Las Cruces Sun News

July 27, 2022
'You did the right thing.' Would-be hitman in Garfield murders praised during emotional sentencing hearing

'You did the right thing.' Would-be hitman in Garfield murders praised during emotional sentencing hearing

Edward Alonzo, the would-be hitman in a 2018 double killing, was sentenced Monday after prosecutors called his testimony critical.

New Mexico allows funds for prosecutions in 'Rust' shooting

New Mexico allows funds for prosecutions in 'Rust' shooting

As many as four people could face charges, including actor Alec Baldwin.

New Mexico lawmaker removed from committee over allegations

New Mexico lawmaker removed from committee over allegations

State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto has been removed from his position as chairman of the New Mexico Finance Authority interim committee.

Affordable housing GO bond would provide recurring money to trust fund for first time

Affordable housing GO bond would provide recurring money to trust fund for first time

Millions would become available for the city to provide matching funds to affordable housing and to acquire land for the development of housing.

Despite 'hell, yes' comment, O'Rourke acknowledges taking AR-15s is a nonstarter in Texas

Despite 'hell, yes' comment, O'Rourke acknowledges taking AR-15s is a nonstarter in Texas

Beto O'Rourke says he's now focusing on gun policies that have a chance of bi-partisan support.

Helter Shelter: A solution for homelessness in Las Cruces finds little traction elsewhere

Helter Shelter: A solution for homelessness in Las Cruces finds little traction elsewhere

In the battle against homelessness, most say victory isn't possible. They haven't been to Las Cruces.

The Reporter's Notebook, Ep. 35: Michael McDevitt

The Reporter's Notebook, Ep. 35: Michael McDevitt

This week, we're joined by reporter Michael McDevitt, who has covered Las Cruces and Doña Ana County government for the past three years.

Police identify two killed in Alamo Street apartment in Las Cruces

Police identify two killed in Alamo Street apartment in Las Cruces

New Mexico State Police identified the two people killed at an apartment complex days after the police discovered the bodies.

Cannabis business will cease outdoor consumption after 'misunderstanding' with city government

Cannabis business will cease outdoor consumption after 'misunderstanding' with city government

The city disallows licensed cannabis consumption areas outdoors, but the city is gathering public feedback and could possibly allow for outdoor areas.

Federal judge jails man accused of molesting boy at Young Park

Federal judge jails man accused of molesting boy at Young Park

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a Las Cruces man was accused of forcing himself on a child at Young Park.

Jury tosses some charges, undecided on others in child sexual assault trial

Jury tosses some charges, undecided on others in child sexual assault trial

A jury found a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage family member not guilty on several counts while announcing they were unable to decide on others.

Electric demand to outpace capacity for New Mexico utilities

Electric demand to outpace capacity for New Mexico utilities

New Mexico regulators are concerned about the ability of the state’s largest electric providers to meet demands during peak seasons in 2023 and 2024.

Evaluation highlights concerns at state veterans' home in T or C

Evaluation highlights concerns at state veterans' home in T or C

The quality of patient care and oversight at the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences continues to be a point of concern.

City plans funeral procession for Abe Romero

City plans funeral procession for Abe Romero

The funeral procession, from the church to the cemetery, is limited to family and friends of Romero, who passed away Sept. 17.

Anthony's interim police chief departs; city will do without until Ordoñez returns

Anthony's interim police chief departs; city will do without until Ordoñez returns

Anthony Police Chief Vanessa Ordoñez is expected to return from a military deployment in November.

New Mexico braces for exodus from Medicaid insurance

New Mexico braces for exodus from Medicaid insurance

New Mexico is bracing for a rapid exodus of up to 100,000 people from subsidized Medicaid health care next year.

Booker T. Washington no longer in lockdown

Booker T. Washington no longer in lockdown

Booker T. Washington Elementary School was locked down after police responded to a subject barricaded in a nearby home.

Two found dead in Alamo Street apartment. Here's what we know.

Two found dead in Alamo Street apartment. Here's what we know.

Details are scarce, but state police did confirm that two were dead, and an investigation was ongoing.

Temple Beth-El welcomes female rabbi, a first for the Las Cruces synagogue

Temple Beth-El welcomes female rabbi, a first for the Las Cruces synagogue

Temple Beth-El Las Cruces welcomed a new rabbi, their first female rabbi, this summer following a two-year long search.

Mexican drug cartels should be declared terrorist organizations, Abbott tells Biden

Mexican drug cartels should be declared terrorist organizations, Abbott tells Biden

The governor directs DPS to target the cartels and to seize their assets.

New Mexico previously bused migrants during Trump years

New Mexico previously bused migrants during Trump years

There is little, if any, talk of transporting migrants away from the border by Lujan Grisham — or Republican nominee for governor Mark Ronchetti.

Kim Yacone's homicide preceded by warning signs

Kim Yacone's homicide preceded by warning signs

Increasing danger to Kim Yacone was evident in public documents, prompting questions as to whether her life could have been saved.

Abe Romero's funeral services announced

Abe Romero's funeral services announced

Funeral details for Abraham Yael Romero, the 17-year-old captain of the Organ Mountain football team, have been announced.

Forghedaboudit chef Bob Yacone charged with murder after shootout with police

Forghedaboudit chef Bob Yacone charged with murder after shootout with police

Chef Bob Yacone is accused of shooting his wife, Forghedaboudit owner Kim Yacone, at their home in Picacho Hills Sunday night.

Forghedaboudit owner Kim Yacone killed, husband and chef Bob Yacone charged with murder

Forghedaboudit owner Kim Yacone killed, husband and chef Bob Yacone charged with murder

Sheriff Kim Stewart unveiled charges against Forghedaboudit chef Bob Yacone in the death of spouse Kim Yacone.

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