not aquifers, Garcia said.
Art Torrez, Roswell’s utilities director, said earlier this week that Roswell’s water is as safe as ever to drink.
“We run 50 samples a month,” Torrez said. “They’re all over the city. Some are homes, some are businesses, some are schools, some are all over. Not only do we sample for bacteriological, we sample for chemicals.”
Torrez said there shouldn’t be any fecal or E. coli contamination in the city water wells because they vary from 300 to 500 feet in depth, and, in theory, there shouldn’t be any contamination that deep. As a precaution, Torrez said Roswell’s water system is running higher than normal concentrations of chlorine.
The Artesia Water Department said it is switching to an alternate drinking water source, and increasing sampling for coliform bacteria to determine the source of the contamination. The Artesia Water Department said in a drinking water warning posted on the city’s website Saturday that it anticipated resolving the problem within a week.
“There’s no guarantee,” Garcia said. “It usually lasts about a week, but it all depends on the sampling and the results for that. We won’t lift the boil water order until they have two consecutive days of no bacteria in their distribution.”
Garcia said the water contamination found Saturday was discovered after a routine sampling.
“Artesia routinely collects 15 bacteriological samples per month,” she said. “That’s just their normal schedule. They collect 15 a month, but they cannot collect them all at once, they have to split it up.”
Garcia said water sampling in Artesia has been increased since the contaminated water was found. She said samples taken from two consecutive days must indicate no bacteria is present before the water boil advisory will be lifted. Garcia said as of Wednesday afternoon, Artesia has not had a single day since Saturday when no bacteria was found.
“They’ve had none at this point,” she said. “We don’t have the sample results for samples that they took (Tuesday) because they take 24 hours. It takes 24 hours to analyze those samples.”
Therefore, the earliest the water boil could be lifted is Friday.
”Again, they have to have two consecutive days of no type of bacteria, coliform of E. coli,” Garcia said.
The Artesia Water Department said bacterial contamination can occur when increased runoff enters the drinking water source, such as following heavy rains. It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system pipes or because of a failure in the water treatment process.
Garcia said the Artesia Water Department introduced chlorine into the city water system Tuesday night.
“They have started introducing chlorine into the system, because up to this point, Artesia is a non-chlorinated system,” she said. “(Tuesday) night, they introduced it into their storage tanks and they’re running it into distribution and the chlorine will disinfect all the bacteria that’s in there. That’s their hope, anyways.”
Fecal coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicate that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches and other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children and people with severely compromised immune systems.
The NMED said the presence of E. coli in water indicates that the water may have been in contact with sewage or animal wastes, and could contain disease-causing organisms. The NMED said most strains of E. coli are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. However, a positive test for E. coli in the drinking water supply may indicate the presence of dangerous strains of E. coli or other disease-causing organisms.
“These types of organisms may cause severe gastrointestinal illness and, in rare cases, death,” states a NMED news release. “Children, the elderly and immuno-compromised individuals are at an increased risk for illness.”
So far, there have been no known illnesses related to Artesia’s water problems.
“Not that I have heard of,” Garcia said.
The impact of the water contamination on operations at FLETC was unclear. A spokesperson for FLETC could not be reached Wednesday.
Interim editor Jeff Tucker can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 303, or at email@example.com.
Both suspects connected to the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Joe Anthony Garza in December 2014 are in Chaves County’s district court.
Louie Joseph Archuleta, who was arrested in 2015, has remained in custody at the Chaves County jail, awaiting his trial, which was scheduled to begin Wednesday.
Frank Anthony Montoya, also arrested in 2015 on murder and conspiracy charges, was released from jail in September 2015 after a magistrate judge ruled there was insufficient probable cause to proceed with his trial. Montoya was charged again in late May in connection with Garza’s death.
It is believed new evidence that includes cellphone records are a significant factor to the re-arrest of Montoya two months ago and the reason for the delay in Archuleta’s trial.
