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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:51pm

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East El Paso park gets facelift

A popular East El Paso park is getting a facelift. Crews this week cut down two big mulberry trees at Blackie Chesher Park.

WTB Soldiers partner with emergency services

Retired Staff Sgt. Richard Wilson is grateful for a partnership between the Directorate of Emergency Services and the Warrior Transition Battalion.

Combat aviators host tribute to Holocaust victims, survivors

For more than 70 years, Holocaust victims and their descendants have shared haunting tales of a hidden war – a war of imprisonment, torture and genocide.

FDA closer to regulating e-cigs

The Food and Drug Administration has taken its first steps toward regulating e-cigarettes. It's a booming business that's quickly grown into a $2-billion a year industry without much oversight.

Multi-life sentences handed down for consulate killings

A U.S. Federal judge handed down 10 life sentences for the man convicted of killing an El Paso County Sheriff's detention officer and his wife, a U.S. consulate employee in 2010.

Soldier from El Paso killed in military training accident

An El Paso soldier is dead after a bizarre military training accident Tuesday in Guatemala. The victim has been identified as SPC Hernaldo Beltran, Jr., who was an army radio operator.

Loop 375 extension moves forward

A Loop 375 extension project will move forward. The Texas Transportation Commission will hold their monthly meeting today where they selected a contractor for the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project.

Loretto Academy Senior named Gates Millennium Scholar

One of the 1,000 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars is Loretto Academy Senior Noheli Gabriela Romero. Romero maintained high grades through her 4 years at Loretto.

Dallas Cowboy honors Mayfield Students

It takes a Cook to know a good cook, and that’s what’s happened at Mayfield High School Thursday as Dallas Cowboys center/guard Ryan Cook visited the school to congratulate its student chefs for winning the LCPS High School Breakfas

UTEP Softball Inks Another for 2015 Season

UTEP softball head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk announced the addition of Kaitlin Ryder for the 2015 season on Thursday.

Raccoon attacks Texas baby inside his home

A newborn is recovering and his mother faces possible criminal charges after police say a pet raccoon attacked the infant. Police officers were called to the Kountze, Texas home on April 12.

Lower Valley residents concerned about flooding

A flood of frustrations in the Lower Valley -- after weekend rains fail to drain. Last weekend's storm brought an inch of rain to the Lower Valley and residents claimed a pump station in their area is simply not working.

Companies in El Paso part of growing corporate chaplain trend

There's a growing trend in the corporate world for businesses to hire chaplains for employees who are dealing with personal issues and need someone to talk to.

Beck concertgoers should be aware of downtown street closures

Portions of Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso are closed to motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through Monday, April 28 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Local Boy Scouts of America will host a merit badge lunch

The Boy Scouts of America, Yucca Council is hosting the first-ever Merit Badge Lunch sponsored by First Light Federal Credit Union.  The proceeds will provide support for the Yucca Council’s strategic goals focusing on youth recruitm