Bethany Freudenthal, The Herald News

Bethany Freudenthal

The Herald News

Las Cruces, NM, United States

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Past articles by Bethany:

Newport, Tiverton COVID vaccine rates among the worst in RI, officials explain why

In Newport, 29% of the population is fully vaccinated, and in Tiverton, 28.8% of the population is fully vaccinated. → Read More

New Mexico State Police's first TikTok video goes viral

NMSP plan to use TikTok for recruiting state police officers and as a means to connect with communities across New Mexico. → Read More

Suspect in Sunday's fatal shooting accused in multiple felony cases

The man police believe to be responsible for Sunday's fatal shooting has been accused of multiple violent outbursts in the past year. → Read More

Man shot by police on Campo Street held without bond until trial

The man at the center of a police shooting earlier this month was held without bond after a pretrial detention hearing Thursday. → Read More

Vado vehicular homicide suspect arrested in Las Cruces

Victor Gonzalez is now facing a new charge of failing to appear, on top of a vehicular homicide charge and other charges related to the incident. → Read More

Drunken driver pleads guilty to causing I-10 crash that killed mom and injured children

Ruben Rojas, who faces 6 to 10 years incarcerated, will be sentenced next month. → Read More

'What about us?': New Mexico crime victims outraged over youth parole bill

Senate Bill 247 would prohibit juveniles from being sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. → Read More

'No lockdown, yes freedom' rallies planned statewide this weekend

Statewide, "no lockdown, yes freedom," rallies — which organizers proclaim will be peaceful — will be held in cities across New Mexico. → Read More

Mesilla authorities find cache of guns, drugs in car pulled over for broken headlight

The Mesilla Marshals Department found multiple firearms and a large bag of narcotics inside a vehicle stopped for a broken headlight. → Read More

Here's how jury trials are operating now in Third Judicial District Court

During COVID-19, there will be only two Las Cruces district court trials per day and court proceedings will be under strict health guidelines. → Read More

Otero County detainee says frustration over COVID-19 practices prompts hunger strike

Otero County Detention Center detainee Eli Addington said nearly half of the facility's 150 inmates have been diagnosed with COVID-19. → Read More

Family sues following 2019 detainee suicide in Hidalgo County Detention Center

Before Adrian Placencia's suicide, another detainee said he heard him repeatedly say, 'I can't do it. I can't make it,' and asked jailers for help. → Read More

Funeral procession for superintendent to leave from Baca's Funeral Chapel to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Funeral services for LCPS Superintendent Karen Trujillo will be held Saturday and are private due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions at the church. → Read More

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash allegedly bragged about getting away with it

After the crash, police say multiple people reported who the suspect was, but did so anonymously because they were scared of him. → Read More

Man charged with 2019 vehicular homicide of Anthony teen pleads guilty to multiple charges

In 2018, Anchondo was charged with vehicular homicide in another case, but those charges were dropped. → Read More

One year later: A look at the Antonio Valenzuela homicide and what's happened since

Antonio Valenzuela, 40, died Feb. 29, 2020, in a struggle with Las Cruces Police officer Christopher Smelser, who was later charged with murder. → Read More

'A tragic loss:' Friends, family, colleagues remember Karen Trujillo

The longtime educator had served many roles — teacher, principal, professor, county commission, education secretary and most recently, superintendent. → Read More

Authorities find hundreds of stolen items in trailer; recent burglary victims invited to take a look

Mesilla Marshal Eddie Lerma said several hundred stolen items were found in the trailer. "Not including several hundred pieces of stolen mail," he said. → Read More

Marshall comes to the rescue to recover Mesilla girl's stolen customized trike

Sgt. Benjamin "Buckaroo" Azcarate, a Mesilla marshal, is being praised for going above and beyond to help return a tricycle to a special-needs student. → Read More

Man charged with homicide in Doña Ana determined to be too dangerous to release before trial

Angel Rosales, 24, of Las Cruces, is charged with the December homicide of Justin Clark. → Read More