Police officer discovers $1 million in tractor-trailer

Freedom Newspapers SAN JON — A Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Division police officer discovered more than $1 million in cash during a safety inspection of a tractor–trailer rig on Thursday. The money, found in denominations of $10 and $20, was bundled and filled a suitcase. “A million dollars is pretty unusual,” said Peter […]

Willard O’Rear, Lewis A. McAtee

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Willard O’Rear Date of birth: Oct. 26, 1926 Dates of Service: November 1944 to July 1946 Hometown: Ranchvale Theater and location of service: South […]

Woman dies in two-car crash

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Clovis Police officer Roger Dial, left and, detective Jim Lara mark points Tuesday during the investigation of a fatal car crash on South Prince Street. CNJ Staff A 27-year-old woman died Tuesday in a two-car accident south of Clovis on U.S. 70. Police declined to name the victim Tuesday night […]

Fort Sumner man dies in two-vehicle accident

CNJ staff A 40-year-old Fort Sumner man died Friday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 60/84 near St. Vrain. Joseph Garcia was killed when the Ford F-150 he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a tractor trailer, a preliminary investigation shows. The driver of the tractor trailer, Andrew William Ferrill of Melrose, was […]

Father, son die in head-on collision

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Two pickup trucks collided head-on Monday morning near Saint Vrain on U.S. 60/84, leaving two dead and sending two to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police. Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, […]

CAFB sergeant in stable condition after accident

FREEDOM NEWS SERVICE Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Stewart W. Hughes of the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was listed in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital on Thursday following a traffic accident in Clovis on Wednesday. Hughes was flown to Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center after his 2001 Honda Civic collided with a tractor-trailer rig […]