Detention officer injured

A detention officer was injured Friday at Curry County’s jail in what Adminstrator Lois Bean described only as “an isolated incident.” Bean said no inmates were injured, adding, “Everyone is okay.” Bean declined to discuss any further details. “I don’t want to say for sure that it’s going to be a criminal case until the […]

Police: Officer injured while responding to call

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Police Officer T.J. Gibson walks in the alley next to a camper where an officer was injured making an arrest Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico Police believe a 31-year-old Portales man wanted to stay out of jail so much, he reported a fake bank robbery. Now Rudolfo “Rudy” Sotelo Jr., […]

A Defining Moment in the Time of War: Orangeburg Massacre, February 8, 1968

On February 8, 1968, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, a tragic shooting occurred leaving three African American students dead and 29 injured due to racial conflict and denial of basic human rights.

Four injured in fiery crash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico State Police investigate a two-car collision on County Road G east of Clovis. CNJ staff Four people were injured in a fiery two-car collision Tuesday morning east of Clovis. The crash happened north of 21st Street on Curry Road G around 11 a.m. Ryan Carter, 21, and Wesley […]

Oct. 14, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Oct. 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Sunrise Street for an injured subject. Officers learned a male subject had already been transported to the hospital by emergency medical responders. A witness said the […]

Portales home explodes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales Fire Department works to clear debris off a women trapped in her home after an explosion damaged the structure of the building. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico An explosion rocked a south Portales neighborhood shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in serious injury to an elderly woman, police […]

Morning fire extinguished

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Firefighter Chuck Haman walks across the backyard of a home where a fire occurred Thursday morning. The fire was contained to the utility room of the house and was extinguished quickly, according to Fire Marshal Allan Silvers. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fire in the home of a local rabbi around 10 a.m. […]

Woman sentenced for spitting in face of paramedic

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced Wednesday for battery upon a health-care worker. Crystal Sandoval was found guilty last week of the fourth-degree felony and sentenced to 90 days in the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The charge stems from a January […]

Police: Man hit girlfriend’s parents with SUV

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 20-year-old Clovis man was charged Thursday night with ramming a sport utility vehicle into his girlfriend’s parents in an ongoing domestic dispute, according to police and court records. James Medina Jr. is being held in the Curry County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond on two counts of […]

June 5, 1957

The Clovis News-Journal published a special edition in celebration of Clovis’ 50th anniversary. Santa Fe Railway was among local businesses saluting the city. … “I’ve Got a Secret,” was among the day’s most popular television shows. … Four Clovis Redlegs baseball players were injured when the car in which they were traveling overturned near Midland, […]