Man shot by deputy charged in connection to stabbing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man shot Monday by a De Baca County Deputy has been charged in connection with the stabbing and pursuit that led up to the shooting. Michael Christopher Fitschen, who remains hospitalized after being shot once in the abdomen, was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery with […]

Missing Portales woman remains in hospital

Argen Duncan A missing Portales woman remained hospitalized Tuesday after being found under a mobile home within a block of her North Avenue A home about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Maria Galvan, 63, disappeared from her residence on foot Saturday afternoon. According to a news release from the Portales Police Department, Galvan’s condition was unavailable Tuesday. […]

Police: 1-month-old to be released to foster care

CNJ staff A 1-month-old girl hospitalized with injuries from abuse has improved and will soon be released to foster care. The girl was taken to a Lubbock children’s hospital Sept. 28 and underwent brain surgery after extensive injuries were discovered by staff at Plains Regional Medical Center. Police said Tuesday in a press release that […]

Inmate hospitalized after attempted suicide

Freedom New Mexico A 46-year-old man arrested Thursday evening for DWI is in a Lubbock hospital after he hanged himself by his boot laces in a Curry County jail bathroom. Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Curry County Detention Center just before midnight Thursday night for a report of a suicide attempt, according to Undersheriff […]

ENMU’s offensive coordinator recovering from heart surgery

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Mike Howard’s is in his 14th season at ENMU, all as offensive coordinator. CNJ staff Two nights after his play-calling helped Eastern New Mexico University open its season with an impressive win, longtime Greyhounds offensive coordinator Mike Howard was recovering from heart surgery Monday at a Lubbock hospital. Howard underwent a triple bypass at Methodist […]

District attorney: Warrant being prepared for shooting victim’s neighbor

CNJ staff Sandra Bousquet, a 36-year-old Clovis woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck, died Tuesday night at a Lubbock hospital from her injuries. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Wednesday morning his office is preparing a warrant to charge her neighbor, James Fitzpatrick, 61, with an open count of murder in the case. […]

Stabbing victim hospitalized

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a stabbing Wednesday night that resulted in an unidentified male being hospitalized at Plains Regional Medical Center. Records show police were called to the 3000 block of Sheridan Street around 11 p.m. for a public affray. Reports indicated a man, who police did not identify, had been stabbed multiple […]

Streptococcus infection kills two in Curry County

CNJ staff Two Curry County residents are dead and another is hospitalized from an infection of “invasive group A Streptococcus,” according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health sent late Wednesday. The department says they have no evidence that the cases are linked. All three cases were discovered Dec. 31 through […]

12/2 Local Roundup

Two hospitalized in stabbing Two people were stabbed about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Sheldon Street, Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said. Two people were hospitalized after a fight erupted, and it’s unclear who the suspects are in the stabbing, Carey said. “I’ve got all my detectives out investigating three crime scenes […]