Police identify dead body

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PNT Reports Investigators have identified a man found dead Monday evening, but they don’t know why he died. James McCulley, 48, was found dead by his 51-year-old girlfriend in her apartment in the 700 block of East Brazos Street, said Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Police were classifying the death as suspicious. An autopsy […]

Reactions to verdict obvious, trite

For reasons that will soon be obvious, I can’t tell you that I knew this was going to happen. But I had a pretty good idea. The alert flashed around noon that the verdict on Casey Anthony was 15 minutes away. The next 15 minutes saw funny comments, boring comments and the most offensive comment […]

Portales school business manager relies on experience as comptroller

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Alisa Boswell New Portales Municipal Schools business manager Sarah Marquez is no stranger to financing and thinks that may be a bonus with current New Mexico state budget cuts in the education system. Portales Municipal Schools recently replaced Finance Director Carol Kriegshauser with Marquez, who has worked with the district for five years and was […]

My turn: Art hard to define, value

Continuing with my topic of French Impressionism from last week, there’s something about standing in front of an original Picasso – not a reproduction – that makes you say, as a former co-worker of mine did, “I can’t believe I’m standing in front of a real Picasso.” For me, my new–found expertise in French art […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Video game of the week, airport money and Satchmo

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s selection for a fun time gaming. Game: Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident Genre: Puzzle System: Wii What is it? A point-and-click puzzler that tells an old-fashioned tale of mystery. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: […]

Casey Anthony trial – timeline

Press release: Federal help for wildfire victims

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced today that New Mexico families of moderate to low-income levels whose homes were damage by recent wildfires may apply for federal funds to offset costs to rebuild or repair their homes. As well, communities may apply through USDA to replace or repair community facilities or acquire equipment […]

Casey Anthony not guilty

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago. Anthony, 25, wept as the judge read the verdict, which jurors reached after less […]

Holiday activities include music, games, fireworks

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Argen Duncan Uncle Sam on stilts, belly dancers, a bean bag toss and, of course, fireworks contributed to the mix at the Portales Fourth of July Celebration. The event, paid for mainly with community donations, took place Monday evening at the Eastern New Mexico University athletic fields. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce staff members organized […]

Police investigating suspicious death

PNT reports Portales Police are investigating an unattended death in the 700 block of Brazos Street. Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said the death was suspicious and happened before Monday. Police were called about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Berry said they’ve made no official identification and found no fresh trauma on the victim. He said investigators […]