“(Montoya) had his first hearing (Tuesday,) the preliminary hearing is the first hearing where the state has to show evidence that somebody probably committed the crime,” explained prosecutor J. Michael Thomas. “That happens in magistrate court, and that happened (Tuesday).”
Thomas said a magistrate judge bound Montoya over to district court on a charge of accessory to commit first-degree murder, a principal charge in his case.
“It’s the same responsibility as somebody who committed it themself,” he said. “His charges were, I guess, awaiting refiling for additional evidence, and that evidence came along actually that was including cellphone records, I believe that might have been it.”
Archuleta’s defense lawyer, Todd A. Holmes, said his client was prepared to begin his case.
“As far as (Wednesday), Louie was ready to go to trial,” Holmes said. “However, late last night, I checked the disclosure system, and I found a lot of things that were disclosed late. The rules of evidence say you’ve got to disclose things at least 10 days before trial.”
Holmes said the incoming information about the case he came across Tuesday night included about five police reports and an email between the FBI and AT&T.
Thomas said the case against Archuleta is evolving as new evidence becomes available.
“The judge gave the defense time to look into what they need to, and I’m sure I can get more done on the case in the meantime too,” Thomas said. “I know that the defense claimed information that they had only learned of in the recent weeks and we’ve had a continuing duty to disclose information as we learn about more information including police reports that are incidental to, or a part of, but not the primary report.”
Holmes mentioned how long Archuleta has been waiting for his case to be tried.
“It’s unfortunate because, you know — Louie’s been in jail for almost two years now, and he’s been anxiously awaiting to get to trial,” Holmes said.
Archuleta was not the only one burdened. Although not on purpose, more than 60 potential jurors were dismissed Wednesday by District Judge Freddie Romero after about a 45-minute wait at the Chaves County Courthouse.
“That was a huge inconvenience for the local jurors to show up and then get dismissed, but it was due to the late disclosure,” Holmes said. “I don’t think the state was intentionally trying to like hide things, and then disclose late to catch us off-guard: I think they were getting the disclosures late as they’re getting ready for the case, and so the judge allowed a continuance of the trial to address some of those concerns.”
Thomas said on July 27, a new trial date will be announced.
“I don’t know when it all gets set again,” Thomas said. “It could be within weeks, or the defense may need some more time — it could be several months, so we’ll find out new stuff (next) Thursday.”
Whenever the new trial date does come, Thomas anticipates it will be a three-day trial.
Holmes said it will be a jury trial for sure.
Archuleta and Montoya are charged with conspiring to kill Joe Anthony Garza.
Garza was riding his bike before he was shot multiple times times in his torso, arms and legs. The 32-year old died at the scene.
A Roswell Police Department officer responding to a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2014, found Garza’s body near the intersection of East Tilden Street and South Mulberry Avenue. Police said witnesses saw a vehicle leaving the scene following the shooting.
Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The property owner of a North Main Street building plans to open a different version of what used to be the Roswell Antiques Mall.
Paula Schurle has moved to Roswell from Garberville, California, to run Stardust Antiques, Arts and Artifacts at 208 N. Main St.
Elena Ornelas, the owner of the Roswell Antiques Mall operation for about 10 years and the former tenant of the North Main Street building, closed the business in June.
“Many people were sad to see her go,” said Schurle. “I’m sad to see her go.”
Schurle has decided to run a similar business, renting out booths to merchants, artisans and crafts sellers.
“We will have more than antiques,” she said. “The booths can have rocks, paintings, collectibles, all sorts of things. … I want to get a lot of different things for everybody to be interested in.”
Schurle has owned the building for about six years, having originally purchased it with a partner after visiting the area as a tourist, she said. She intends for her family in California to join her in Roswell once the business is established.
Schurle said that five people have indicated their intent to open booths and she is looking for as many as 53 more. She also will run her own booth, selling some antiques, collector spoons and UFO T-shirts.
