Death penalty allowed in Roosevelt murder case

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Defense attorney Gary Mitchell addresses the court during Monday’s death penalty hearing in Portales. Mitchell is representing William “Billy Joe” Watson, seated, who is charged in connection with the 2005 death of Jimmy Bo Chunn. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A District Court ruling has allowed prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the [...]

Businesses anticipate busy Super Bowl Sunday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Abbie Potts draws a beer for a customer at Pizza Hut on north Prince Street. Pizza Hut is one of the area restaurants that is expecting to have a busy Super Bowl Sunday because of Sunday alcohol sales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Area restaurants are gearing up for [...]

VA health enrollment will increase

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist An estimated 258,000 middle-income veterans with no service-connected health conditions will be allowed by late June to enroll in the VA health care system.

June 10, 2008 Police Plotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. June 1 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of child neglect. An 8-year-old male called 911 and said he was home alone and scared. The child allowed the officer to look through the residence. A [...]

Nothing progressive about Sunday drunks

Zane Dalton is a Clovis High School student with a viewpoint: He’s opposed to a proposal that would allow Clovis restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People are asking to be served alcoholic drinks on Sunday in the name of progress. And progress it would be – a quick progression to more DWIs and crashes [...]

CHS grad Davis solid for Pioneers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis is in his second season at Wayland Baptist University, and has been one of the Pioneers’ top pitchers this season. Davis is 3-5 with a 4.79 earned run average in 11 appearances, including 10 starts. He has six complete games and two shutouts, including a [...]

Cats topple Hereford

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler slides into third as Hereferd’s, 32, waits to catch the ball at Bell Park on Thursday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Ice packs taped to his right arm, Clovis senior Cade Wheeler talked about the importance of staying calm on the mound. Wheeler had [...]

Feb. 25, 1942

Federal officials, concerned about supplies for soldiers during war time, announced Curry County residents would be eligible to buy 17 new cars during March, April and May. The state was allowed 320 new cars during the three months. … A daily 11 a.m. whistle marked “the minute for prayer and meditation” in Clovis. … Joe [...]

Texico residents allowed to go home

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than a dozen Texico residents were allowed to return to their homes around 2:30 p.m. Friday, two days after a truck accident resulting in a fuel spill forced their evacuation, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. The residents of five homes in the 300 block of north [...]

Castro’s brother offers little hope for Cuban change

Freedom Newspapers The news that Fidel Castro was having unspecified intestinal surgery that caused him to hand over formal power to his brother Raul (who is 75) was so fraught with hope that Cuban-Americans in Miami’s Little Havana turned out for a massive street party. That even a rumor of the 79-yearold dictator’s imminent demise [...]