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  1. Steve Norwood prepared to take on challenges of El Paso County's chief administrator positionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | El Paso Times

    Steve Norwood, the first-ever El Paso County chief administrator, is very familiar with the challenges that growing communities face and the efforts needed to bring officials together to better serve residents. While it will be new adventure for Norwood, he believes his 17 years as a city manager, including Round Rock, Texas and Prescott, Ariz., have set him up perfectly to tackle the issues facing El Paso County.

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  2. El Paso County unemployment rate dips to 6.8 % in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | El Paso Times

    El Paso County's unemployment rate declined further in November to 6.8 percent, compared to 6.9 percent in October - the lowest rates in six years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reported Friday. The last time El Paso's unemployment rate was at 6.8 percent was in October 2008, Fed Bank data show.

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  3. New El Paso chief medical examiner not a U.S. citizen, draws biggest salaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | El Paso Times

    El Paso County's new chief medical examiner, who is not a U.S. citizen, will be the county's highest paid employee, making nearly $300,000 a year when he assumes his new post in January, according to county officials. The El Paso County Commissioners Court announced Dec. 15 that it had selected Dr. Mario Rascon Ortiz, currently a deputy medical examiner, to become the next chief medical examiner with a yearly salary of $298,553.

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  4. Autopsy Constable WhiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | El Paso Times

    The injury sustained by El Paso County Constable Robert White, who was hit in the face while working security at a Halloween event in Canutillo, was a significant factor in his death even though he died from unrelated health problems, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday. White, who was constable for Precinct 1, was working a security detail at WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, which had just hosted the Terror Trail Haunted House, officials said.

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  5. Autopsy police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | El Paso Times

    ... perforating and penetrating gunshot wounds of the torso and extremities," stated an autopsy report by the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office. The autopsy found that Perez had amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system. Court records show ...

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  6. Autopsy: El Paso police shot man seven timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | El Paso Times

    ... perforating and penetrating gunshot wounds of the torso and extremities," stated an autopsy report by the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office. The three officers remain on administrative duty, and the shooting is still under investigation by ...

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  7. El Paso County Commissioners name Steven Norwood as county's first chief administratorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | El Paso Times

    Steven P. Norwood, a former city manager of Round Rock, Texas, has been selected to serve as the first chief administrator for El Paso County. El Paso County Commissioners Court unanimously voted Monday to hire Norwood, who has been a city manager for about 17 years in Round Rock and Prescott, Ariz.

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  8. Popular 'Walking with Dinosaurs' show canceled at El Paso County ColiseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | El Paso Times

    The popular, stunning theatrical event "Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular" has canceled its appearance in January at the El Paso County Coliseum, organizers confirmed today. The popular, stunning theatrical event "Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular" has canceled its appearance in January at the El Paso County Coliseum, organizers confirmed today.

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  9. High school cross country: Coaches lead teams to great successesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | El Paso Times

    ... every day." The Eagles won the Class 4A UIL State Cross Country Championship, the first state title for the El Paso County school. Eastwood coach Mike McLain is the El Paso Times Girls Coach of the Year. The Troopers had their third consecutive ...

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  10. Man accused in El Paso corpse abuse case indictedRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    One of three people facing charges in a case involving five bodies found in various stages of decomposition at a funeral home has been indicted on charges of tampering with and forging records. Joseph Anthony Solis, 54, the owner of Mortuary Services Inc., was being held in the El Paso County Jail on Saturday on bonds totaling $245,000, according to the El Paso Times .

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  11. Man tortures puppies to death while animal control ignored 18 complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Examiner.com

    ... fallen of the roof of the home after Fernandez had put the dog on the roof. The man is now being held in the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $3,000 bond with the investigation underway. Neighbors of Fernandez spoke with KFOX14 off camera, ...

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  12. Animal crueltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | El Paso Times

    ... es. Fernandez was arrested on suspicion of two counts of cruelty to non-livestock animals. He was booked into El Paso County Jail on a bond totaling $3,000.

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  13. El Paso mortuary owner indicted on 79 counts in corpse abuse caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | El Paso Times

    One of three people arrested in a case involving corpse abuse, forgery and tampering with government records was indicted this week on 79 felony counts for his role in the scheme. Joseph Anthony Solis, owner of Mortuary Services Inc., was charged with 42 counts of tampering with government records and 37 counts of forgery of government records, El Paso County Sheriff's Office officials said Friday.

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  14. West El Paso man arrested in dog cruelty caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | El Paso Times

    ... es. Fernandez was arrested on suspicion of two counts of cruelty to non-livestock animals. He was booked into El Paso County Jail on a bond totaling $3,000.

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  15. Marshals: Murder suspect, pimp and sex offender in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    ... on first-degree murder charges filed in April. Soto was taken into custody without incident and booked in the El Paso County Jail. A week earlier, the fugitive team learned a man wanted on a New Mexico warrant for promoting prostitution and ...

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  16. Marshals: Murder suspect, pimp and sex offender in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | KOB-TV

    ... on first-degree murder charges filed in April. Soto was taken into custody without incident and booked in the El Paso County Jail. A week earlier, the fugitive team learned a man wanted on a New Mexico warrant for promoting prostitution and ...

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  17. Vinton horse owner arrested on suspicion of animal crueltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | El Paso Times

    A 24-year-old man was arrested last week on suspicion of animal cruelty after deputies found a malnourished horse that had to be euthanized, officials said. El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies responded on Oct. 30 to a report of a loose horse found on the 700 block of Ledbetter Road in Vinton, officials said.

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  18. Trial date set in Horizon City kidnapping, sexual assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | El Paso Times

    ... have yet to receive DNA samples, and Perez asked the attorneys to resolve the DNA issues as soon as possible. El Paso County sheriff's deputies arrested Holcombe on Aug. 24, two days after the girl reported she had been kidnapped and sexually ...

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  19. Report: El Paso police officer lied during investigation into deadly shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Ruidoso News

    ... of shooting shown at 3:17. An El Paso police officer who shot and killed an unarmed handcuffed man at the El Paso County Jail last year lied during an administrative investigation and was fired because of "poor judgment," according to an excerpt of ...

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  20. Man pleads guilty in El Paso cash smuggling caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | El Paso Times

    ... 30, pleaded guilty on Dec. 3 to a charge of conspiracy to smuggle bulk cash. Gastelum remains at the El Paso County Jail Annex and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 12. The case stems from a cash seizure by federal agents on Aug. 13 at the ...

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