29, Jan 2015 - El Paso, TX Fort Bliss soldier gets 8 years, plea deal in son's death
EL PASO, Texas — A Fort Bliss soldier has been sentenced to eight years in prison in a plea deal... more »
28, Jan 2015 - Hunt, TX Texas advocates, officials seek reform after fatal wreck of prison bus near Odessa
AUSTIN — Advocates and several members of the Texas House of Representatives are calling for a review of prison-transport procedures after a bus headed for El Paso slid off a freeway killing 10 of the 15 people aboard.
28, Jan 2015 - El Paso, TX El Paso vet helped free prisoners from concentration camps during Holocaust
EL PASO, Texas – Military service members from El Paso were among the United States troops who helped free thousands of prisoners from a number of German concentration camps during the Holocaust. Photojournalist Rudy Reyes put together this video a
28, Jan 2015 - Hamilton, TX Ex-Fort Bliss soldier gets 6 months for theft
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A former Fort Bliss soldier must serve six months in federal prison for stealing about $30,000 worth of Army gear while deployed to Afghanistan. Ex-Sgt. Dexroy Germaine Hamilton was sentenced in El Paso in a case that prosecut
27, Jan 2015 - Johnson, TX 10 Dead After Texas Prison Bus Crashes Into A Train
The bus hit the train near a town in West Texas. Eight inmates and two correctional officers were killed. The bus was transporting inmates from Abilene to El Paso.
27, Jan 2015 - El Paso, TX Former VA union president accused of stealing $60k from members
EL PASO, Texas – The former president of the union representing local Veteran Affairs workers faces accusations that he stole nearly $60,000 from the organization. Paul Florez was indicted in federal court and he insists he is not guilty. The gran
27, Jan 2015 - Harrison, TX Texas prison bus goes off overpass, lands on train
In a scene straight out of the 1993 Harrison Ford film "The Fugitive," a prisoner transport bus carrying 15 people collided with a train Wednesday morning near Penwell, Texas, killing at least 10 and injuring the others.Reuters reports the Texas prison system bus carrying 12 inmates and three corrections officers was traveling from a correction facility in Abilene to another in El Paso when it ...
27, Jan 2015 - Audit reveals problems with response time, payment of attorneys for indigent suspects
EL PASO, Texas - An audit requested by El Paso County Commissioners confirmed what they said were concerns with the Indigent Defense System in El Paso County. The Texas Indigent Defense Commission conducted a review of the defense attorney appointment sy
27, Jan 2015 - El Paso, TX Update: Man involved in 2006 Bravo Cadillac shooting turned over to El Paso police
EL PASO, Texas – Eight years after a shooting at an El Paso car dealership, police said they have the suspected shooter in custody. Police said Marcio Beltran-Rosas, 27, was taken into custody by the El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against
27, Jan 2015 - Gray, TX Update: Men in sex-trafficking case have been found guilty by a jury
EL PASO, Texas -- Four men are getting closer to learning their fate, after being accused of running a sex-trafficking ring. Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday morning in the federal trial of Deion Lockhart, Emmanual Lockhart, Richard Gray and Timothy
26, Jan 2015 - El Paso, TX Man leads police on high-speed chase from Horizon City after cutting girlfriend
Video courtesy of #iSpot Reporter Myrna Grant-Freireich EL PASO, Texas -- A stabbing resulted in a car chase in Horizon City and ended in El Paso with the suspect in custody, police said. According to the Horizon City Police Department, a woman was
26, Jan 2015 - El Paso, TX El Paso couple sentenced to prison for prostitution ring
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say an El Paso couple has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of bringing women across the U.S.-Mexico border to work as prostitutes.
