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Las Cruces Sun-News
DA's office clears officers in separate shootingsLAS CRUCES >> The Doña Ana County sheriff's detective who fatally shot an
DA's office clears officers in separate shootings
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 9 hours ago
LAS CRUCES >> The Doña Ana County sheriff's detective who fatally shot an allegedly armed and dangerous fugitive on July 29 outside a motel on North Valley Drive in Las Cruces has been formally cleared by the 3rd Judicial District Attorney's... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Wrongful death suit against Las Cruces, police moves forwardLAS CRUCES >> The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday dismissed
Wrongful death suit against Las Cruces, police moves forward
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 19 hours ago
LAS CRUCES >> The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday dismissed an appeal in a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges three Las Cruces police officers used excessive force when they fatally shot a 37-year-old suspected gang member in... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Police arrest suspected 2014 Subway robberLAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces police arrested the man believed to be responsib
Police arrest suspected 2014 Subway robber
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 2 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces police arrested the man believed to be responsible for the May 2014 armed robbery of a Subway restaurant, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. Gilbert Dominguez, 38, of Doña Ana, was arrested Wednesday and... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Man arrested following Mesilla shootingLAS CRUCES >> The man who was detained Tuesday evening following an incid
Man arrested following Mesilla shooting
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 2 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The man who was detained Tuesday evening following an incident involving an officer with the Mesilla Marshal's Department — who subsequently fired his duty weapon — has been arrested, according to the Doña Ana County Sheriff's... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Man shot by deputy found guilty on police battery chargesLAS CRUCES >> A 22-year-old El Paso man was found guilty on two counts of
Man shot by deputy found guilty on police battery charges
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 3 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> A 22-year-old El Paso man was found guilty on two counts of battery upon a peace officer on Tuesday, following a two-day trial in 3rd Judicial District Court in Las Cruces. The man also was convicted on one count of resisting,... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces bank robber sentenced to three yearsALBUQUERQUE >> Dominic Tyrel Holland, 28, of Las Cruces, was sentenced Mo
Las Cruces bank robber sentenced to three years
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 4 days ago
ALBUQUERQUE >> Dominic Tyrel Holland, 28, of Las Cruces, was sentenced Monday to three years and four months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for a bank robbery conviction, according to the U.S. Attorney's... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces man suspected of battering girlfriendLAS CRUCES >> A warrant has been issued for a man suspected of punching h
Las Cruces man suspected of battering girlfriend
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 7 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> A warrant has been issued for a man suspected of punching his girlfriend Thursday evening and preventing her from leaving their apartment, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. Derek Sanchez, 29, is charged with... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Man in custody after SWAT situation at Las Cruces apartment complexLAS CRUCES >> An attempt to serve warrants on a man at an apartment compl
Man in custody after SWAT situation at Las Cruces apartment complex
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 8 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> An attempt to serve warrants on a man at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of La Fonda Drive in Las Cruces turned into a SWAT situation on Thursday afternoon. The man, identified as Richard Gutierrez, 33, barricaded himself... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
LCPD plans checkpoints, saturation patrols for SeptemberLAS CRUCES >> The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct at least thre
LCPD plans checkpoints, saturation patrols for September
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 8 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct at least three sobriety checkpoints and three saturation patrols within city limits during the next four weeks, according to a news release from LCPD. Police also plan additional... Read more
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KFOX 14 El Paso
Las Cruces mayor hosts special meeting to discuss church explosions, bomb threatsLAS CRUCES, N.M. – Less than one month after a pair of explosions at two local
Las Cruces mayor hosts special meeting to discuss church explosions, bomb threats
KFOX 14 El Paso / Posted 9 days ago
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Less than one month after a pair of explosions at two local churches, city and county officials discussed the increase in suspicious activity. About 50 people attended the special meeting Wednesday night hosted by Las Cruces Mayor... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
