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Scrap metal & security concerns following weekend desert blast

After a desert blast left a pair of accused Fort Bliss trespassers in the hospital, NewsChannel 9 wanted to take a closer look at security on the post's outskirts as well as the rules when it comes to selling scrap metal.

Salon hosts make-over day for Special Olympics athletes

A group of local Special Olympics athletes and girls with Down syndrome got a chance to live the glamorous life Monday. Dry, A Blow Dry Bar hosted the girls at its West El Paso location.

Miners sit in 3rd at Arizona Intercollegiate

The UTEP men’s golf team knocked out as many holes as it could on Monday at the Arizona Intercollegiate before darkness struck.

Aggies sit in 11th at Arizona Intercollegiate

The New Mexico State men’s golf team posted a 586 after two consecutive rounds at the 2015 Arizona Intercollegiate, which is being played at the Sewailo Golf Club, a par 71, 7,283 yard course.

Big Game: Party Planning Tips

Wayne Hilton is an El Paso-based event planner.  These are his tips for a successful Super Bowl party:   1. Evaluate available prep time and plan accordingly

Texas bikers know how to be heard at Capitol

Hundreds of motorcycles roared down Congress Avenue on Monday, headed for the Capitol where a mass of bikers in jeans, leather vests and baseball caps gathered on the south steps to rev their collective political engine before the new Legislatu

Police report: VA shooter first threatened psychologist at grocery store

An El Paso psychologist shot and killed last month at the VA clinic feared for his life. That's according to a police report just obtained by Newschannel 9.

County awards contract to build sidewalks in Sparks

 After years of planning, people in the small community of Sparks will now have sidewalks installed, allowing people to walk in the neighborhood safely.

NMSU freshman earns WAC Player of the Week honor

New Mexico State forward Pascal Siakam had a pair of strong performances last week and was rewarded today by being named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

DASO hoping to identify people involved in car wash burglary

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators are hoping to identify three people involved in the burglary of a Mesilla Park car wash earlier this month.

Aggies to face 10 ranked opponents in 2015

The New Mexico State softball team will play 10 games this season versus teams that are ranked in the recently released USA Today/NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association) Preseason Top 25 Poll.

Cheer coach no longer employed with UTEP following December DWI arrest

Officials with UTEP confirm that David Vasquez, the cheerleading coach who was arrested in Albuquerque, NM in mid-December for suspicion of DWI is no longer employed with the university.

Dona Ana County man electrocuted while pruning pecan trees

Dona Ana County Authorities confirm that a 76-year-old man was killed Monday afternoon after a hydraulic lift he was using to prune pecan trees on a rural farm west of Las Cruces came into contact with El Paso Electric lines, electrocuting him.

CBP reports significant increase in border traffic in 2014

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's year-end data on the 2014 fiscal year indicates that trade and border crossings at El Paso area ports are increasing.

The Big Game Recipes: Cha Gio and fish sauce

Monday's Big Game recipe comes courtesy of former El Paso Mayor John Cook.  He currently is the Executive Director of US Mexico Border Mayors Association and President and CEO of Feeding the Nation's Homeless Foundation.