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Family demands murder charge for officer in fatal shooting

May. 13, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces family is demanding that the police officer who fatally shot a 75-year-old family member be charged with murder and plans to sue the city, the family's lawyer said Thursday. Police body camera video showed the officer shot Amelia Baca as she...

Killing of New Mexico woman raises transparency questions

May. 01, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces police officer shot and killed 75-year-old Amelia Baca on the evening of April 16. But it wasn’t until two days later that the city confirmed a killing occurred via a news release after multiple news media outlets published the family’s account. ...

Wedding dress made from parachute goes to New Mexico museum

Apr. 09, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — When Hazel Ewing made her daughter a wedding dress in the 1940s, she likely wasn’t thinking it would one day end up on display in a museum. New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum recently had a special dress donated to their collections — a white...

Afghan evacuees mark first US Ramadan with gratitude, agony

Apr. 05, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (AP) — Sitting cross-legged on the floor as his wife and six children laid plates of fruit on a red cloth in front of him, Wolayat Khan Samadzoi watched through the open balcony door for the sliver of new moon to appear in the cloudless New Mexico sky, where the sun had set...

Mississippi State hires New Mexico State's Jans as coach

Mar. 20, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State named Chris Jans its men’s basketball coach on Sunday, a day after he led New Mexico State in the NCAA Tournament's second round. The school announced the hire on its athletic department's website but did not provide details. Jans, who...

Teddy Allen scoring in 'Buckets' for New Mexico State

Mar. 18, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teddy Allen picked up the “Teddy Buckets” nickname as a freshman at West Virginia for his deft scoring ability. It took him five stops in five years to finally feel at home with New Mexico State. Just don’t make the suggestion that his journey — from...

New Mexico woman found guilty in 2018 double murder

Mar. 11, 2022 23:58 PM EST

LAS CRUCES (AP) — A New Mexico jury has reached a guilty verdict for a female defendant accused of killing her ex-boyfriend with the help of a new boyfriend in 2018. Prosecutors argued that Cristal Cardenas and Luis Flores tried to hire a hitman to kill the father of Cardenas’...

Man who helped thwart attempted kidnapping killed in crash

Mar. 11, 2022 13:07 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An 18-year-old Las Cruces man who was hailed as a hero for helping thwart a 2020 attempted kidnapping and assault has died in a motorcycle crash, police said. Canaan Bower was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle collided with a car making a turn, police...

Allen leads New Mexico State past Utah Valley 62-46

Mar. 06, 2022 01:25 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Teddy Allen had 20 points as New Mexico State breezed past Utah Valley 62-46 on Saturday night. Johnny McCants had 11 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Aggies (24-6, 13-4 Western Athletic Conference). Le'Tre Darthard had 13 points...

Jossell leads Stephen F. Austin over New Mexico St. 73-71

Mar. 02, 2022 23:57 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Latrell Jossell registered 17 points as Stephen F. Austin stretched its win streak to nine games, edging past New Mexico State 73-71 on Wednesday night. Sadaidriene Hall's two free throws with five seconds left gave the Lumberjacks a five-point edge before...