Diesel fuel tanker rolls

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A tanker carrying diesel fuel fell over near the train tracks across Mabry Drive from Cook’s Restaurant Saturday afternoon. The driver was not injured. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) CNJ staff A tanker truck filled with 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned about 3 p.m. Saturday on a gravel access road alongside the railroad tracks across […]

Parcel service driver, 5-year-old share special bond

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Jordan Perry, left, holds up his United Parcel Service shirt as service provider Jatonna Hankins helps with his hat Tuesday in Clovis. When Hankins delivers packages in the neighborhood, the 5-year-old runs out to meet her. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Five-year-old Jordan Perry loves the big brown truck. […]

Trucker killed west of Melrose

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New Mexico State Police Officer Abel Mireles investigates the scene where two trucks collided near Tolar Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60/84 killing William Edward Paul of Scottsboro, Ala. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fatal truck crash west of Melrose shut down the BNSF railroad and Highway 60/84 for hours on […]

Police Blotter 4/4

About 11 a.m. Wednesday, agents of the Region 5 Drug Task Force converged on a home at the 500 block of Tennessee with an arrest warrant. A woman drove away from the home in a green Dodge truck as officers approached, and officers stopped the vehicle on the grounds that they believed the woman was […]

Accused child abusers arrested in Tucumcari

By William Thompson TUCUMCARI — A married couple wanted for felony child abuse in connection with the death of their infant girl in Colorado were apprehended by New Mexico State Police around 4 p.m. Monday near Tucumcari. Harley Quint Young, 21, was wanted for child abuse resulting in death. His wife, Micah Marie Young, also […]

Police say trucks stolen

By Darrell Todd Maurina Someone stole three semi tractors and two trailers from area businesses in the past week, according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher and Texico Police Chief John Mares. Unlike private vehicles which usually bring only a few thousand dollars if cut up and sold for parts, Hatcher said semis can bring […]

Present vanishes with truck

By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours said he was just trying to be a good Samaritan when he heard a vehicle crash outside his Pleasant Hill farmhouse about 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. He didn’t expect one of the people involved in the crash to take his pickup truck and leave the scene. “The worst […]

Police Blotter 12/3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A city sanitation truck driver called police about 10:45 a.m. Nov. 25 to report that he had struck and severed a gas line in the alley between Prince and Lea streets south of Piersal Street. The driver said he had moved over […]

Cycle crash kills 2

By Jack King Two motorcyclists died early Sunday after they collided with a tow truck hauling an 18-wheeler near the intersection of Norris Street and Mabry Drive. Timothy Lasiter, 33, of Clovis, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, according to his wife, Shellie Lasiter. Johnnie Vankleeck, 44, of Lovington, died at […]