Regional
10:56 am
Wed December 16, 2009

TX In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants Challenged

Texas – A Texas law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at colleges and universities is facing a legal challenge.

David A. Rogers with the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas says the lawsuit filed in Houston alleges the state is violating federal law and seeks an injunction to halt the practice.

The lawsuit, filed Monday, names the University of Houston, Houston Community College and Lone Star College systems.

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Regional
8:48 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Hit And Run Suspect Arrested

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police have arrested a man who was involved in a hit-and-run crash Monday evening.

Michael Phillip Peralta, 25, of Mesilla Park, N.M., is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, resisting or obstructing an officer, criminal trespass and violating terms of his probation. Peralta is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center without bond.

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Regional
8:46 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Reward In Cold Case

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps solve the 1983 death of Maria Dolores Molina.

The Cold Case Unit from the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Sunday, Aug. 14, 1983, death of Molina who was 17-years-old at the time. Molina's body was discovered on the railroad tracks off of Highway 478, near mile marker 7, in Berino, N.M.

The New Mexico medical investigator's office ruled that Molina died of head injuries.

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Regional
6:00 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

LED Traffic Lights Saving Money

Las Cruces, NM – The transition to LED traffic lights in Las Cruces this fall has proven to be cost-saving measure. KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports

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Regional
5:59 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

City Works to Become Bicycle Friendly

Las Cruces, NM – The city of Las Cruces is taking several steps to make the community more bicycle friendly. KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports

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Regional
2:34 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Jobs Town Hall Thursday In Silver City

Silver City – A Town Hall Meeting is planned for Thursday in Sliver City focusing on one of the nation's most crucial priorities: job creation.

New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in October, up from 7.7 percent in September and just 4.5 percent a year ago.

The national unemployment rate was ten percent in November .last month's jobless rate in New Mexico is scheduled for release this week.

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Regional
2:17 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

NMSU Plans International Conference

Las Cruces – An international conference hosted by New Mexico State University and Beijing Normal University will bring together school and university educators from across the globe to address issues in citizenship education.

The 2010 Civic Education Conference, "Educating Youth for Citizenship: East and West," will be held Jan. 4-6 in Beijing, China, to address the question of how schools can educate youth to become productive citizens. About 150-200 people are expected to attend the event.

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Regional
2:14 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Las Cruces Police Seek Three In Armed Robbery

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police are seeking three men believed to be involved in a Monday evening armed robbery at an apartment complex.

Just after 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, police were called to the 1500 block of La Fonda Drive where a woman reported that three men, one of whom was armed with a shotgun, forced their way into her apartment and ransacked the home. The woman told police that the men forced her into a closet and then took her wallet, some cash, a laptop computer and two cell phones.

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Intermezzo
10:39 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Music for Abraham Lincoln: An Interview with Barbara Toth

Las Cruces – Music for Abraham Lincoln: An Interview with Barbara Toth

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Regional
10:21 am
Tue December 15, 2009

County Manager On Leave

Las Cruces – The Dona Ana County manager has taken an indefinite leave of absence because of health issues.

County Assistant Manager Sue Padilla said Brian Haines is "evaluating surgical options to address a chronic pain issue."

The 54-year-old Haines became Dona Ana County manager in 2004 after being appointed interim county manager the previous year. He was first hired with the county eight years ago as an audit control analyst.

In Haines' absence, Padilla will serve as acting county manager.

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