First person: Animal enthusiast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cody Machen, Hillcrest Park Zoo keeper, was bit by the venomous gila monster, but wouldn’t let himself be afraid to hold it. Zookeeper Cody Machen has always loved reptiles and had them as pets as a child. Machen, 22, was bitten by a gila monster at the Hillcrest Park Zoo [...]

Hereford man confesses to assaulting grandfather

CNJ Staff A Hereford man wanted in connection with assaulting a family member in Texas was arrested Sunday by Clovis police in a stolen semi-tractor trailer. Aaron L. Warden, 27, slit his grandfather’s throat earlier Sunday, according to Lt. Esrael Silva of the Hereford police department. Hereford police will be seeking his extradition from Clovis, [...]

‘Deep Throat’ also great American hero

Freedom Newspapers Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has [...]