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Las Cruces Hosts “Living with Alzheimer’s-Middle Stage”

Feb 10, 2018

  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Las Cruces, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.  Here is the information provided by the chapter:

“Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers (Middle Stage)” is a FREE educational event presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter and will be held Tuesday, February 27 from 2:00-3:30pm. The event will be hosted at the Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E Missouri Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001.

Las Cruces Woman Suspected of Firing Handgun during Road Rage Incident

Feb 10, 2018

A road rage incident on Thursday resulted in gunfire and the arrest of the woman suspected of discharging a handgun toward the occupants of another motor vehicle.

Fiona McCrossin, 22, of the 1700 block of Royal Drive, is charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge is a fourth-degree felony.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a gunshot that was fired during an incident of road rage near Roadrunner Parkway and Lohman Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Meals for Las Cruces Children Now Offered Through Partnership

Feb 10, 2018
City of Las Cruces

  The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Youth Services Out-of-School Time programs has partnered with Families & Youth, Inc. At-Risk After School Meals Program and the Las Cruces Public Schools to provide a nutritional meal and snack for more than 300 participants.  Here is the information provided by the city of Las Cruces:

 

Dedicated Bus Route gets Seniors to Lunch in Las Cruces

Feb 10, 2018

  Senior residents who eat lunch at Munson Senior Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., or Eastside Senior Center, 310 N. Tornillo St., now have a dedicated bus route that has been established through an innovative collaboration between the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs and RoadRUNNER Transit.  Here is the information provided by the city of Las Cruces:

Flu Activity Still Rising in New Mexico

Feb 10, 2018
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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the number of flu-related illnesses and deaths continue to increase across New Mexico.  Here is the information provided by NMDOH:

NMDOH reports 28 flu-related deaths and 100 pneumonia related deaths in adults so far in the 2017-2018 flu season.

Flu-related hospitalizations, especially in those aged 65 and older, continue to steadily increase.

Las Cruces Mourns Death of Former District 3 Councilor

Feb 10, 2018

Former City of Las Cruces, District 3 Councilor, Olga Pedroza, passed away Thursday after a brief illness per family and friends. Councilor Pedroza, 75, served the City for two consecutive four-year terms. She chose not to run for re-election in 2017.

Students at the University of New Mexico and five other higher education institutions around New Mexico can now access a vast network of business advising expertise, a customized entrepreneurship curriculum and new funding opportunities through Studio G, the successful student business accelerator at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center. Since 2013, Studio G has supported more than 700 student and alumni entrepreneurs and in 2017, Studio G ventures hired more than 180 people.

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Feb 9, 2018

Judge Delays Start Of Defamation Trial Against State Police

Feb 9, 2018
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DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial over a couple's defamation lawsuit against New Mexico State Police officers who were members of Gov. Susana Martinez's security team.

Judge Timothy L. Aldrich refused the defense's motion to dismiss the case at a hearing in Deming on Monday, the Headlight reported .

New Mexico Football Coach Appealing 30-Day Suspension

Feb 9, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico football coach Bob Davie said Friday he will appeal a 30-day suspension in connection with multiple investigations involving misconduct.

In a statement released by the school, Davie said none of the three investigations conducted over a nine-month period found he violated any school policy.

"I fully cooperated in every respect and met multiple times with the investigators, but was never asked to meet with or provide information" to a Chicago-based law firm conducting one of the probes, Davie said.

  A New Mexico Senate committee has endorsed a proposal to boost early childhood education programs by tapping into a multibillion-dollar state investment fund.

The Senate is considering a constitutional amendment approved by the House that would increase distributions from a $17 billion sovereign wealth fund to expand preschool, daycare and home visits by social parents of infants and toddlers.

On a recent taping of KRWG-TV’s In Focus, Viki Harrison, Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico says that her organization has called for an independent state redistricting commission. Harrison says with high profile court cases; the redistricting issue is heating up across the country.

“The legislators are drawing districts to suit themselves and their parties. It’s basically legislators choosing their voters instead of the other way around,” says Harrison.

New Mexico football coach faces heat over slur allegations

Feb 9, 2018
Bob Davie / UNM

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico football coach Bob Davie continues to face questions after a report says witnesses reported him using racial slurs.

