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Bishop Cantú responds to sexual abuse lawsuit naming Las Cruces parish | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 21, 2018
The Diocese of Las Cruces is not named in the lawsuit. At the time of the alleged abuse the Las Cruces parish was under El Paso's jurisdiction        
What to know about fireworks sales in Las Cruces | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 21, 2018
Fireworks can be sold within city limits from through July 6.        
New Mexico population growth trails western states | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 21, 2018
From mid-2007 through mid-2017, New Mexico’s annual population growth rate was about 0.5 percent.        
Customs makes two arrests | KGRT
KGRT | June 21, 2018
Officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 335 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested two Mexican nationals during two border inspections at ports of entry in New Mexico last week. Agents arrested 30 year old, Conception Rosas-Villafuerte, on June 6, after seizing approximately 161 pounds...
New Mexico lawmakers visit El Paso Electric facilities | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 21, 2018
Democrats and Republicans in the New Mexico House of Representatives visit El Paso Electric facilities on Santa Teresa Area Jobs Listening Tour.        
Trump's order draws mixed reaction from Las Cruces and New Mexico politicians | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 21, 2018
President Trump reversed a policy to separate immigrant parents from children. Reaction has been mixed.        
Police Are Seeking Help Locating Missing Las Cruces Woman | KGRT
KGRT | June 21, 2018
Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 36-year-old woman who has been reported missing and may be in danger.   Sasha Damy Lynn, who also goes by the name Justine Thomas, was last seen early Tuesday evening at her home on the 2200 block of Calle de Suenos. She was […...
Detectives ask for help in locating endangered man | KGRT
KGRT | June 21, 2018
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives are asking the public for help in locating a missing and endangered El Paso man who was last seen Sunday at his mother’ s house in Santa Teresa. According to family members, 29-year-old Israel De Santiago suffers from schizophrenia and reportedly is not taki...
Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at neighbor | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
The neighbor told police he threw landscaping blocks at the suspect’s vehicle, and the suspect responded by firing multiple rounds as he drove away.        
Spaceport America Cup rocket competition opens in Las Cruces | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
More than 120 university teams, from 10 countries, are competing to see whose rocket can be launched highest.        
Legal fireworks sales began Wednesday in city | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
Fireworks can be sold within city limits from June 20 through July 6.        
Las Cruces Man Charged With Felony After Igniting Device At CVS Store | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
The young man suspected of causing Tuesday’s disturbance at a Las Cruces CVS store has been arrested and charged. Christopher Drake Kingsbury, 18, of the 1000 block of Bloomdale Drive, is charged with one fourth-degree felony count of criminal damage to property and misdemeanor counts of battery, ...
New Mexico lawmakers prepare criminal justice reforms for next governor | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
The daylong forum explored strategies to reduce crime without putting more people in jail.        
Las Cruces Man Suspected in Friday Shooting Charged with Attempted Murder | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
The man suspected in Friday’s shots-fired call off Hoagland Road has been charged with attempted murder. Isaiah R. O’Kelley, 21, of the 1800 block of Flora Circle, is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Shortly after 1...
City activates cooling stations during heat | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
A cooling station is a place that offers temporary shelter from the heat for the elderly, other high-risk residents, and the general public.        
Man faces charges after allegedly throwing lit firework in CVS | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
Some witnesses thought the firework sounded like gunfire.        
Forghedaboudit owner arrested after road rage incident in Deming | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
The owner of an award winning Deming restaurant allegedly pointed a handgun at a motorist and his family, and has been charged with three felonies.        
July Las Cruces Area Arts Events | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
The Doña Ana Arts Council’s (DAAC) Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D, in Mesilla, is the place to go for programs such as Get ArtRageous! two-hour art classes, musical performances such as the new Casa Concerts, and Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley presentations. This summ...
NMSU, NMDA agricultural leaders’ listening session slated for Alamogordo July 18 | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
Alamogordo will be the final stop in the 2018 agricultural listening session series held by New Mexico’s top agricultural leaders. New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Rolando A. Flores and New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will...
US has split up families throughout its history | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their parents.        
County flood control meeting June 26 | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
The meeting will be to discuss flood control on the East Mesa and request public input from area residents.        
New Mexico Senators To Visit Border Detention Facility | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic U.S. Senate delegation plans to travel to the border with Mexico to highlight objections to President Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from parents who are detained while attempting to illegally cross into the U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich t...
SunZia: What you need to know about the proposed $2B project | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
A five-day hearing before the Public Regulation Commission wrapped up Tuesday, but it will likely be months before a final decision is made.        
Authorities search for missing Vado teen | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
Kevin Villa was last seen at his home in the 100 block of Estancia on June 10.        
Las Cruces Activates Cooling Stations | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
With the National Weather Service forecasting triple-digit temperatures for the next few days, the City of Las Cruces has activated five facilities as cooling stations through Sunday . A cooling station is a place that offers temporary shelter from the heat for the elderly, other high-risk residents...
Expanded hours for low-cost rides home | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
A person or group who has been drinking can call (575) 524-TAXI to be picked up for a discounted ride home.        
Increased Patrols to Target Illegal Fireworks in Las Cruces | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
Wednesday marks the first day fireworks are allowed to be sold within city limits, so the Las Cruces Fire Department is reminding residents of general guidelines and safety tips for the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Fireworks can be sold within city limits from June 20 through July 6 . Firework...
