High school football fans eager for start of season

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Sharna Johnson Bill Parson is known as Portales Rams’ greatest fan. Whether he’s sitting with the band during football games — he’s been named an honorary band member — marching with them in a parade, or breaking out across the field to wave a flag in celebration of a scored touchdown, Parson has become a [...]

Family: Alleged kidnapper always wanted children

Staff and Wire Reports CLOVIS — For years, one thing had controlled Rayshaun Parson’s dreams, behavior and sometimes even her body, those who know her say — a baby of her own. It was an obsession that some say included a so-called phantom pregnancy — a rare medical phenomenon in which women who aren’t pregnant [...]

Texico mom: Parsons in hospital before

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Texico woman who had a baby in January at Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center’s Lakeside Campus says she repeatedly encountered suspected baby kidnapper Rayshaun Parson during her stay. LeBeth Crisp, a mother of five whose youngest daughter was born Jan. 9, said Parson told her she was visiting a friend [...]

Accused kidnapper extradited to Texas

Freedom Newspapers In a soft, barely audible voice, a 21-year-old Clovis woman acknowledged in a Clovis court Monday she was the person sought by Texas authorities in connection with Saturday’s kidnapping of a 3-day old infant from a Lubbock hospital. Rayshaun Parson was back in Lubbock on Monday night after waiving extradition during her Clovis [...]

Kidnapped baby found in Clovis

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — A newborn kidnapped from a Lubbock hospital by a woman wearing hospital scrubs and a hooded jacket was found safe Sunday in New Mexico and returned to her mother. Four-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was found in a home in Clovis by police following up on tips, a day after she was [...]