Former commissioner improving

CNJ staff Former city commissioner Gloria Wicker has been upgraded to stable condition, according to officials at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Speaking from her hospital room Saturday, Wicker said she is gradually getting better. “Everyday is a little bit better than the day before,” she said, noting that she still feels pretty weak. Wicker […]

Accident victim remains in critical condition

CNJ staff Susan Downey, 45, of House, was still listed in critical condition Wednesday at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock following a Monday morning accident near St. Vrain that took the lives of her husband and son, hospital officials said. Her husband, Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died […]

Teens remain hospitalized

CNJ staff An early Sunday morning accident that claimed two lives and sent three to the hospital is still being investigated by New Mexico State Police, officials said. Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis and Dathan Garcia, 17, of Tucumcari were killed in the accident, which happened south of Portales. The driver of the truck, Travis […]

Three dead in separate accidents near Tucumcari

CNJ STAFF Three people died and six were airlifted to an Amarillo hospital Monday in two separate accidents just west of Tucumcari on I-40, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police. Laura Bell Taylor, 74, and Joy Harjo, 13, both of Oklahoma, died after Talesse Lynette Sigilai, 51, driver of the […]

CAFB sergeant in stable condition after accident

FREEDOM NEWS SERVICE Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Stewart W. Hughes of the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was listed in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital on Thursday following a traffic accident in Clovis on Wednesday. Hughes was flown to Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center after his 2001 Honda Civic collided with a tractor-trailer rig […]

Shooting probe continues

CNJ Staff The Curry County Sheriff’s office has no new leads in connection with Friday’s shooting south of Clovis that hospitalized two men, including one in critical condition, according to Undersheriff Doug Bowman. A spokesperson for University Medical Center in Lubbock said Tuesday evening that Larry Gomez, 45, is still in critical condition with gunshot […]

2 injured in shooting; police seeking suspects

By Darrell Todd Maurina One Clovis man is in critical condition and another remains hospitalized following a shooting Friday night south of Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said they have not located any witnesses to the shooting and did not have a motive. Larry Gomez, 45, and Phillip Gee, 41, were both shot about […]

Abandoned baby remains hospitalized

CNJ STAFF An 8-month-old baby girl found abandoned Saturday afternoon and suffering from dehydration and malnutrition remained in critical condition Sunday evening at a Lubbock hospital, police said. But Clovis Police Sgt. Rich Johnson said emergency room medical personnel at University Medical Center reported they were able to get the baby hydrated and in more […]

Glidewell in stable condition

By Jack King A Clovis man who rammed his truck into a train just off U.S. Highway 60-84 Monday was listed in stable condition Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Derek Glidewell, 41, was listed in critical condition earlier this week at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, after being flown there from Plains Regional Medical Center following […]

Crash victim placed on ventilator

By Jack King A Clovis man who rammed his truck into a train just off of U.S. Highway 60-84 Monday was listed in critical condition and has been placed on a ventilator at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday. Derek Glidewell, 41, had been listed in undetermined condition at Covenant Hospital on […]