Former Portales residents lose home in Joplin tornado

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Courtesy photo: Kari Nevins A shot from the living room of the Nevins home looking toward their neighborhood Sunday after the storm. Numerous homes were destroyed and 123 people were killed in Joplin, Mo., Sunday when an EF5 tornado hit the city. Portales resident Carolyn Thompson has started a fund for her daughter, Kari Nevins’ […]

‘Multiple methods’ used to ID bin Laden

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Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/MCT In this file photo from 2002, a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division holds a poster of Osama bin Laden confiscated from a hut in rural Afghanistan. WASHINGTON (AP) — After the firefight that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. used “multiple methods” to positively identify his remains, according to […]

Inmate charged with assault on officers

CNJ STAFF An inmate upset over phone privileges beat two detention officers Friday, sending them to the hospital with multiple injuries. Joshua Fronhofer, 20, is charged with two counts of assault by a prisoner and two counts of battery on a peace officer, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the […]

Bible God’s “Google”

Curtis K. Shelburne It boggles my mind to wonder how I ever got by without Google. Every day, multiple times, I “google” some word or phrase looking for a trickle of the amazing flood of information available on the Internet. I chomp down on a Tootsie Roll Pop late one evening and pop off a […]

Licensing rule reveals multiple pet ordinance violators

Sharna Johnson Police Chief Steve Sanders said an unexpected result of a city pet licensing ordinance passed in July is the discovery numerous residents are violating a multiple pet ordinance. But Sanders said animal control doesn’t have the resources to proactively enforce. “We have found that since we started the licensing program that several citizens […]

Noe Torres’ brother arrested on multiple charges

Freedom New Mexico Curry County and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies teamed up to arrest three people in the last four days, including the brother of accused killer Noe Torres. Deputies and investigators from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, Monday after the vehicle he was driving had a blowout. “Torres […]

Press Release: Curry, Roosevelt team for multiple arrests

On Monday November 02, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Investigators with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, DOB: 09-17-75, in Roosevelt County. Torres was observed in Roosevelt County after the vehicle he was operating had a flat tire. Torres fled […]

Stabbing victim hospitalized

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a stabbing Wednesday night that resulted in an unidentified male being hospitalized at Plains Regional Medical Center. Records show police were called to the 3000 block of Sheridan Street around 11 p.m. for a public affray. Reports indicated a man, who police did not identify, had been stabbed multiple […]

Community leaders to spend a day in another man’s wheelchair

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis community leaders will take a new set of wheels for a spin Friday when they take part in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Roll-On. The participants will spend a morning going to work, running errands and doing everything they would normally do — from a […]

Clovis man stable following stabbing

CNJ staff A 21-year-old Clovis man was listed in stable condition Thursday after being stabbed multiple times Wednesday night, according to police. Capt. Patrick Whitney said police are obtaining a warrant for a 25-year-old suspect in connection with the incident. Whitney said police were called just before 11 p.m.

April 24, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. Saturday an officer responded to an apartment building in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard for damage to a vehicle. A man said he was asleep when he heard multiple gunshots. When he came outside, he said […]

Walk will aid multiple sclerosis

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The second annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis will be held Saturday at Clovis Community College. Proceeds will help with educational programs, financial support for patients with MS and research, said April Brownlee, walk coordinator for the Panhandle Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She said more than 80 […]

Multiple departments fighting Curry grass fire

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A pile of rail road ties burns as a result of a grassfire that began when someone burned trash Wednesday on County road AB. CNJ staff Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a large grass fire between Clovis and Melrose.

Hay fire erupts at Roosevelt County dairy

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Freedom New Mexico Staff Firefighters from multiple area departments were on the scene Friday night fighting a hay fire at Grande Vida Dairy, approximately nine miles east of Portales. As darkness fell flames could be seen by motorists traveling U.S. 70 between Portales and Clovis. According to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill his […]

Accident claims life of Jal man

Freedom Newspapers A 21-year-old Jal man is dead following a single- vehicle rollover early Friday morning in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from police. Jared B. Hunter was traveling north on State Road 206 at approximately 2 a.m. when the vehicle he was driving crossed the south-bound lane and into a field, rolling […]

AgSense: Planting plans should begin before harvest

By Rex Kirksey: Guest columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we all hope the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management tool […]

Sex-crime suspect arraigned

Darrell Todd Maurina A woman whose husband is among those accused of multiple sex acts involving children said Wednesday the allegations are false. “It’s hard to believe. We had a good name and it’s ruined,” Jeanette Martin said. “All the stuff that’s gone on has messed up my name, and (my husband) worked hard all […]

Clovis man charged in theater robberies

By Jack King Clovis police have made additional charges against a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with a series of summer armed robberies, including three at North Plains Cinema 4. Sammy Guerrero, of 1709 Laura Lane, is being held in Curry County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond. He is charged with multiple counts […]