Apartment destroyed in fire

CNJ Staff One Clovis apartment was destroyed, but no injuries were reported in a chimney fire Sunday night in the 300 block of Innsdale Terrace. Battalion Fire Chief Mike Nolen said six residents were evacuated from four apartments in the complex, but only apartment B sustained major damage. The fire was reported at 9:16 p.m. […]

Federal agents assist egg farm fire investigation

By The Associated Press The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting in the investigation of a fire last week at a Farwell egg farm causing an estimated $20 million in damage and killing nearly a million chickens. According to a press release from the ATF in Lubbock, a national response team along […]

July 6, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon June 27 an officer responded to the 1400 block of 21st Street for a theft report. A healthcare provider said three ampoules of morphine were stolen out of her vehicle. She said she put them in her car about six […]

Route 66 landmark destroyed

In case you missed it: A fire last month destroyed a historic caf

Cops get to chopping on guns

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department makes a second cut through a rifle Friday afternoon at the police department. The guns are destroyed to keep them off the streets, Whitney said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A sawed-off shotgun, a pearl-handled pistol, a rifle complete with leather […]

’44 storm hit some of same areas

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The Sept. 18, 1944, Clovis News-Journal captured damage from the Sunday evening storm. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor The March 23 tornado that ripped through southeast Clovis wasn’t the city’s first, but it was by far the most damaging in about 75 years of record keeping. Officials said one person was killed, 35 people were […]

Like fire, gossip spreads and does harm

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I heard today that the town of Edgewood is fighting a grass fire and some townspeople have had to be evacuated. Grass fires can be a terrible thing because they destroy everything in their path. On the spiritual side, James, a book in the New Testament, notes that gossip […]

Portales home destroyed in fire

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers High winds plus dry grass added up to little sleep for local firefighters over the weekend. One Portales home was destroyed and another damaged in separate fires on Sunday. About 2,000 acres of grassland were scorched near Causey, and local firefighters also helped battle a 100,000-acre grass fire between […]

Portales man saves wife from house fire

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A Portales man saved his wife from a fire which destroyed the interior of their house in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Bill Machen, 62, and Faye Machen, 58, of Portales, escaped the fire which destroyed the interior of their house at 317 E. Kaywood. According to […]

Unwanted pets in peril

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A female Shepherd/Rottweiler puppy looks out of her cage Sunday at the Clovis animal shelter. Clovis averages more than 200 animals destroyed every month because the animals cannot find a home. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When Darlene Ray thinks back about the time she spent volunteering at the […]

Muleshoe burn victim critical

CNJ staff A 78-year-old Muleshoe man injured Saturday in a house fire in Muleshoe was still in critical condition Wednesday night, according to hospital officials. Larry Hall was taken to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock on Saturday night where he was treated for burns covering about 30 percent of his body, […]