Tucumcari’s city manager fired

Freedom New Mexico: Chelle Delaney TUCUMCARI — City Manager John Sutherland was fired in a 3-2 vote Thursday night at the City Commission meeting. Sutherland was escorted from his office out the back door of city hall by a Tucumcari police officer. “John, this is only because it is SOP (standard operating procedure),” Commissioner Jim […]

KFC shooting suspect released to parents

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police have interviewed a 17-year-old suspect they believe shot several rounds toward a busy fast-food restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police press release issued Thursday morning. The juvenile, whose name has not been released because no charges have been filed, was interviewed by police Wednesday night and […]

May 1, 2008 Local Briefs

Man arrested after firing gun An 18-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he fired a handgun early Tuesday morning and nearly hit three officers. Michael Trevino was arrested after officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3000 block of Sheldon Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday heard bullets “whizzing over […]

Nov. 26, 1980

Linda Ronstadt’s “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” or the Doors “Greatest Hits” albums or eight tracks could be purchased at Gibsons, 1200 W. 21st St., for $5.88. … Harvey Cleve Teague, former assistant city manager, filed a $250,000 federal suit against the city of Clovis, alleging he was fired without due process. … The Clovis Business […]

April 7, 1956

Curry County Sheriff Dan Webster was investigating “how one .32-caliber bullet could strike three people in the same car.” One man reported he accidentally fired the shot inside the car when his wife slammed on the brakes. They drove to Clovis Memorial Hospital when one victim complained of a headache. No one was killed, the […]

Promoter tells police he fired shot

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was taken […]

Wife defends Macias at trial

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Defendant Robert Macias, left, reads the transcript of a phone call on Friday with defense attorney James Klipstine Jr., as the conversation is played in court at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The wife of homicide defendant Robert Macias told jurors Friday her husband was […]

Nov. 8, 2006 Local Briefs

CNJ Staff No injuries reported in morning shooting No injuries were reported in an early-morning shooting Tuesday at a house in the 800 block of Calhoun Street that left holes in a front window, TV, adjacent wall and door, according to police reports. Police responded to a call of shots fired shortly after midnight and […]

Portales police respond to shots fired at business

Freedom Newspapers Portales Police Department officers were called to a report of shots fired shortly before 5 p.m. Friday at the Milk Transport Services yard on Industrial Drive in Portales. According to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry, two people were arrested and a weapon was recovered in an altercation at the site. Berry said police […]

Shots fired, three taken into custody

CNJ Staff Three people were taken into custody early Sunday after a single shot was fired into a residence at 308 Sandoval, according to a Clovis Police Department news release. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the residence around 2 a.m. Sunday. Mabel Cordova said a bedroom window in her home had been […]