No bomb found following threat

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A bomb threat received by Bank of America on North Prince Street in Clovis led to the bank being closed for more than an hour Friday while police checked the premises. No bomb was found. It was the second such incident at the bank in just over two weeks. Around [...]

CAFB robot saves time in detecting bombs

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Tonya Garner: Freedom Writer Like a scene from a science fiction movie, a robot rolled into the Hilltop branch of the New Mexico Bank & Trust on Friday. The robot — the REMOTECH F6 Remote Control Transport, or RCT — was brought onto the bank robbery scene to determine if the suspicious package left behind [...]

ENMU student arrested in bomb scare

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Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University chemistry student was arrested by Portales police at his home Wednesday night, hours after officials evacuated the ENMU chemistry building following a bomb scare. No injuries were reported, but law enforcement officials said explosive chemicals were removed from the building. Joshua Gilpin, 28, an ENMU graduate [...]

Officials find booby traps after standoff

Darrell Maurina Booby traps left behind after a hostage standoff in Friona prompted local officials to call Cannon Air Force Base on Sunday for help. SWAT officers discovered the devices when attempting to enter the parsonage of First Baptist Church of Friona after fatally shooting Robby Lynn Vaughn of Muleshoe, the man they say took [...]