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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:42am

El Paso

New restrictions for payday lenders/pawn shops approved by council

New rules for El Paso payday lenders and pawn shops. El Paso City Council voted 6-2 to put new restrictions on new lenders and pawn shops. Representatives Carl Robinson and Larry Romero voted against the ordinance.

New York company withdraws bid to build Clint immigration facility

Plans to build the largest shelter in Texas for unaccompanied minors have been nixed according to representatives with the New York Company associated with the project.

Trendy boutique hotel, Aloft, to open in Downtown's O.T. Bassett Tower

Travelers through Downtown El Paso will soon have one additional option when it comes to accommodations.

EPISD: Students returned to Powell Elementary

UPDATE: EPISD Spokesperson tells us that all children were returned to Powell Elementary by 9:55 a.m. The odor was caused by a flooded sewage drain.

Road Closure: Resler between Transmountain Road & Trade Center

The public is advised that Resler Drive between Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road and Trade Center Avenue will close temporarily starting Thursday, September 18, 2014, the City of El Paso Department Transportation (EPDoT) announced today.

Body of missing Juarez student found

It's a tragic end to the story of a female student who was reported missing five days ago in Juarez. The body of Cristal Fernandez was found Saturday in the backyard of the house owned by her ex husband's parents.

El Paso police warn of One Direction ticket scams

Boy band ticket buyers beware. El Paso police say scam artists could be targeting One Direction fans ahead of Friday's concert at the UTEP Sun Bowl, peddling fake tickets.

Bridge wait times improving slightly

The city-sponsored pilot program to pay overtime for Customs and Border Protection officers at our international bridges seems to be improving wait times slightly, according to a third quarterly report given at Monday's city council meeting

Deputies warn of ongoing telephone scam

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is warning of about an ongoing telephone scam. They say the callers tell victims there's a warrant for their arrest after a jury summons was ignored.

Cuellar: Debate on Immigration Surge Set to Re-emerge

The congressional debate about how to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing illegally into Texas is likely to re-emerge later this year when lawmakers debate an omnibus budget bill, according to a Texas lawmaker.<

City Council to consider tighter zoning rules for Payday Loan Shops

A statewide fight over payday loans -- has flared up once again in El Paso. Efforts to further regulate the industry have failed in the state legislature, so now cities are taking on the task.

El Paso teens announced as National Merit Semifinalists

Late nights studying and spending time away from friends has paid off for six El Paso students.

Las Cruces Dollar Tree employee injured after car crashes into store

A 58-year-old Dollar Store employee is recovering after a scary scene where a car came crashing through the front of the Las Cruces discount store Sunday.

Motorcyclist suffers life threatening injuries in East El Paso crash

A motorcyclist is fighting for his life after a serious crash on Airway Sunday afternoon. The crash happened just after 6 p.m., at the exact time a separate deadly crash was reported in Downtown El Paso.

Monster trucks coming to Cohen Stadium

El Paso Live will bring its first event to the Kicker Monster Truck Nationals at Cohen Stadium on September 19 and 20 at 7:30pm.