Detention center mistakenly releases Texas prisoner

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Courtesy photo A warrant was issued Tuesday for Willie Windom, a Texas prisoner, who was mistakenly released in September from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A warrant was issued Tuesday for a Texas prisoner mistakenly released in September from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Willie Windom, 46, […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Honors

The National Honor Roll has released names of area students qualified for induction into its honor roll. The honor roll recognizes high achieving high school and middle school students. Those inducted into the hall of fame are eligible to compete for academic funds. Clovis: Kevin Kendall, Dharshyani Kesava and Margie Walker. House: Kris Foust. Muleshoe: […]

KFC shooting suspect released to parents

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police have interviewed a 17-year-old suspect they believe shot several rounds toward a busy fast-food restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police press release issued Thursday morning. The juvenile, whose name has not been released because no charges have been filed, was interviewed by police Wednesday night and […]

Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry The Portales Livestock Auction, located just west of Portales, was the subject of a May undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS alleges animal abuse involving downer cattle took place at the facility. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced […]

Toddler’s name released

CNJ staff State police have released the name of a 19-month old toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in south Clovis. Aadyn Noack was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, police said. He was the son of Bradley and Amber Noack of Texico, police said. Clovis […]

June 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince for a shoplifting report. A 13-year-old was seen placing cosmetics in her purse and two adult women with her were heard opening CD packages in […]

Irrigation water released

News from Arch Hurley Conservancy District near Tucumcari: The irrigation water will flow today.

County audit report released

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More than $19,000 in 2007 Curry County Fair revenues are missing, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. A state auditor’s report released Friday indicated accounting discrepancies in three areas: Startup cash, a motocross event and gate receipts. The report cited poor accounting procedures and policies regarding handling of money […]

Audit on unaccounted county fair funds to be released

CNJ staff State Auditor Hector Balderas said he plans to release his report today on unaccounted for funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. Balderas said the report, which contains recommendations and verifies how much money is unaccounted for, will be released to the County Commission and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. County Manager […]

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 […]

Additional arrests made in burglary, arson

CNJ Staff Police have made two more arrests in connection with the June 30 burglary and arson of a local family’s home, bringing the total arrests in the case to three, according to a Clovis Police Department report. James Johnson, 18, and a 16-year-old female, both of Clovis, were arrested Wednesday, charged with burglary and […]

Tucumcari woman shot, killed

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A 21-year-old Tucumcari woman was the victim of an apparent homicide on Tuesday, Tucumcari police said. Tiffany Throckmorton was shot Tuesday morning and died about an hour and 15 minutes later at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, according to a police news release. Throckmorton, who was at 222 E. High Street, […]

Cleanup continues

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Gene Bieker, director of operations for Clovis Municipal Schools, said Monday the estimated tornado damage to the roof and floor at Yucca Junior High is $800,000. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her eyes were bloodshot. Dirt was smeared across her T-shirt. But Conrada Figueroa pressed on. She and her […]

ConAgra details methods to lower air pollutants

By CNJ Staff A proposed ConAgra Trade Group, Inc. ethanol plant near Clovis would use several devices to reduce air pollutants released in production of the alternative fuel, according to permit documents received in early October by the New Mexico Environment Department. Two natural gas-fired, regenerative thermal oxidizers installed at the plant would cut the […]

Detentions sign of overzealous government

Freedom Newspapers Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan of Buena Park, Calif., said his arrest and detention for two years in federal custody came from the “paranoia” of an overzealous government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We’re not qualified to make psychiatric diagnoses, but his detention at Terminal Island in San Pedro, Calif., for two years […]

June 30, 2006 Police Blotter

At 11:30 p.m. June 23 an officer investigated a man passed out in a vehicle in the 1200 block of west Seventh Street. The officer woke the man by trying to get him out of the car, noting a strong odor of alcohol, and the man swayed and wobbled. He was transported to the adult […]

Cannon prospectus to be released in early March

CNJ staff An Air Force prospectus detailing Cannon Air Force Base’s assets is slated for release at the beginning of March, according to a military spokeswoman. The document, approximately eight to 10 pages in length, includes statistics and photos, according to Air Force public information officer Shirley Curry. The Air Force Base Realignment and Closure […]

Sexual assault reports released

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This story contains content about a sexual assault that some may find offensive. PORTALES — Portales police on Tuesday released incident reports pertaining to a sexual assault case that may have led to the distribution of fliers warning of a rapist around the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. According to the […]

Former commissioner briefly in hospital

CNJ staff Former city commissioner Gloria Wicker, 74, was back in the hospital Sunday night, less than a week after she was released from Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock where she underwent surgery. Wicker was transported to the hospital as a precaution following an irregular heartbeat, her sister Jane Wootton said. “As serious as her […]

Cannon deserves second look from BRAC

By Heather Wilson: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: During her June 3 visit to Clovis to discuss Cannon Air Force Base being on the Base Realignment and Closure list, U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., made the following points about the situation, including what little data the Pentagon had released at the time that supported its decision […]