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Nonprofit works to end cycle of poverty in Juárez

Jul. 25, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico (AP) — Olga de León is all smiles as she begins to show her home — a house made from wood pallets — to guests on a recent afternoon. But when she points out bags of trash and clothing stuffed into crevices near the ceiling, de León’s...

Police: 2 injured in downtown Las Cruces shooting

Jul. 24, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Lac Cruces police say two people were injured in a downtown shooting early Saturday. Both are expected to survive. Police told the Las Cruces Sun-News they received a call around 2 a.m. about a shooting near the Plaza de Las Cruces. Two people...

Walmart to remove sales tax assessment on deliver groceries

Jul. 21, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Walmart taxed the delivered groceries of at least two people in New Mexico even though a tax deduction governing such home deliveries took effect on July 1. Walmart told the Las Cruces Sun-News that it was working to remove the assessment of...

Trial in Las Cruces girl's death put on hold by state court

Jul. 20, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Supreme Court order has brought a trial in the death of a 2-year-old Las Cruces girl to an abrupt halt. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports opening statements were given Monday before the trial of 26-year-old Lalo Anthony Castrillo had...

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

Jul. 20, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says he was denied Communion by his local Catholic priest because of his politics. Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes said Monday that he has been treated differently by the church since voting to repeal a state law...

Stretch of I-10 dedicated as memorial for slain officer

Jul. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A stretch of Interstate 10 in Luna County in southwestern New Mexico is now a memorial corridor honoring a New Mexico State Officer gunned down by a drug trafficking suspect on Feb. 4. The State Transportation Commission voted unanimously...

Mayor: Las Cruces remains in public health emergency

Jul. 16, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Las Cruces has issued an emergency proclamation, saying the southern New Mexico city remains in a public health emergency. Mayor Ken Miyagishima’s proclamation takes effect Saturday at noon and will last for 72 hours. The City...

Southern New Mexico highway reopens after mudslide, flooding

Jul. 13, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Crews have cleared debris from flooding and a mudslide that closed a 7-mile (11-kilometer) stretch of U.S. 70 across San Augustine Pass east of Las Cruces for 24 hours, officials said Tuesday. The flooding and slide occurred...

Las Cruces area in clean-up mode day after powerful storms

Jul. 12, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Residents in Las Cruces were picking up the pieces Monday, a day after a powerful storm left a trail of toppled trees, washed out roads and downed power lines. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports crews around the city are hauling away massive trees...

New Mexico city pilots bike-to-school initiative

Jul. 06, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A city in New Mexico is tapping into federal grant money and other funding to pilot an initiative aimed at getting more children to ride their bicycles and walk to school. Students at Nina Otero Community School and El Camino Real Academy in Santa...