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Crash closes portion of Highway 70 in Las Cruces

UPDATE: LCPD opened Highway 70 to traffic just after 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. EARLIER:

Accused gunman collapses in Texas court

The Texas man accused of killing six people in a mass shooting Wednesday appeared before a judge Friday morning and collapsed in court while hearing the chilling evidence against him.

Analysis: On the Democratic ticket, watch the co-pilot

It is easy to find people inside and outside the Texas Democratic Party who think state Sen.

Estranged wife had protective order for Texas man who police say killed 6

The estranged wife of Ron Lee Haskell had taken out a protective order against him, well before police say he sought her out and, after failing to find her, killed four children and two adults.

Teens fight 'viral' rape images

The families of two Houston, Texas teenagers say their daughters were sexually assaulted at a party, and now nude pictures of the girls are being posted on social media.

Chihuahuas split doubleheader in Albuquerque

The Albuquerque Isotopes scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to come back and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 7-6 Thursday in the completion of Wednesday’s rain-suspended game.

Texas sales tax holiday is August 8-10

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers that they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

Famous San Diego Chicken makes his return to El Paso

The Chihuahuas return home today for a short three-game series versus the Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).

Majority of kids exceed recommended screen time limit

A new study by the National Center for Health and Statistics indicates at 73 percent of kids ages 12-15 go over the recommended amount of screen time.

As teacher pay lags, attrition and class size grow


Rafts cross Rio Grande in Texas back and forth to Mexico

A video captured by a CNN team shows human smugglers traveling on a raft along the Rio Grande, after dropping off people in Texas. The boat was spotted headed back to Mexico by a CNN team.

Unaccompanied minors putting the most strain on government resources, says local expert

There seems to be no end in sight to the number of undocumented immigrants crossing into the United States illegally through the southwest border.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame President returns special memorabilia to former Diablos owner

The El Paso Diablos baseball team is long gone, which is also what the team's former owner, Jim Paul, assumed about a special piece of memorabilia.

Former police officer admits to sexually assaulting intern

A former Las Cruces police officer pleaded guilty today to sexually assaulting a high school intern in his patrol car.

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at San Antonio military hospital

When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked.