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Criminal Appeals Judge Price: I Oppose Death Penalty

*This story has been updated throughout. A Republican judge on Texas’ highest criminal court says he now opposes the death penalty.

First person to die from hypothermia this season in Juarez, police say

Officials have announced the first person to fall victim to the cold this season, according to Juarez police. Francisco Delgado Maldonado, 45, died from hypothermia in an abandoned home in the city's southside.

Court declines to stay Panetti's execution

  Updated Nov. 26, 3:40 p.m. Texas’ highest criminal court has again refused to halt Scott Panetti’s looming execution.

EPA Proposes Ozone Crackdown, Rankling Texas Officials

Over the objections of Texas officials, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a long-delayed rule to slash levels of ozone – a smog-forming pollutant known to worsen asthma, lung disease and heart conditions.

Parade floats awaiting debut

As floats receive their finishing touches, the anticipation is building for Sun Bowl Events Director Joe Daubach. "The energy that's in this warehouse is absolutely amazing," said Daubach.

TRAFFIC ALERT: First Light FCU Parade floats on the move, expect traffic delays

Motorists can expect traffic delays along several major El Paso thoroughfares Wednesday afternoon as organizers move parade floats for the 78th Annual First Light FCU Parade into their starting place.

City of El Paso hires Chief Resilience Officer

The City of El Paso announces the selection of local community leader Nicole Ferrini as the first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) as part of a global effort called 100 Resilient Cities, an initiative that helps communities become more resilient

Puppies in New Mexico prison

You can't hold a class in compassion, but women at the New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility say they've learned the quality by taking care of puppies around the clock.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-10 West at Copia, significant backup

UPDATE: The crash has been cleared, traffic is flowing freely again on I-10. No significant backup.   EARLIER:  

Float On: 2014 First Light FCU Sun Bowl Parade order

As the parade procession begins its annual march down Montana Ave. Thursday morning, parade goers will be treated to floats, performing groups, military groups, and more.

Del Valle QB Steven Montez named semi-finalist for prestigious high school football award

Del Valle Quarterback Steven Montez has received many accolades his senior season, the 6-foot-five inch senior has committed to play football at Colorado next year, but that's not before his final season with the Conquistadors wraps up.

Thank you LCPL Robert Rodriguez for serving our country

In Wednesday's Service Salute, we honored Lance Corporal Robert Rodriguez. We're told that Robert served in Iraq. Thank you Robert for your service to our country and for being part of our Service Salute.

9 Online: Frozen's 'Elsa' takes the number one spot

Here is your 9 Online recap; dinosaurs are coming back, Melissa McCarthy talks fashion and "Frozen" takes over another throne.