Lucas Peerman, Las Cruces Sun-News

Lucas Peerman

Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces, NM, United States

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Past articles by Lucas:

Prepare for freezing temperatures overnight in Las Cruces this week

Wednesday marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the start of the winter season. And it will feel like winter this week. → Read More

Las Cruces parks and rec director promoted to assistant city manager

Sonya Delgado started her career in the city in 1996 as a basketball scorekeeper and summer recreation team member. → Read More

Proposed affordable housing projects would create 360-plus apartments in Las Cruces

The Las Cruces City Council on Monday will consider allocating city funds to help construct two rent-restricted apartment complexes. → Read More

Wheels up! Passenger air service coming to Las Cruces International Airport in 2023

The city recently finalized a two-year contract with Advanced Air to provide seven weekly flights between Las Cruces and Albuquerque → Read More

Videos of deadly shooting on UNM campus released; NMSU basketball players suspended

New Mexico State has hired an independent, external investigator to look into a deadly shooting involving player Mike Peake. → Read More

Improperly disposed ashes could be to blame for I-10 trailer fire

Drivers stuck in traffic on Interstate 10 westbound Monday afternoon can blame a "hot load." → Read More

'If you are hungry, we are here': El Caldito Soup Kitchen provides traditional Thanksgiving meal

El Caldito Soup Kitchen is providing a traditional meal at no charge for anyone in the community on Thanksgiving Day. → Read More

Details emerge: Police identify UNM student killed in shootout with NMSU basketball player

Details are starting emerge following a deadly shooting early Saturday morning on the University of New Mexico campus. → Read More

Las Cruces Sun-News wins 7 awards in state journalism contest

The Las Cruces Sun-News won three first-place and four second-place awards, bringing home seven plaques. → Read More

Three teens killed after driver runs stop sign in Chaparral, police say

New Mexico State Police are investigating after three teens were killed when driver ran a stop sign in Chaparral on Friday. → Read More

Road rage suspect arrested, charged

Police say the man suspected in Friday's road rage shooting that injured a 3-year-old girl has been arrested and charged. → Read More

Las Cruces teen sentenced to 22 years in murder case

Matthew A. Martinez, 18, was sentenced as an adult Thursday for second degree murder and other charges related to the 2020 shooting death of Fabian Lopez. → Read More

Shooting near Frenger Park critically injures 17-year-old boy

Police said a shooting left a 17-year-old boy critically injured and are asking for witnesses to come forward to identify the shooter. → Read More

San Pedro neighbors feuded multiple times before fatal shooting, court documents state

A dispute between neighbors turned deadly Saturday when a man pulled a gun on a married couple next door, killing the husband and wounding the wife. → Read More

City to consider fireworks restrictions, trap-neuter-return program for feral cats

The Las Cruces City Council will consider resolutions related to fireworks and feral cat management when it meets Tuesday. → Read More

Black Fire stalls due to weekend rain allowing firefighters to make progress battling blaze

Fire crews are on their way to fully containing the second largest wildfire in New Mexico history thanks to a little help from Mother Nature. → Read More

How long has it been since it rained in Las Cruces?

Rain clouds spat on parts of Las Cruces for a bit Thursday evening, enough for meteorologists to measure a trace amount. → Read More

Man in critical condition after being shot in mobile home park south of Las Cruces

DASO responded to reports of a shooting at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday at the Dove Canyon Mobile Home Park, 3815 South Main St. → Read More

Smoke shop customer who fatally shot would-be robber charged with second-degree murder

A Doña Ana County grand jury indicted Chuko Sandoval on a second-degree murder charge, five months after the shooting. → Read More

Body camera shows Las Cruces police officer shooting Amelia Baca

Baca spoke only Spanish, her granddaughter later told investigators. The officer who shot Baca spoke to her in English. → Read More