The indoor market is expected to open Aug. 1. Schurle said that current plans are for the business to operate Tuesday through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MainStreet Roswell Executive Director Kathy Lay said her organization is pleased that the building will be open for several reasons, including that foot traffic and customers increase in the downtown area when more stores are occupied.
“We are very excited about having new businesses in the corridor,” she said. “Whenever you have vacant buildings, it makes it look unkempt and unwanted. We absolutely want to encourage downtown businesses to open.”
Chaves County property records indicate that the building totals 26,696 square feet. It used to be the home of the Kress “five and dime” store.
Senior Writer Lisa Dunlap can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 310, or at email@example.com.
Three towns in Chaves County have requested a total of $1.85 million in state-managed federal funding this year for infrastructure projects.
The Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District and Council of Governments has submitted eight applications on behalf of government entities in the southeastern part of the state.
Those eight applications seek $5.13 million in state grant funds received from U.S. Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grants this year, according to Executive Director Dora Batista.
“I think that is a record,” Batista said about the number of applications filed by the district. “Overall the state received 27, with two deemed ineligible. … That left 25 … Our eight applications have made it through so far, and that represents about 32 percent of the state total, so we are happy about that.”
The Chaves County applications include a $433,665 request from the town of Dexter to repair streets and add sidewalks, a $746,721 application from Hagerman to clean out lagoons and upgrade equipment at its wastewater treatment plant, and a $673,775 request from Lake Arthur to install additional sewer lines in its efforts to connect the entire town to the sewer system.
An Aug. 28 meeting is scheduled for state officials to listen to presentations about applications, with allocations expected about Sept. 11, Batista said.
Other southeastern government entities submitting requests include Carrizozo, Hope, Ruidoso Downs, Tularosa and Lincoln County.
The CDBG funds up to $750,000 for construction projects or $50,000 for planning purposes. Eligible applications must meet one of three criteria. Projects must benefit primarily low- to moderate-income populations, prevent slum or blight conditions, or be used for urgently needed projects. Most projects require some matching funds from applicants.
New Mexico typically receives about $16 million in CDBG funds each year, according to press reports, although some of that money is earmarked for certain cities receiving direct grants and for certain purposes.
In a recent press release, Brenda Archuleta, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for New Mexico, reminded ranchers and farmers that the deadline to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees is Aug. 1.
In order to be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, individuals must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, as well as reside in the local administrative area where the election takes place.
A complete list of eligibility requirements, in addition to more information and nomination forms, can be found at fsa.usda.gov/elections.
County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level. Committees meet once a month or as needed to make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.
All nomination forms for the 2017 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA county office by Aug. 1. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 6 and are due back to the local USDA Service Centers on Dec. 4. The newly elected county committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2018.
In other FSA news, the deadline to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2017 crop year is also Aug. 1.
These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues.
Archuleta advises for ranchers and farmers to contact their local FSA office to schedule an appointment, if they are not already enrolled in a press release.
To find your local FSA office, visit. offices.usda.gov.
Electric line construction crews have wrapped up work on another segment of new 115-kilovolt transmission line that makes up a new Xcel Energy power loop around Roswell.
At the end of June, a 10-mile segment between the Capitan Substation in west Roswell and the Price Substation in north Roswell was energized.
The loop project started in 2013 with an upgrade to the Capitan Substation to accommodate 115-kilovolt transmission service. In 2014, a new, nine-mile segment of 115-kilovolt line connecting Roswell Substation in the central part of the city to Capitan was completed and energized.
The second phase of the loop project started this spring. Another segment, a 4.7-mile line connecting Price to the Chaves County substation in northeast Roswell will be completed by 2018.
The Roswell upgrades are part of a larger effort known as “Power for the Plains” that is enhancing the power grid across all of Xcel Energy’s New Mexico and Texas service area.
