Robin Fornoff The National Weather Service says it was just a really strong wind. But that won’t convince Leland Pool what hit his place in Roosevelt County was anything but a tornado. Pool said the storm around 8 p.m. Friday lasted about three minutes. In that time it tore the roof off a neighbor’s barn, [...]
CNJ staff Farwell firefighters extinguished a residential fire around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said the fire was reported as a kitchen fire with flames showing at 701 Third St. There was no one in the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Geries said he [...]
By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A contractor who fell 16 feet down an elevator shaft in Hotel Clovis is seeking unspecified damages from the city and a biohazard abatement company. In a lawsuit filed in the 9th Judicial District Court, John Smith said he fell down the shaft because the city and GranCor Enterprises [...]
Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. [...]
Staff and wire reports A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after [...]
By Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a $79.5 million punitive damage award against tobacco giant Philip Morris to the widow of a longtime smoker. Mayola Williams, whose husband died of lung cancer in 1997 after smoking cigarettes for more than 40 years, still will receive $821,000 in compensatory damages, but [...]
CNJ Staff A cat used up one of its nine lives and caused damage to city property following a run-in with a police cruiser last week, according to Clovis police. Lt. Patrick Whitney said around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday officer Rafael Aguilar was in pursuit of a vehicle when his police car struck a cat. In [...]
Robert Nowell LONDON (RNS) A Roman Catholic convent grammar school in Northern Ireland has paid $10,000 damages in an out-of-court settlement to a former pupil who was expelled from the school and prevented from taking her exams when she was seven months pregnant.