Best U.S. stance on Pakistan politics: Silence

Freedom New Mexico The Pakistani government has said it will allow the imposition of Sharia or Islamic law in the picturesque Swat Valley, a lush mountainous region that has long been a prized tourist destination but recently has been home to violent insurrectionary activity. Whether it is a shrewd move with the potential to divide […]

Shooting suspect secured

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Clovis police officials detain people for questioning in the 500 block of Sheldon Street Wednesday during a raid. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis Police Department SWAT team on Wednesday picked up the last of three suspects wanted in connection with a February shooting. Josh Martinez, 19, was arrested without […]

Standoff in Friona ends with gunfire, suspect’s death

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By Michelle Seeber Robby Lynn Vaughn, 37, of Muleshoe, was shot and killed Sunday by a Lubbock SWAT team member’s bullet after taking hostage a Baptist minister and his family in their Friona home. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries, who led negotiations with Vaughn, said he died about 2:30 p.m. Sunday after about a 19-hour […]