Two U.S. airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting

The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany — A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody, authorities said. Boris Rhein, the top security official in the German state of Hesse where the shooting took place, […]

Clovis-born Marine killed in Afghanistan

CNJ staff Flags were flown at half-staff over the weekend in honor of a Clovis-born Marine sergeant. Sgt. Garrett A. Misener, 25, was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 27. He was born Aug. 19, 1985, in Clovis, and his family moved to Utah a few months later. He was laid to rest Friday in […]

Iraqis ready to handle own problems

Freedom New Mexico A coordinated suicide bombing that killed at least 14 people and wounded 53 in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, is a reminder that the country the U.S. has tried so hard to pacify, through military action and nation-building advice and subsidies, is still plenty turbulent. While this fact might tempt […]

Press Release: Two killed in Portales crash

Portales – Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 33, and Charles J. Paiz, 30, of Portales were killed in a single vehicle crash. State Police were called to the scene of a single vehicle roll-over crash just before 11:00 AM this morning (Sunday) near the intersection of South Roosevelt Rd 2 and Roosevelt Rd. X (near Portales). Through […]

Six-hour standoff ends with Tucumcari man’s death

Thomas Garcia A six-hour standoff with police ended with the death of a Tucumcari man Monday night. Officers initially responded to a domestic dispute report that ended when Daniel Gonzales, 56, prompted the use of deadly force, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric Garcia. No other injuries were reported. […]

Police: Child killed crossing street

CNJ staff Police say a 4-year-old boy killed by a vehicle Sunday was following his older sister across the street when he was struck. Xavier Salcido was pronounced dead at Plains Regional Medical Center shortly after the crash, according to a Monday press release from the Clovis Police Department. Around 4 p.m. Nadine Armijo, 46, […]

Press release: Clovis man killed in Carlsbad crash

Carlsbad – Juan Castillo 35 y.o. of Clovis New Mexico was killed in a motor vehicle crash this weekend leaving his 11 y.o. passenger in critical condition. Sunday afternoon State Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash just east of Carlsbad on US Highway 62/180, upon the officers arrival they learned that Juan Castillo […]

Breathe easier: greenhouse tax has been killed

Freedom New Mexico After scaling back ambitious plans to cap and effectively tax greenhouse emissions in nearly every industry, Senate Democrats last week conceded they couldn’t get the necessary 60 votes to pass even a bill to regulate only electric utilities. The failure to impose a cap-and-trade regimen before the August recess is a major […]

Press release: Bears attack camper, goat at Philmont Scout Ranch

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH — One bear was killed and conservation officers were looking for another bear Wednesday following separate incidents in which bears scratched a camper and injured a goat at Philmont Scout Ranch. The Department of Game and Fish set a trap for a bear that ran off after it jumped on a tent […]

Clovis man killed in crash near Farwell

A 65-year-old Clovis man is dead after a single vehicle crash Monday morning near Farwell. Liberato G. Barela was westbound on U.S. 70/84 just before 3 a.m. (CDT) in Parmer County when his 2000 Chevrolet SUV veered off the road into the center median and struck a tree, according to Trooper Gabriel Medrano with the […]

Muleshoe man killed in morning rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A man was killed around 9 a.m. Thursday when the heavy equipment truck he was traveling in on Center Road, east of U.S. 70, overturned. Two other passengers were transported to the hospital. CNJ staff A morning crash in south Curry County claimed the life of a 40-year-old Muleshoe man […]

Clovis woman killed in two-vehicle crash

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night on State Road 209. Mirian Susana Perez Lopez was driving a 2003 Ford Focus westbound on Curry Road 22 and failed to yield to traffic on State Road 209 around 8:30 p.m., according to a press release from state police. Lopez’ […]

Other ways to facilitate relief in Haiti

Freedom New Mexico As relief efforts have continued in Haiti following a Jan. 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 250,000 people, criticism has arisen that United Nations funds have not been spent properly. “The United Nations has quietly upped this year’s peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going […]

Clovis woman killed in Santa Rosa crash

Freedom New Mexico State police said hazardous road conditions played a role in the deaths of a Clovis woman and an Idaho man in two separate crashes Thursday. Jackelyn Zimmerman, 67, of Clovis died from injuries suffered in a head on-collision near Santa Rosa. George Bellinghiere, 69, of Nampa, Idaho, died after losing control of […]

BNSF Railway employee killed

CNJ staff A BNSF Railway employee was killed Wednesday morning outside of Hereford. Joe Faust, a spokesman for the railroad, said Larry Green, 53, was struck by a westbound train about 6:20 a.m. (CDT) near Mile Post 601.3, 47 miles west of Amarillo. Green had been an employee of BNSF for 15 years. Faust said […]

ENMU student killed in car crash

Freedom New Mexico An Eastern New Mexico University student was killed in a car crash south of Roswell Sunday afternoon. According to ENMU spokesman Wendel Sloan, Abigail Calderon, 18, died when a 1996 Honda Civic she was riding in crashed into a 2001 Dodge pickup pulling a horse trailer on U.S. 285 near Mile Marker […]

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Curry County

CNJ staff A man was killed and another is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash Sunday night on State Road 467. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the victims’ names are being withheld until next of kin have been notified. Glascock said the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. at a curve near mile marker […]

Federal agents assist egg farm fire investigation

By The Associated Press The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting in the investigation of a fire last week at a Farwell egg farm causing an estimated $20 million in damage and killing nearly a million chickens. According to a press release from the ATF in Lubbock, a national response team along […]

Portales man killed in Roosevelt County rollover

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Sunday, June 28, 2009 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Officer Ramon Borjas with the New Mexico State Police investigated a one vehicle accident that resulted in the death of Jose M. Mendoza (39 of Portales). The investigation revealed that his nephew, Alejandro Mendoza (16 of Portales) was driving a 2002 Chevrolet […]