One killed in Portales vehicle crash

Freedom New Mexico One person died and a mother and two children were injured in an automobile collision just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on U.S. 70 northeast of Portales. State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said a small pickup truck appeared to have t-boned a small car. The driver of the car was killed, Varnell […]

Clovis woman killed near Hereford

A 38-year-old Clovis woman was killed early Friday morning in a crash north of Hereford. Tina Howell was killed around 3 a.m. (CDT) when a tractor trailer she was driving crashed into another on Highway 385 about 3 miles outside of Hereford, according to Texas Highway Patrol Communications Operator Carolyn Wakefield. Omar Wharton, the driver […]

Flags fly at half-staff for former Cannon airman

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USAF courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles was killed when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device while on a four-vehicle patrol checking on a local school on March 15 in Afghanistan. He was deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Staff and wire reports Flags are at half-staff around the state in […]

Former Cannon airman killed in Afghanistan

USAF courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles was killed when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device while on a four-vehicle patrol checking on a local school on March 15 in Afghanistan. He was deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Freedom New Mexico An airman previously assigned to Cannon Air Force Base […]

Clovis woman killed in car collision

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old Luis […]

Committee axes one source for public school funding formula

By John Sena: The New Mexican A proposed new public school funding formula took a hit on Thursday when a House committee killed a measure that would have funded it. The new formula itself was approved by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, but will take affect only if legislation to fund it passes. House […]

Clovis man killed in railroad accident

CNJ Staff YESO, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a 56-year-old Clovis railroad worker was killed Saturday after falling off a rail car and being struck by another railcar that backed over him. State police say Gregory Blevins, a railroad worker for 20 years, was helping co-workers with the BNSF railroad company when the […]

Legislative tidbits, Feb. 18

The New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 31 A vote for the exempts: On a party-line vote, the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday killed a measure (SB 424) that would cut the salaries of exempt state workers who make more than $75,000 by 10 percent. Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsored the […]

Supreme Court overturns vehicular homicide conviction

CNJ staff The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Melrose man convicted in 2004 of homicide by vehicle. A two-year prison sentence for Harry Downey, 75, of Melrose, has been vacated and a pretrial conference is scheduled 8:15 a.m. Jan. 26. Downey was convicted in February 2004 for the July […]

A tale of tape tragedy and trust

I was watching the History Channel awhile back as my attention was hooked and I was reeled in by a program focusing on the reasons for a terrible plane crash. A large airliner (I believe of South or Central American registry)20was flown right into the ocean. Everyone on board was killed. Something obviously went terribly […]

Police: Victim died of single gunshot wound

CNJ staff A Honduran national killed Tuesday in Texico during a robbery attempt died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the information is based on an autopsy performed by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. No arrests have been made […]

Official: 2-year-old killed in collision

CNJ staff A 2-year-old Muleshoe girl was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday morning in Bailey County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety official. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. (CST) on Farm-to-Market Road 1760 south of Muleshoe, according to Lanny Hooper, supervisor of communications for the DPS in Lubbock. • Mariksa Yadira […]

Three dead, one injured in head-on collision

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A two-car head-on collision blocked a portion of NM highway 209 Wednesday. CNJ staff Three Clovis men were killed, and another was injured in a head-on collision Wednesday on N.M. 209 north of Clovis, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. According to Glascock, the three killed were: […]

Fund set up for children of woman killed in accident

CNJ staff report A fund has been established at the Cannon Federal Credit Union for the four daughters of Suzanne Urioste, who was killed in a car accident earlier this month. Cannon Federal is located at 4205 N. Prince St.

Two killed near Tucumcari

Quay County Sun Staff Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision when a driver of one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 40, police said. Jolene Baker, 55, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-40, when the vehicle driven by Guadalupe Grinols, 21, was struck, […]

Clovis woman killed in Friday crash

CNJ staff A 22-year-old Clovis mother of four died in a single-vehicle crash Friday on U.S. Highway

Drug war’s body count still rising

Freedom New Mexico The news that at least 15 people were killed in an early morning gunbattle in Tijuana, making it one of that border city’s bloodiest days for violent crime, was shocking enough. The shootings are still mildly mysterious in that Tijuana authorities still haven’t said much. But it appears that two factions of […]

Two Muleshoe men killed in crash Sunday

CNJ staff Two Muleshoe men were killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 84 about two miles east of Muleshoe, according to the Texas Highway Patrol.

One dies in Portales wreck

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel secure the scene of a car crash. One person was killed and another transported to a Lubbock hospital in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of N.M. 236 (Bethel Highway) and North Avenue O, according to Sheriff Darren […]