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UPDATE: 'Suspicious package' was water utility cover, EP County Courthouse cleared

UPDATE: A spokesperson with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirms that the 'suspicious package' was a water utility cover that was installed this morning on the property unbeknownst to law enforcement officials.

UTEP, NMSU Team Up for I-10 Blood Coalition

The I-10 Coalition Blood Drive is taking place at both The University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University, allowing students to engage in a friendly competition by donating at United Blood Services sites around campus.

No cases of Enterovirus reported in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that no outbreaks of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have been reported to the Department. 

NMSU Air Force, Army ROTC to commemorate 9/11

New Mexico State University’s Air Force and Army ROTC units are inviting the NMSU and Las Cruces community to join them in events honoring the victims of 9/11.

This week in NMSU Athletics

The New Mexico State athletics department has numerous events to cover this week. Below is a listing of sporting events for the week.

Rice University stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

Despite falling a spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund open for enrollment of college tuition

Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015.

Texas Sheriff's Office attacked

A gunman is is dead after ramming his truck into a Texas sheriff's office, then opening fire. The gunman, Benito Gonzalez, was shot several times by deputies at the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department.

Joe Allbaugh gets piece of pot business

Former FEMA director Joe Allbaugh, who took the reins of Gov.

Inaugural event explores the science and flavor of chile

New Mexico State University is hosting an event that explores the science and flavor of chile. NMSU's Project Discovery is an evening of music, dance and the science behind the world's hottest chile pepper.

Help put an end to Alzheimer's disease

September is National Alzheimer's Month and that's why we are doing our part to get the community informed about what Alzheimer's is, how to treat it and how you can help make a difference in our community.

NTSB: Plane that crashed in Las Cruces killing 4 was pumped with wrong kind of fuel

For the latest update, click here: http://www.ktsm.com/news/update-experts-say-deadly-plane-crash-was-preventable

Alamogordo seeks flooding assistance

The city of Alamogordo has put a price tag on all the damaged caused by a big storm earlier this summer.

UTEP women's golf starts season in Colorado

The new-look UTEP women's golf team began its season on Monday at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, and the Miners are in 15th place through two rounds of the 54-hole tournament.

Las Cruces council votes to raise minimum wage

Thousands of Las Cruces residents will soon see larger pay checks. In a 4 to 3 vote, city council decided today to raise the minimum wage in the city to $10.10 an hour.