Investigators rule fire accidental

CNJ staff A fire that gutted Clovis Apartments and displaced 12 families Feb. 1 was ruled accidental by the Clovis fire marshal. “The fire originated in the attic space above apartments 93 and 95 of Building 8 and was not intentionally set,” Fire Marshal Allan Silvers said in a press release. Silvers said the purpose […]

Apartment fire’s cause still under investigation

Tonjia Rolan Fire Marshal Allen Silvers said the cause of Wednesday’s fire at Clovis Apartments is still under investigation. He said investigators believe they have the start of the fire traced to an apartment, but the cause is still unknown. Investigators started sifting through the rubble while hot spots were still being put out. “We’re […]

Cal-Maine fire ruled accidental

FARWELL (AP) — The National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives , the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office today announced that they have completed the scene investigation into the fire at the Cal-Maine egg production plant in Farwell, located in Parmer County. “The investigators […]

Portales seeks outside investigators’ help on local fires

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The State Fire Marshal’s Division is investigating three commercial fires in Portales that occurred over a 10-day period at the request of local authorities. The latest was Sunday afternoon at Portales Valley Mills. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Sunday’s fire appeared to have started on the […]

Press release: Zapata captured

On August 25, 2008 at approximately 11:00 PM (MST), Javier Zapata, 19, was located and arrested in Cactus, Texas by the US Marshal’s Service, Texas Department of Public Safety Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

Escape leads to changes at jail

Eight inmates escaped the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Sunday night. As of Tuesday evening five of those inmates remained at large. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Multiple law enforcement agencies continued Tuesday evening to pursue leads on the whereabouts of five escaped Curry County inmates, according to Sheriff Matt Murray. Law enforcement […]

Lions’ reserves sink Zias

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior guard Kanani Marshal and junior forward Katedria Mosley combined for 36 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Saturday and Texas A&M-Commerce went on a 24-6 run over eight minutes near the end of the half to pull away to a 79-59 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in […]

Tents purposed as solution to jail overcrowding

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Curry County could cut its jail overcrowding problem by housing nonviolent offenders in military surplus tents with air conditioning and portable toilets, according to County Commissioner Tim Ashley. That’s assuming the state fire marshal approves. Ashley told commissioners about his experience visiting the jail in Farmington, where he […]