Escalating violence in Iraq could drive gas prices up

The escalating conflict in Iraq could drive gas prices higher. Militant Isla mists have captured several major Iraqi cities and are trying to push into Baghdad. As the violence increased Thursday, oil futures climbed to 106-dollars a barrel.

Google teams up with researchers to find autism cause

Research and advocacy group "Autism Speaks" is teaming up with Google to build the largest autism genome database to date. The initiative is called "The Autism Speaks Ten-thousand Genomes Program."

Acting VA secretary visits VA medical center in North Carolina

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson is expected to visit a VA medical center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, today (Thursday), in the middle of a growing scandal.

Woman wanted for credit card fraud

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators are asking the public to help identify a woman who allegedly stole several credit cards from a victim who offered to let the woman use her bathroom.

Las Cruces man suspected of breaking into neighbors' homes

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of breaking into and burglarizing th homes of two neighbors.

New poll: Americans want to raise minimum wage

71-percent of Americans say its time to raise the federal minimum wage, that according to a new CNN money poll.

Pentagon investigating possible 'friendly-fire' that killed five American troops

The Pentagon is investigating a possible friendly-fire incident that killed five American troops in Afghanistan. The incident happened Monday in the southern province of Zabul.

Las Cruces man sentenced for Tampering

James Bogart was acquitted for the 2008 death of housemate, Jeremy Hernandez. The defendant maintains he acted in self defense. Monday's sentencing was based on 1 count of evidence tampering.

If you want to be a dad, don't smoke pot

If you smoke pot and want to become a dad, you may want to stop. A new study out of the United Kingdom supports previous research that suggests using marijuana could increase a man's risk for fertility problems.

T-Mobile and Sprint close to $32b merger

The future of the U.S. Wireless industry may soon be in the hands of the Obama administration. Reports indicate Sprint and T-Mobile are close to finalizing a 32-billion-dollar-merger proposal.

Apple stock split begins Monday

A stock split will make buying a piece of Apple seem a little more affordable for the average investor. Apple will do a stock split, today (Monday), to bring the company's expensive shares down substantially in price.

Las Cruces Fire Department bans open burning

Because of existing drought conditions in southern New Mexico, the Las Cruces Fire Department has determined that it’s necessary to restrict all open burning and fires within municipal boundaries.

Can a little extra cash make you happy?

We know what money can't buy happiness but could a little bit of extra cash make you a little happier? If so how much cash would you want?

Good fat vs. bad fat

Fat gets such a bad rap and with good reason, but not all fats are lowsy. There are actually good fats and bad fats and we need the good type every day.

Police look for person who started truck fire

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the person or persons responsible for a vehicle fire Wednesday afternoon at a local Walmart store.