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2016-08-24 21.19.48 Bulletin photo by Brook Stockberger Army Brig. Gen. Eric L. Sanchez speaks at the change of command ceremony at White Sands Missile Range, Thursday, Aug. 25. Sanchez, a 1987 New Mexico State University graduate and a native of Santa Fe, had been commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He takes the reins at WSMR from Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, who has been at ...

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Bulletin photo by Brook Stockberger Army Brig. Gen. Eric L. Sanchez speaks at the change of command ceremony at White Sands Missile Range, Thursday, Aug. 25. Sanchez, a 1987 New Mexico State University graduate and a native of Santa Fe, had been commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Shafter,

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Bulletin photo by Susie Ouderkirk Demolition begins for My Brother’s Place restaurant at 334 S. Main St., Wednesday, Aug. 24. The longtime eatery has been around for more than four decades, but closed earlier this year and will be replaced by a new development to include a new restaurant and bar, as well as office

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Photo courtesy of LCPD A still image from a body cam of suspect Juan Gabriel Torres, who was shot multiple times by police. Las Cruces Police are continuing to investigate the sequence of events that led to Sunday’s shooting on Lohman Avenue that resulted in the death of 36-year-old Juan Gabriel Torres. Torres, of Las

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Las Cruces Police and a multi-agency task force are investigating an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of an armed suspect believed to be responsible for a robbery committed earlier in the day. The incident began at about 3 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the report of a robbery and theft of a pickup

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HONORING A HERO Left: Sitel Security Guard Diana Rojo watches the procession of law enforcement vehicles and citizens that accompanies the hearse carrying slain Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez on Monday, Aug. 15. “This is hitting me hard,” Rojo said. “I come from a family of law enforcement. I know what the families are going

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Workers comp ruling under fire By ALTA LECOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin Advocates for the agriculture industry are urging state legislators to fight a recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision requiring farmers and ranchers to provide workers compensation insurance for their workers. Whether the lawmakers can or will do anything to mitigate the impact of the

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Law enforcement agencies from Albuquerque to Las Cruces will participate in a somber procession late Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, to bring home a fallen hero. The body of Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez was transported to Albuquerque for autopsy on Saturday and will be returned to Las Cruces – his hometown – on Monday afternoon

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Bulletin photo by Billy Huntsman Derek, left, comforts his brother, John David, right, after a meltdown.Derek has high-functioning autism, while John David has low-functioning, and is nonverbal. Their mother, Donna Kulpa, is crowdfunding in order to get John David a service dog to help with his autism. John David Kulpa, 8, was playing soccer when

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