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Road improvements in southwest Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–City officials have unveiled the improved intersection of 98th and Blake Road in southwest Albuquerque. It includes improved wheelchair ramps, new signals, a left turn lane on northbound 98th street and inlaying the entire intersection. The $800 thousand project was paid for by developer impact fees. In the coming years, two other intersections…MORE

Ronchetti targeted in email threats

Albuquerque NM (KKOB)–An Albuquerque man has been charged in federal court with transmitting threatening interstate communications–and the Albuquerque Journal reports the person he allegedly threatened was Mark Ronchetti. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 48 year old Stephen Yochim sent several emails to Ronchetti and his wife this month that threatened physical violence, and included an…MORE

Murder victim’s husband sues Mayor, city

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–A new lawsuit claims that Albuquerque’s sanctuary policy is to blame for the November, 2019 murder of Jacqueline Vigil. The 55 year old was gunned down outside her home, allegedly by a man who was in the country illegally. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the defendants include Mayor Tim Keller and the city…MORE

A-G alleges Albuquerque man is a serial child predator

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB)–The New Mexico Attorney General says charges against an Albuquerque man could result in a possible sentence of more than 500 years. The A-G’s office alleges that James Brandon Henz is a serial child predator. He was arrested last week and charged with 54 crimes involving the sexual assault of seven young…MORE

Former school security guard arrested

(Press Release) Santa Fe, NM—Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that his office has filed charges in the Fourth Judicial District against Abran Ulibarri, a former school security guard in the West Las Vegas Public schools, alleging that Ulibarri repeatedly sexually assaulted an eighth-grade student over the course of a school year. The complaint charges…MORE

ABQ Ride App gets upgrade

(Press Release) ALBUQUERQUE – For seven years, the ABQ RIDE app has been making it easier for riders to take ABQ RIDE to work, school, or entertainment. In keeping with advances in technology, ABQ RIDE is making upgrades to make the experience easier and more helpful than ever. The new app, ABQRIDE+, is available for download from…MORE

Santa Fe reconsiders speed vans

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB)–Second thoughts in Santa Fe on bringing back speed vans. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the city’s Quality of Life Committee has decided to table a contract that would have returned the speed monitoring vans to city streets. Another committee had rejected the contract earlier this month. It called for…MORE

Lawmakers consider alcohol home delivery

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–One day, you may be able to have booze delivered right to your home in New Mexico. A bill has been introduced in the Legislature that would make significant changes to the state’s liquor laws by allowing home delivery of alcohol. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the measure would also create a new…MORE

State warns of Covid fraud

(Press Release) NEW MEXICO – As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target older populations. It’s important…MORE

Meet the Chief finalists

(News Release) ALBUQUERQUE – Saturday, January 23 at 1:30 pm, Mayor Tim Keller, City leaders, Herb Crosby (consultant to hiring process), and the top finalists for the Chief of Police position will participate in a public webinar. The City is providing this opportunity for the community to meet the finalists looking to be APD’s next…MORE

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