NEWS ALERT: Man involved in police shootout identified

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Man and Chaves County Sheriff’s deputy exchange gunfire; Police say suspect opened fire at officer on highway

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The New Mexico State Police are investigating a shooting between officers and a man in Chaves County late Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries reported during the altercation.

Candidate for Congress visits with citizens at local eatery

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Tony Martinez, standing, listens to questions from concerned citizens at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Wednesday evening as part of his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Martinez, 58, addressed numerous issues in the state of New Mexico, such as health care. A detailed article on Martinez and his visit in Roswell will be published in a future Daily Record edition. (Katy Ross Photo)

Tony Martinez met with about 30 citizens in Roswell Wednesday evening at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen as part of his campaign for Congress.

Event fees to be enforced under proposed city policy

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Members of the Roswell City Council General Services Committee discuss Wednesday afternoon a policy that would enforce fees for many events held in the city and would establish what city staff are describing as a streamlined process to obtain approval for events and film productions. Clockwise from left are Natasha Mackey, Tabitha Denny, Art Sandoval and Steve Henderson. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

The city of Roswell is considering a new policy that will change processes and require fees for many events, raising some questions about how it will affect charitable or smaller nonprofit events.

Crash in south Roswell sends drivers to hospital

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A black SUV was one of the two vehicles impacted from Wednesday afternoon's crash at the East Brasher Road and South Main Street intersection. (Toby Martinez Photo)

Victims from a two-vehicle crash in south Roswell that led to the impacted vehicle striking a utility pole were transported to a local hospital for injuries Wednesday afternoon.

Holstein gets some TLC after fair showing

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Rowdy Gray, a contest at the dairy heifer show at the 4H and FFA Fair, washes his Class One Holstein heifer after showing, Wednesday night. (Briana Hodge Photo)

Civil rights group criticizes ICE presence at checkpoint

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A Santa Fe-based civil and worker’s rights organization criticized the presence of immigration agents at a highway checkpoint Wednesday in eastern New Mexico, saying federal agents do not have the right to enforce immigration law.

Film residency cards issued by state agencies

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The New Mexico Film Office and the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department are issuing residency cards to New Mexicans.

Ukie “JR” Watts

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Ukie “JR” Watts, 77, went home to his Lord and Savior July 20, 2017, at the hospital in Lubbock, TX. Viewing will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow service at General Douglas L. McBride. A tribute of Ukie’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On May 26, 1942, Ukie was born to Ukie Watts Sr. and Opal Watts in Thoreau, New Mexico.
Those left to cherish Ukie’s memory are his wife of 14 years, Janice Watts; daughters: Marie Gantuz, Cecilia Watts; son, Harold Watts; stepdaughters: Debra Self, Tammy Frederick, Kathy Pedigo, Mary Rodgers; stepson, Barry Wilkinson; grandchildren: Luis Gantuz, Marlis Gantuz, Beth Hunt, Jennifer Brag, Timothy Burns, Tasha Beuning, Cheyenne Boldes, Shalynn Lewis, Jaron Pedigo, Crystal Prag, Denae Erwin, Barry W. Wilkinson, Skylor Wilkinson; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Those chosen as Honorary Pallbearers are: Howard Williams, Cruz Torres, Steve Bertin, Ornell Fuller Sr, Keith Rush, Donnie Rowland and Henry Grimm.
Pallbearers are: Skylor Wilkinson, Garland Wilkinson, Tim Fuller, Ron Fuller, Rue Hunt and Micheal Brisco.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans at DAV.org. Following the service, the Midway Baptist Church will host a luncheon.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Ukie by his family.

Steve Moore

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Steve Moore passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Viewing will be Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. A further announcement will follow when arrangements are finalized.

Invaders ready for Pecos playoffs; Roswell ends regular-season home schedule with 3-game sweep of Garden City

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Roswell starter Darrell Thompson reaches back before firing a pitch during the first inning of the Invaders’ 10-6 victory over the visiting Garden City Wind Wednesday at Joe Bauman Stadium. Thompson gave up a run in the first, but went on to toss four scoreless innings before giving up three more runs in the sixth. The right-hander finished off a solid night by shutting down Garden City in the seventh on the way to his sixth win of the season. (AJ Dickman Photo)

Highway closed as police investigate shootout

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U.S. Route 380 east of Roswell remains closed tonight as police investigate a shootout involving a Chaves County sheriff’s deputy and a man.

Morris’s 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title

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United States' Jordan Morris scores his team's second goal against Jamaica during the second half of the Gold Cup final soccer match in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Morris scored a tiebreaking goal in the 88th minute, and the United States beat Jamaica 2-1 Wednesday night for its sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup title and first since 2013.

Crash in south Roswell sends drivers to hospital

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Toby Martinez Photo

Victims from a two-vehicle crash in south Roswell that led to the impacted vehicle striking a utility pole were transported to a local hospital for injuries Wednesday afternoon.

As others loom, Vikings get Griffen extension done early

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In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrates after sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Vikings have signed the two-time Pro Bowler to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Everson Griffen’s contract status was not the most pressing for the Minnesota Vikings.

Watt relieved to return to practice field for Houston Texans

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In this Tuesday, June 6, 2017 file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) stretches during an NFL organized team activities football practice in Houston. A year after missing all of the preseason on his way to an injury-shortened and frustrating regular season, J.J. Watt made his return to training camp for the Houston Texans on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A year after missing all of the preseason on his way to an injury-shortened regular season, J.J. Watt made his return to training camp for the Houston Texans on Wednesday.

Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos

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Cleveland Cavaliers chairman Dan Gilbert answers questions about Cavalier's Kyrie Irving's demand to be traded during an NBA basketball news conference at the team's training facility in Independence, Ohio, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise.

Wizards announce contract extension for John Wall

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In this May 12, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates as he stands on the scorer's table after Game 6 against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Washington. A person familiar with the deal says that Wall has agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension with the Wizards that will start with the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension that owner Ted Leonsis said provides the Washington Wizards with long-term stability.

Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks’ 10-3 rout

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte watches the flight of his fly ball hit the fence against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Phoenix. Diamondbacks' Marte would get a two-run inside-the-park home run on the play. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn’t a regular player and admitted he wished he was doing better than his .220 average.

Sale Away: Red Sox ace Ks 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale, throws to the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Seattle. Sale struck out 11 batters and allowed no runs on three hits in seven innings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Sale woke up Wednesday, he was unaware the Red Sox were on a four-game losing streak.

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