City of Las Cruces won't collect unpaid red-light camera finesLAS CRUCES >> The red-light enforcement cameras that many Las Cruces moto
City of Las Cruces won't collect unpaid red-light camera fines
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 9 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The red-light enforcement cameras that many Las Cruces motorists loathed have been gone for more than 15 months. Now, more than $2.9 million in unpaid fines could become a thing of the past, too. City Manager Robert Garza has... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Las Cruces Police and FBI are searching for a bank robbery suspectThe Las Cruces Police Department, along with the FBI, is looking for a man who
Las Cruces Police and FBI are searching for a bank robbery suspect
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 10 days ago
The Las Cruces Police Department, along with the FBI, is looking for a man who they say robbed a bank on Monday. It happened at the U.S. Bank located on 901 E. University Avenue around 3 p.m. Police say that the suspect did not use a weapon and... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces man suspected of kicking daughterLAS CRUCES >> Police arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of kicking his 1
Las Cruces man suspected of kicking daughter
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 14 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Police arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of kicking his 16-year-old daughter Wednesday and shoving his ex-wife to the floor during a heated argument, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. Aaron M. Vargas Sr., 38, is... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Police arrest man suspected in Wednesday's bomb scare at StaplesLAS CRUCES >> The man suspected of walking into Staples on East Lohman Av
Police arrest man suspected in Wednesday's bomb scare at Staples
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 15 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The man suspected of walking into Staples on East Lohman Avenue with a bag he claimed contained explosives has been charged with a felony and is currently being held without bond, the Las Cruces Police Department reported... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces Crime Stoppers offering $15K for info into church explosionsLAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces Crime Stoppers has increased its reward for info
Las Cruces Crime Stoppers offering $15K for info into church explosions
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 15 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces Crime Stoppers has increased its reward for information that leads to an arrest in the Aug. 2 explosions outside a pair of local churches, the Las Cruces Police Department reported. The reward Las Cruces Crime Stoppers... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Man faces 12 years in Las Cruces auto theftLAS CRUCES >> Ryan Wilson, 26, was found guilty on charges of non-residen
Man faces 12 years in Las Cruces auto theft
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 15 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Ryan Wilson, 26, was found guilty on charges of non-residential burglary, burglary of a vehicle and criminal damage to property on Monday in the 3rd Judicial District Court, according to a news release from the 3rd Judicial... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Police arrest man suspected in Wednesday's bomb scare at StaplesLAS CRUCES >> The man suspected of walking into Staples on East Lohman Av
Police arrest man suspected in Wednesday's bomb scare at Staples
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 15 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The man suspected of walking into Staples on East Lohman Avenue with a bag he claimed held explosives has been charged with a felony and is currently being held without bond, the Las Cruces Police Department reported... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Three Las Cruces businesses evacuated after suspicious package reportLAS CRUCES >> Another day, and Las Cruces police responded Wednesday to a
Three Las Cruces businesses evacuated after suspicious package report
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 16 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Another day, and Las Cruces police responded Wednesday to a report of another suspicious package at a city business. But this one turned out to be more unusual than others. Sgt. Roberto Gutierrez, a Las Cruces Police Department... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Man faces 12 years in prison after auto burglary convictionA Las Cruces man was found guilty Wednesday in an auto burglary case. Ryan Wil
Man faces 12 years in prison after auto burglary conviction
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 16 days ago
A Las Cruces man was found guilty Wednesday in an auto burglary case. Ryan Wilson, 26, was found guilty on charges of Non-Residential Burglary, Burglary of a Vehicle and Criminal Damage to Property on Monday in the Third Judicial District... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Authorities investigating explosions get help from man's best friendLAS CRUCES >> Nearly two years ago, Kira, a 3-year-old black Labrador ret
Authorities investigating explosions get help from man's best friend
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 17 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Nearly two years ago, Kira, a 3-year-old black Labrador retriever, traded in her career as a professional duck hunter and joined the elite canine team at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. These days, Kira... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
