Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
New Mexico State Police officers responded Monday evening around 5:15 pm to a multi-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound just outside of Lordsburg. 18 Commercial Motor Vehicles and 7 passenger vehicles, in all 25 vehicles, were involved in a pile-up during a dust storm on the road. There were six confirmed fatalities including two El Paso residents, a family of three from Phoenix, and a woman from California. Numerous others were injured and either treated on the scene or transported to Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Gila Regional Medical center. The crash in still under investigation.
Deming police responded to a report of shots fired on Columbus Road around 1:30 pm on Monday. Two vehicles were involved in the incident. One of the vehicles was located at the corner of Silver and Pine, and two of the vehicle’s occupants were detained for questioning. Police are not aware of any injuries from the gunfire or otherwise related to the incident.
The City of Deming recently confirmed that the old Municipal Pool located on the corner of Eighth and Spruce Streets will be torn down. The site has been unused since the late 1990’s. The City is considering a monument to honor the Camp Cody project that built the pool during World War I, and is also working on a beautification project for the land that will be designed to boost economic development.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 36.7 pounds of crystal methamphetamine on Thursday. The seizure was made around9:30 pm when a 1998 Ford pick-up was referred to a secondary inspection. A drug stiffing dog alerted to the odor of narcotics in the backseat, where CBP officers removed 15 drug-filled bundles from a compartment. The drugs have an estimated street value of $880,800.