Predator crashes outside of Cannon

Freedom New Mexico photo: Sharna Johnson Emergency response vehicles clustered around the scene of an unmanned plane crash through Cannon Air Force Base’s perimeter fence. Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Officials at Cannon Air Force Base said they’re not sure why they lost the link from ground control to an MQ-1 Predator, but that’s why […]

Officials: Lost signal caused Predator to veer off runway

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U.S. Air Force The MQ-1B Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft systeml, according to the U.S. Air Force website. Sharna Johnson Officials at Cannon Air Force Base said they’re not sure why they lost the link from ground control to an MQ-1 Predator, but that’s why the $4.5 million aircraft turned off the runway […]

Osprey crashes in Afghanistan, killing 4

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. Air Force Osprey aircraft crashed in southeastern Afghanistan, killing three service members and one government contractor, NATO said Friday. It was the first crash of the costly, tilt-rotor aircraft in a combat zone. The CV-22 Osprey went down about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Qalat, the capital of Zabul […]

Osprey crashes in Afghanistan, killing 4

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. Air Force Osprey aircraft crashed in southeastern Afghanistan, killing three service members and one government contractor, NATO said Friday. It was the first crash of the costly, tilt-rotor aircraft in a combat zone. The CV-22 Osprey went down about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Qalat, the capital of Zabul […]

Sheriff plans to talk to commission about dangerous intersections

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray will be asking the Curry County Commission to help reduce the potential for crashes on N.M. 523. The commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Murray said previously he planned to ask for some type of stop sign alert that would […]

Plane crashes into Austin IRS building

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service plowed his small plane into an office building housing nearly 200 federal tax employees on Thursday, officials said, setting off a raging fire that sent workers fleeing as thick plumes of black smoke poured into the air. A U.S. law official identified […]

Roads could get slick again

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Traffic passes along 21st Street near Hilltop Plaza Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to upper 20s throughout the day with snow flurries expected to continue. By Sharna Johnson and Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Clovis police responded to 35 weather-related crashes in the city Thursday […]

Traffic crashes up 20 percent, but injuries, fatalities down

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Traffic crashes have jumped almost 20 percent in Clovis this year but the number of injuries from those crashes has dropped and crash-related fatalities are down. At the heart of the crashes lie traffic infractions, such as following too close, failing to yield and failing to stop at stoplights, […]

Car crashes into house

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Freedom Photo: Argen Duncan Freedom New Mexico Glenn Fuller, front, and Jesse Estrada, both of American Auto Salvage, investigate the best way to remove a mini-van from the front of a house on south Main Street just south of Brady Avenue on Monday night. Clovis Police Sgt. Roger Dial said the driver of the van […]

Police vehicles involved in crashes

In a little more than one day, two law enforcement officers from different agencies were slightly injured in unrelated crashes. A Clovis police officer was transported to the hospital, treated and released Oct. 1 after he was involved in a lunchtime crash at Grand Avenue and Tennessee Street, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Whitney said Brian […]

Cannon plane crashes in Afghanistan

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U.S. Air Force photo The MQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft system. CNJ Staff An Air Force Special Operations MQ-1 Predator assigned to Cannon Air Force Base crashed Sunday in Afghanistan, according to an Air Force Times report. The unmanned plane, assigned to the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base […]

Weather, cargo plane crash delay Lubbock flights

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — An early morning plane crash and winter weather are causing delays today at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash of a cargo plane. Persons with scheduled flights should check with their airline, not the airport, for delays, airport director James Loomis said around 1 […]

Recent accident spike concerns law enforcement

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Recent vehicle accidents in Roosevelt and Curry counties and Parmer County in Texas have taken the lives of five individuals under the age of 22, and have caused concern for area law enforcement officials. While the cause of those accidents is not yet known, drinking and high rates of speed […]

Don’t let 4th fun blow up in your face

Richard Peterson Independence holiday second most dangerous The Fourth of July weekend brings cherished memories of family gatherings and picnics with the traditional grilled summer foods, hamburgers and hot dogs. Friends enjoy games of softball, volleyball or throwing a Frisbee around while waiting for the evening’s spectacular fireworks celebrations. Spending the Fourth with family and […]

Clovis police crack down at intersection

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Clovis police officer Robert Denney wades through mid-afternoon traffic on Prince Street on Tuesday as part of a operation to ticket motorists for blocking intersections. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Even with uniformed police officers in full view Thursday afternoon, motorists continued to speed, run red lights, and block the intersection […]