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The Run-Through for Coronavirus

The Run-Through for Coronavirus

(Albuquerque)-There are still no cases of Coronavirus in New Mexico … but the Albuquerque Journal reports hospitals have contingency plans in case the illness appears here.  The hospitals are Lovelace, Presbyterian and University Hospital.  Chief medical officer Vesta Sandoval with Lovelace says they’ve tailored their plans to the Coronavirus and have run through some drills. If you go to a clinic,…MORE

Three Options for Homeless Shelter

Three Options for Homeless Shelter

(Albuquerque)-The city of Albuquerque is narrowing the list of potential sites for a homeless facility down to three. The finalists for the Gateway Center include an empty lot owned by unm near I-25 west of University Avenue…the former Lovelace Hospital on Gibson…and Coronado Park near Third Street and I-40. The Crown Plaza Hotel, which is for…MORE

Big Spenders at the Legislature

Big Spenders at the Legislature

(Albuquerque)-Lobbyists and their clients spent a lot of money during the recent New Mexico legislative session. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the total comes to 151-thousand dollars…more than five thousand dollars a day. The largest single expenditure was a golf promotion for legislators, paid for by the New Mexico Golf Tourism Alliance, totaling 28-thousand dollars. Other…MORE

Man Indicted for Contacting Web Page “Killers”

Man Indicted for Contacting Web Page “Killers”

(Albuquerque)-A former Roswell high school student is now indicted on two counts of criminal solicitation for murder.  Colton Beall is 18 years old and accused of using a web site to hire an assassin to kill two fellow students.  Police say they found out about the alleged request from the owner of the web site, who…MORE

Man Arrested for Transporting Aliens

Man Arrested for Transporting Aliens

(Albuquerque)-A federal jury in Las Cruces has found an Arizona man guilty on one count of transporting illegal aliens.  Thirty-nine year old Armando Martinez of Tucson faces up to five years in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a group of people from Mexico had paid smugglers to get them across the border. Martinez then…MORE

Another Use for Drones

Another Use for Drones

(Albuquerque)-Roof inspectors for the city of Albuquerque’s Planning Department no longer need a ladder to do their job.  That’s because the Department is now using drones to check out the work done on re-roof projects. Brennon Williams is the Department’s director.  He says the quality of the cameras is so great they can take photos…MORE

NM Gets Ready for Coronavirus

NM Gets Ready for Coronavirus

(Albuquerque)-The New Mexico Department of Health said Wednesday that it’s still on alert for the Coronavirus, although there have been no cases in the state. Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel says her department is taking all precautionary measures possible, and preparing as advised by the C-D-C for the potential spread of the disease in the U.S. Kunkel says the…MORE

APS Super Search

APS Super Search

(Albuquerque)-The search for a new superintendent at Albuquerque Public Schools is moving forward.  The district says it has received 39 applications for the position, including 19 from New Mexico and 22 from 15 other states.  The list is made up of 22 men and 17 women.  The process of reviewing the applications is now underway. Eight semifinalists…MORE

NM Sheriffs Fight Gun Bill

NM Sheriffs Fight Gun Bill

(Albuquerque)-The president of the New Mexico Sheriffs Association says his group has retained an attorney, and is considering its next legal steps in fighting Red Flag Gun legislation. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace tells Newsradio KKOB the bill, signed by Governor Lujan Grisham Tuesday, is unconstitutional. Mace says he won’t enforce the law in Cibola…MORE

Black NM Officer Files Lawsuit After Being Fired

Black NM Officer Files Lawsuit After Being Fired

(Albuquerque)-A Black officer who worked in southeastern New Mexico was fired for calling in sick in January 2019, with court documents saying he was spotted at a high school basketball game.  He showed up at the game and later in a picture from the game that ran in the local newspaper.  Now Officer Eric Bland and another Black officer have…MORE

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