Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Deming Christmas Light Parade, hosted by the local Kiwanis Club, was held Saturday evening. Around 2,000 residents and visitors turned out to watch light-covered floats travel down Poplar, Diamond and Spruce Streets to the Luna County Courthouse, where a tree-lighting ceremony followed the parade.
Silver City Police reported an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday at Family Dollar. The suspect allegedly held a clerk at gunpoint and escaped with $1,500. Officers made contact with the suspect near Albertsons and found a money bag near one of the back tires of his vehicle, and also recovered a gun. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
U.S. Border Patrol Agents working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized nearly 200 pounds of marijuana on Thursday. The seizure was made just before midnight when a 2007 Chrysler Sebring entered the port. An officer initiated a secondary examination and noticed an anomaly in the appearance of the floor of the vehicle. After an inspection, a total of 144 marijuana filled bundles totaling 199 pounds were recovered from various hidden compartments. The estimated street value of the contraband is $159,200.
More than 200 students will be earning certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master degrees at the fall commencement ceremony to be held Friday, December 9th, at the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater. Mary E. Kipp, Chief Executive Officer for El Paso Electric, will deliver the keynote address, and 96-year-old World War II Veteran Leonard Pritikin will receive an honorary degree.