Fugitive to be featured on TV

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Courtesy photo Noe Torres is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2005 shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. CNJ staff Clovis homicide fugitive Noe Torres will be included in Saturday’s television broadcast of “America’s Most Wanted,” show producers said.

TV, Internet exposure may help capture fugitive

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Courtesy photo Noe Torres, 29, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the 2005 shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Noe Torres is the second fugitive from the Ninth Judicial District to be featured by America’s Most Wanted, according to the show’s associate producer, Jena Naranjo. […]

Jan. 21, 2008: Photo of the day

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Eddie Torres, of Clovis and supervisor with Torres & Sons, finishes the cement in the parking lot of Mainline Bowling Alley Monday afternoon. According to Torres the parking lot should be done by Friday.

Salas agreement withdrawal being evaulated by DA

CNJ staff The District Attorney’s office is still reviewing the legality of withdrawing a plea agreement made with a Clovis teen who refused to testify against his brother in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. District Attorney Matt Chandler said his office is evaluating the case to determine if the juvenile sentence can […]

Police believe fugitive has returned to area

CNJ staff Police believe a fugitive charged in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy more than two years ago has returned to the Clovis area, according to a press release from Clovis police. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Noe Torres, 28, who […]

Man arrested on aggravated assault charges

A Clovis man accused of shooting a gun into the air Saturday night during a domestic dispute was captured on Friday afternoon, Clovis police Lt. James Schoeffel said. Lucio Torres, 32, was taken into custody after about two hours of communication with police. He was inside a home in the 1200 block of Lea Street. […]

Police seeking assault suspect

CNJ staff Clovis Police are seeking a city man accused of shooting a gun into the air Saturday night during a domestic dispute, court records show. A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Lucio Torres, 32, on four counts of aggravated assault against a household member, three counts of abuse or abandonment of […]

How far should letters to editor go?

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Eva Torres presents a journalistic dilemma. The Clovis woman has written a letter praising staff at Plains Regional Medical Center and would like to have it published on our newspaper’s Opinion page. “They had compassion, utmost patience and caring, loving attention for my brother,” she wrote about the […]

Sept. 2 Engagements

Gates-Gibbs Jerry and Denise Adams Sr. of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Gates of Clovis, to Donald Wayne Gibbs of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 8, 2007, at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Clovis High […]

Wayland waylays struggling Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with […]

Police say fugitive sighted in Clovis

CNJ staff Police said Tuesday they have information a fugitive wanted in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy is in the Clovis area. Noe Torres, 27, is wanted in connection with the 2005 shooting of Carlos Perez, who was sleeping next to his brother when he was hit in the head with a bullet, one […]

Slaying suspect sighted in area

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A fugitive wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 9-year-old Clovis boy more than a year ago has been spotted in New Mexico recently, area law enforcement officials said. In response, Curry County Crime Stoppers officials more than doubled the reward for information leading to the capture of […]

Man shot outside Clovis eatery

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News editor An adult male sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his leg midafternoon Friday outside a Clovis eatery, according to police. A witness told police the shooting followed a verbal confrontation, according to a Clovis Police incident report. Eddie Torres sustained four wounds to his left leg and was treated at […]

One year later, shooting case difficult for investigators

Freedom Newspapers At the edge of Sgt. Dan Aguilar’s desk are two cardboard expanding files stuffed with papers to the point of bursting. They are the case files for 10-year-old Carlos Perez, who died a year ago Friday while sleeping in his bed. He said he put the files away several times, but then something […]

Texico’s Richardson helps South win 1A-2A all-star volleyball match

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE — Hitters Lori Richardson and Becki Carr helped the South to a 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 win over the North in the 1A-2A high school All-Star volleyball game Tuesday. Texico’s Richardson and Carr, who attends Mesilla Valley Christian in Las Cruces, each finished with eight kills. Carr’s teammate, Jocelyn Adams, helped the […]

Torres-Aragon Engagement

Mary L. Daigneault of Dexter and Felix V. Torres of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Theresa A. Torres of Dexter, to Benjamin E. Aragon of Clovis. He is the son of Arlene D. Aragon and Ben Aragon Jr., both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows during a private ceremony […]

Garrola, Manuel

Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 outside of Portales. Mr. Torres was born April 9, 1980 in Cevallos, Mexico to Mañuela and Manuel Torres Valenzuela. Mr. Torres lived in Mexico until about 10 years ago when he moved to Portales. During that time he worked at several local dairies. He was known […]

5/30 Local roundup

Accident victim transferred from PRMC A local man died Saturday night in an automobile accident north of Clovis on Highway 209, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s office Richard Cerda, 33, of Clovis, the driver of the vehicle involved in the one-vehicle accident, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 10:30 p.m. […]

Shooting suspect remains at large

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 27-year-old city man remains a fugitive more than six months after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the shooting death of a Clovis fifth-grader. Noe Torres, 27, was indicted for first-degree murder in October along with three Clovis brothers in connection with the death […]

La Casita honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Denise Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Ramon Rascon, Isaac Sena A/B: Jaquelin Acosta, Miguel Altamirano, Izaiah Aragon, Julio Avina, Juan Carrera, Abraham Castillo, Savanna Garcia, Xavier Gonzales, Veronica Lopez, Maria Navarrete, Hector Ramos, Cynthia Rivas, Brandon Rosas, Joseline […]