Latest Las Cruces News

Fort Sill Apache present plans for New Mexico casino

Jul. 05, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A legal representative of the Fort Sill Apache tribe seemed pleasantly surprised by the prevailing mood at a public scoping meeting for a proposed gaming facility and other developments on a patch of land in Luna County. “I applaud you folks here today,” the...

Las Cruces boy finds bone marrow match in sister

Jul. 02, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Moustapha Idrissa and Balkissa Boubacar’s first child was born eight years ago. Muhammad was perfect and the young family was happy. However, standard tests on the newborn revealed he had sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell diseases are inherited blood...

Bob Talamini, member of Jets' Super Bowl team, dies at 83

Jun. 05, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

Bob Talamini, an offensive lineman on the New York Jets' Super Bowl-winning team in 1969 after eight seasons with the Houston Oilers, died May 30. He was 83. Citing his family, the Jets announced Talamini's death on their website Saturday night. No cause of death was provided, but an...

New Mexico court upholds $165M damage awards in FedEx crash

May. 19, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday upheld $165 million of jury awards against FedEx in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from a deadly crash involving a Texas family and a contract driver for the delivery company. The 2011 crash on Interstate 10 west of...

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...