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Ali Linan

Breaking News Reporter, Las Cruces Sun-News

Location icon United States of America

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, I decided to move 2,000-plus miles to attend the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Past internships include Austin-American Statesman, New York Times Student Journalism Institute and Syracuse.com. I also worked as Copy Chief for my student paper, The Daily Orange. Please contact me [email protected] or 915-497-7244.

Portfolio

Breaking News

statesman
06/15/2017
ICE RAIDS: Man sentenced to 18 months in prison after assaulting ICE officer, feds say

A man living in the country illegally who was accused of assaulting an federal officer during an immigration raid in February was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, federal officials said Thursday. Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez, 23, pled guilty on March 29 to forcibly assaulting a federal deportation officer and employee of the United States, according to a Department of Justice press release.

statesman
06/22/2017
JUST IN: Man tries to escape from authorities through ceiling in hospital restroom, affidavit says

A man who had been arrested on a drug charge attempted to escape custody by climbing through the ceiling tiles of a restroom at Dell Seton Medical Center, according to an arrest affidavit. Authorities said 30-year-old Nathan Graham Gascon was in the custody of Travis County sheriff's deputies when he was allowed to use a restroom in a patient's room, the affidavit said.

Features

mystatesman
See what experts say is the best way to deal with hate-speech bullies

An Oregon man last month fatally stabbed two other men on a commuter train when they and another bystander attempted to stop him from harassing two teenage girls on the train. Witnesses said the attacker, identified by police as Jeremy Joseph Christian, used racial and ethnic slurs against the two girls, one of whom was wearing a traditional Muslim head covering called a hijab.

mystatesman
Legalized pot has no effect on states' traffic death rates, study finds

A study undertaken by Dell Seton Medical Center trauma experts found that the rates of motor vehicle deaths weren't statistically different in states that have legalized marijuana compared with those that haven't. Researchers looked at traffic data in two states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana: Washington and Colorado.

statesman
06/16/2017
Supporters of equal parenting legislation rally at Texas Capitol

Protesters gathered outside the Texas Capitol on Friday to call attention to House Bill 453, legislation that died last month that would have allowed equal parenting rights during divorces. Under HB 453, parents who separate during a divorce would share custody, provided that both parents are capable and the arrangement was in the best interest of the child.

syracuse.com
At 91, CNY man who survived WWII gives back to today's veterans through art

Reginald Adams, a 20-year-old from Buffalo, found himself in the spring of 1945 in the middle of the Battle for Okinawa, one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific in World War II. For 82 days, U.S. troops battled the Japanese to take control of the island 340 miles from mainland Japan.

Event Coverages

statesman
06/15/2017
See what experts say is the best way to deal with hate-speech bullies

An Oregon man last month fatally stabbed two other men on a commuter train when they and another bystander attempted to stop him from harassing two teenage girls on the train. Witnesses said the attacker, identified by police as Jeremy Joseph Christian, used racial and ethnic slurs against the two girls, one of whom was wearing a traditional Muslim head covering called a hijab.

statesman
06/16/2017
Supporters of equal parenting legislation rally at Texas Capitol

Protesters gathered outside the Texas Capitol on Friday to call attention to House Bill 453, legislation that died last month that would have allowed equal parenting rights during divorces. Under HB 453, parents who separate during a divorce would share custody, provided that both parents are capable and the arrangement was in the best interest of the child.

Dailyorange
03/09/2017
Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton shares his rise to social media fame

Two young boys - unknown to each other - stand in a Chicago subway with their mothers. Capturing this moment catapulted Brandon Stanton's career as a photographer of strangers, and in four short years he would find himself in the White House photographing then-President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Political Reporting

Democracy in Action
Election Day tradition continues at Our Lady of Pompei

Syracuse, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) - Spaghetti continues to bring political rivals together on Election Day in Onondaga County. Our Lady of Pompei Church on Syracuse's northside opened its door for the 67th year to anyone who wanted to enjoy a spaghetti meal with fellow community members.

Dailyorange
03/05/2016
Cuomo signs sexual assault protection legislation

Two new laws, extensions of New York state's "Enough is Enough" legislation, aim to help victims of sexual assault. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sept. 22 signed into law two new bills that are geared toward strengthening the protection of sexual assault victims as a branch of "Enough is Enough," which works to combat sexual assault on college campuses.

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