Baby born in back seat of Cadillac

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Candy McDonald gave birth to her 5-pound, 15-ounce daughter Jaliyah Marshall in the back seat of her grandmother’s Cadillac SUV Wednesday while enroute to the hospital. Mother and baby, nicknamed “Escalade” by hospital staff, are doing j By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Cadillac Escalade was the location of […]

Man improving following bedroom crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from injuries he received when an SUV drove into his bedroom Friday while he slept. Richard Gallegos said his uncle is doing much better. Michael Gallegos remains hospitalized in Lubbock, where he will likely stay for at least another week, Richard Gallegos said. “It’s going to take time […]

Man critical after SUV crashes into his bedroom

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Family members of Michael Gallegos work outside his home Friday morning to clean up damage caused by an SUV that crashed into his bedroom while he slept. Inside the bedroom, rubble from the home covered Gallegos broken bed. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was flown to […]

Marine should not face murder charge

by Mona Charen: CNJ columnist Second Lt. Ilario Pantano was making a six-figure income as an energy trader with Goldman Sachs in New York when the World Trade Center was attacked. Pantano had friends who worked in the twin towers and friends among the firefighters who perished trying to save them. ] This Marine veteran, […]

SUVs a scapegoat for traffic deaths, bad drivers guilty

Freedom Newspapers The statistics at first sound alarming. A new government report shows the number of U.S. traffic deaths rose nearly 1 percent last year, reaching a 13-year high of 43,220. Some headlines attributed the increase in fatalities to the favorite whipping boy of everyone, it seems, but consumers — the SUV. Last year saw […]