A report from the school's Office of Equal Opportunity released Thursday said witnesses told the office Davie some variation of the N-word at a practice and told four black players on a golf cart they were sitting on "a white man's tractor."

Davie told investigators through his attorney that he never used the racial epithet and didn't remember the golf cart comment at a camp in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Judge Delays Start Of Defamation Trial Against State Police In NM

Feb 9, 2018

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A judge has delayed the start of a trial on a couple's defamation lawsuit against New Mexico State Police officers who were members of Gov. Susana Martinez's security team.

The Headlight reports Judge Timothy L. Aldrich refused the defense's motion to dismiss the case at a hearing in Deming on Monday, but he delayed the trial to April after previously undisclosed financial data was handed to the defense.

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling In $165 Million Lawsuit Against FedEx

Feb 9, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling in a $165 million lawsuit against FedEx filed after a deadly accident involving a contracted FedEx truck.

Las Cruces Sun-News reports the 2011 crash west of Las Cruces killed three people including the truck driver and left a baby severely injured.

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Feb 9, 2018

Udall Votes For Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Feb 9, 2018
Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON — Early this morning, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined the Senate in voting 71-28 to advance a bipartisan budget agreement, which sets funding levels for a future spending deal, ensures important funding for New Mexico families and federal installations, and ends the uncertainty over vital health programs for children and working families. Udall issued the following statement:

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Feb 9, 2018

New Mexico State beats cold-shooting CSU Bakersfield 69-43

Feb 9, 2018

  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Zach Lofton scored 14 points and New Mexico State beat cold-shooting Cal State Bakersfield 69-43 on Thursday night for its 10th straight win.

New Mexico State (21-3, 8-0 Western Athletic Conference), alone atop the conference standings, has two more conference wins than both Utah Valley (17-7, 6-2) and Grand Canyon (17-8, 6-3). The Aggies host Grand Canyon on Saturday and travels to Utah Valley on Feb. 15.

New Mexico suspends football coach amid misconduct probe

Feb 9, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico suspended head football coach Bob Davie on Thursday for 30 days without pay, following multiple investigations that examined whether he and coaching staff interfered with criminal investigations or misconduct cases involving players.

Your Weekend Pulse

Feb 9, 2018

Time now for Your Weekend Pulse! your guide to what is happening in our area this weekend with Alexia Severson, Pulse Editor for the Las Cruces Sun-News and Edmundo Resendez. This weekend, it’s Valentine’s Weekend, Cupid’s Chase takes place this Saturday in Mesilla, Chocolate Fantasia event in Silver City, “See You, See Me” paintings and works by Bob Diven opens, and a Mardi Gras Cajun dinner and jazz event takes place on Tuesday. 

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Three of the four candidates in the Democratic race for New Mexico governor visited Truth or Consequences for a gubernatorial forum held in the state’s second congressional district.

New Mexico state senator Joseph Cervantes, Jeff Apodaca, the son of former New Mexico governor Jerry Apodaca, and Dr. Peter DeBenedittis debated their platforms at the first candidate forum hosted by the Democratic Party of Sierra County.

Town Hall Meeting on CDC Investigation Postponed

Feb 8, 2018

Due to the potential lapse in appropriations and an associated shutdown of the federal government that would take effect at midnight tonight, the town hall scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. in the WSMR post theater to discuss the investigation at the Thomas J.P. Jones Child Development Center will be postponed.

Here is the statement from White Sands Missile Range:

If a government shutdown does happen, the people needed to support the discussion will be furloughed and unavailable.

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ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Emerging Leaders executive level training program designed for established small businesses that are poised for growth.

ALBUQUERQUE – Bobby Willis, 45, a resident of Kirtland, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on wire fraud charges.  The court will be scheduling a hearing to determine the amount of restitution Willis will be required to pay to the victims of his fraudulent conduct. 

  

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Feb 8, 2018

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Authorities Dispute Report Linking Aztec Shooter, Alt-Right

Feb 7, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Wednesday disputed a Southern Poverty Law Center report asserting that a gunman in a deadly New Mexico school shooting had been influenced by the alt-right.

The Alabama-based organization known for tracking hate crimes included William Atchison, of Aztec, on a list of 13 assailants that the nonprofit says had been influenced by the alt-right. The term refers to a fringe movement that's a mix of white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-Semitic and anti-immigration beliefs.

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