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Grants for Baby Boxes

Grants for Baby Boxes

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, Local Government Division has announced they will provide $10,000 grants to local governments for surrender safety devices that allow infants to be safely and legally surrendered. Under the New Mexico “Safe Haven for Infants Act”, a surrender safety device, or “Baby Box” is…

Roswell school bus crashes in Lincoln County

Roswell school bus crashes in Lincoln County

Lincoln County, NM (KKOB) — October 5, at about 8:51 a.m. the New Mexico State Police, was dispatched to a single vehicle rollover involving a school bus on U.S. Highway 70 near milepost 238 northeast of Tularosa.  The initial investigation indicates that a Roswell Independent School District bus that was transporting 8th graders from Mountain View…

Increased syphilis testing for pregnant women

Increased syphilis testing for pregnant women

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Citing the disturbing rise of syphilis cases in newborns, the New Mexico Department of Health has ordered an increase in syphilis testing of all pregnant women. New Mexico has seen a sharp increase in the number of congenital syphilis cases since 2017, and ranked first in the U.S. for rate of…

Spa owner with “Vampire Facials” sentenced

Spa owner with “Vampire Facials” sentenced

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Today, Maria de Lourdes Ramos de Ruiz, a former Albuquerque spa owner who conducted dangerous, unlicensed medical procedures on members of the general public, was sentenced to three-and-one-half years in prison on five felony counts of practicing medicine without a license, to be followed by four years probation and 800 hours…

Most Promising Engineer of the Year honor to Sandia scientist

Most Promising Engineer of the Year honor to Sandia scientist

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Sandia National Laboratories research and development manager Bishnu Khanal was recently honored with the Most Promising Asian American Engineer of the Year award for his work in next-generation optical lithography process development for numerous technologies, along with his deep-reaching community service. Bishnu Khanal, working on an ion trapping system to trap…

NM 3rd Congressional District candidate a “Young Gun”

NM 3rd Congressional District candidate a “Young Gun”

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Alexis Martinez Johnson has been recognized by the National Republican Congressional Committee, by making the GOP’s “Young Guns” list. To be a part of the “Young Guns” program, a candidate has to reach certain fundraising levels and demonstrate excellent messaging and communications. The honor means Martinez Johnson…