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Volkswagen for New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  New Mexico is getting some promotion from the makers of “The Bug”. Volkswagen is set to roll out a a new mid-sized SUV named “Taos”. The German car manufacturer has posted a promotional video for the new 2021 SUV that features the Rio Grande Gorge and the Sangre de Christo Mountains.…MORE

Bathroom surprise

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  It’s a place you don’t want any surprise visitors. An early Sunday morning had started out for the Jones family of Cedar Crest, as it always does, when suddenly Lindsay Jones heard her husband screaming from the bathroom. After running to his assistance she found her husband in a corner and something…MORE

Santa Teresa growth

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Covid pandemic had cast a dark economic shadow over most of the New Mexico economy, one exception is the town of Santa Teresa, where the Santa Teresa Port of Entry has set a new record for inbound commerical truck crossings from Mexico into the U.S., and officials expect the upward…MORE

Mescalero Apache ban

Albuquerque,NM (KKOB) —  Otero County Commissioner Cuoy Griffin, the founder of “Cowboys for Trump” has been banned from the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation According to the Alamogordo Daily News, the tribe made its decision after reviewing two videos filmed on tribal land and disseminated by Griffin. Tribal president Gabe Aguilar stated that “the videos “harmed…MORE

Las Cruces Police officer hearing

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Las Cruces police officer Christopher Smelser, who is accused in the vascular neck restraint death of Antonio Valenzuela on February 29th will be facing a second degree murder charge and a multitude of witnesses during his two day preliminary hearing this Thursday and Friday. One of those witnesses will be David…MORE

Bernalillo County bumper sticker

Albuqueruqe, NM (KKOB) — An Albuquerque woman has raised concerns regarding a government vehicle she has noticed with a political bumper sticker. he woman said that she spotted the truck on Cesar Chavez near Fourth Street on Monday. The bumper sticker, supporting the Trump-Pence ticket was attached on the back of a truck that Bernalillo…MORE

Albuquerque bus driver killed

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –71 year old Albuquerque bus driver Jerry Buckner was killed Tuesday morning after a crash in Texas. KRQE TV reports that the charter bus was heading to Albuquerque when troopers say it hit a cement barrier along I-40 in Vega. Buckner died at the scene and three passengers suffered serious injuries. Buckner…MORE

Funk and Fudge update

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Heather Funk allegedly told a friend that she didn’t want to go back to jail after crashing into two people on Espina Street, so she fled the scene, along with her passenger in the vehicle, Earnest Fudge. That September 21st crash took the life of…MORE


Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — They are searching for a new address for the McLeod Family YMCA. Roberto Aguirre, the president and CEO of YMCA Central New Mexico, said that the McLeod YMCA will be moving to a new, larger location , that has not been selected yet, so it can serve a larger segment of…MORE

“Hamilton” at Popejoy

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Just remember that “patience is a virtue” when you find out that you will have to wait a little while longer to see the highly anticipated Broadway smash “Hamilton” here in Albuquerque. Originally scheduled to open on January 17th of 2021 at Popejoy, now, due to continued health concerns caused by…MORE

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