25 Articles in Las Cruces News
img Violence looms over New Mexico Legislature as work begins

New Mexico legislators prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of surging gun violence and more.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Some details emerge in fatal I-25 crash as investigation continues

An NMSP spokesperson said the crash involved a Chevy pick-up truck and a semi-truck. Police are still working to identify the victim.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Prosecutors: New Mexico candidate is a danger to community

Prosecutors say Solomon Peña is a danger to the community and should be detained pending trial.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Police: Las Cruces man dealing drugs sexually assaulted teen boy

Acuna is currently being held in jail as of the publication of this article, as the court determines whether Acuna's arrest constitutes a violation of his release conditions.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img 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.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Jonathan Smith takes plea deal for involvement in Mike Peake attack

One of the suspects involved in an attack on New Mexico State basketball player Mike Peake in November has pleaded guilty for his involvement.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img I-25 near University closed after a fatal crash

An NMSP spokesperson confirmed that one person died while another person was airlifted to an El Paso hospital.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Here’s who’s vying for the open bench in district court

The Nominating Commission announced the start of the nominating process Tuesday after Judge Mary Rosner left the court on Dec. 31, 2022.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Flood infrastructure and housing among southern NM legislative asks

During a two-hour meeting, the air buzzed with requests, concerns and questions for state lawmakers about how to spend a $3.6 billion budget surplus.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Fire damages mobile home on south Valley Drive

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a mobile home fire on south Valley Drive early Tuesday evening.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Feds will not seek death penalty in El Paso Walmart mass shooting case

Federal prosecutors said "the Government will not seek the death penalty" in the mass shooting that targeted Hispanics.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img El Paso man charged with killing two in Chapparal crash

According to a criminal complaint, Jose Marrero and Desiree Seanez died in the wreck.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Clean air in schools could become New Mexico law

The Public School Ventilation Act would help keep students, staff and teachers healthy, the bill's sponsor says.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img 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.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img City preparing expo to make a case for electric homes

On Friday and Saturday, the City of Las Cruces will host an exposition and training seminar making the case that homeowners and developers should electrify their homes.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img City OKs reimbursements for storefronts. Here's who is eligible

Councilors approved a resolution establishing the Small Business Store Front Repair Program with some modifications.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img City mulls aggressive redevelopment plans, debates where to focus

As the city prepares for aggressive redevelopment in blighted areas, Council was forced to pick between two districts: West Picacho and El Paseo.


Published: Wednesday January 25 2023

img 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.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img 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.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img 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.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img Mothers speak out as judge sentences teen convicted of murder

Police don't believe he pulled the trigger. But a jury convicted him of murder anyway. Now, a judge decided on a sentence for a convcted teen.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img 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.


Published: Monday January 23 2023

img Fire in vacant building causes minor damage

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


Published: Monday January 23 2023

img Defendant in Walmart mass shooting set to plead guilty in federal case

The shooting left 23 people dead and dozens more injured.


Published: Monday January 23 2023

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