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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:59am

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Americas preparing for first meeting with Rio Rancho

The Trail Blazers admit they do not know much about their opponent Friday, Rio Rancho, but know if they are anything like the New Mexico teams they are familiar with, they will have to be ready for the Rams.

UTEP volleyball to travel to Leatherneck Invitational

The UTEP Volleyball team continues non-conference play this weekend as it travels to Macomb, Ill. to compete in the Leatherneck Invitational.

NMSU volleyball to host tournament

The New Mexico State volleyball team (1-2) will host the NM State Tournament inside the Pan American Center from Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 4-6. The Aggies will play three matches and the tournament will have a total of six matches.

Dallas Cowboys sign Michael Sam to practice squad

The first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL has joined the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad -- taking the next step in his quest to make a team's regular roster.

Report on cause of deadly plane crash expected soon

We're learning new details tonight about the plane that crashed near the Las Cruces airport last week killing everyone on board.

Sinaloa Cartel bodyguard sentenced to 28 years for murder

A former Sinaloa Cartel bodyguard will spend 28 years in federal prison for murder.

Health department seeing drop in overdose deaths

The drug overdose death rate in New Mexico has fallen 16 percent in two years, according to the state's Dept. of Health.

Acosta wants dissolution of Public Service Board

One city council member wants to dissolve the Public Service Board. City Rep. Emma Acosta's staff confirmed the news.

County Officials: Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry should open by end of year

A decades long project to open a new port of entry at the border -- has hit a snag. While the U.S. side of the Tornillo Port of Entry has been done for months, there's still a lot of work left to be done on the Mexican side.

Washington Monthly ranks NMSU among best colleges

New Mexico State University continues to be listed among the best colleges in the country according to the Washington Monthly National Universities rankings.

Report: Texas Loses Bid For Tesla "Gigafactory"

After a monthslong competition, Texas has lost out on Tesla Motors' $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant, according to a news report.

First abortion provider in Las Cruces to open September 15

An Austin-based women's healthcare provider, Whole Woman's Health, will open its doors in Las Cruces September 15th. The new provider wil be the first abortion care facility in Las Cruces.

New Northeast El Paso Sam’s Club opening Hiring and Membership Center

The new El Paso Sam's Club will open its Hiring and Membership Center Thursday at 8 a.m. The El Paso Sam's Club is expected to bring 170 career opportunities.

Battle over abortion law heads to Federal Appeals Court

Texas abortion providers’ next hurdle in their legal fight against strict abortion regulations is set for next week in a hearing scheduled for federal court.

National Merit, Hispanic Scholar program reinstated by NMSU

New Mexico State University has reinstated the National Merit Scholarship and Hispanic Scholars Award program after it was discontinued four years ago as part of budgetary cuts associated with the Great Recession.