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Bernie Tiede to be released from prison, pending appeals court approval

The man whose murder conviction inspired a 2011 movie was back in a Panola County courtroom Tuesday. 

Backed by Austin filmmaker, murderer "Bernie" could be freed

On Tuesday, more than 17 years after Bernie Tiede shot 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent in the back and tucked her body under potpies in a deep freezer, he could walk out of jail.

CBP nabs man wanted in 2007 vehicular manslaughter case

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents performing outbound inspections at the Columbus port of entry apprehended a wanted man Friday.

CBP officers seize 125 lbs of marijuana at Santa Teresa port Saturday

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 125 pounds of marijuana Saturday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $100,000.

$7,500 reward offered for Most Wanted fugitive from Zavala County

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Freddie Alaniz, 33, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Man shot in busy parking lot in Far East El Paso

A man was shot in the parking lot of a Far East El Paso store Sunday evening, according to an El Paso Police spokesman.

New EPPD K-9 team stops DWI suspect, allegedly finds pot inside Easter egg

A newly-certified police canine drug-sniffing team made its first bust Friday evening, according to El Paso Police.

Vehicular homicide charge against Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputy 'not an option'

Natividad Nunez was walking along State Road 192 in Mesquite, NM at approximately 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1 when she was hit by a driver who was allegedly driving 114 MPH along the quiet stretch of road.

EPPD, Allstate to offer free VIN etching to help reduce auto theft

El Paso has seen a 9% increase in Auto Theft so far in 2014 compared with 2013, and the El Paso Police Department Auto Theft Task Force is teaming up with Allstate Insurance to offer free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Etching for free to

Man claims Albuquerque Police abuse led to loss of testicle

A 24-year-old University of New Mexico law school student says he was kneed in the groin by an Albuquerque Police Department officer so hard it shattered one of his testicles.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers seeks suspect who passed counterfeit $20 bills

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps identify the man suspected of passing counterfeit $20 bills at several businesses in April.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Court documents reveal explosive allegations against former LCPD Officer

New documents filed in a U.S District Court of New Mexico on April 18, 2014 outline the explosive allegations against former Las Cruces Police Officer Michael Garcia, 37, who pleaded guilty to Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law for the cr

Authorities searching for Anthony murder suspect

Dona Ana County Sheriff's investigators have identified a 19-year-old man who is suspected of stabbing and killing 21-year-old Gilberto Wences, who was walking home from work April 19, 2014.

Centennial HS teacher arrested for illegal contact with student

A Centennial High School theater arts teacher was arrested and charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with a student on Tuesday.

Canutillo mother arrested for allegedly leaving 4-year-old alone for two hours

A 28-year-old Canutillo woman was arrested Monday evening after El Paso Sheriff's Deputies discovered her 4-year-old daughter had been left alone in poor conditions for about two hours.