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Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Texas Deputy At Houston-Area Gas Station

Updated at 5:45 p.m. ETHarris County Sheriff Ron Hickman says a suspect is in custody for the killing of Deputy Darren Goforth.Hickman announced at a press conference Saturday evening that the suspect, Shannon J. Miles, is facing capital murder charges. He also said Miles has a previous criminal history, including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm.The shooting appeared "unprovoked," Hickman said, and a motive has not been determined.Our earlier post continues ...Law...
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Unearthed Atari Games Bring In Over $100,000

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A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales in the last several months.

The estimated 850 games that sold on eBay has brought in close to $108,000.

Joe Lewandowski, a consultant for the film companies that documented the dig to retrieve the games, announced the figure at an Alamogordo City Commission meeting earlier this week.

Of the revenue, Alamogordo will receive about $65,000. The Tularosa Basin Historical Society will get $16,000.

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2)

  Las Cruces, N.M. – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued this statement following the federal court decision in North Dakota to grant a preliminary injunction that will temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS):

EPA Moves Forward With Water Protection Measure Despite Court Ruling

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The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.

The EPA says a rule that took effect Friday in 37 states will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans.

Opponents, including farm and business groups, have pledged to fight the rule, emboldened by a federal court decision Thursday that blocked the rule from Alaska to Arkansas.

Abbott Pushing For More Abortion Restrictions

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Gov. Greg Abbott is calling on the Legislature to approve several new abortion restrictions — even though Texas already has some of the nation's toughest limits on the procedure.

Lawmakers don't reconvene until 2017, unless Abbott calls a special session.

Still, in a statement Friday, the Republican said he'd like laws changed to make performing partial-birth abortions a state felony. He also wants to pull all state and local funding from Planned Parenthood, a group that's already a frequent target for legislators.

Donovan Maez

A Bernalillo County grand jury has indicted three suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of an Albuquerque teenager two months ago.

The county District Attorney's Office says all three suspects were indicted Friday on first-degree murder and other charges and remain held without bond pending their arraignment hearings.

One of the suspects is 18-year-old Donovan Maez, who is the son of Democratic Rep. Stephanie Maez of Albuquerque.

Southern Heritage Group Loses Appeal Of UT Davis Statue Move

Aug 28, 2015

A Southern heritage group has lost an appeal to block the removal of a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas.

A state district judge on Thursday rejected efforts by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to force the university to leave the statue near the campus's iconic clock tower.

Attorney Kirk D. Lyons said the group appealed that decision Friday to the Third Court of Appeals in Austin, but lost again.

University President Greg Fenves recently ordered the statue moved to a museum.

EPA: Soil On Navajo Nation Trending To Pre-Spill Conditions

Aug 28, 2015
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Federal officials say the concentration of metals in the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation is returning to what it was before the release of toxic sludge from a gold mine.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new data Friday of surface water and soil samples from nearly a dozen locations on the reservation. The EPA says iron and other metals peaked in the week following the Aug. 5 spill at the Gold King mine but since have declined.

Love for Comics Leads Author to Self-Publishing

Aug 28, 2015

On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, Emily Guerra meets with local comic, writer and entrepreneur Jason Salas. His desire to sell his comic strip, “Perk at Work,” at last year’s 1st annual Las Cruces Comic Con led him to self-publishing.

Suspect Sought In Drive-By Shooting Investigation

Aug 28, 2015

  A warrant was issued late Thursday for the arrest of an 18-year-old Las Cruces man who Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives say is a suspect in a series of drive-by shootings last week east of Las Cruces.

According to court documents, Eric Brooks, who lives in the 9100 block of Corona, is wanted on one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and two counts of shooting at or from a motor vehicle. The allegations are all fourth-degree felony charges.

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