Airmen enjoy explosive vocation

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Staff Sgt. Wes Leaverton likes to blow things up. Or, perhaps more important — he likes making sure things don’t blow up when they’re not supposed to. “It’s a little different from the normal everyday Air Force,” he said. “Our mission is so […]

Police say slain suspect left traps at crime scene

By Darrell Todd Maurina Booby traps left behind after a hostage standoff in Friona prompted local officials to call Cannon Air Force Base on Sunday for help. SWAT officers discovered the devices when attempting to enter the parsonage of First Baptist Church of Friona after fatally shooting Robby Lynn Vaughn of Muleshoe, the man they […]