County mum on jail report

CNJ staff Investigation reports into an escape and a stabbing last month at the Curry County Detention Center are complete, but officials have so far declined to release them. Curry County Assistant Manager Lance Pyle said a report was completed Wednesday evening and Warden Leslie Johnson has met with Curry County Manager Dick Smith. “Appropriate […]

Suggested testing of weapons beyond weird

By Freedom Newspapers Here’s one of those incidents that should leave Americans uneasy, unsure whether to get angry or laugh. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne said last week that the United States should use high-power microwave devices and other nonlethal weapons on American citizens to test them before using them on foreign enemies, according to […]

Portales man injured in robbery

Freedom newspapers o Police say intruder beat 88-year-old victim in home. Portales — An 88-year-old Portales man was in serious but stable condition in a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday after he was beaten and robbed at his home, police said. Police said Wednesday they had no suspects. Nabor Leal of 724 W. 15th Lane was […]

Russian-Iranian uranium deal may avert showdown

Freedom Newspapers The announcement that Iran and Russia have reached a tentative deal for Russia to enrich uranium in Russia for nuclear plants in Iran offers a faint hope that a showdown between Iran and the “international community” over Iran’s nuclear ambitions can be averted — for now. No doubt there will be deviltry in […]

9/9 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On September 3, police responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon that happened on August 30 in the 400 block of Plaza St. The police officers learned that the female resident’s ex-boyfriend had been at her home picking […]

8/12 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis police officer stopped a vehicle early Saturday morning for speeding in the east parking lot of Clovis High School. The driver told police the had been stabbed. While waiting for paramedics, the officer observed three stab wounds to the subject’s […]

8/7 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Monday to a residence in the 2000 block of Axtell in response to a report of criminal sexual contact. Upon arrival, officers were told by the teenage female victim that she had awoken to find her mother’s boyfriend in […]

Weapons loaders battle for top title

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Weapon loaders at Cannon Air Force Base have a motto when it comes to their job — without weapons an F-16 fighter jet is just part of another airline. A trio of three-man teams battled for the title of “The Best Weapons Load Crew” on Friday during the 27th Fighter […]

Police capture armed robbery suspect Friday

Gary Mitchell Clovis police detectives arrested a 21-year-old Clovis man Friday suspected to be involved in the armed robberies Thursday night at two fast-food restaurants. Police said Samuel Guerrero, 21, is also a suspect in a series of armed robberies at Clovis movie theater this summer, though he has not been charged. Guerrero has been […]