Police: Cab driver filed false report

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Cab driver robbed at gunpoint

By CNJ staff A Clovis cab driver was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, according to police reports. Shortly after midnight, the 30-year-old driver called police to report he had been robbed by a pedestrian who flagged him down in the 200 block of Sycamore, the report said. The driver reported the pedestrian, a black […]

Jan. 8, 1955

Stagner and Sons Inc. obtained building permits from Clovis City Hall, announcing plans for 78 new homes in the north part of town. The homes had a combined value of “over a half million dollars,” according to the “Clovis News-Journal.” … Dunlap’s at 318 Main was having a “January clearance sale.” Cotton blouses were $1.93 […]

Shooting witness testifies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The murder trial of Jimmy Bentley began Monday afternoon after most of the day was spent in jury selection. The only witness to take the stand was a former cab driver who saw the shooting. Wiping tears from his eyes, Richard Barry, 42, identified the man in a photo […]

Cab service ceasing operations

CNJ staff Clovis Transportation and Delivery — City Cab has ceased operations. But a competitor is picking up the fares and may soon take over the business. In an e-mail to the Clovis News Journal, City Cab owner Christian K. Heller said, “Constantly increasing costs of daily operations and related expenses have forced me to […]

Wreck leaves cab driver in critical condition

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Christian Heller, the driver of a Buick station wagon at right, sustained a punctured lung following a wreck Saturday night. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis City Cab driver remained in critical condition Monday following a Saturday night crash at a busy intersection. Christian Heller Jr., 24, was […]