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University hosts discussion of state education lawsuit

Nov. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court ruling about insufficient opportunities at public schools in the state is the subject of an upcoming public discussion at New Mexico State University. Experts in public education are inviting residents to join a discussion Thursday in Las Cruces about the lawsuit and responses...

New Mexico State gets first win, 41-28 over Incarnate Word

Nov. 16, 2019 8:23 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Josh Adkins threw two touchdown passes, Jason Huntley ran for 174 yards and New Mexico State beat Incarnate Word 41-28 on Saturday for its first win of the season. Adkins was 28-of-38 passing for 316 yards and threw 34- and 42-yard touchdown passes to Tony Nicholson in the first...

University to help Native American student entrepreneurs

Nov. 16, 2019 12:09 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new center focused on helping Native American entrepreneurs has been established at New Mexico State University. The school’s Arrowhead Center is using a $260,000 grant from the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency to create the American Indian Business Enterprise...

9-year-old boy catches massive blue catfish in New Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EST

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — He caught a fish “this” big. No, really. A 9-year-old New Mexico boy landed a 42-pound (19-kilogram) blue catfish Sunday evening while fishing in the Elephant Butte Reservoir. Kris Flores said his son, Alex, made the big catch by himself and shattered dad’s...

Queen scores 20 as New Mexico St. beats Southern 79-63

Nov. 15, 2019 12:44 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Trevelin Queen scored 20 points, including three 3-pointers, Ivan Aurrecoechea added 19 points, and New Mexico State beat Southern 79-63 on Thursday night. Shawn Williams hit 4 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with 17 points for New Mexico State. Queen made a 3 and then...

Las Cruces man accused of fatally stabbing wife now jailed

Nov. 14, 2019 6:32 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say a man suspected of fatally stabbing his wife has been released from a hospital and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center. They say 44-year-old Juan Lopez-Banos is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Amberly...

Las Cruces school district wants to boost bilingual programs

Nov. 13, 2019 12:26 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico school district is calling on state lawmakers to adopt sound policies and provide adequate funding to help it maintain bilingual and multicultural education programs. The Las Cruces district made the request Tuesday, while touting the success of its programs....

Police: Woman found dead at a Las Cruces home; Man arrested

Nov. 10, 2019 3:09 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say they are investigating a domestic dispute that led to a murder and an attempted suicide. They say officers were dispatched to a home around 9:30 p.m. Saturday and reported finding a woman dead from stab wounds and a man alive with a knife to his chest....

GOP daughter of key Democrat to run for New Mexico Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 12:15 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The daughter of Democratic New Mexico Senate leader Mary Kay Papen is running for a seat in the same chamber as a Republican — and her mom isn't supporting her. Papen, who has represented Las Cruces since 2001, said Wednesday she was not in favor of her daughter's plan to run...

The Latest: Legislators say utility regulators undermine law

Nov. 7, 2019 3:14 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a disputed New Mexico energy law (all times local): 1 p.m. Legislators are mounting a vigorous defense of their authority to determine financial arrangement to close a major coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico and to guide new energy investments toward...