LCPD Mobile Operations Command at Sam's Club this weekendLAS CRUCES >> The Las Cruces Police Department will park its Mobile Opera
LCPD Mobile Operations Command at Sam's Club this weekend
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 17 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The Las Cruces Police Department will park its Mobile Operations Command center in the Sam's Club parking lot for a weekend of interaction with the community, according to an LCPD release. The MOC will be in the Sam's Club... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces man suspected of beating, kidnapping girlfriendLAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of beating up hi
Las Cruces man suspected of beating, kidnapping girlfriend
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 17 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of beating up his girlfriend early Saturday morning and holding the woman against her will, the Las Cruces Police Department reported in a news release. Armando C. Silva Jr., 20, is... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Suspicious package closes post office in downtown Las CrucesLAS CRUCES >> The main post office in downtown Las Cruces, 201 E. Las Cru
Suspicious package closes post office in downtown Las Cruces
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 18 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The main post office in downtown Las Cruces, 201 E. Las Cruces Ave., was temporarily closed Monday afternoon after an employee reported a suspicious package inside the building, according to a news release from the Las Cruces... Read more
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KFOX 14 El Paso
Congregation remains strong after suspicious device scareLAS CRUCES, N.M. – On Friday, the Las Cruces Police Department and federal auth
Congregation remains strong after suspicious device scare
KFOX 14 El Paso / Posted 20 days ago
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On Friday, the Las Cruces Police Department and federal authorities responded to another suspicious device placed a local church. Thankfully, the device was disarmed by the Dona Ana County Bomb Squad. The third suspicious device... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Holy Cross plans 'Mass of Thanksgiving' for Sunday servicesLAS CRUCES >> Two weeks after small bombs were detonated at two Las Cruce
Holy Cross plans 'Mass of Thanksgiving' for Sunday services
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 20 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Two weeks after small bombs were detonated at two Las Cruces churches, and just days after another, undetonated device — described by a source close to the investigation as a bomb — was discovered at a third church, the city's... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Sheriffs, police and firefighters in blood drive competition Van Forrest, of Ruidoso, waits while Chris Marquez of United Blood Services d
Sheriffs, police and firefighters in blood drive competition
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 20 days ago
Van Forrest, of Ruidoso, waits while Chris Marquez of United Blood Services draws his blood Saturday during the Las Cruces Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at Mesilla Valley Mall. The... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Las Cruces Police close portion of road due to suspicious package at churchLas Cruces Police have closed off a portion of Boutz Road after a suspicious de
Las Cruces Police close portion of road due to suspicious package at church
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 21 days ago
Las Cruces Police have closed off a portion of Boutz Road after a suspicious device was found on the grounds of First Presbyterian Church. Nearby businesses have been evacuated and order to shelter-in-place students and staff at nearby Las Cruces... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Oñate, nearby schools, placed on shelter-in-place TuesdayLAS CRUCES >> Seven East Mesa schools were placed on shelter-in-place for
Oñate, nearby schools, placed on shelter-in-place Tuesday
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 24 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Seven East Mesa schools were placed on shelter-in-place for a brief time Tuesday afternoon after police received a report of a suspicious person in the desert near Oñate High School, according to officials with the Las Cruces... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Mom, boyfriend charged with abuse after Las Cruces toddler hospitalizedSun-News report LAS CRUCES >> A Las Cruces couple has been arrested and
Mom, boyfriend charged with abuse after Las Cruces toddler hospitalized
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 24 days ago
Sun-News report LAS CRUCES >> A Las Cruces couple has been arrested and charged with child abuse after the woman's three-year-old son was hospitalized with multiple internal and external injuries, the Las Cruces Police Department reported... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Back-school safety tips for motorists, studentsLAS CRUCES >> Students and teachers have begun a new academic year, and t
Back-school safety tips for motorists, students
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 25 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Students and teachers have begun a new academic year, and the Las Cruces Police Department is reminding motorists to drive with caution, particularly when traveling through school zones and near bus stops. LCPD offers these... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
