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Nationwide warrant issued for wanted sex offender from Las Cruces

Oscar Ignatius Russell, 46, has been charged with failure to appear for arraignment after being indicted by a grand jury.

KVIA - 2018-05-23 22:57:11

Chamberino man faces 12 felony sexual assault charges

Jacob Terrones, 22, faces nine counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 16 and three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. All charges are fourth-degree felonies.

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-05-23 22:47:00

Top five things to do at the Las Cruces Wine Festival

Southern New Mexico is in its spring stride with wine festivals, but no event is quite like the annualLas Cruces Wine Festival, which highlights different New Mexico wines and vendors over Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 26-28, at the Southern New Mexico State Fair Grounds.

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-05-24 00:27:00

Four Las Cruces veterans appear before a judge for city's first veterans court session

Wednesday, for the first time, four veterans in Las Cruces were seen by a judge in the city’s first official veterans court program.

KFOX 14 - 2018-05-23 20:13:41

Professors plan to release mosquitoes in Las Cruces

The professors are releasing sterile, male mosquitoes and they say that when these mosquitoes mate, the females will lay sterile eggs and the overall population of mosquitoes in Las Cruces will decline.

KFOX 14 - 2018-05-24 05:51:14

Deming man charged with distributing possessing child porn

ALBUQUERQUE - Christopher H. Meza, 35, of Deming, N.M., made his initial appearance today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., on a criminal complaint charging him with distributing and possessing child pornography. Meza remains in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hear

KVIA - 2018-05-23 20:44:44

Pedestrian Killed in Las Cruces Crash

Umberto Estupinan, was crossing Lohman northbound at Solano when he was struck in the center lane by a 1996 Dodge Dakota driven by a Las Cruces man, police say.


Native El Pasoan files complaint after being detained for speaking Spanish

Speaking Spanish is not a valid reason for Border Patrol to question or detain you.The Constitution prohibits all law enforcement agencies, including@CBP, from racial profiling and arbitrary searches and detentions.

EL PASO NEWS - 2018-05-24 04:45:23

Las Cruces man, 61, killed after being struck by pickup

Umberto Estupinan, 61, of Las Cruces, was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning at MountainView Regional Medical Center, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.


Letters: One school, two homes, many bullets

Experience, from my eight decades of rattling around the world, might be enlightening to Mr. Castillo.

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-05-23 00:52:00

Missing Las Cruces teen found, back with family

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) - A Las Cruces teenager is now back at home with his family after being missing for more than a week.According to a news release, police found Oscar Rodriguez, 13, on Monday.As , Rodriguez disappeared on Saturday, May 12."The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who shared


ONLY ON ABC-7: Handicapped woman accuses City of Las Cruces of ADA violations

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Shelly Nichols-Shaw says she likes to think of herself as not handicapped, but handi-capable.


Kudos to Leadership Las Cruces for exhibiting transformational leadership

Each year the participants, around 30, are required to impact the nonprofit community through a class project or projects. The class of 2018, our 25th anniversary class, chose to work together as a group on one-agreed upon project. After learning about Project Link, a program of the Las Cruces Publi

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-05-23 04:07:00

County Judge-elect shares his plans for El Paso

He says he’s excited for the new role, telling KFOX14, “I’m passionate, I think I’m a new voice, I’m a strong voice, and I think El Paso needs to see a leader that’s really excited about El Paso; born and raised in El Paso.”

KFOX 14 - 2018-05-23 05:12:12

Las Cruces Celebration for Older Americans Month will be May 31 at Munson Center

May is Older Americans Month and Las Cruces Senior Programs will have a celebration for the entire community from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.


Las Crucen to compete tonight in Miss USA pageant

Leyva, who holds the title of Miss New Mexico USA, is competing in the national pageant in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. The two-hour, live show starts 6 p.m. MDT on FOX.


More than 1,600 graduate from Las Cruces Public Schools

LAS CRUCES — In all, 1,651 students earned their high school diplomas from Las Cruces Public Schools this year.


Border Patrol supervisor arrested in child porn case

Davis is in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing and detention hearing on Wednesday.The public defender who has been appointed to represent him did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The criminal complaint says Davis is suspected of receiving child pornography in April. It say


Las Cruces City Council 'opts in' to consolidated elections

County election officials say they hope the measure, which will combine city elections with school and special-district elections, will help to boost voter turnout by standardizing election dates and reducing the overall number of small elections on the yearly calendar.


Las Cruces to consider "ranked-choice" voting

"You eliminate the candidate who came in last and then you have an instant run-off with the remaining candidates," Krahling said. "All the voters who voted for the candidate who was removed because they came in last, their second choices get applied to the totals."