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  1. Dona Ana County church suffers string of vandalismRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Parishioners of the San Pedro Mission in the Dona Ana County community of Vado are shaken after three incidents of vandalism have left their church desecrated. KVIA-TV reports that Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantu was called to rededicate the church after the Eucharist, the body of Christ in the catholic faith, was thrown around the temple and stepped on.


  2. Las Cruces Public Schools appoints interim superintendentRead the original story

    Friday Jun 24 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    The district's school board voted this week to name Los Lunas teacher Steven Sanchez as a temporary superintendent while board members look for a permanent school chief. Las Cruces Public School spokeswoman Jo Galvan says Sanchez will make a $145,000 a year, but could be paid only half of that depending on how many months he serves.


  3. News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. MDTRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 11 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Federal wildlife managers will not be allowed to release any Mexican gray wolves into the wild unless they get permission from the state of New Mexico. A U.S. district judge ruled Friday in favor of the state's request to stop the releases as New Mexico and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service battle over permits and the revamping of a recovery plan for the troubled species.


  4. DA races hotly contested among Democrats in 3 districtsRead the original story

    Friday Jun 3 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    The debate emerging from three races for district attorney in New Mexico's largest population centers are stirring up debate over crime and public safety issues that all remain hot topics in the state. Contested races are underway on the Democratic side for the job of top prosecutor in state's First, Second and Third judicial districts, which separately encompass Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.


  5. New Mexico jail inmate at large after escaping from clinicRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Authorities in southern New Mexico searched Thursday for a jail inmate who escaped from a medical clinic after he was accused of kidnapping a driver by gunpoint in Texas and twice leading police on car chases. Police in the city of Las Cruces said Michael Derby, 24, is dangerous and urged the public to report tips on his whereabouts after he fled the clinic where he was taken for a medical exam Wednesday night.


  6. New Mexico State's Weir adds Henson as an Aggie adviserRead the original story

    May 11, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    New Mexico State basketball coach Paul Weir has added former Aggie and Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson as a special adviser. Weir said in a news release Tuesday that he saw the chance to tap Henson's 41 years of experience as a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


  7. News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDTRead the original story

    May 1, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Police say a 4-year-old girl has died after two vehicles collided on an Albuquerque road. Police spokesman Daren DeAguero says the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday on Tramway near I-40.


  8. 1 teen killed, 1 hurt after being ejected from carnival rideRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival. The girls were at a parking lot carnival marking the annual Dia de los Ninos holiday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church when they were hurled from a spinning ride called "Sizzler" just before 7 p.m. Friday.


  9. Records show missing equipment, contraband at Dona Ana jailRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Dona Ana County sheriff's records show a recent probe into allegations of corruption at the county jail was much larger than the criminal charges indicated. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that investigative documents obtained through a public records request show that there were allegations of missing television sets and exercise equipment, frequent contraband, intimidation of witnesses and improper use of employees' time. 1 comment

  10. 4, including 2 kids, killed in fiery crash in Las CrucesRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    New Mexico State Police say the collision happened at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25 in Las Cruces. The Hyundai driver, 28-year-old Antoinette Harwood, and 19-year-old Corine Banda were pronounced dead at the scene.


  11. News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. MDTRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    An Arizona woman who served prison time in connection with the 2009 disappearance of her baby has been arrested in New Mexico for a probation violation. Bernalillo County Sheriff's officials say 29-year-old Elizabeth Johnson was jailed Thursday afternoon.


  12. News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. MDTRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Some of the fire crews and other personnel assigned to a wildfire on the outskirts of Ruidoso are being released as mop-work continues. Village spokeswoman Kerry Gladden says the fire is 60 percent contained and crews continue to mop up hot spots.


  13. Las Cruces schools brace for bus driver strikeRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Leaders of a bus drivers' union in New Mexico say there will likely be a strike among drivers for Las Cruces Public Schools. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that representatives of the Las Cruces Transportation Federation Local 6341 say negotiations broke down between the union and STS New Mexico, the private company that provides bus service for the district.


  14. Thousands walk as part of 27th Bataan Memorial Death MarchRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that people came from as far away as the Philippines and Canada to participate in the 26.2-mile trek from White Sands Missile Range on Sunday. The Bataan Memorial Death March honors the World War II soldiers who suffered during the April 1942 march after thousands of American and Filipino service members surrendered to Japanese forces.


  15. Officials: Las Cruces High School $10M over budgetRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Las Cruces Public Schools Chief Finance Officer Terry Dean says despite the price the district has cobbled together financial resources to keep construction on schedule. Officials say several seemingly insignificant policy changes contributed to more than half of the overage on the $84 million project.


  16. Narcotics investigation leads to 26 arrests in New MexicoRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    State police say a three-month narcotics investigation in the Las Cruces area has netted more than two dozen arrests. Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo said in a release Tuesday the investigation targeted several drug trafficking rings in Dona Ana County selling methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana.


  17. Dona Ana leaders spar over jail control, director arrestedRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2015 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Leaders of Dona Ana County are fighting for control of the jail after the director was arrested on investigation of fraud, bringing contraband into a jail and willful neglect of duty. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil took control of the jail early Tuesday after director Christopher Barela was arrested.


  18. Ex-officers charged in NM shooting death ask to move trialRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Defense attorneys want a change of venue for the trial of two former police officers charged with second-degree murder in the on-duty shooting of an Albuquerque homeless man. Attorneys for Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez say they want the August 2016 trial to be moved from Bernalillo County, which includes Albuquerque, to Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, about 200 miles south.


  19. 2 dead, 10 injured in crash east of El Paso involving bandRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2015 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Two drivers have been killed and 10 passengers hurt in a head-on crash in West Texas involving a bus carrying a rock band and a truck. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident occurred on U.S. 62/180 east of El Paso around 9:15 a.m. MST Thursday.


  20. Utility that serves New Mexico seeking a $6.4M rate increaseRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2015 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A utility company that serves about 400,000 customers in southern New Mexico and west Texas is facing stiff opposition to its request for a $6.4 million rate increase. The Albuquerque Journal reports the company requested an $8.6 million increase in its base revenue in May. El Paso Electric says it has invested about $1.3 billion in new assets since 2009, the last time it requested a rate increase in New Mexico.


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