Category Archives: KKOB Local News

NMSP investigate fatal big-rig crash near Jal

Lea County, NM (KKOB) –On November 27, 2020, at approximately 2:08 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) on State Road 128, near milepost 53 north of Jal, NM. The initial investigation shows a 2012 Freightliner CMV was traveling west on State Road 128.  For reasons…MORE

Deadly pursuit could lead to murder charges for defendants

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that defendants who cause deadly crashes while fleeing police can face felony murder charges under certain circumstances. The court’s decision filed Monday came in the case of Elexus Groves and Paul Garcia, who were accused of stealing a van in 2017 and fleeing police…MORE

New Mexico ranks high for coronavirus diagnosis rates

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –A rolling average of daily statewide deaths from the coronavirus has surpassed 25 as New Mexico nears the end of a two-week period of heightened restrictions. Virus-related deaths on Sunday included 60-year-old middle school teacher Sylvia Garcia of the Las Cruces area. Las Cruces Schools Superintendent Karen Trujillo described Garcia as…MORE

New Mexico to require details of water for oil well drilling

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –New Mexico oil and gas operators will be required to report the amount and quality of water used to drill wells, officials said. The data collection is an attempt by state agencies to scrutinize water use across New Mexico’s economic sectors, the Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday. Adrienne Sandoval, director of the Oil Conservation Division…MORE

FHL Bank awards $19.3 million in Affordable Housing Program funds, grants

Dallas, Texas (KKOB) –The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with its member financial institutions, it has awarded $19.3 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) subsidies to 38 projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. The subsidies will result in the creation or rehabilitation…MORE

Multi-agency partnership housing record number of homeless

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, the State of New Mexico, UNMH, Presbyterian, Lovelace, and numerous non-profit organizations have established a coordinated effort to tackle the challenges the unhoused population face during the current public health crisis. Meeting daily, the group has created a system that effectively identifies individuals that are displaying…MORE

Clovis Police Department: Homicide, 1500 block of Echols Avenue

Clovis, NM (KKOB) –On Sunday, November 29, 2020, at about 9:24 p.m., Clovis Police Department Dispatch received a 911 call of shots fired at the apartment complex located in the 1500 block of Echols Avenue, in Clovis, New Mexico.  The caller reported three shots having been fired and that a person in the apartment had…MORE

Police: Men shot by officers in New Mexico were holding guns

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –Authorities in New Mexico have announced that the two men who were shot by police in separate incidents within four days of each other last month were each holding a gun when they died. Albuquerque Police Lt. Hollie Anderson of the Violent Crimes Division released details on the fatal shooting of Matthew…MORE

New Mexico university to offer industrial hemp certificate

Las Vegas, NM (AP) –Regents at New Mexico Highlands University have approved a new program that will offer students a certificate in industrial hemp entrepreneurship. Approval came earlier this month, but school officials say the program must still go through any required state and accreditor reviews. The Higher Learning Commission must also sign off. Industrial…MORE

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