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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:51pm

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DPS suspends use of new handgun over "concerns"

The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed Wednesday that it has stopped using its newest service firearm after “concerns” were reported by state trooper recruits who were the first to use the new Smith

Border corruption back in focus after guilty plea

For a region trying to salvage its reputation after being labeled a hotbed of public corruption, the news in Hidalgo County this week wasn’t good.

Judge denies relief for El Paso abortion clinic

A federal judge on Wednesday denied an El Paso abortion clinic temporary relief from a new state requirement that physicians who provide abortions obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion facility.

This salute goes out to SSG Porfirio Bernal

Thursday's Service Salute was sent in by Selina Bernal. She said she wanted to honor her amazing husband, Staff Sergeant Porfirio Bernal. He is currently stationed in Afghanistan on his fourth tour.

Tons of events for the whole family to enjoy!

THURSDAY - SUNDAY Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend April 17 - April 20 Abraham Chavez Theatre Tickets: Plaza Theatre Box Office & Ticketmaster

Police investigate stabbing in Northeast El Paso

El Paso Police are investigating a stabbing in Northeast El Paso that sent on man to the hospital. It happened Wednesday around 9 p.m. on Hondo Pass and Diana, near a church.

TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes now open near Vinton, east

UPDATE: All lanes of freeway are back open near I-10, east, before Los Mochis after a rollover crash in the area.   ORIGINAL STORY:

TX inmate executed, U.S. Supreme Court denies request for stay of execution

Texas has executed inmate Jose Villegas, who fatally stabbed three members of one family; a 24-year-old woman, her 3-year-old son, and her 51-year-old mother in 2001. 

Chihuahuas Fall To Albuquerque

Dodgers’ pitching prospect Zach Lee threw six shutout innings in the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-1 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday in Albuquerque.

Bhullar to enter Draft?

NBC Sports ran the following story on its website Wednesday evening.  New Mexico State officials have not commented.

Gov. Martinez caught on tape making unflattering comments

New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez finds herself at the center of controversy.

El Paso Children's Hospital CEO Resigns

The CEO of El Paso Children's Hospital has resigned. Larry Duncan says he is retiring.

Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office seeks fake attorney victims

DONA ANA COUNTY SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN WHO THEY SAY PRETENDED TO BE AN ATTORNEY..

Declining enrollment and budget shortfalls differ for EPISD, YISD

The El Paso Independent School District is seeing a $12 million-dollar budget shortfall after seeing declining enrollment over the last two years. But they're not the only large local school district to lose students.

New Mexico eliminates conjugal visits for inmates

Conjugal visits will soon be a thing of the past in New Mexico.  The New Mexico Corrections Department has made changes to the family visit policy, and some of those changes include the elimination of overnight family visits.  The cha