Church profile: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Location: 1220 E. Third St. Phone: 356-2776 Services: Sunday at 1 p.m. Bible Discourse and Watchtower Study; Tuesday at 7 p.m. Congregation Bible Study and progressive training course on how to teach the Bible. Description: “We are one of over 105,298 congregations, with over 7.3 million active members worldwide serving […]

Police blotter —

Recent calls to Roosevelt County Dispatch, according to call logs: July 24 At 9:17 p.m. Portales Police responded to the 300 block of South Avenue I in reference to a domestic disturbance. The first officer arrived and handcuffed a female and put her in his patrol car. During interviews with witnesses and victims, officers were […]

Police: Witnesses aid woman after robbery

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police say witnesses came to the aid of a Clovis woman robbed Friday morning, chasing and holding the suspect until officers arrived. Rondy Q. McDonald, 24, was arrested for robbery and taken to Curry County jail. Around 10 a.m. a woman was entering Allsups at Grand Avenue and Prince Street when […]

Hole-in-one hit at Portales Country Club

Freedom New Mexico Meno Banda hit his first hole in one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Portales Valley Mills catches fire

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Fire caused minimal damage to the Portales Valley Mills building on Sunday and a firefighter injured battling the blaze was released after treatment, officials said. The fire was the third in 10 days involving city businesses. Lt. Mike Golden of the Portales Fire Department said Sunday an investigator told […]

Investigators seek suspects in homicide

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Police are seeking half a dozen suspects they believe were involved in a home invasion turned homicide that claimed the life of a Honduran national in Texico last week. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera died Nov. 25 from a single gunshot during a robbery at a home in the 500 […]

Defendant’s ex-girlfriend, father take stand

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The prosecution continued its case Wednesday morning with testimony from five witnesses, including Edward Salas’ former girlfriend and a man who helped hide a gun authorities believe was involved in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. Edward Salas is being tried for the first-degree murder of Carlos […]

Shooting trial jury seated

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor A jury was seated at the close of the day Tuesday in the first-degree murder case of two Clovis men accused in the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. “It’s been a long two days, ladies and gentlemen, but we finally got there,” 9th Judicial District Judge […]

Judge could limit some testimony

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The jury that will determine Stanley Bedford’s fate has seen nearly 300 pieces of evidence and heard testimony from nearly 40 witnesses – including nine Friday, the first day of mitigation for Bedford. There’s plenty they haven’t seen as well. The instances are more frequent during the current […]

Defense attacks witnesses’ character

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Defense attorney James Klipstine Jr. spent much of Thursday attempting to chip away at the credibility of a parade of prosecution witnesses in the first-degree murder trial of a 31-year-old Clovis man. Testimony began with the cross-examination of the prosecution’s key witness, Daniel Garcia, who testified Wednesday he and defendant […]

Judge allows jailed dentist unrestricted communication

By Sharna Johnson Judge Joe Parker has denied a request by the district attorney’s office to restrict verbal and written communications between homicide suspect James Smith and potential state witnesses. Smith is accused of killing 30-year-old Laura McNaughton in December. After reviewing written arguments from defense attorney Stephen Doerr and 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt […]

DA concerned about Smith’s witness contact

By Sharna Johnson District Attorney Matt Chandler asked a judge Thursday to stop all communications between a former Clovis dentist and potential state witnesses involved in James Smith’s murder case. Chandler said the conversations could compromise the testimony in Smith’s trial. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Joe Parker said he will make a ruling on […]

Cannon observes domestic violence awareness

Melanie Salazar, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Five new visitors are showing up around base this month, and while they don’t make a sound, each one makes a point. Of course, these aren’t your typical Cannon visitors — as the life-size figures, called silent witnesses, are made of plywood and painted bright red, each one […]

Portales shooting leaves two injured

Mike Linn Police are searching for suspects involved in a Sunday night shooting that injured two men, one critically, in what police and witnesses say was provoked by arguments at a horse race earlier that day a few miles east of Portales. Ernesto Sanchez, 39, received bullet wounds in the abdomen and upper thigh and […]

Emotions rampant at trial

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Mike Linn Tiffany Rodgers, charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 15-year-old boy, buried her head on her sister’s shoulder Tuesday, her face swollen and red with tears. It was only 25 minutes later that Rodgers, who pleaded no contest to the February 2002 crime that left Matthew Foley dead, received District Judge […]