Almost 100 miles of new transmission line will be built across both states in 2017, and more than 500 miles by 2021. Xcel Energy has invested in nearly 800 miles of new transmission lines and 10 substations since 2011 in its New Mexico and Texas service area. This transmission expansion represents more than $1.6 billion in investment.
An Artesia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to firearms and drug trafficking charges.
Odis Levi Booher, 28, will be sentenced to 10 years in prison under terms of a plea agreement, and a period of supervised release to be determined by the federal court in Las Cruces.
Booher was arrested in November on a criminal complaint charging him with committing firearms and methamphetamine trafficking offenses in Chaves County. According to the complaint, on Nov. 10, 2016, law enforcement agents found approximately 511.2 grams of methamphetamine, a handgun and $2,205 in cash while executing search warrants on Booher and his vehicle.
During Tuesday’s proceedings, Booher pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a handgun in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Booher admitted that on Nov. 10, 2016, he possessed the methamphetamine, firearm and ammunition found inside his truck by law enforcement officers. He also acknowledged he was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of a prior felony conviction for residential burglary.
Booher remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
The case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force.
The following reports are from the Roswell Police Department and are available at rpdp2c.org. All people arrested or cited are presumed innocent.
Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of North Missouri Avenue at 1:28 p.m. Monday in reference to a larceny. Power tools, building tools, a Samsung dryer and other miscellaneous items with a combined value of $14,450 were reported stolen.
Police were dispatched to East Wells Street at 10:41 a.m. Saturday in reference to a larceny. A bicycle with an estimated value of $69 was reported stolen.
Police were dispatched to the 600 block of West 19th Street at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday on a larceny call. A bottle of Seroquel was reported stolen.
Arrests and arrest citations
Israel James Jr. Montayo, 26, was charged for failure to pay fines at the 100 block of South Missuouri Avenue at 5:35 p.m. Sunday.
Prestinia Julie Grejeda, 41, was charged with failure to comply at the corner of West Fourth Street and North Pennsylvania Avenue at 2:15 a.m. Monday.
Betty Gaylene Billington, 55, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at the 700 block of West 12th Street at 6:35 p.m. Monday.
Police were dispatched to Military Heights Drive at 3:26 a.m. Saturday in reference to suspicious subjects looking into vehicles. A handbag with cosmetics, sunglasses and headphones with a combined estimated value of $95 was stolen and later recovered.
Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of South Kentucky Avenue at 7:56 a.m. in reference to a vehicle burglary. A skateboard, bottle of cologne and dog tags with a combined value of $120 was reported stolen. Damages to a 2007 Ford vehicle were estimated at $500.
Police were dispatched to East Martin Street at 7:28 a.m. Saturday in reference to a criminal damage. A set of lights valued at $300 were reported stolen.
Police were dispatched to the 600 block of East Buena Vista Street at 7:34 a.m. Saturday in reference to a criminal damage. Damages to walls, windows and a door window were estimated at $5,000.
Police were dispatched to the 700 block of South Virginia Avenue at 7:43 a.m. Saturday in reference to a criminal damage. Damages to a glass door were valued at $300.
Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Sunrise Road in reference to a criminal damage. Damage to the door of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma were estimated at $1,500.
Veterans’ service organizations and community service provider agencies interested in participating in the 2017 Military & Veterans Appreciation Day at the New Mexico State Fair can attend a meeting in two weeks to learn more.
The meeting Thursday, Aug. 3 will be held at the African American Pavilion on the New Mexico Fairgrounds in Albuquerque. The state fair is scheduled for Sept. 12. Booth registrations cannot occur before the August meeting.
The meeting will be conducted by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the New Mexico State Fair. The agencies present the annual tribute to military men and women, along with the New Mexico Department of Military Affairs.
For additional information, contact Josetta Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James “Jim” W. Alcala, age 74, of Roswell passed away Friday, June 30, 2017.
