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Sandoval County deputy arrested

Sandoval County deputy arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Wednesday New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Special Agents with the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Unit conducted multiple search warrants in Sandoval County after receiving “CyberTips” from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.The investigation of child sexual exploitation determined the suspect…

Bernalillo County fireworks ban

Bernalillo County fireworks ban

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The National Weather Service notes that New Mexico and much of the western United States are in a two-decade mega-drought considered the most extreme drought in the past 1,200 years, and predicts the drought will persist through July. This drought and current wildfire conditions leading to the Bernalillo County Commission voting to…

Rivera patricide

Rivera patricide

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD homicide detectives charged Abelito Rivera Junior, for the murder of his father, Abelito Rivera Senior.Officers responded Tuesday morning just before 10, to a neighbor who reported Rivera Junior, pulled his father, who was apparently deceased, out of the home and covered him with dirt.Rivera Junior allegedly killed his father sometime…

How cities in the West have water amid drought

How cities in the West have water amid drought

Santa Fe, NM (AP) — As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, swimming pools, gardens and golf courses in cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Albuquerque can be jarring at first glance. Western water experts, however, say they aren’t necessarily…

Fatal crash claims life of ABQ man

Fatal crash claims life of ABQ man

Roosevelt County, NM (KKOB) — Monday around 2:00 a.m., the New Mexico State Police responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Westbound US 70, near Roosevelt Road 3, north of Portales, NM. The initial investigation indicated that a 2005 Chevy truck, driven by Septimus Goyahkla Tarango, 22, of Albuquerque, was traveling west on US 70 near…

Albuquerque man chosen by the NMJPEC

Albuquerque man chosen by the NMJPEC

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (NMJPEC) has appointed Clay Campbell of Albuquerque as a new member. Campbell retired from the Second Judicial District Court in 2021 after serving as a civil judge for 16 years, where he handled about 1,500 cases a year. He was appointed to the Court in 2005.…