Portales man accused of beating, strangling girlfriend

A Portales man is accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend and pointing a shotgun at her. Michael Cardenas, 35, is charged with aggravated assault on a household member, a fourth-degree felony; aggravated battery on a household member, a third-degree felony; intimidation of a witness, a third-degree felony; and interference with communication, a misdemeanor. According […]

Hounds split with Bulldogs for second consecutive day

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Freedom New Mexico Pitching staffs took a severe beating in Eastern New Mexico University’s four-game Lone Star Conference series against Southwestern Oklahoma at Greyhound Field. The teams combined for 82 runs and 119 hits in the four games. In the end, they were right where they started — the Bulldogs continued to lead ENMU by […]

Third man arrested in robbery, beating of elderly woman

By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Two men were arrested late Tuesday night and another man on Wednesday in connection with a Portales home invasion in which an 82-year-old woman was battered, according to a Portales Police Department press release. Jay Brian Stuart, 20, Preston Blake, 25, and Joel Zertuche, 18, all of Portales, face […]