Suspected shoplifter injured during escape

Freedom New Mexico A shoplifting suspect was apprehended Friday night after customers chased as he fled a store and he slipped and fell, injuring himself, police said. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the incident occurred just after 4 p.m. at Hobby Lobby in Clovis. The suspect was taken by police to the hospital where […]

City officials get tutored on legal issues at retreat

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To dispute the application of state statutes in the city, commissioners will have to determine if the statute is a general law and if it denies the city’s Home Rule power, according to City Attorney David Richards. Home Rule allows municipalities to govern independently from state statues. The city […]

Truant teens targeted

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers New Mexico students who frequently skip school could lose their driving privileges and even be arrested under a new truancy law. The new statute gives more leverage to the state in situations where the parents of a student age 15 or older are doing their part to get their child to […]