Las Cruces

NMSU computer science department head named interim associate dean

Enrico Pontelli, computer science professor and department head, will take the position of interim associate dean in New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences as of July 1.

Las Cruces man charged with stabbing teen during party melee

The man suspected of stabbing a 16-year-old boy during a brawl at a party early Friday morning has been arrested by Las Cruces Police. Pascual Jose Diaz, 25, is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

LCPD: Truck driver arrested, accused of kidnapping Louisiana woman

Las Cruces Police arrested a long-haul truck driver from California on Thursday after a woman entered the TravelCenters of America saying she had been held against her will.

20 years later, Robert Rocha murder still cold case

The family of a man brutally murdered 20 years ago said not a day goes by that they don't desperately search for answers.

Fireworks sales in New Mexico start today

The skies in New Mexico will be lighting up this year.

Las Cruces woman suspected of threatening nieces with knife arrested

A Las Cruces woman is behind bars today, after police say she threatened her two teenage nieces with a knife Tuesday evening.

Jail will no longer house ICE suspects

Doña Ana County Detention Center will no longer honor ICE detainers, according to the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project.

Las Cruces man murdered early Monday morning, three suspects in custody

A 59-year-old Las Cruces man was stabbed to death overnight in his home, and now three people are behind bars charged in connection with his murder.

Three Crosses Avenue lane closures

The City of Las Cruces has announced some lane closures that might affect your work day commute.

Should judge have released robbery suspect from jail?

Should Guy Jamie Young have been released from the Doña Ana County jail on a drug possession charge the day before he allegedly attacked an elderly couple with a hammer? NewsChannel 9 is seeking answers.

Dona Ana County credit card theft suspects sought

Authorities with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department are asking for the community's assistance in identifying a couple who is suspected of trying to use a stolen credit card at a gas pump around 1:30 a.m. June 8.

Aerial fireworks ban in effect through 4th of July holiday

Doña Ana County Commissioners have banned aerial and ground audible fireworks for the next month due to the extreme drought conditions.

Las Cruces Fire Department shares tips on flammable liquids

Tuesday morning’s fire on Windsor Place has prompted the Las Cruces Fire Department to remind residents to exercise caution when handling or storing flammable liquids.

NMSU alum establishes endowment for electric utility graduate students

One of the first graduates from New Mexico State University’s Electric Utility Management Program has returned to establish an endowed scholarship.

NMSU graduate student contributes to new neonatal data in desert bighorn sheep research

The desert bighorn sheep was taken off New Mexico’s threatened and endangered species list in 2011.