26, Jan 2015 - UTEP cheerleading coach arrested on DWI charge in Albuquerque
EL PASO, Texas – According to court records, the University of Texas at El Paso’s cheerleading coach was arrested on a drunken driving charge in New Mexico as the team prepares for its bowl game in Albuquerque. Court records show David Vasquez
26, Jan 2015 - El Paso, TX Update: Teen found guilty in stabbing death of Julian Galvan
EL PASO, Texas -- A 17-year-old El Paso boy is on trial for the murder of 19-year-old Julian Galvan, who was stabbed to death at a party in March 2014. On Wednesday, family and friends of both the victim and the 17-year-old accused of killing him filled t
26, Jan 2015 - Meet finalists for El Paso County's first chief administrator
EL PASO, Texas - El Paso county commissioners selected the four finalists Thursday from which they will choose the county's first chief administrator.County Judge Veronica Escobar said the four finalists bring a wide variety of civic management experience
12, Oct 2014 - Melissa, TX Trial begins for alleged drug cartel bodyguard
By: Melissa GundersenEL PASO, Texas -- A special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration took the stand Wednesday afternoon in the trial for a man accused of being a bodyguard in the Sinaloa drug cartel, where he told jurors about an in-depth inter
12, Oct 2014 - Texas Abortion Law May Go to Supreme Court
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting "a showdown" at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics.
12, Oct 2014 - After setback, abortion-rights backers vow to take appeal of tough Texas law to Supreme Court
EL PASO, Texas — Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting "a showdown" at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics.
11, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX Man found guilty of rape in El Paso gets life in prison
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- The Manhattan Heights rapist was sentenced to life in prison on all three counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated robbery.Twenty-six-year-old Arturo Valtierra-Payan was found guilty Tuesday.Prosecutors said V
11, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX Cesar Chavez Express toll lane's free trial leads to questions -- like free rides
By: Genevieve CurtisEL PASO, Texas - El Paso drivers have been able to make a practice run at the city's first toll road, and it's raising some questions.The toll lane along the Border Highway opened Thursday on a drive it and try it for free basis.K
11, Oct 2014 - Fort Bliss soldier pleads guilty to stabbing attack on pregnant military wife
By: Bill MeluginEL PASO, Texas - The Fort Bliss soldier accused in the stabbing attack of a pregnant military wife pleaded guilty in court on Monday.It was the first day of trial for Corey Bernard Moss. He's charged with burglary of habitation with intent
11, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX Farrey trial postponed in El Paso until March
EL PASO, Texas - The trial of an El Paso man who fled to Escanaba last year and was later arrested in connection with the death of his baby in El Paso has been postponed until March, according to the El Paso Times.
10, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX Man claims ex-wife continues to receive taxpayer benefits after state investigation revealed fraud
By: Bill Melugin EL PASO, Texas – An El Paso man believes the state of Texas is biased against fathers after a state investigation found his ex-wife submitted fraudulent documents to get state-issued health benefits for their daughter, even though
10, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX Abortion clinic closes after confusion over ruling
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The only remaining abortion clinic in Texas west of San Antonio has closed following days of confusion over the interpretation of a federal court ruling.
10, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX Texas abortion law may head for Supreme Court 'showdown'
EL PASO, Texas — Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting "a showdown" at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics. As of Friday, abortion services for many Texas women required a round trip of ...
10, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX District Attorney will not prosecute El Paso woman accused of defrauding state for benefits
By: Bill Melugin EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso District Attorney’s office has decided not to prosecute a woman accused of defrauding the state of Texas to receive taxpayer funded healthcare benefits. “The charge is tampering with a gove
09, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX Special Assignment: El Paso attorney pushes for stricter common-law marriage legislation
BY Crystal PriceEL PASO, Texas -- For most couples, marriage often begins with walking down the aisle and exchanging vows. However, for some couples in the Borderland marriage doesn't always begin with "I do." Another type of marriage, known as common-l
09, Oct 2014 - Price, TX "Manhattan Heights rapist" suspect's DNA found on victim
By: Crystal PriceEL PASO, Texas --The trial began on Monday for the man accused of raping and sexually assaulting three women in the Manhattan Heights neighborhood in central El Paso. Arturo Valtierra-Payan, 26, has been charged with three counts of aggr
08, Oct 2014 - El Paso, TX El Paso attorney opens immigration center for undocumented children
By Crystal PriceEL PASO, Texas -- A Borderland attorney has turned an old restitution facility into an immigration center for undocumented children in east El Paso. Thomas Rey, an attorney from El Paso, and his wife, Mamie, made the decision two weeks ag