Pizza Hut driver robbed on delivery in Clovis

CNJ staff A Clovis Pizza Hut driver making a delivery in the 3000 block of Cesar Chavez Drive was robbed shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday by a man wielding an ax, according to a news release from Clovis police. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s about 5-foot-3 with a small […]

Community dinner set for Thursday

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales — The Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and desserts is free and open to the public. Portales and Cannon Air Force Base volunteers will help out […]

Afternoon rains pelt Portales, Clovis areas

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An SUV drives down Avenue C Saturday in Portales. Police closed Avenue C and 18th Street due to the amount of rainfall, but many motorists chose to drive on the roads regardless. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) Marc Schoder: Freedom Newspapers Afternoon monsoon rains Saturday flooded Portales streets and left several motorists stranded in high water. […]

Robberies could be connected

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the possibility that a pair of armed robbery incidents in the last six days are connected. An armed robbery attempt Saturday night bore similarities to another incident two days earlier, Clovis Police officials said Tuesday. According to police reports, two subjects with bandanas covering their faces attempted to rob […]

Pizza delivery driver assaulted

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police want to find the man responsible for robbing a pizza delivery driver Sunday afternoon. According to police reports, a 25-year-old driver for Pizza Hut received an order about 3:30 p.m. to deliver a pizza to an address on Connie Lane. While he was knocking on the front door, two […]

Berry accepts new assignment with FNNM

CNJ STAFF Lynn Berry, a 32-year associate of the Clovis News Journal, soon will take on new duties with Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Berry will become FNNM’s first Community Relations/Newspapers In Education coordinator. He will continue his circulation duties until his successor is on board, FNNM Publisher Ray Sullivan said. That search has begun. […]

CNJ subscription rates on the rise

CNJ staff report Because of rising business costs, Clovis News-Journal subscription rates will increase by 25 cents per month beginning Jan. 1. The price of individual papers will remain 50 cents for weekdays and $1 for Sundays. Subscription rates still will provide a 44 percent savings, compared to “off-the-rack” prices, for those getting home delivery […]

Pizza driver told to stand and deliver

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police are looking for a knife-wielding robber who stole an undetermined amount of money from a pizza delivery man Wednesday evening. According to Lt. M.J. Ingram, the delivery man was stopped at a yield sign at the corner of Tierra Blanca and Las Palomas roads about 7:30 p.m. when a […]