Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Ford Motor Company settlement

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today announced a $19.2 million multistate settlement with Ford Motor Company regarding claims that Ford falsely advertised the real-world fuel economy of model year “2013–2014 C-Max hybrids” and the payload capacity of model year “2011–2014 Super Duty pickup trucks”.New Mexico will receive more than $250,000 from…MORE

Ortega mistrial

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Forty-eight year old David Ortega, was tried on a charge of first-degree strangulation murder in Ed Thompson’s 1997 death, in an East Central motel room.Monday, a District Court judge declared a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict in the case against Ortega. Ortega’s attorney, Douglas Wilber, told jurors…MORE

Albuquerque speed enforcement cameras begin ticketing

Albuquerque speed enforcement cameras begin ticketing

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — No more warnings, starting Wednesday, drivers going over the speed limit in certain areas of Albuquerque will be ticketed by the City’s Automated Speed Enforcement cameras. Since warnings began last month, more than 2,000 have been issued. Right now, three speed cameras are operational with plans to increase the number to 10. Valerie Hermanson, the…MORE

APS/FBI warn parents of sextortion crimes

APS/FBI warn parents of sextortion crimes

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Public Schools, in conjunction with the FBI, has started a digital billboard campaign urging kids to be careful online. This, as the number of sextortion incidents reported state FBI office since January first, is on track to surpass last year’s total. So far in 2022, the Albuquerque FBI Division has received…MORE

Residents sue PNM over deadly McBride fire

Residents sue PNM over deadly McBride fire

Ruidoso, NM (KKOB) — The Public Service Company of New Mexico is being sued over the McBride fire. The blaze in Ruidoso killed two people and destroyed more than 200 homes last month. The lawsuit contends the fire may have done less damage or been avoided if the company had maintained its powerline easements. On…MORE

BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center needs donations

BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center needs donations

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center has an over-abundance of adoptable dogs and cats and the staff is in need of new or clean used supplies to help care for those animals awaiting adoption: towels small and large blankets with no filling washcloths fleece blankets flat sheets Donated…MORE

Red Cross aid for wildfire victims

Red Cross aid for wildfire victims

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — American Red Cross caseworkers are available to answer questions from those impacted by the wildfires across New Mexico. Residents can also get much-needed information to assist in their recovery efforts. Melody Birkett, Regional Communications Director for the New Mexico/Arizona chapter of the Red Cross, says items like rakes, shovels, clean-up kits, gloves, masks…MORE

Best Places to Live report

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The U.S. News and World Report has released their rankings for the “Best Places to Live in the United States in 2022-2023”.Each city on the list was ranked based on an analysis of public data and user opinions. To make the list, the city had to earn high scores on set…MORE

Corrales irrigation water

Corrales, NM (KKOB) — It is a well known fact that the state faces a severe drought, but farmers in Corrales who use water from the Rio Grande for irrigation, say that there are other factors at play to blame for their dying crops.The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District says a break in their infrastructure…MORE

SFPS holds summer Newcomer Language Academy 

SFPS holds summer Newcomer Language Academy 

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Students new to attending school in the U.S. will be offered a free newcomer program at Milagro Middle School, located at 1720 Llano Street, on July 11-29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with dismissal at 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.  “SFPS continues to welcome an increasing number of newcomer students.…MORE

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