Las Cruces Sun News

July 26, 2022
A river wounded: Crisis on the Rio Grande

A river wounded: Crisis on the Rio Grande

The Rio Grande existed long before humans. It may not outlive us.

The Reporter's Notebook Podcast, Ep. 54: House Minority Floor Leader Ryan Lane

The Reporter's Notebook Podcast, Ep. 54: House Minority Floor Leader Ryan Lane

This week, we’re joined by New Mexico House Minority Floor Leader Ryan Lane, an attorney who represents San Juan County.

New Mexico legislators may block local abortion ordinances

New Mexico legislators may block local abortion ordinances

A standoff over abortion in politically conservative regions of New Mexico is looming.

10-year-old foster child allegedly sexually assaulted by foster teen at CYFD office

10-year-old foster child allegedly sexually assaulted by foster teen at CYFD office

Agency offices are used to house foster children despite the state’s promise to provide them with appropriate homes.

Man pleads guilty to defrauding $70k from Las Cruces business

Man pleads guilty to defrauding $70k from Las Cruces business

Robert Barnett pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of willfully making and subscribing a fraudulent induvial tax return.

Bill advances that would ban guns at polls in New Mexico

Bill advances that would ban guns at polls in New Mexico

A bill that would prohibit firearms at New Mexico polling places during elections cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.

Cannabis supporters want action from City Council to stem pot-related arrests in El Paso

Cannabis supporters want action from City Council to stem pot-related arrests in El Paso

During its meeting on Tuesday, the El Paso City Council heard from several advocates calling for it to consider updating the city's cannabis laws.

State aroma bill passes its first sniff test in the NM Legislature

State aroma bill passes its first sniff test in the NM Legislature

A classroom of Las Cruces fifth graders ignites the debate over whether New Mexico should have an official aroma on the books.

Prosecutors file charges in set shooting by Alec Baldwin

Prosecutors file charges in set shooting by Alec Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin and an armorer have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a movie set.

Defendants in Lucero Ave. shooting allowed to leave jail ahead of trial

Defendants in Lucero Ave. shooting allowed to leave jail ahead of trial

Police believe David "Lucky" Aguilar shot and killed 42-year-old Rachel Miranda on Jan. 25.

Valentine's Day weddings offered at the Plaza de Las Cruces and Doña Ana County Government Center

Valentine's Day weddings offered at the Plaza de Las Cruces and Doña Ana County Government Center

Love is in the air and in Doña Ana County this month. Couples looking to get married on Valentine’s Day have several options this year.

New Mexico candidate indicted in drive-by shooting case

New Mexico candidate indicted in drive-by shooting case

A Bernalillo County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment Monday against Solomon Peña, prosecutors said.

These astronomical events will be visible from New Mexico in 2023

These astronomical events will be visible from New Mexico in 2023

Keep your eyes to the sky, New Mexico, many spectacular astronomical events are in the stars for 2023.

The Reporter's Notebook Podcast, Ep. 53: Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth

The Reporter's Notebook Podcast, Ep. 53: Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth

This week, we’re talking to New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth. We’ll be talking about this year’s 60-day session of the Legislature.

El Paso man charged with killing two held in jail

El Paso man charged with killing two held in jail

According to a criminal complaint, Jose Marrero and Desiree Seanez died in the wreck on Jan. 17, near Highway 213, around 5:25 p.m.

New Mexico chief justice urges caution with bail law reform

New Mexico chief justice urges caution with bail law reform

New Mexico's top judicial official urged state legislators Tuesday to be cautious as they consider toughening the state's bail laws.

New Mexico bill would ban contracts for migration detention

New Mexico bill would ban contracts for migration detention

The bill could unwind contractual agreements that help detain immigrants at three privately operated detention centers in New Mexico.

Who backed Solomon Peña’s campaign?

Who backed Solomon Peña’s campaign?

Before he was accused of orchestrating the shootings at elected officials’ homes, he was able to court an influential New Mexico conservative.

New Mexico AG seeks to codify abortion rights, nullify bans

New Mexico AG seeks to codify abortion rights, nullify bans

New Mexico's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to nullify abortion ordinances passed in recent months in some communities.

Planners for southern N.M. reproductive health clinic talk next steps

Planners for southern N.M. reproductive health clinic talk next steps

Lawmakers could approve a one-time $10 million investment to build the facility in Las Cruces, N.M., near the Texas border.

New Mexico candidate charged in shooting case denied bond

New Mexico candidate charged in shooting case denied bond

Solomon Peña, 39, is charged with multiple counts that include shooting at a dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Fire in vacant Las Cruces building causes minor damage

Fire in vacant Las Cruces building causes minor damage

Las Cruces firefighters were called to a fire in a vacant building on north Main Street Saturday morning.

Police provide update on Solano, Lohman crash

Police provide update on Solano, Lohman crash

The victim at the center of a crash on Lohman Avenue and Solano Drive has died, according to a statement released by police Thursday.

City warns of wallet-busting gas bills in January

City warns of wallet-busting gas bills in January

With the expected increase, LCU said they would offer additional payment plans for the foreseeable future.

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