Battery reported at jail

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a battery incident at the jail Monday night. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were dispatched about 8 p.m. to the detention center for a report of a stabbing. The victim was not stabbed, Waller said, but was struck with a broom handle by another inmate and […]

Oct. 12, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Oct. 2 an officer was called to a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street for a report of larceny. An administrator said a boy reported his bike had been stolen from his cousin’s house the day prior […]

No injuries reported in KFC shooting

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Interim police chief Mike Ingram arrives on the scene Wednesday afternoon of a shooting at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. CNJ staff Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported during an incident at Clovis’ Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday afternoon. A KFC manager said the shooting occurred near the restaurant’s […]

Two missing in Ruidoso flood

The Associated Press RUIDOSO — About 300 people were evacuated from homes, campgrounds and a recreational vehicle park Sunday after flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Dolly. Two people were reported missing in the water.

Police investigating robbery incidents

CNJ staff A motel was robbed and a home invaded early Friday morning in unrelated incidents, according to Clovis Police. Around 2 a.m. a clerk at a motel in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive reported a man came into the lobby and demanded money, threatening a clerk with a knife, according to a CPD […]

Texico fire controlled burn

CNJ staff Texico city officials reported Friday morning a fire on the outskirts of Texico is a controlled burn. Just before 10 a.m., personnel at the city clerk’s office reported a farmer was burning a wheat field and the fire chief had gone to the scene.

Storm activity produces damage

CNJ staff Officials for Parmer and Bailey counties said residences and vehicles sustained hail damage Tuesday evening from severe thunderstorms that made their way through the area. Bailey County and Muleshoe Emergency Management Coordinator Terral King said golf ball- to baseball-sized hail and strong winds were reported in the Muleshoe area. King said the tornado […]

Dead body identified

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson An ambulance carries the body of 20-year-old Isaac Zarate from the field where he was found Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A body found in a Curry County field is that of a 20-year-old Clovis man reported missing since Thursday, according to the sheriff’s department. A utility employee […]

April 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, an officer responded to the area of Commerce and Axtell streets for an intoxicated man. Witnesses reported a man was walking in and out of traffic. The officer found the man staggering down the road. The man […]

Weekly Agriculture update

Beef tied to federal recall consumed in area schools

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer At least five cases of beef tied to a federal recall were already consumed in local schools before the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a warning, according to state officials. However, the USDA has said the meat poses little to no risk to student’s health. The USDA on Sunday […]

Inmate battery reported

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the battery of an inmate reported Monday afternoon at the county jail, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Saul Prieto, 25, was listed in stable condition late Tuesday afternoon at a Lubbock hospital, Waller said. The undersheriff said he did not know the victim’s specific injuries. The case is […]

Cops and Courts: Warrant amnesty brings in $8,000 in fees

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Magistrate Court’s December limited amnesty initiative was a success and the court hopes to hold more in the future, according to Chief Clerk Jinger West. Around $8,000 in bench warrant fees were collected, compared to $2,300 last year during December, West said. For the month of […]

December 2007: Year in Review

CNJ Staff The look at the top stories reported in the CNJ in December: Dec. 1: Participants in the High Plains Harley-Davidson annual Toy Run donated more than 250 presents to area children. Dec. 2: Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed at Peavey Grain Elevators just west of Clovis. No injuries were reported. … Fire […]

Rash of property damage reported to police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than 30 reports of damage to lawns, outdoor Christmas decorations and vehicles trickled into Clovis police Saturday and Sunday. Dispatcher call logs show residents in several different areas of the community reported broken vehicle windows, punctured, destroyed or stolen decorations, and lawns and landscape damaged by vehicles. Juanita […]

Dec. 18, 1946

The Clovis News Journal reported that Paul Brown, John Manning and John O. Pritchard announced their intentions to run for City Commission seats. … Campbell’s Dairy and Ice Cream Co. sold cranberry-flavored sherbet. … A four-room home at 212 Hinkle St. could be purchased for $4,000.

Dec. 4, 1951

Police Patrolman W. Coburn was stabbed with a butcher knife after attempting to arrest a man at 112 Calhoun. He was reported to be “past immediate danger” by his physician. … The American Business Club launched its second annual Christmas Drive on behalf of underprivileged children, ABC President J.D. McClintock reported. … Folger’s Coffee claimed […]

Dec. 3, 1965

The Clovis News-Journal reported the Clovis Wildcats beat the Palo Duro Dons 75-53 at a basketball game in Amarillo. … Final preparations were being made for the Little Miss Sno-Flake and Sno Queen Pageants to be held at the Holiday Inn. … For the second time in recent weeks, the Clovis Police Department reported no […]

Nov. 12, 1954

Rev. Joseph Underwood, pastor of the Central Baptist Church and president of the Ministerial Alliance Organization, reported to city commissioners that plans were under way to handle the congested traffic in the area surrounding the church building. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a 23-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting “the other woman” in her husband’s […]

Nov. 10, 1967

Cheri White and Don Beasley were crowned as 1967 Clovis High School Homecoming queen and king. … A spokesman for the Pioneer Lodge, 1700 Mabry Drive, reported the theft of nine cases of soft drink bottles. All of the bottles were empty. … “The Sound of Music,” featuring Julie Andrews, was showing at the State […]