Court comes close but no cigar

Kevin Wilson When the Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision on Citizens United, changing the rules for how corporations can get involved in political campaigns, Justice Anthony Kennedy said a divided decision means that clearly, “Somebody made a mistake.” So why do I feel the same way about a unanimous decision I agree with? And […]

Not all matters can be resolved in courtroom

Freedom New Mexico Little Caylee Anthony’s cherubic face will haunt some of us for a long time. There’s nothing more tragic or riveting than the unexplained death of a child, and we all wish such tragedies could be neatly resolved with justice served. Now that the dust has almost settled on the Casey Anthony case, […]

Casey Anthony trial – timeline

Casey Anthony not guilty

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago. Anthony, 25, wept as the judge read the verdict, which jurors reached after less […]

Weiner defenders, critics both err

Kevin Wilson A few quick questions, and a few long boring answers: Should Rep. Anthony Weiner resign after admitting sending lewd photographs to women? No. I agree mostly with Peter Beinart’s column on The Daily Beast. “If pundits are really so upset that Weiner is distracting attention from the nation’s budgetary dilemmas,” Beinart wrote, “perhaps […]

Brothers remembered

Bob’s older brother was Richard. Ronnie’s older brother was Anthony, and Jeff had an older brother named Jimmy. David and I were the older brothers in our families, so we had to share the above older brothers. By their cars could you know them. Rick drove a ’57 Chevy, the queen of cars. Jimmy had […]

Anniversaries — April 17

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Hall Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Ollie Hall Sr., Michael, Jessie, Kenneth, Treena, William and Anthony. The couple was married April 24, 1961 in Clovis. They have seven children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. […]

Convicted killer Casillas given consecutive life sentences

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Anthony Casillas addresses members of Gary Payne’s family during his sentencing hearing Friday afternoon at the Curry County Courthouse. Casillas was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the 2008 shooting deaths of Payne and Melissa Ward. Kevin Wilson A Curry County judge sentenced Anthony Casillas to a pair of […]

Engagements — June 27

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Anthony-Gillard [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Alton and Debbie Anthony of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessicka Anthony of Clovis, to Andrew Gilliard, of Clovis, son of Troy and Tonia Gilliard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. July 3, 2010, at Sunken Garden in Hillcrest Park. The […]

Prosecutors: Defendant wanted to see what it felt like to kill

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Prosecutors say Anthony Ray Casillas shot two people because he wanted to see what it felt like to kill. But his lawyer says Casillas’ behavior was too absurd to have been planned, implying alcohol and drugs may have influenced him the night Gary Payne and Melissa Ward died. Casillas, […]

Press release: Neighbors lead police to burglar

A 22-year-old local Clovis man identified as Anthony Moore was arrested September 23rd, 2009 by Clovis Police Detectives and Patrol Officers on 1count each of Residential Burglary, Felony Tampering with Evidence, Felony Larceny and Criminal Damage after watchful neighbors contacted police immediately with personal suspect identifying information and suspect vehicle description upon seeing suspect Anthony […]

Services set for Elida chief

Elida Fire Chief Adam Anthony, 45, died from an apparent heart attack Thursday while hunting Elk around Ruidoso. According to a news release, a firefighter’s funeral is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Elida High School Gymnasium. Anthony grew up in Elida. He was farmer and worked with the youth ministry for a […]

Portales teen in stable condition

Freedom New Mexico Anthony Sapp, 16, of Portales was upgraded to stable condition Friday at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital. The teenager suffered a head injury Wednesday when thrown from a vehicle driven by a friend — another 16-year-old. It happened at the 1900 block of S. Roosevelt Rd. 4 1/2. Sapp was taken to Roosevelt […]

First person: Former jailer turns bounty hunter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Anthony Gutierrez parlayed four and a half years in corrections into a career as a bounty hunter. He didn’t like what he called “baby-sitting,” but he enjoyed working with the law. Anthony Gutierrez of Clovis spends time searching for bond jumpers, fishing with his four sons and playing softball with […]

Inmate accused of beating detention officer unconscious

CNJ Staff Double homicide defendant Anthony Casillas, 22,

First person: Christmas crooner

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kourtney Anthony has been a member of Joni’s Sandia Carolers for seven years. Kourtney Anthony, 15, said her life is filled with music. She has sang with and helped organize her mom’s group of Christmas carolers, Joni’s Sandia Carolers, for seven years. Anthony participates in choir and band and can […]

Homicide suspect surrenders

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By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Anthony Ray Casillas, a suspect in last week’s double-homicide in Clovis, turned himself in to Roswell police Friday afternoon, according to police. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Casillas surrendered at the Roswell Police Department around 2:30 p.m. and requested an attorney. He was arrested on two open counts […]

Judge: Casillas considering surrender

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Double-homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas wants to surrender, according to a Texas judge who said he has been in contact with the suspect’s mother. Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades, whose office until three weeks ago was monitoring Casillas twice weekly as part of a pre-trial release agreement, said he […]

2-29-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 21 through Wednesday: • Matthew James Brigham, 27, to Jennifer Marie Marney, 26, both of Clovis • Thomas Howard Cunningham Jr., 26, of Clovis, to Brooke Nichole Gallaugher, 25, of Frankfort, Ohio. • Carlos Anthony Encinias, 17, to Ashley Marie Crystal Cordova, 16, both […]

Three arrested in Salisbury homicide

Three Arrested In Connection With The Murder of Emmett Salisbury On January 7, 2007 at 701 East Grand Avenue In Clovis    On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Agents and Detectives of the Clovis Police Department, 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit and New Mexico State Police arrested 20 year old Larry McClendon and 19 year […]