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KRWG | October 19, 2018
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Rain moves vigil inside, postpones soccer games | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
The vigil honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence will now be held at Las Cruces City Council Chambers inside city hall.        
Labor board hears complaint of discrimination and union-busting in DA's office | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
In testimony to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, union reps allege D.A. Mark D'Antonio and his chief deputy are targeting union members.        
Young men suspected of breaking into the Las Cruces High cafeteria | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps identify three young men suspected of breaking into a high school cafeteria.        
DASO seeks votes in K9 grant campaign | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to win the popular vote in an online contest that could earn the agency one of eight K9 grants.        
Las Cruces police hope to ID suspect in Oct. 4 shooting | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Investigators have reason to believe the shooter is a man who was driving a gray 4-door sport utility vehicle.        
Election mischief abounds but candidates, party officials say problems worse than usual | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Campaign signs are disappearing and being vandalized at higher-than-usual rates, candidates and party officials in Doña Ana County say.        
Man Suspected of Stabbing Ex-girlfriend’s Current Boyfriend in Las Cruces | KRWG
KRWG | October 18, 2018
A Wednesday evening stabbing resulted in the hospitalization of one man and the arrest of another who was initially detained by churchgoers. Nicholas Bravo, 22, is charged with one count each of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. Shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, O...
Hundreds of gallons of milk headed to Las Cruces as part of food-pantry influx | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
The milk delivery is part of a spike in food shipments New Mexico pantries are expected to see in upcoming months.        
Federal Grant to Fund 9 New Las Cruces Firefighter Positions | KRWG
KRWG | October 18, 2018
The City of Las Cruces (City) has announced it was recently awarded $1,162,664 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants. Here is a statement from the city: The three-year grant award will allow the Las Cruces Fire Depart...
He opposed the union, but ended up a union member anyway — because his boss insisted | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Former deputy D.A. Davis Ruark opposed the unionization of his office, but found himself included in the union anyway — at the insistence of his boss.        
$1 million grant to fund nine new Las Cruces firefighters | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
The $1,162,664 grant was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants.        
Las Cruces Association of Educational Retirees president receives outstanding member award | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
The Las Cruces Association of Educational Retirees president Gale Wiley was awarded the Harold R. Goff President's award.        
Incumbent Doreen Gallegos to face David Cheek in District 52 race | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
State Rep. Doreen Ybarra Gallegos, a Democrat, is running against Republican David L. Cheek, a Vietnam veteran and retired business owner        
Downtown bazaar to showcase dozens of cultures | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
The Cultural Bazaar showcases the traditions of dozens of cultures represented in the Las Cruces community.        
Rubio faces GOP challenger in District 35 House race | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Incumbent state Rep. Angelica Rubio is facing Jonathan Kyle Allen in the District 35 state House race.        
Las Cruces man with hidden cameras in bathroom convicted of child porn | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Paul Ikard, 55, was found guilty of one count of sexual exploitation of children by possession of child pornography and two counts of voyeurism.        
Stabbing Suspect Arrested In El Paso | KRWG
KRWG | October 18, 2018
A man wanted on charges related to a stabbing that happened two months ago in Anthony was arrested Wednesday in El Paso. Ezequiel Gonzales, 25, is charged with aggravated battery causing death or bodily harm. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives say the charge stems from an incident that happened...
Officials Investigating Deaths Of Mexican Gray Wolves In New Mexico, Arizona | KRWG
KRWG | October 18, 2018
PHOENIX, N.M. (AP) — Arizona wildlife officials say authorities are investigating the deaths of three endangered Mexican gray wolves, including one found in southwestern New Mexico. The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced this week that male wolves belonging to the Bear Wallow and Saffel pa...
Las Cruces man convicted of recording children in bathrooms | KRWG
KRWG | October 18, 2018
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man is facing up to 4 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of hiding video cameras in bathrooms and capturing video of children showering and changing clothes. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Paul Ikard was found guilty Wednesday of one count of sexual exploit...
Interactive Kiosks Installed In Downtown Las Cruces | KRWG
KRWG | October 18, 2018
Guests to downtown Las Cruces now have help navigating the area. Here is a statement from the The City of Las Cruces about installation of two interactive outdoor kiosks: The kiosks are designed to engage tourists and connect locals by promoting events, shops, restaurants and attractions while provi...
Crime Stoppers LCHS burglary video | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Las Cruces High School surveillance video of two of the suspects.        
Frank Ray entertains Habitat for Humanity volunteers | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 18, 2018
Frank Ray entertains Habitat for Humanity Volunteers at the home build site on Aurora Star Court, Wednesday October 17, 2018.        
Halloween Fest 2018 | KGRT
KGRT | October 18, 2018
IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A FUN, SAFE AND FREE WAY TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH YOUR FAMILY THEN MAKE SURE TO ATTEND HALLOWEEN FEST 2018 PRESENTED BY SONOMA DENTAL! – KIDS HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL GAMES -TRICK OR TREATING -COSTUME CONTEST -FREE PICTURES WITH JACK SKELETON PRESENTED BY PLANET FITNESS -HAUNT...
14th Annual “Great Pumpkpin” Candy Drop To be Held October 28th | KGRT
KGRT | October 18, 2018
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Weaver’s Welding, and Friends of the Community will hold the 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop! The event will begin at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at Maag Field, 1700 E. Hadley Ave. The candy drop happens at 1:00 p.m. Bags will be provi...
