• In this Jan. 5, 2016, photo, an employee at Santa Teresa Southern Railroad works on trains in the booming New Mexico town of Santa Teresa along the U.S.-Mexico border. The nonprofit group that operates Santa Teresa is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might live. Officials are drafting plans that call for the building of a plaza on an upslope, surrounded by Mediterranean-style housing and international restaurants. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Planners seek to transform border town into destination

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Trucks race along a winding road in the arid New Mexico desert. As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass.

  • Widow, witnesses take the stand in deputy’s murder trial

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Hotel guests staying at the same Las Cruces hotel where authorities say a Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a fellow officer took the stand Tuesday as prosecutors called on them to recount the night of the shooting more than a year ago.

  • Trial starts for deputy accused of shooting fellow deputy

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy who is accused of fatally shooting his partner following an alcohol-fueled fight in Las Cruces is set to stand trial this week on a first-degree murder charge.

  • Immigration cases deluge New Mexico federal courts

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Criminal felony immigration cases in New Mexico’s federal courts have ballooned in the last five years, according to a recent research study on U.S. courts.