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El Paso border agents say latest migrant surge is deadlier than ever

EL PASO, Texas -- The number of undocumented immigrants injured or dying as they try to cross into the U.S. is much higher than during the last migrant surge in 2019. According to U.S. Border Patrol numbers, in 2019 agents saw a total of five migrant rescues. That number went up in 2020 to 40 The post El Paso border agents say latest migrant surge is deadlier than ever appeared first on KVIA.
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Doña Ana County girl under age 10 dies in hospital from Covid

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- State health officials said Tuesday that a young Doña Ana County girl was among four new deaths occurring in New Mexico stemming from Covid-19. The New Mexico Department of Health indicated the girl was under the age of ten, but didn't identify which community in Dona Ana County she was The post Doña Ana County girl under age 10 dies in hospital from Covid appeared first on KVIA.
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El Paso City Council moves to temporarily halt electric rate hike

EL PASO, Texas -- If you're an El Pasoan concerned about a proposed El Paso Electric rate increase, you can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. El Paso City Council members on Tuesday afternoon voted unanimously to suspend the date when any proposed rate increase can take effect. That suspension will run until October. Had The post El Paso City Council moves to temporarily halt electric rate hike appeared first on KVIA.
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El Paso police make 12 gang arrests in past month; experts say gang members getting younger

EL PASO, Texas -- The Gang Unit in the El Paso Police Department has arrested a dozen people in the last month. According to Ringo Deleon, the president of the Texas Gang Investigators Association, there is a statewide trend where younger juveniles are becoming involved in gang activity more so than adults. Deleon could not The post El Paso police make 12 gang arrests in past month; experts say gang members getting younger appeared first on KVIA.
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Pet adoptions stall in Las Cruces during pandemic

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- The number of adoptions this year in Las Cruces is about a third less than previous years, according to data from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley. "Animals are always coming in," said Clint Thacker, the executive director of ASCMV. "We’re seeing quite a bit of lower adoption The post Pet adoptions stall in Las Cruces during pandemic appeared first on KVIA.
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El Paso police probe west side crash of Border Patrol vehicle

EL PASO, Texas -- A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle crashed during an incident Tuesday morning in west El Paso. First-responders said there were no injuries reported in the crash which happened just after 10 a.m. along Country Club Road near Doniphan Drive. There was no word on what led up to the crash; a Border The post El Paso police probe west side crash of Border Patrol vehicle appeared first on KVIA.
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El Paso doctor recommends kids continue to wear masks at summer school

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Summer school is officially underway for some Borderland students and mask mandates are no longer being enforced. That gives kids the option to show up to school without a face covering. However, many school-aged children are still not eligible to get the vaccine. Local experts suggest parents should still send The post El Paso doctor recommends kids continue to wear masks at summer school appeared first on KVIA.
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El Paso reports 7 new virus deaths, ranging in age from 40s to 80s

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Department of Public Health announced seven coronavirus-related deaths and 24 new cases Tuesday morning. The latest fatalities included: 1 – man in his 40s1 – woman in her 40s1 – man in his 50s1 – woman in her 50s1 – man in his 60s1 – woman in The post El Paso reports 7 new virus deaths, ranging in age from 40s to 80s appeared first on KVIA.
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‘Voracious’ Juarez blaze fills Borderland sky with thick smoke

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Heavy smoke was visible in west El Paso Monday evening from a blaze burning across the U.S.-Mexico border in Juarez. The Mexican news outlet El Diario described the blaze as a "voracious house fire" at Ramón Corona and Inocencio Ochoa streets, which was cordoned off as firefighters worked to contain it. The post ‘Voracious’ Juarez blaze fills Borderland sky with thick smoke appeared first on KVIA.
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El Pasoan & Olympic hopeful Brian Barraza qualifies for final in 3000m steeplechase

EUGENE, Oregon - The Olympic dream for El Pasoan Brian Barraza is alive and well. Monday, at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, Barraza qualified for the final race in the 3000 meter steeplechase. In the second heat of the competition, Barraza finished in 4th place with a time of 8:31.96. The post El Pasoan & Olympic hopeful Brian Barraza qualifies for final in 3000m steeplechase appeared first on KVIA.
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70 smuggled migrants found crammed into 3 vehicles in southern New Mexico

