Trial for 1993 slaying begins

Jared Tucker Trial began Tuesday in Portales district court of 39-year-old Arnoldo Navarette, who is accused of shooting and killing a man in 1993. Navarette is charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery in the May 30, 1993, shooting death of Rey Ornelas, according to court records. During Tuesday’s testimony, Don Guy, a sergeant […]

Roosevelt County inmate recaptured after about 1 1/2 hours

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Freedom file Oracio Ornelas, 28, was captured in the 500 block of East Amazon Street in Portales. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico An inmate who escaped Thursday afternnon from the Roosevelt County Detention Center was recaptured about 1 1/2 hours later. Oracio Ornelas, 28, was missing from the detention center, according to Roosevelt County […]

Tapia, Trinity

Trinity Natalia Tapia, 21-months, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 29, 2004, in Clovis, to Teresa and Johnathan Tapia. Survivors include her parents of Portales; two sisters, Alexis Sierra Barges of Portales and India Rayne Tapia of the home; maternal grandparents, Natalia and […]

Olivas, Jose

Jose Olivas Services:Have been held. Mr. Jose J. Olivas, 63, of Portales, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Sept. 26, 1940, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Elfonsa and Jesus Olivas. He came to the United States when he was 16. He lived in a number of different […]

Police urge safe driving habits

The New Mexico State Police has issued a statement urging motorists to drive safely and soberly during the summer months. To catch those who don’t, the state police will be conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the state, with an emphasis aggressive and impaired driving habits. According to the state police, 226 people died during […]