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APD identifies man shot by authorities

APD identifies man shot by authorities

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD investigators released the identity of the man who was fatally shot by police during a struggle over a gun in front of the Walmart in Northeast Albuquerque last week. Detectives attempted to detain Mark Benavidez on Thursday, April 11, 2024, as part of an investigation into several armed robberies. Moments…

Revised oil and gas rules

Revised oil and gas rules

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Bureau of Land Management announced revised rules for oil and gas leasing on federal land, including New Mexico. The rules and framework governing those leases haven’t been updated in decades. The revisions bring new financing regulations and the first royalty rate increase in more than 100 years. Department of the…

AFR active this weekend

AFR active this weekend

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — AFR had a busy weekend. At eight Saturday morning, AFR was sent to the 700 block of Barelas Road Southwest and Cromwell Avenue, due to a blaze at a single-family home. An RV behind the house was ignited and ended up as a complete loss. Then, Saturday morning at eleven, along…

Rio Rancho noise ordinance

Rio Rancho noise ordinance

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Rio Rancho City Council has signed off on changes to its noise ordinance. It replaces vague language with more specific limits like allowable decibel levels. At Thursday’s city council meeting, many spoke out including Rio Rancho Police Chief Stewart Steele, who said the old system made it hard to cite…

AFRL’s Aloha Telescope celebrates 10-year anniversary

AFRL’s Aloha Telescope celebrates 10-year anniversary

Kirtland Air Force Base, NM (KKOB) — It’s been 10 years since the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, successfully launched the astronomy outreach program called Aloha Explorations at the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing site, or AMOS, in Maui, Hawaii. The STEM outreach project involving AFRL, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the…

House and Senate Republicans stand against mandatory 5-day school week

House and Senate Republicans stand against mandatory 5-day school week

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — House and Senate Republicans over the weekend voiced their continuing opposition to the Public Education Department’s (PED) recent rule change that will effectively eliminate the four-day school week option for districts across the state. This opposition was expressed in a letter to PED Cabinet Secretary Arsenio Romero that was signed…