James was born to Aurelio Alcala and Eleanor Orantia Alcala on June 25, 1943 in Santa Monica, California. He served proudly in the United States Air Force. James was self-employed as a car trader.
He is survived by his son Michael Sanchez and his family of Roswell, New Mexico. James “Jim” Alcala was a loving grandfather and will be greatly missed.
The family has chosen to have a private service.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.
A devoted husband and wonderful and loving father, Jack B. Wynne, 85, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Roswell, NM. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at General Douglas L. McBride Cemetery. A tribute of Jack’s life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On August 10, 1931, Jack was born to Clyde Wynne and Johnnie Mae Wynne, in Carlsbad, NM. He was a graduate of Franklin High School in El Paso, TX. Jack served his country during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He married the love of his life, Patricia R. Wynne on November 25, 1966, in Roswell, NM. Jack worked for the City of Roswell Fire Department for twenty-five years and retired as a Lieutenant. Jack was also involved with many civic organizations; VFW, Elks, Eagles and so forth. His passion was golf, fishing and boating. Greatly loved by his family, Jack will be missed by them and remembered by his friends.
Those left to cherish Jack’s memory are his loving wife, Patricia R. Wynne; daughter, Jackie Salas and son-in-law, John Salas; step-children: John Bonds, Debra Bonds, Charlie Rusty Bonds and wife, Donna, Joann Miller and family, Edna Joy Bonds and family; grandchildren: William Cadman, John Daniel Cadman, Patricia Hensel, step-grandchildren: Mike McCarty and family and Justin Bonds; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous other family of Brazels in Albuquerque, NM, and Franklins in Roswell, NM.
Preceding Jack in death are his parents: Clyde Wynne, Johnnie Mae Wynne; grandparents: Hatti and Ben Franklin.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Jack by his family.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Grace Community Church for Robert Harold “Bob” Bean, age 85, of Roswell, who passed away at his home Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Rick Hale will be officiating. Military Honors rendered by the Fort Bliss Military Honors Team, and the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard. The Masonic Lodge will be present. We would like to invite family and friends to return to Grace for a lunch reception.
Robert Harold Bean was born on May 22, 1932 in Waltonville, Illinois to Stanton and Marie Bean. Bob grew up with his sister, Janet, in the small town of Mt. Vernon and had an exceptionally happy childhood. It was filled with attending school, swimming in the park pool, hunting game with his Dad, working on the family farm, and attending the Baptist Church.
He fondly remembered his first Chevrolet, many church dances and taking his younger sister to the movies. Always an excellent student and avid reader Bob graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High in 1950 and proceeded to the University of Illinois. He spent summers with his Uncle Amos’ drilling company in Abilene, Texas working on oil rigs. He was an Army ROTC student and received his Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1955. After completing basic training he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and attended Army Aviation School and flight training.
Later, Bob was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he flew helicopters as an officer in the 35th Infantry Battle Group. While there he met the love of his life, Doralea Sanders Bean, and married her on June 25, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They had an adventurous nomadic life moving to many bases where they developed lifetime friendships. Bob served tours in Vietnam and Korea.
He had an outstanding military career receiving many decorations and medals, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with OLC and Air Medal with 3 OLC. In 1975, after 20 years of honorable service he retired as a Lt. Colonel. He began a new career in Doralea’s hometown of Roswell, obtained his MBA from ENMU, and managed the family farm, ranches and businesses. The couple enjoyed the opportunity to settle down and watch their three daughters grow up, marry, and have children of their own.
They traveled around the country to see their family and friends, visited the ranches and took fishing and hunting trips. Bob made a difference in his community where he was a valued Rotarian, Rotary Club President and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. He was an active member of the Roswell Masonic Lodge #18, the Elks Club, the Belles Beaux Dance Club and Grace Community Church. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and Vietnam Pilots Association. Bob served on the board of the Down Syndrome Foundation of SE New Mexico. He faithfully participated in the AA Serenity Group, sponsored others and received a 20 year gold coin.
