Jail footage released

Freedom New Mexico Curry County administration Friday released footage of two inmates eating lunch outside the jail July 27. The incident led Administrator Keith Norwood to fire the unidentified detention officer three days later. The two inmates in the video have been identified as Rico Sena, wearing a white bandana on his head, and Albert […]

Hounds’ schedule includes exhibitions at UNM, UTEP

Eastern New Mexico University has released its men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season. The Greyhounds will play exhibition games Oct. 30 at the University of Texas El Paso and Nov. 3 at the University of New Mexico. The regular season opens with a Nov. 12 home date against Northern New Mexico, followed by a […]

Sheriff’s office: Inmate mistakenly released

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File photo Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate mistakenly released from the county jail last week. CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate mistakenly released from the county jail last week. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Johnny Cordova, 45, was released on bond Wednesday when a jail employee failed to […]

Report: Crime down in 2009

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Crime in Clovis dropped across the board in 2009, a contrast from the prior year, when violent and property crimes were on the rise. Violent crimes —

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a productive receiver, but […]

Colts release Hank Baskett

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Courtesy photo Hank Baskett played four seasons in the National Football League, twice named rookie of the week in 2006 with the Philadelphia Eagles. CNJ staff For the first time since the 2005 NFL draft, Hank Baskett is an unrestricted free agent. The Indianapolis Colts did not resign the wide receiver, who joined the team […]

Muleshoe’s Riley among Texas Tech assistants released

MCT News Service FORT WORTH, Texas — New Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville released five assistants who worked for former coach Mike Leach, including Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley. Also released were running backs coach Clay McGuire, safeties coach Carlos Mainord, cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell and special teams coordinator Eric Russell. Gil Brandt, who works for NFL.com […]

Police expect to make auto burglary arrests

Freedom New Mexico Police have two suspects in a Saturday auto burglary spree in north central Clovis. Beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday, police began receiving reports of auto burglaries in the 800 blocks of Prairieview Drive and Yucca Avenue. At least eight residents reported their vehicles broken into and burglarized, records show. Police Capt. Patrick […]

Teen accused of killing cat released

CNJ staff A 19-year-old accused of killing his family’s cat with a group of other teens has reached a plea agreement and been released from jail. Jonathan Hall pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and was released from jail Dec. 22. He remains on an ankle bracelet monitor, according to court records. Hall, a senior at […]

2010 BAH rates released

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan and Jenna Zamie The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2010 military Basic Allowance for Housing rates online Wednesday. Rates are different for each pay grade and base. At Cannon Air Force Base, most personnel are receiving an increase of less than 5 percent, according to rates on the department […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mammograph technician Cheryl Smoot tests Sherri Brewer of Clovis on Friday at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to […]

Mistakenly released inmate back in custody

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John “ToyToy” Garcia was taken into custody Tuesday morning after being mistakenly released from the jail. CNJ staff John “ToyToy” Garcia, an inmate released in error from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, turned himself in to his parole officer Tuesday morning. According to Tia Bland, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Corrections, Garcia, […]

Inmate mistakenly released; second inmate captured after escape

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File photo Curry County manager Lance Pyle said disciplinary action as in process Monday afternoon after an inmate was mistakenly released Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Jail officials mistakenly released an inmate on Saturday and law officers began searching for him on Monday when they were notified of the error. John […]

Tucumcari fugitive released twice from jail

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Moses Earl Ingram is charged with attempting to kill Amber Simpson. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Moses Earl Ingram’s release from Quay County Detention Center was first revoked in May. That’s when the woman he’s accused of beating complained he’d threatened her soon after he left the jail. Two months later, Ingram […]

Tucumcari police report released in Taser incident

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari officials have released a police incident report and video related to last week’s Taser shooting of a 14-year-old girl.The video is posted below or can be viewed by clicking here: Police video Click here to read the incident report

Clovis schools employee charged with embezzlement

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis elementary school secretary is charged with 27 counts of embezzlement after police said she used her position to purchase gift cards for her own use. Michelle Cordova, 34, was released on $14,000 bond Tuesday following her arrest, jail officials said. Police began an investigation May 27 when the finance supervisor […]

Air Force confirms Cannon Predator drone crash

The Air Force is confirming an MQ-1 Predator drone assigned to Cannon Air Force Base crashed earlier this month in eastern Afghanistan. The Cannon unmanned aircraft crashed May 7, according to the Air Force, which also confirmed it was the second drone in the last two weeks to crash in Afghanistan. Other than saying the […]

Udall: Budget makes key investments to jumpstart U.S. economy

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of a budget for Fiscal Year 2010: “The Senate’s budget moves America towards a future with more clean energy jobs, a quality education for all of our children and a health care system that works for all of us.

New Mexico’s economic freedom needs boost

Are you someone who values freedom above all else, including health, safety and welfare? If so, New Mexico has a ways to go to reach the top tier of states. A new study released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the first comprehensive ranking of “economic and personal freedom in the American states,” […]

Editorial: U.S. majority wants Bush policies out

A USA Today-Gallup poll released last week reveals that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the Bush administration’s violations of civil rights — from torture at Guantanamo to wiretapping U.S. citizens without warrants — was extreme enough to merit investigation. Some 38 percent want a full criminal investigation, while about a fourth will settle for review […]