Details emerge after George Lopez filmed getting into skirmish at Hooters | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
Actor and comedian George Lopez got more than just a meal at Hooters Sunday evening when he and an alleged Donald Trump supporter got into a scuffle.        
Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce clash during debate | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
The New Mexico governor candidates faced off Tuesday night in a rancorous town-hall style debate        
Doña Ana County early voting tracker: Are we still leading the state? | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
Early voting will be available at the Doña Ana County Clerk's Office Monday through Friday during normal business hours.        
AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mischaracterized his immigration-law achievements, the plight of children taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the 2016 election in his wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press. A look at his commen...
Las Cruces approves plan to dramatically improve bike and pedestrian facilities in city | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
The Las Cruces City Council approved a new active transportation plan, which seeks to dramatically improve bike and pedestrian facilities in the city.        
See which roads will be closed during Las Cruces Country Music Festival | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
This year, the festival moved to the Hadley Complex. Previous years, it was held downtown.        
Former AD at UNM has credit card records seized in probe | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have seized the credit card records of former University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs as they search for evidence of possible money laundering, fraud and embezzlement. The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday that the state Attorney General's Offi...
Bone Boosters hosts open house to kick of World Osteoporosis Day | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
On Oct. 20, the international health community highlights growing concerns about the skeletal health of this planet’s people.        
Joanne Ferrary challenged by Bev Courtney in District 37 House race | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
Incumbent Democratic state Rep. Joanne Ferrary is facing a challenge from Republican Bev Courtney. Learn more about where they stand on the issues.        
Candidates for New Mexico governor clash during debate | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial contender Michelle Lujan Grisham sought to tie her Republican rival to Trump's policies, while Congressman Steve Pearce warned against a return to Democratic "corruption and cronyism" of the past. The debate will be rebroadcast on KRWG-TV Sunday at 6 ...
Las Cruces will revise but not abolish anti-panhandling laws | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 17, 2018
Las Cruces is planning to revise but not abolish its anti-panhandling ordinances following a challenge of their constitutionality by the ACLU.        
NMSU develops new food science, human nutrition Ph.D. program | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
A new Ph.D. program being developed at New Mexico State University will give students the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in food science and human nutrition, and will benefit New Mexico-based food processors and human nutrition organizations through innovative research. The program will be th...
NMSU Las Cruces engineering professor receives Department of Energy grant | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan Niri has received a United States Department of Energy grant. This is a three-year award for $400,000 and is a collaboration with Arizona State University. Dehghan Niri is the principal investigator on the ...
2018 Las Cruces Country Music Festival Road Closures | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
Road closures associated with this year’s Las Cruces Country Music Festival begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Hadley Avenue from N. Hermosa Street to N. Walnut Street will be closed to through traffic until midnight on Sunday, Oct. 21. N. Hermosa will be used as a detour from 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct...
Small Plane Crash Near Albuquerque Leaves Two Dead | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot and passenger are dead after a small plane crashed while preparing to land at an airport west of Albuquerque. The names of the two victims weren't immediately released. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the single-engine C...
Pearce Fails To Reveal Full Tax Return, Releases Summary Pages Instead | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce and his wife published summary pages of their 2017 tax returns on Tuesday, offering a new glimpse into the personal finances of a Republican congressman and former oilfield entrepreneur. Two pages from the couple's federal tax r...
Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism on Tuesday and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most closel...
Las Cruces Man Arrested For High Speed Flight From Border Patrol Checkpoint | KRWG
KRWG | October 17, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE – Cody Payton, 25, of Las Cruces, N.M., made his initial appearance today in federal court on a criminal complaint charging him with fleeing from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint at a high rate of speed. Payton remains in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hea...
KRWG | October 17, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A popular language-learning app is adding Navajo to its portfolio. KOB-TV reports that Duolingo has begun offering Navajo, or Dine, as a language option for learning on the mobile app. Clayton Long, who is the head of the bilingual education for San Juan School District in...
KRWG | October 17, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a former New Mexico priest's request to be released from jail as he awaits trial. The judge's decision Tuesday in Albuquerque comes after attorneys for 80-year-old Arthur J. Perrault sought his release to a halfway house. They argued that Perra...
David Tofsted challenges incumbent Nathan Small in House District 36 | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 16, 2018
Rep. Nathan Small, D-Las Cruces, and David Tofsted, R-Las Cruces, are running head to head for the District 36 seat in the 2018 election.        
Sunland Park man facing child abuse, battery charges | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 16, 2018
Children were found to be living in filthy conditions with no edible food, authorities say.        
Xochitl Torres Small raises three times as much as Yvette Herrell | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 16, 2018
Filings released this week show attorney Xochitl Torres Small pulled in around $1.9 million while Yvette Herrell raised $564,000.        
'Walking With Herb' producers ask, and get, twice the funding from city | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | October 16, 2018
Makers of the film "Walking With Herb" asked the city of Las Cruces to double its funding for the film, and got it.        
White Sands Missile Range Officials Aim for Success at Test Center | KRWG
KRWG | October 16, 2018
Occupying more than 2 million acres of land across five southern New Mexico counties, White Sands Missile Range is the Department of Defense’s largest land based test range facility. The site conducts weapon systems testing for all branches of the military as well as allied countries and private i...