Category Archives: KKOB Local News

NM Medicaid requests for proposals for new Turquoise Care contracts 

NM Medicaid requests for proposals for new Turquoise Care contracts 

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announced today they are soliciting competitive proposals from health insurance companies, known as Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), to deliver services to the state’s 969,093 Medicaid members. Managed care organizations work in partnership with the state’s Medicaid program and clinicians to provide access…MORE

UNM crime statistics

UNM crime statistics

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — UNM released its crime statistics this week comparing crime from 2019, 2020, and 2021 on all campuses. Last year, there were 82 reported car thefts, 28 aggravated assaults and 13 rapes. In 2019, the report showed 76 stolen cars, 21 aggravated assaults and 23 rapes. The statistics from 2020 were affected…MORE

Xochitl Torres Small may have fundraised illegally to help Democrats

Xochitl Torres Small may have fundraised illegally to help Democrats

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Republican Party of New Mexico has learned that USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development and former New Mexico Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small may have broken the law by fundraising for Democrats and her husband, who’s running for the NM House District 36 seat.  The Ranking Member of the Congressional Committee on…MORE

Santa Fe reopens five senior centers

Santa Fe reopens five senior centers

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Santa Fe County’s Community Services Department will reopen five senior centers this week as well as the lunch facility that serves thousands of seniors each month. The sites will be open on a staggered weekly schedule until they are fully staffed. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, seniors who want…MORE

Livestock theft prosecution revision

Livestock theft prosecution revision

Albuquerque, NM-(KKOB) — In a unanimous opinion, the state Supreme Court ruled today that livestock theft is to be prosecuted for each occurrence of theft rather than a separate charge for each animal allegedly stolen. In an opinion written by Justice David K. Thomson, the Court concluded that the state law prohibiting livestock larceny “does…MORE

New Mexico’s military and retirees support 52,000 jobs

New Mexico’s military and retirees support 52,000 jobs

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — New Mexico Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today that a first-of-its kind study on the economic impact of military installations and retired military veterans in New Mexico shows that the sector supports 52,268 jobs, $2.8 billion in annual labor income, and more than $14 billion in industrial…MORE

Security incident forces evacuation of jet at ABQ Sunport

Security incident forces evacuation of jet at ABQ Sunport

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A security incident on an American Airlines flight forced the evacuation of the plane at the Sunport Sunday morning. Our news partners at KOAT-TV say the Albuquerque FBI, law enforcement and fire officials were called in to handle the situation with flight 928 from Dallas. One report is from a man…MORE

Lithuanian balloon crew says ABQ is fantastic

Lithuanian balloon crew says ABQ is fantastic

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Balloon Fiesta this year has at least 21 foreign countries represented with pilots and crews of many different nationalities participating. One of these is the Lithuanian contingent, making their first appearance in ABQ. NewsRadio KKOB spoke with the members… The crew member on the left is from Lithuania, the crew member in…MORE

APD investigating homicide on West Side

APD investigating homicide on West Side

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD’s homicide unit is investigating a suspicious death discovered this morning on Albuquerque’s West Side. Albuquerque Fire Rescue called at 7:39 a.m. for officers in the Northwest Area Command to respond to a deceased individual discovered outside of the Discount Tires, located at 5701 Coors Blvd., N.W. Evidence at the scene…MORE

Romero convicted

Romero convicted

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –In August 2019, Patrick Romero got into an argument with Anthony Moya over a woman both men knew. Romero ended up shooting and killing Moya near Fourth Street and Menaul. Today a jury convicted Romero of voluntary manslaughter. Romero could face up to a nine-and-a-half year prison sentence.MORE

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