Las Cruces League of Women Voters Celebrating 50 Years of Service | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
A display on the 50-year history of the Greater Las Cruces League of Women Voters will be available at the Branigan Cultural Center from July 3 to August 25. The display will highlight the Las Cruces chapter’s mission, its positions, and its advocacy from its founding through its current activitie...
Sustainable Agriculture Field Day to be held at NMSU | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host its first-ever Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Thursday, June 28 . The event will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the NMSU Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center. The field day will highlight man...
New program encourages faculty, student research collaborations at NMSU | KRWG
KRWG | June 20, 2018
Giving New Mexico State University undergraduate students an opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research projects was the inspiration for the newly created Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. In its first year, the program established 16 collaborations during the 2017-2018 academi...
NMSU team member talks about Spaceport America Cup | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 20, 2018
Philip Lane with the NMSU Atomic Aggies, discusses the team's first year at the Spaceport America Cup Rocket Competition.        
Las Cruces Food Truck Fiesta & Calvary Baptist Church | KGRT
KGRT | June 20, 2018
Las Cruces Food Truck Fiesta & Calvary Baptist Church Las Cruces 6/13/18 5-8:30pm 1800 S. Locust St. A casual block party event. Food available for purchase from the Las Cruces Food Truck Fiesta. Free admission to event including inflatables and games for kids and live music.  
KRWG | June 20, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An analysis from the Pew Charitable Trust shows the population of New Mexico has grown at the slowest rate of any state in the western U.S. during the past decade. The research released on Tuesday shows that New Mexico stands apart from the nation's fastest growing region. Ne...
KRWG | June 20, 2018
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a high school coach in New Mexico was booked on suspicion of aggravated battery for striking another coach with a vehicle during a dispute. State Police say Mark Martinez, a coach at Robertson High School in Las Vegas, New Mexico, was arrested Wednesday for t...
KRWG | June 20, 2018
When someone is struggling with a mental illness, it may be hard for them to reach out and seek help. Health professionals say that for the Latino and immigrant populations, these struggles may be amplified as they face an extra set of barriers to healthcare access. In part two of a two-part series,...
KRWG | June 20, 2018
Time now for the Silver City Report with Edmundo Resendez and Silver City Daily Press and Independent reporter, Ben Fischer. This week, a protest in El Paso regarding child separation, an update on Gila Diversion an impact study is being conducted, and Silver Consolidated has decided to hire arm gua...
School safety resolution calls on lawmakers to address guns, mental health services | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
The Las Cruces City Council unanimously passed the resolution on Monday.        
For New Mexico's undocumented, a cloud of fear | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
ICE arrests of unauthorized immigrants with no criminal record surged 58 percent in New Mexico and West Texas in one year.        
Las Cruces Couple Charged in Stolen UPS Package Incident | KRWG
KRWG | June 19, 2018
The woman suspected of the May 22 theft of a UPS package from a doorstep has been charged along with her boyfriend who appears to have acted as her getaway driver. Allise Brittany Garcia, 29, and Devon W. Sellers, 30, both of the 3200 block of Missouri Avenue, have been charged with misdemeanor coun...
NMSU rodeo records two top 10 finishes at College National Finals Rodeo | KRWG
KRWG | June 19, 2018
The New Mexico State University rodeo team concluded the College National Finals Rodeo with a pair of eighth-place finishes at the event in Casper, Wyoming, June 10-16. Freshman Blaise Milligan (bull riding) and senior Anna Barker (barrel racing) led the Aggies with eighth-place individual finishes....
BLM continues fire restrictions in southern New Mexico | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
Violation of the prohibitions is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both.        
Pearce weighs in on family separation policy | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
Steve Pearce said it is almost never a good idea to separate children from families and that immigrant children need to be treated humanely.        
Yvette Herrell blames Congress for family separations | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
Yvette Herrell said she supports a zero-tolerance policy on border security, but describes the separation of children from their families as unacceptable        
Democratic attorneys general urge end to border separations | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
Led by NM AG Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors sent a letter raising concerns about the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.        
Trump to discuss border amid outrage | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
Democrats and some Republicans are urging an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border.        
GOP Candidate Supports Trump Zero-Tolerance Border Security, Blames Congress For Family Separations | KRWG
KRWG | June 19, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Republican congressional candidate in a district along the border with Mexico is blaming Congress for an immigration crisis that has led to the separation of immigrant children from their parents. In a statement Monday, Herrell said she supports Trump's zero-tole...
Former City Councilor Ceil Levatino awarded Citizen of the Year | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | June 19, 2018
Former City Councilor and realtor Ceil Levatino has been awarded the annual Citizen of the Year award by the Las Cruces Association of Realtors.        
New Mexico Candidates Blame Politics For Family Separations | KRWG
KRWG | June 19, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With no mention of President Donald Trump, candidates for an open congressional seat along the U.S. border in New Mexico blamed Washington politics for the separation of immigrant children from parents who are caught trying to come to the U.S. illegally. The zero tolerance po...
Politicians Visit Border Amid Outrage On Family Separation | KRWG
KRWG | June 19, 2018
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Politicians and advocates flocked to the Mexican border to visit U.S. immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the Trump administration amid a growing uproar Monday over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. A group of congressional ...
Family Separations At The Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts | KRWG
KRWG | June 19, 2018
Every day, child welfare agencies across America make difficult decisions to separate children from their parents. But experts say those agencies have ways of minimizing the trauma that aren't being employed by the Trump administration at the Mexican border. Among other things, child-welfare agencie...