Police investigate stabbings

CNJ staff report Police are investigating a Saturday altercation in Clovis that left two men with stab wounds and a third man beaten. Around 4 p.m. Saturday police were called to the Clovis Apartments on North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard for a multiple stabbing report. Police found two men with stab wounds and a […]

Police identify stabbing suspect

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Police said they were dispatched to a fight Saturday at the Clovis Apartments parking lot near Charlotte Street. CNJ staff A 19-year-old from Clovis was arrested and booked on an open count of murder Saturday, accused of stabbing 21-year-old Andrew Gama to death during an early morning fight at the […]

Pizza assault suspect charged

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis juvenile was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder and armed robbery in connection with an attack last week on a pizza delivery man, police said. Karl Ortiz, 17, was arrested around 2 p.m. following an interview with police, Clovis Detective Lyndell Stansell Jr. said. Ortiz is […]

Dog’s life journey of trials, tribulations

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Long ago I read a book by sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein filled with little rules of life, observations and proverbs. Things like, “Small change can often be found under seat cushions” and “Always store beer in a dark place.” The one saying from those pages that was branded in my […]

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 […]

An infamous day at Ricardo post office

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist The community of Ricardo, now lost to just memory, was 13 miles southwest of Fort Sumner. The Santa Fe Railroad put in a depot and a water station there when the Belen Cutoff was built. By 1908, a small town had sprung up and many wannabe settlers came to find […]

Sept. 11 focus should shift to justice

Freedom Newspapers It has been said that time heals all wounds. Some wounds, however, are so deep and so severe that life will never be the same. Clearly, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, fit into that category, having changed our world drastically. Eastern New Mexico joined the rest of America this weekend in commemorating […]

Man shot dead near apartment complex

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Clovis Police Officer Timothy Marshall stands in the doorway as detectives seach for evidence at Clovis Apartments at the scene of Saturday’s homicide. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 31-year-old Clovis man died early Saturday morning after suffering several gunshot wounds, police said. Officials said Tony Parker was shot about […]