One killed in single-vehicle crash

Freedom Newspapers A single-vehicle roll-over Wednesday afternoon in Curry County left one person dead, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. The driver of the vehicle, Wanda Endley, 52, of Melrose, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to deputies. A passenger, 52-year-old Linda Woods, was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, Sheriff’s Deputy Sam […]

Portales girl killed in accident

Freedom Newspapers A 7-year-old Portales girl was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday as she attempted to cross a highway east of Portales, according to New Mexico State Police. Mireya Tarango was crossing the highway from a neighbor’s home to her home on N.M. 88 when she was struck, according to investigating officer […]

One dies in crash

PNT Staff Report A one-vehicle rollover accident Friday near Portales claimed the life of an Illinois woman, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. The driver, Velma Joanne Smith, 72, of Granite City, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the release stated. Passengers Jerry Talmadge, 62, and Marilyn Talmadge, […]

Portales police officer injured directing traffic

PNT Staff Report A Portales police officer and a motorist were injured Wednesday in an accident that occurred as the officer was arriving to direct traffic at a railroad crossing near the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.M. 467, according to state police. According to State Police officer Ramon Borjas, a Dodge Dakota pickup turning […]

Teen driver’s permit changes everything

By Helena Rodriquez What kind of a sick, twisted, teenager would voluntarily go to school at 7 a.m. every morning? Now change the question. How far will a teen go to get a driver’s license? The things teens will do these days just to get behind the wheel of a car are interesting. My 15-year-old […]

Proposal calls for fingerprinting immigrants

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The Richardson administration is proposing that illegal immigrants who apply for a New Mexico driver’s license be fingerprinted for background checks. That would strengthen border security and ensure that applicants for licenses “are who they say they are,” Taxation and Revenue Secretary Jan Goodwin said Wednesday. New Mexico is […]

Two killed in train, truck collision

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Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers BOVINA — The driver and passenger in a truck died Friday afternoon after the vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near U.S. 60, a mile north of Bovina. The bodies of a male driver and a female passenger of the Peterbilt truck were located along the side of […]

Truck crashes into car, business

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By Kevin Wilson A collision on Sunday involving a car and a milk truck left two teens hospitalized and damaged a local business. A Milk Transport Services truck was traveling south on East First Street about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and failed to negotiate the curve just before Abilene Avenue, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry […]

Two killed, two injured in St. Vrain crash

By David Irvin Two pickup trucks collided head-on Monday morning near Saint Vrain on U.S. 60/84, leaving two dead and sending two to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police. Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a […]

Driver in crash in stable condition

PNT Staff Police are investigating an accident that left one man dead and another seriously injured after the vehicle’s driver ran a stop sign in Rogers late Tuesday night, according to officials with the New Mexico State Police. Juan Nieto, 18, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Gabriel Melendez Arzate, […]

Watch out for crazy women drivers

I like to think I’ve outgrown my days of heavy road rage, but every time I brag to my sisters, Julie and Nana, that I haven’t had a ticket in 3 1/2 years, they laugh and say, “That’s just because you haven’t got caught.” Oh yeah! Kind of like one of those “What came first, […]

Celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve

Jim Lee Wednesday will be the last day of 2003. It seems like a couple of days ago we were talking about how all the computers would revolt when the year 2000 happened. We passed up that eagerly anticipated crisis without major mishap, so I suppose the start of 2004 won’t cause too many problems. […]

Infant girl killed in crash south of Portales

By Darrell Todd Maurina Elida police captured a truck driver wanted in connection with an early Tuesday crash south of Portales that killed a 2-week-old girl. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said Brian Moshier, 40, believed to be from Roswell, was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of an […]