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Davonta Jacob arrested

Davonta Jacob arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Police Department arrested 24-year-old Davonta Jacob today, accused of fatally shooting a man Friday night in southeast Albuquerque. It happened just after 10:00 Friday night, near Palomas Drive and Eastern Avenue. Officers say they found Timothy Lemon with a gunshot wound. Witnesses attempted life-saving measures on him but he later…

Teacher Loan Repayment Program accepting applications

Teacher Loan Repayment Program accepting applications

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Until the August 1st cut-off date, the New Mexico’s Teacher Loan Repayment Program is accepting applications which allows New Mexico licensed teachers with outstanding student loans to apply for debt forgiveness. Those teachers working in high-need fields and schools statewide may be eligible for up to $6,000 per year for two…

Albuquerque Public Schools hiring fair

Albuquerque Public Schools hiring fair

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The “Help Wanted” sign is out for Albuquerque Public Schools. On Monday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Berna Facio Professional Development Complex at 3315 Louisiana Blvd NE and Comanche RD. NE, APS is hosting a job fair. The district has hundreds of job openings to fill for teachers,…

Renovations to serve pets

Renovations to serve pets

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and the Animal Welfare Department have the essential completion of the first phase of renovations coming to the Westside Animal Shelter. Officials say the renovations have doubled the outdoor play space for dogs by reconfiguring dog runs from six to eight as well as adding two new…

Addiction research addresses Cocaine Use Disorder

Addiction research addresses Cocaine Use Disorder

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A coalition of four women researchers at The University of New Mexico have just taken a huge step forward for addiction research. Recent research has shown benefits associated with reductions in alcohol use short of strict abstinence, but that approach hadn’t been fully explored with cocaine use until now. In fact,…

Higher heat brings more hospital visits

Higher heat brings more hospital visits

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)– Record spring high temps has sent many New Mexicans to ER’s with heat related illnesses. Since April 1st there have been at least 51 heat-related hospital visits in the state. As a result, the New Mexico Department of Health’s urging residents to take precautions to stay cool. Symptoms of heat-related illnesses can…