LCPD arrests man suspected of threatening pastorLAS CRUCES >> A Las Cruces man suspected of wielding a knife and threaten
LCPD arrests man suspected of threatening pastor
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 25 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> A Las Cruces man suspected of wielding a knife and threatening a pastor of a church was arrested by police Sunday, according to a Las Cruces Police Department news release. James Bernard Wright, 48, was charged with one count... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Dona Ana sheriff’s detective in officer-involved shooting identifiedThe Dona Ana County Sheriff’s detective who shot and killed an armed man last w
Dona Ana sheriff’s detective in officer-involved shooting identified
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 28 days ago
The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s detective who shot and killed an armed man last week has been identified as Det. Chase Thouvenell. Thouvenell was part of the sheriff’s Special Response Team (SRT) that went to the Day’s End Motel in the 700 block of... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Officials ID sheriff's detective who shot fugitiveLAS CRUCES >> The Doña Ana County sheriff's detective who shot and killed
Officials ID sheriff's detective who shot fugitive
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 28 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The Doña Ana County sheriff's detective who shot and killed an allegedly armed and dangerous fugitive outside a Las Cruces motel late last month has been identified as Chase Thouvenell, who has been with the agency since August... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Authorities release surveillance video of a person of interest in Las Cruces church bombingsCreated: 08/07/2015 4:38 PM By: KOB.com staff Authorities want to talk to a m
Authorities release surveillance video of a person of interest in Las Cruces church bombings
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 28 days ago
Created: 08/07/2015 4:38 PM By: KOB.com staff Authorities want to talk to a man seen in surveillance video walking near Calvary Chapel of Las Cruces on the day two explosions were set off there and at another church. Friday, the FBI announced a... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Reward offered for ID of suspect who left package at mallLAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up t
Reward offered for ID of suspect who left package at mall
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 28 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of leaving a suspicious package at the Mesilla Valley Mall on Thursday afternoon, according to the Las... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Las Cruces Church Explosions: Vigilance encouraged as parishioners return to churches this weekendFederal, state and local law enforcement agencies are urging church parishioner
Las Cruces Church Explosions: Vigilance encouraged as parishioners return to churches this weekend
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 28 days ago
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are urging church parishioners to be vigilant and be aware of anything or anyone that appears suspicious at their churches this weekend. Law enforcement agencies continue to investigate this past... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Aug. 7Police chief grateful for support of community I am always amazed and grateful
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Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 29 days ago
Police chief grateful for support of community I am always amazed and grateful at the outpouring of support we have from our community and businesses during times of high stress. I frequently hear about our citizens reaching out to our officers when... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
City Councilor Miguel Silva to run for mayorLAS CRUCES >> Councilor Miguel G. Silva said Wednesday he will run for ma
City Councilor Miguel Silva to run for mayor
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 30 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> Councilor Miguel G. Silva said Wednesday he will run for mayor of Las Cruces in the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal election, the first official contestant in the mayoral race. "I'm excited and look forward to the challenge of leading... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Recordings reveal fugitive was shot by detective multiple timesLAS CRUCES >> The fugitive shot and killed last week by a Doña Ana County
Recordings reveal fugitive was shot by detective multiple times
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 30 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> The fugitive shot and killed last week by a Doña Ana County sheriff's detective outside a motel on North Valley Drive in Las Cruces had multiple gunshot wounds in his chest and neck, according to recently released recordings from... Read more
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Carlsbad Current-Argus
Las Cruces churches reviewing security after explosionsLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Church officials in Las Cruces say they will conduct se
Las Cruces churches reviewing security after explosions
Carlsbad Current-Argus / Posted a month ago
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Church officials in Las Cruces say they will conduct security reviews following two explosions that startled Sunday churchgoers in the New Mexico city. No one was hurt in either explosion, but police say the explosives could... Read more
