Las Cruces

Family of three displaced in early Las Cruces fire

Las Cruces Fire Department responded to an attic fire in a central Las Cruces neighborhood early on Independence Day.

Man convicted of stealing collectible coins for drugs

An El Paso man was found guilty of third-degree felony theft in a Dona Ana County court Wednesday evening after stealing thousands of dollars worth of collectible coins from his boss six years ago.

Church opens doors to Central American immigrants

The Las Cruces Diocese prepared to receive busloads of immigrants at their newly established shelter at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral on Espina.

Las Cruces man suspected of sexually assaulting toddler

A 30-year-old Las Cruces man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy after the toddler reported the alleged assault to a babysitter.

Power restored to 7,000 Las Cruces customers

UPDATE: At approximately 2:30 p.m., power was fully restored to customers in Las Cruces. EP Electric says that a bird got into electrical equipment and caused the outage. Horizon customers also had their power restored around 2:10 p.m.

DASCO: Las Cruces man tells girlfriend he'd been abducted, was really at neighborhood bar

A Las Cruces man is behind bars after he told his girlfriend he had been abducted at knifepoint when he had really been at an area bar with a group of co-workers.

Save a life, adopt a pet this summer

ACTion Programs For Animals (APA) will celebrate it's grand opening this July at 800 W. Picacho.

Las Cruces Diocese announces 'Project Oak Tree;' a humanitarian mission for immigrants

Las Cruces Catholic Diocese Bishop Cantu held a press conference Tuesday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church to announce a humanitarian program called Project Oak Tree.

Mother charged in child abuse case

An ongoing investigation of an alleged incident of child abuse has now resulted in the arrest of the toddler's mother. The four-year-old toddler is currently in a medically-induced coma.

Alleged burglary suspect believed to be back in Doña Ana County after fleeing to Mexico

Doña Ana County Sheriff's deputies are searching for an alleged burglary suspect believed to be back in Doña Ana County after fleeing to Mexico.

Increased patrols will target illegal fireworks in Las Cruces

The Las Cruces fire and police departments have scheduled increased patrols this year in order to combat the use of illegal fireworks within city limits.

Dona Ana County fire stations stocked with sandbags in anticipation of rains

With the onset of the monsoon seasons in southern New Mexico, the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department has authorized each of its 16 Volunteer Fire Districts to stock and distribute sandbags.

Dispute between neighbors over car sale leads to arrest

A Las Cruces man is behind bars, charged with one count of robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, and battery after a fight with a neighbor escalated Sunday night.

LCPD plans sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in July

The Las Cruces Police Department will hold four sobriety checkpoints and two saturation patrols within city limits during the month of July.

Doña Ana County launches social media initiative

Starting July 1, Doña Ana County will have a new social media presence with the launch of its profiles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.