Regional News Headlines for Tuesday, October 31, 2017

klvtnewsbannerCLOVIS, NM:  Two men were charged in Curry County, NM after allegedly trying to smuggle contraband into the Curry County Jail last week.  23 year old Kelby Spain and 23 year old Manuael Duran Jr. were charged with Felony Conspiract to Commit bringing Contraband into the Curry County Jail.  Spain is accused of shoplifting and being caught on purpose so he could be jailed with marijuana in his possession.  The scheme come to light when a Curry County Sheriff Detective became suspicious.

CLOVIS, NM:  The 16 year old accused in the deadly shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library will go to trial in the Fall of 2018.  Curry County District Attorney, Andrea Reeb said the trial will last approximately a month.  She said over 30 victims will be called to testify during the trial.

CARSON COUNTY, TX:  Two people are behind bars after DPS troopers seized drugs in two traffic stops.  On Saturday, a DPS trooper stopped a 2018 Chevrolet Impala near Conway for a traffic violation.  Officials say the trooper then discovered multiple plastic wrapped bundles of marijuana.  Officials say the drugs are worth more than $497,000.  The driver 28 year old Sergei Chumachenko of Los Angeles was arrested and booked into the Carson County Jail.  At approximately 12:55pm Saturday, troopers stopped a pickup near Conway for a traffic violation.  Officials discovered multiple bundles of marijuana in and behind the passenger seats and in between the pickup bed and liner.  The drugs had a street value of $776,000.  The driver, 32 year old Jesus Lopez of Arizona was arrested and booked into the Carson County Jail.

AMARILLO, TX:  The Amarillo Hospital District Finance Committee voted to change some of the language in the district’s Investment Policy and heard an update on the $11 million fund.  The board also discussed their annual budge for Northwest Texas Hospital.  The hospital district targeted the end of the contract to have their pension plan fully funded.  In 1996 voters approved the sale of Northwest Texas Hospital to Universal Health Services, Inc.  The proceeds of the sale were retained by the hospital district and those funds are used to support indigent care.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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