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KRWG Public Media Statement Regarding Political Action Committee Ad

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A political action committee called the Congressional Leadership Fund has been running television advertisements critical of Democratic Second Congressional District candidate Xochitil Torres-Small.  KRWG content is mentioned as the source for critical statements in the ad.  On the dates cited, KRWG published no content related to these statements.  Finally, one of the statements references a "KRWG commentary." While we do publish commentaries on our website, these are not from KRWG employees, nor do we endorse opinions shared on-air or online.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the three young men suspected of breaking into a local high school cafeteria on Oct. 6.

Las Cruces police learned that about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, three young men – possibly teenagers – entered Las Cruces High School and forced open a gate to the cafeteria. Once inside the cafeteria, they stole food and drinks from the kitchen. Damage to the cafeteria gate is believed to be more than $1,000.

Las Cruces Armed Robbery Suspect Charged

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Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of committing an armed robbery on a neighbor Wednesday evening.

Luis Eduardo Robles, 36, of the 4600 block of Big Springs Street, is charged with a second-degree felony count of armed robbery.

Investigators learned a man was driving home Wednesday evening when he saw a neighbor, later identified as Robles, waving a flashlight in his direction. The man drove to his own home and, before he exited his vehicle, was approached by Robles. The two spoke briefly before Robles began using profanity and pulled out a black handgun.

The U.S. Air Force, alongside El Paso Electric (EPE), officially celebrate the completion and commercial operation of the Holloman Atlas Solar Array at a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Here is a statement from EPE:

The EPE-owned and operated solar facility, its first built to serve a U.S. military installation, spans 42-acres and is dedicated to serve the Holloman Air Force Base electric load in Otero County, New Mexico.

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Oct 19, 2018

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Las Cruces man convicted of recording children in bathrooms

Oct 18, 2018

  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man is facing up to 4 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of hiding video cameras in bathrooms and capturing video of children showering and changing clothes.

Prosecutors say 55-year-old Paul Ikard was found guilty Wednesday of one count of sexual exploitation of children and two counts of voyeurism.

He's expected to be sentenced in about 30 days.

Ikard was arrested in May 2016 and accused of secretly recording children in a bathroom with hidden cameras from January 2014 to August 2015.

Federal Grant to Fund 9 New Las Cruces Firefighter Positions

Oct 18, 2018

The City of Las Cruces (City) has announced it was recently awarded $1,162,664 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants. Here is a statement from the city:

Interactive Kiosks Installed In Downtown Las Cruces

Oct 18, 2018

 

 

Guests to downtown Las Cruces now have help navigating the area.  Here is a statement from the The City of Las Cruces about installation of two interactive outdoor kiosks:

The kiosks are designed to engage tourists and connect locals by promoting events, shops, restaurants and attractions while providing wayfinding solutions that will showcase downtown businesses.

One of the kiosks is at the entrance of the Visit Las Cruces offices on the corner of Main Street and Amador Avenue. The second unit is on the west exterior wall of the stage at Plaza De Las Cruces.

Stabbing Suspect Arrested In El Paso

Oct 18, 2018

A man wanted on charges related to a stabbing that happened two months ago in Anthony was arrested Wednesday in El Paso.    

Ezequiel Gonzales, 25, is charged with aggravated battery causing death or bodily harm.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives say the charge stems from an incident that happened early Saturday morning, Aug. 25, when deputies responded to a residence in the 800 block of Golf Course Road. Witnesses said there was a large gathering at the house. Sometime after 1 a.m., several people saw a gray four-door vehicle drive up to the residence.

A Wednesday evening stabbing resulted in the hospitalization of one man and the arrest of another who was initially detained by churchgoers.

Nicholas Bravo, 22, is charged with one count each of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

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U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

Commentary: Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor, announced today his vision to make New Mexico an international trade hub between the United States, Latin America, and Canada. In a speech to the Economic Forum of Albuquerque, Pearce laid out a roadmap for taking advantage of New Mexico’s strategic advantages.

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Commentary: A new study released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that the lowest-income New Mexicans pay a state and local tax rate that is almost double what the state’s wealthiest residents pay as a share of their income.

Commentary: Following Steve Pearce’s silence regarding the New Mexico GOP’s repeated sexist and baseless attacks against Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexicans for Michelle released the following statement:

"Steve Pearce’s failure to condemn the New Mexico GOP's pattern of sexist attacks against Michelle Lujan Grisham is incredibly disrespectful of Michelle's long record of fighting for New Mexico women, children, and families,” said New Mexicans for Michelle Digital Director Kier Strader-Monaghan. “As a young woman in politics, I am disappointed that Steve Pearce and the New Mexico GOP continue to insult New Mexico women by using baseless attacks against accomplished female candidates. Michelle, and all women across New Mexico, deserve an immediate apology from the New Mexico GOP."

Rubel: Tough To Have Honest Discussion On Healthcare

Oct 17, 2018


Commentary: In response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the budget deficit increase is “disturbing” and suggesting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs were the only way to pay for it, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“The deficit increase is ‘disturbing’ because of the trillion-dollar tax break Trump and Republicans gave to the rich and big corporations. The Trump tax law was always a scam, and now Republicans are suggesting taking seniors and middle-class families to the cleaners by gutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to help pay for it.

“Make no mistake: These vital programs are on the ballot this November. The only thing left for Americans to do is vote.”

 

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