Bob looked forward to Tuesday lunches and watching games with his childhood best friend Clyde and Wednesday ROMEO lunches at Billy Ray’s.
DENVER (AP) — To fire up Nolan Arenado, just give him a day off.
His manager mandated he sit a game, and Arenado stewed over it for a night before taking it out on the baseball.
Arenado lined three homers as part of his five-hit afternoon and tied a career-high with seven RBIs, helping the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 18-4 victory Wednesday.
“I don’t like days off,” Arenado said. “I know they’re important and, obviously, I’m playing well after them.”
That’s an understatement. In games after not being in the lineup this season, the All-Star third baseman is hitting .583 with four homers and 13 RBIs.
“We’ll have to look at that a little closer,” joked manager Bud Black, whose team has scored 49 runs during its four-game win streak. “We don’t want to give him every other day off.”
Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon also homered on a scorching day when the Rockies had a season-high 21 hits. Gerardo Parra ran his streak of reaching base to 10 straight plate appearances over three games before flying out in the fifth. He finished with four singles.
Arenado had a pair of RBI singles to start the game, followed by solo shots in the fourth and fifth innings, and a three-run homer in the sixth. He had a chance at a fourth homer in the eighth and lined out to left.
“I was trying to hit a homer. That’s probably why I didn’t,” Arenado said. “The at-bats before that, I was just trying to hit the ball hard and stay on top of the baseball. They went out.”
Jon Gray (3-1) kept the Padres in check until running out of steam. The right-hander allowed all four of his runs in the sixth — his last inning of work.
Padres starter Clayton Richard (5-10) lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up 11 runs, 10 earned, inflating his ERA from 4.75 to 5.35. He also matched a team record by allowing 14 hits.
“I felt good today, unfortunately,” Richard said. “It seemed like one of those days where it wasn’t meant to be.”
This illustrated the kind of offensive afternoon it was for the Rockies: Blackmon’s leg cramped up on a foul ball in the sixth. He consulted with Black and the trainer before leaving the game. Inheriting an 0-2 count, pinch-hitter Pat Valaika promptly lined an RBI single.
In all, five players had at least three hits as the Rockies scored in every inning but the eighth. Blackmon extended his hitting streak to 14 games and Gray even contributed with an RBI single.
“They hit balls through holes. And they blooped balls in and they hit balls off walls and they hit balls out of the ballpark,” Padres manager Andy Green said. “Literally, every conceivable type of hit they could get, they had today.”
Padres: Manager Andy Green is hopeful OF Hunter Renfroe (strained neck) will come off the DL on Thursday. … Green said RHP Jarred Cosart had a procedure to clean up his elbow and will miss the rest of the season.
Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis will start Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque as he works his way back from testicular cancer. The plan is for him to go four innings and throw 60 pitches. … OF David Dahl (stress reaction in rib cage) was reinstated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday.
QUITE A SERIES
Parra finished the series 9 for 12. He’s batting .556 since returning from a strained right quadriceps on July 7.
“I feel good right now. Just continue working like I work,” Parra said.
THIS & THAT
The Padres recalled outfielder Franchy Cordero from Triple-A El Paso and optioned right-hander Jose Valdez to Triple-A. Cordero started Wednesday and went 0 for 2. … 3B Cory Spangenberg had a three-run homer in the sixth. … The last Padres pitcher to allow 14 hits was Andy Ashby in 1999. … The Rockies record of reaching base in consecutive plate appearances is 12 by Eric Young in 1993.
Padres: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.33 ERA) starts Thursday when the Padres open a four-game series in San Francisco. The Giants will throw lefty Madison Bumgarner (0-3, 3.18).
Rockies: After a day off, Colorado begins a three-game series against Pittsburgh. The Rockies will send RHP Jeff Hoffman (6-1, 4.33) to the mound Friday. RHP Trevor Williams (3-4, 4.69) will pitch for the Pirates.