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BREAKING: Media location for Beto O'Rourke's El Paso rally announced

EL PASO, Texas - Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke will kick off his campaign here in El Paso next Saturday and ABC-7 now knows where that location could possibly be. As ABC-7 first reported on Tuesday, the City of El Paso said the campaign had asked about two possible locations. One of those sit


Trump’s asylum seekers policy comes to El Paso

Some asylum-seeking migrants here in El Paso are being sent back to Mexico under an expanded policy that requires refugees to wait on the other side of the Rio Grande until their hearings before an American immigration judge.


StormTrack Weather: Warm & dry conditions Sunday into Monday. Rain chances return Tuesday

EL PASO, Texas - Seasonably warm and dry weather is expected across southern New Mexico and west Texas today and Monday. Moisture will return to the region and this will result in a few showers and thunderstorms across the region Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night especially east of the Rio Grande.


Border checkpoints closed amid flood of asylum requests: report

The El Paso Border Patrol sector has reportedly shuttered its checkpoints in the U.S. temporarily as it tries to keep up with record numbers of asylum applicants. “We were told to go ahead and close down all the checkpoints,” an unidentified official told Texas Monthly.


Hernandez's family wails as he is led out of court to begin serving 50-year prison sentence

EL PASO, Texas - The family of Leonel Hernandez wailed Friday as Hernandez was taken out of the courtroom in handcuffs and a jumpsuit to begin serving the beginning of his 50 year prison term.


Gallery+Story: El Paso County’s long historical roots run through Rio Vista Farm

Driving home from Church last Sunday, my wife Chantilly and I saw a historic marker sign on North Loop. We’ve been seeing the sign for months and wondered what it led to. That day, we were determined to stop and see just what it was.


BREAKING: Stabbing reported at Mesilla Valley Mall

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — Las Cruces police are investigating a stabbing at Mesilla Valley Mall. A spokesperson tells KFOX14 that they received a call about a suspect with weapons around 9 p.m.


Crime of the Week: More than $600 stolen with victim's cloned credit card

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Crime Stoppers is hoping to identify the man seen in surveillance video withdrawing more than $600 from a victim's account using a cloned credit card. The incident happened on Tuesday, March 12, just after 8 p.m. at the Walgreen's store located at 8889 Gateway West at the Fou


Officials: Body armor saved sheriff's deputy shot multiple times

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An El Paso County sheriff's deputy was critically wounded Friday after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop, but authorities credited the body armor with saving his life.


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


Powerball Jackpot grows to $625 Million

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - It's been 24 drawings since the last Powerball winner, and Saturday, Texas lottery officials are placing their bets that the next jackpot winner will be from the Lone Star State.


Breweries get distributor’s attention

For two local pubs that make their own craft beers, Blazing Tree Brewery and El Paso Brewing Co., a new day is coming because one of the state’s largest handlers of all things alcohol is picking them up.


Fake Oxy-Codone sold in El Paso contains lethal doses of Fentanyl

El Paso, TX - It's a little blue pill that can kill you. Street dealers are selling them as oxycodone - a prescription pain reliever - but they're actually counterfeit. They're called fake-oxys - but the people buying them don't know they're fake.


State Rep Cesar Blanco tells KTSM proposed plan to take to Texas legislature

El Paso, Texas (KTSM) - As the City of El Paso expects to hold a special meeting on Monday to talk about the current influx of migrants, one local State Rep is planning on bringing something to the table this upcoming week in the Texas legislature.


I-10 West to remain closed at Executive until Sunday morning

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - A 27-hour traffic closure will be in effect until Sunday morning as part of TxDOT's Go10 Project. According to a news release, the following roadways will remain closed until 6 a.m. Sunday:


Why Heather Wilson is not qualified to be UTEP president

Commentary: Below please find the Community First Coalition Position Statement on Heather Wilson as finalist for the UTEP Presidency. The Coalition has concluded that her meager academic qualifications, her lack of knowledge and experience with students of diverse backgrounds, her lack of knowledge


Jim Cardwell gifts $750,000 to Texas Tech

In an effort to increase the number of neurologists in El Paso, where an acute shortage means patients can wait months for appointments, Jim and Julie Cardwell have donated $750,000 to Texas Tech El Paso.


Deputy is responsive, aware following traffic stop shooting, association says

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - An El Paso County sheriff's deputy is "responsive and aware of his surroundings" after being shot during an overnight traffic stop, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Officers Association.


BREAKING: One person stabbed at mall in Las Cruces

EL PASO, Texas - The Las Cruces Police Department said one person has been stabbed at a mall in Las Cruces. The victim has been taken to the hospital. The suspect, who has not yet been identified, has been arrested.


Escobar addresses status of migrant center during town hall meeting

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar held her monthly town hall this morning, her first geared towards the community's veterans. At the meeting, Escobar was asked about the status of the Central Processing Center for the migrants who have been seeking asylum in the U.S. thr