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ABQ businesses fight crime

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  At this point in 2021 Albuquerque is on track to break all homicide records by the end of the year. In an effort to avert a crime crisis, KOB TV reports that some of Albuquerque’s business sector has pooled their money and resources to put together some crime solving strategies. The…MORE

AFR Chief Dow retires

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  Albuquerque Fire Rescue Chief Paul Dow has announced his retirement, after serving the community for over 24 years. Mayor Tim Keller appointed Chief Dow from within the department early on in his administration in January 2018, and said of Dow’s service, “Under his leadership, AFR became a national leader in cancer…MORE

Cannabis shortage?

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  Recreational cannabis sales don’t commence until early 2022. But several medical marijuana businesses, led by Ultra Health, say there could be a run on medical marijuana supplies in late June of this year when the new legalization law takes effect Several medical marijuana providers on Wednesday warned of a potential cannabis…MORE

Dickman sentenced

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —   A successful criminal conviction by the District Attorney’s office. Today (Apr. 15, 2021) , Attorney General Balderas announced that John Dickman was convicted of three counts of sexual exploitation of children through manufacture and two other related charges. Dickman and his wife Crystal Dickman, sexually abused two young girls in their…MORE

Fresquez Companies hiring

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  “We’re kind of at this point where we are competing with unemployment to try and get people in,” said Human Resources Director Tamara Gandara, of Fresquez Companies, which owns about a dozen restaurants in the Albuquerque area . Before the pandemic, they had about 500 total employees but had to downsize…MORE

Pot & Booze

Albuquerque, NM  (KKOB) —  As recreational marijuana use becomes legal in New Mexico on June 29th, “Triple A” has just released the the results of a new survey. The results show drivers who use both alcohol and marijuana are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. The new research by the AAA Foundation…MORE

Rio Grande Shiner

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Don’t judge him by his size. The Carlsbad Current Argus reports that a little fish in the Rio Grande could be making some big waves. Estimates reveal that the 3 inch long “Rio Grande Shiner” used to inhabit up to 2,600 river miles, but now conservationists believe that now it only…MORE

New plane for Virgin Galactic

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Virgin Galactic, in southern New Mexico rolled out a new spaceship model on Tuesday. The company is looking to resume test flights in the coming months and officials say that it will likely be summer before the new ship will undergo flight testing at Spaceport America. And that will coincide with…MORE

Springer Prison moving date?

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –They’re supposed to be moving, but no word yet on when. The women’s prison facility in Springer is closing and officials announced that they plan to re-locate hundreds of inmates and workers, but according to New Mexico Department of Corrections Cabinet Secretary Alisha Tafoya Lucero, ” I’ve been very clear in that…MORE

Stranger in bed

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The last thing you want to come home to is a stranger in your house, unfortunately, that’s what happened to one Albuquerque woman in the Kirtland community off I-25 back in January when she found a strange man passed out in her bed. She snuck out without the intruder noticing, then…MORE

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