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KFOX 14 El Paso
Church bombings still under investigation, officials say justice will be servedOfficials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Las Cruces Police De
Church bombings still under investigation, officials say justice will be served
KFOX 14 El Paso / Posted 1 months ago
Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Las Cruces Police Department are asking the public for help identifying the person or person responsible for a pair of explosions. As KFOX14 previously reported, the explosions happened... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Few details, but calls for information on church bombingsMembers of the FBI climb onto the roof of Calvary Baptist Church on Locust Stre
Few details, but calls for information on church bombings
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 1 months ago
Members of the FBI climb onto the roof of Calvary Baptist Church on Locust Street in Las Cruces to take photographs Sunday evening after an explosive was detonated there just before morning services. (Robin Zielinski — Sun-News) LAS CRUCES >>... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Crucen J.R. Stewart hired as acting police chief in AnthonyLAS CRUCES >> The pace of retirement got a little too slow for longtime L
Las Crucen J.R. Stewart hired as acting police chief in Anthony
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 1 months ago
LAS CRUCES >> The pace of retirement got a little too slow for longtime Las Cruces police officer Juan "J.R." Stewart. "I got bored," Stewart said. That changed Monday as Stewart completed his first day as acting chief of the Anthony Police... Read more
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KFOX 14 El Paso
Las Cruces police continue church bombing investigationLAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Las Cruces Police Department continues to investigate tw
Las Cruces police continue church bombing investigation
KFOX 14 El Paso / Posted 1 months ago
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Las Cruces Police Department continues to investigate two separate bomb situations at two churches in Las Cruces. The first blast occurred after 8 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church. The explosive device was found in a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Bombs Explode Outside Two Churches In Las Cruces, New MexicoAug 2 (Reuters) - Bombs went off outside two churches in the southern New Mexic
Bombs Explode Outside Two Churches In Las Cruces, New Mexico
The Huffington Post / Posted 1 months ago
Aug 2 (Reuters) - Bombs went off outside two churches in the southern New Mexico City of Las Cruces on Sunday, disrupting services and sending federal agents and local police to investigate. No one was hurt and there was minimal property... Read more
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Reuters
Bomb blasts outside two New Mexico churches disrupt Sunday servicesBombs went off outside two churches in the southern New Mexico City of Las Cruc
Bomb blasts outside two New Mexico churches disrupt Sunday services
Reuters / Posted 1 months ago
Bombs went off outside two churches in the southern New Mexico City of Las Cruces on Sunday, disrupting services and sending federal agents and local police to investigate. No one was hurt and there was minimal property damage. The first explosion... Read more
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ABC News
5 Stories You May Have Missed This WeekendVice President Joe Biden's political operation has entered a more active phase
5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend
ABC News / Posted 1 months ago
Vice President Joe Biden's political operation has entered a more active phase in recent days, with several moves being contemplated to clear the way for him to run for president should he choose to do so, two longtime Biden advisers tell ABC... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is heading to Las Cruces following church explosionsAfter hearing about two separate church explosions, New Mexico Governor Susana
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is heading to Las Cruces following church explosions
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 1 months ago
After hearing about two separate church explosions, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is heading to Las Cruces. Martinez's press team tells Abc-7 the New Mexico Governor will arrive this afternoon. We'll have more information on her arrival and... Read more
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ABC News
FBI Investigating Small Explosions at 2 New Mexico ChurchesOne was in a mailbox at the Calgary Baptism Church while the other was in a tra
FBI Investigating Small Explosions at 2 New Mexico Churches
ABC News / Posted 1 months ago
One was in a mailbox at the Calgary Baptism Church while the other was in a trash can outside the Holy Cross Church, a Public Information Officer with the Las Cruces Police Department told ABC News. No injuries were reported, police said. Witnesses... Read more
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KOAT7abc Albuquerque
Explosive devices detonated at 2 churchesTwo explosive devices detonated within minutes of each other Sunday morning at
Explosive devices detonated at 2 churches
KOAT7abc Albuquerque / Posted 1 months ago
Two explosive devices detonated within minutes of each other Sunday morning at churches in Las Cruces. Authorities said the first device went off in a mailbox at the Calvary Baptist Church, and the second device exploded in a trash bin at the Holy... Read more
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