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Roy Hopper, center, is applauded by friends at his 90th birthday party last Friday. Hopper, whose Army unit landed at Utah Beach a week after D-Day, was captured a few weeks later and held for nine months in a German POW camp before escaping. The Arkansas native built a successful commercial construction company in Albuquerque before retiring. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

‘Things have gone my way’

90-year-old former POW in Albuquerque says he’s ‘the luckiest guy’

Rio Rancho man facing fourth DWI

A Rio Rancho man whose white pickup truck was seen speeding and weaving near Comanche and Alexander shortly after 7… more »

Man charged with murder

A 25-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Sunday after investigators say he killed a woman shortly after 8 p.m…. more »

For the past 2 ½ years, Army veteran William Roper, right, and his family have lived in a tiny one-bedroom apartment at Joy Junction, a homeless shelter in Albuquerque's South Valley. Through a new city program called Veterans Heading Home, William Roper and his family will move into a subsidized three-bedroom apartment they can call home. From left are Jonathan, 5; William Jr., 6; Roper's wife, Elimar Mireles; Kacie, 4; Roper; and Jerome, 18 months.

Veterans Heading Home

Local women helped start city program for homeless vets