LORDSBURG, New Mexico -- Nearly five-dozen migrants were found crammed into three vehicles by human smugglers attempting to bring them across a remote portion of southern New Mexico desert, a U.S. Border Patrol official said Monday evening. Gloria Chavez, the Border Patrol chief for the El Paso sector, said agents apprehended the 70 migrants near The post 70 smuggled migrants found crammed into 3 vehicles in southern New Mexico appeared first on KVIA.
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El Paso deputies search for woman who abandoned healthy dog at hospital and scurried away

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies were searching for a woman who abandoned her healthy dog by dropping it off at a far east El Paso hospital and scurrying away, officials said Monday. The incident unfolded Friday at a hospital facility located in the 13400 block of Gateway West Boulevard. "Hospital staff The post El Paso deputies search for woman who abandoned healthy dog at hospital and scurried away appeared first on KVIA.
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Borderland virtual job fair seeks to match people in ‘ability friendly’ work environment

EL PASO, Texas -- Hiring people, not labels - that's the theme of a virtual job fair this Wednesday. Workforce Solutions Borderplex is hosting the event between 10 a.m. and noon. Workforce Solutions says this event "will serve as a celebration of employers who hire individuals with disabilities." According to the event organizers, they are The post Borderland virtual job fair seeks to match people in ‘ability friendly’ work environment appeared first on KVIA.
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Residents escape safely from burning Lower Valley home

EL PASO, Texas -- A house fire burning in the Lower Valley Monday afternoon produced smoke that filled the sky, visible to many. Fire officials said the blaze ignited in the attic of the home in the 400 block of Butchofsky Place, off North Loop. Those inside the house when the fire broke out were The post Residents escape safely from burning Lower Valley home appeared first on KVIA.
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NMSU students won’t have to wear masks upon fall return; LCPS students still await decision

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- New Mexico State University students can leave their face masks at home if they're vaccinated by this fall, but Las Cruces Public Schools students are still awaiting guidance. New Mexico Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase told KOB-TV in Albuquerque that the state of New Mexico is still awaiting guidance The post NMSU students won’t have to wear masks upon fall return; LCPS students still await decision appeared first on KVIA.
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Police say Las Cruces man used ‘bloody knife’ to decapitate Apodaca Park murder victim

UPDATE #3: Court documents obtained by ABC-7 lay out gruesome details in a murder at a Las Cruces park. Investigators say 25-year-old Joel Arciniega-Saenz confessed to using a knife to decapitate 51-year-old James Garcia, and that Arciniega-Saenz then kicked the victim's head like a soccer ball. On Sunday night, Las Cruces police were called after The post Police say Las Cruces man used ‘bloody knife’ to decapitate Apodaca Park murder victim appeared first on KVIA.
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Police say Las Cruces man arrested for Apodaca Park murder had ‘bloody knife’

UPDATE #2: Las Cruces police late Monday afternoon identified the Apodaca Park murder victim as 51-year-old James Garcia and said "multiple sharp force injuries" from a stabbing attack led to his death. Garcia's body was discovered in the roadway on Madrid Avenue on the north side of the park late Sunday night. Investigators also disclosed The post Police say Las Cruces man arrested for Apodaca Park murder had ‘bloody knife’ appeared first on KVIA.
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Las Cruces man arrested for murder after body found in Apodaca Park

UPDATE: The suspect arrested by Las Cruces police for a homicide discovered in Apodaca Park has been identified as 25-year-old Joel Arciniega-Saenz. Dona Ana County jail booking records on Monday morning show Arciniega-Saenz was being held without bond on a charge of first-degree murder. ORIGINAL REPORT: LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KVIA) -- The Las Cruces The post Las Cruces man arrested for murder after body found in Apodaca Park appeared first on KVIA.
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Las Cruces homicide: Body in Apodaca Park

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KVIA) -- The Las Cruces Police Department was investigating a homicide after officers discovered the body of a man in Apodaca Park, authorities said Monday. The department said officers were called out to the park late Sunday night to reports of "suspicious circumstances." When officers arrived, they discovered the body of The post Las Cruces homicide: Body in Apodaca Park appeared first on KVIA.
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Trump cowboy Couy Griffin seeks political comeback after riot

TULAROSA, New Mexico — He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president. But luck may have run out for this cowboy pastor who rode to national political fame by embracing President The post Trump cowboy Couy Griffin seeks political comeback after riot appeared first on KVIA.