Latest Las Cruces News

New Mexico high schoolers will return after 'secret prom'

Apr. 20, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students who attended “secret proms” in a southern New Mexico school district won’t face disciplinary actions, and their schools will resume in-person classes sooner than previously thought, school officials said Monday. The...

The Latest: Minnesotan charged with attacks over mask demand

Apr. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with felony assault and allege that he attacked a home improvement store employee and a police officer after the store worker told him to wear a mask. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the incident...

'Secret prom' puts New Mexico school back on remote learning

Apr. 16, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces high school returned to remote learning on Friday as the school district in New Mexico's second most populous city investigates a recent off-campus “secret prom" that officials said violated state mandates intended to curb the spread of the...

Officer killed during Feb. traffic stop had asked for rifle

Apr. 10, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Newly released information on the killing of a New Mexico State Police Officer during a Feb. 4 traffic stop indicates he was caught by surprise when a man who'd agreed to temporarily surrender a rifle instead opened fire. Omar Felix Cueva, 39, of...

New Mexico State to hold limited in-person graduation events

Mar. 31, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has said it will hold limited in-person commencement events in May in addition to its previously planned virtual ceremony for its spring graduates. Events will be held at Aggie Memorial Stadium in multiple sessions to...

Off-duty Las Cruces firefighter gets bee swarm to buzz off

Mar. 31, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces firefighter who is also a beekeeper is credited with safely removing a swarm of bees found inside a parked car. City of Las Cruces spokesman Dan Trujillo says the incident occurred Sunday shortly after 4 p.m. outside an Albertson's...

No charges filed in Las Cruces school superintendent's death

Mar. 08, 2021 20:11 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — No charges are being filed against the driver of a minivan that fatally struck the school superintendent for New Mexico’s second largest city of Las Cruces, police said Monday. Karen Trujillo, a former leader of the state Public Education...

New Mexico land office approves Las Cruces solar leases

Mar. 08, 2021 14:00 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard on Monday signed four leases with the city of Las Cruces that will boost the community’s renewable energy initiatives. The agreements mark the first time the State Land Office has approved...

Wanted Las Cruces man killed in shootout with Mexican police

Mar. 05, 2021 16:27 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man suspected of seriously injuring a city police officer with his vehicle during a February incident at a fast-food restaurant died Friday after a shootout with law enforcement officers in Juarez, Mexico, authorities said. Mark...

Rice leads the way in New Mexico St. win over UTRGV

Mar. 04, 2021 12:35 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jabari Rice scored 16 points and Clayton Henry 15 and New Mexico State used a late first-half outburst to take control in a 69-51 win over UTRGV on Tuesday. Javon Levi's 3-pointer at 7:48 before halftime put the Vaqueros up 15-12. After C.J....