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Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Two women caught on camera stealing rent payments in Las Cruces

More than $2,000 was taken from the rent drop box at the Sunrise Mesa; Family Community Mobile Home Park just off of Highway 70. The property manager said the two women were able to get away with money orders from last-minute rent payments made over the weekend. In the surveillance video, you can se

KFOX 14 - 2018-03-15 18:09:01

In Las Cruces, people are cheering on the NMSU Aggies in game against Clemson

People in Las Cruces gathered at a bar near NMSU to cheer on the men's basketball team against Clemson. (KFOX14/CBS4) Despite being a couple hundred miles away from the game, fans in Las Cruces are gearing up to watch the NMSU basketball team play their first game in this year's NCAA tournament. At

CBS4LOCAL.COM - 2018-03-16 16:58:18

Las Cruces man suspected of distributing child porn

LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man suspected of distributing child pornography in Dona Ana County has been arrested, officials said. Steven Vaillancourt, II, 45, made his initial appearance on Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces on a criminal complaint charging him with distribution of child pornogra

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-03-15 19:05:19

Jamie's Eye on Art: Goings-on in the Las Cruces arts scene

Editor's note: With artistic activities abounding in the Mesilla Valley, welcome to your new place to find a spectrum of upcoming art events for adults and children. "Jamie's Eye On Art" brings you a look at goings-on in the local arts scene. To have your upcoming arts event included, email Jamie E.

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-03-16 06:57:00

City of Las Cruces to implement bus route changes

Subscribed, but don't have a login? LAS CRUCES - Las Cruces public transit customers will see new changes in the city's bus service later this month, according to a news release. The charges are part of the next phase of the transit's "Short Range Transit Plan." Starting March 26, the following chan

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-03-16 19:42:15

Las Cruces man facing federal child pornography charges

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) - A Las Cruces man remains behind bars after a federal criminal complaint alleging he distributed child pornography. Steven Vaillancourt II, 45, of Las Cruces is charged with two federal counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. According to a criminal complaint filed in feder

EL PASO NEWS - 2018-03-15 22:33:45

2018 Las Cruces home sales off to best start in more than a decade

LAS CRUCES - More free-standing, single-family homes were sold during the first two months of 2018 than in any of the past 11 years, according to a March 11 report from the Las Cruces Association of Realtors. Local buyers and sellers closed 242 transactions in January and February - a number that ha

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-03-16 16:02:00

Students walk out at Las Cruces high schools

LAS CRUCES - "He was a member of the High School Color Guard." "He was always smiling and laughing." "She was looking forward to starting college in the fall." Those short remembrances were among 17 spoken Wednesday at New America School in downtown Las Cruces as students walked out of classes to ho


Las Cruces man suspected of battering wife

LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man suspected of beating and severely injuring his wife has been arrested, police said. Levi Benitiz, 41, of the 3000 block of Rio Arriza Loop, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery against a household member causing great bodily harm and a misdemeano


Man accused of hitting wife with lamp after she wakes him from nap

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) - A Las Cruces man is facing charges after police say he beat and injured his wife Tuesday evening after she woke him up from a nap. Levi Benitiz, 41, is charged with aggravated battery against a household member causing great bodily harm and a misdemeanor count of aggravated b


Walmart worker suspected of stealing more than $2,500 from registers

Subscribed, but don't have a login? LAS CRUCES - A Walmart employee suspected of stealing more than $2,500 in cash from store registers has been arrested, jail and court records show. The employee, Andrew M. Ortiz, 22, of the 1100 block of East Mesa Avenue, was charged with one count of third-degree


Las Cruces woman says she was hit at school crosswalk

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A Las Cruces woman told ABC-7 she was struck by a vehicle at an elementary school crosswalk while she was helping her kindergartner cross the street. "People have no consideration for our crosswalks and our small children," said Larel Crespin. Crespin wants to know why Highl


Mayfield parents voice concerns over the whereabouts of band director

Mayfield High School, Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces, NM - Las Cruces parents voiced their concerns over the whereabouts of their high school band director before their school board Tuesday night. Director of the Mayfield Higschool band was removed several weeks ago. Parent said his depature was never


New veterans clinic scheduled to open by mid April in Las Cruces

The new veterans clinic is located on Del Rey Boulevard, and many people have been waiting to transfer to it. A new medical facility was built six months ago to provide services for thousands of veterans living in Las Cruces. But today, that clinic still sits empty. The new veterans clinic is locate