KKOB Local News

New Mexicans pay top dollar for groceries

New Mexicans pay top dollar for groceries

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A study conducted by HealthAdvisor.com, a financial and health website, indicated New Mexico was in the Top 10 in the U.S. for average household dollars spent on groceries each week. The Land of Enchantment ranked sixth in the nationwide study of states with the highest weekly grocery bills. New Mexicans paid…MORE

Impersonating New Mexico State Police gets a visit from the real deal

Impersonating New Mexico State Police gets a visit from the real deal

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Aldin Hamdy, who had been posting a series of TikTok videos dressed as a New Mexico State Police officer was arrested last week by the real deal. NMSP investigators say Hamdy took the uniform from a Santa Fe dry cleaner while helping a friend who worked there. He told police he…MORE

Public Housing Agencies and PBRA owners in New Mexico received $902,725

Public Housing Agencies and PBRA owners in New Mexico received $902,725

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced over $128 million to 835 Public Housing Agencies, and Project Based Rental Assistance owners, for the 2023 Renewal and New Family Self Sufficiency Program grants. Public Housing Agencies and PBRA owners in New Mexico received $902,725. The FSS program is a…MORE

APD investigation into Medina crash

APD investigation into Medina crash

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Police Department has launched an internal investigation into the crash Chief Harold Medina was involved in early Saturday morning which sent one man to the hospital. The probe with APD’s motors unit was requested by the Chief. Medina’s truck hit a Mustang on Central near Alvarado, critically injuring the…MORE

Wehan moving on from United

Wehan moving on from United

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — 30-year-old Chris Wehan, midfielder for the New Mexico United will leave the club after five seasons. He leads the club all-time in assists and goals. Wehan reinjured one of his knees after the same injury sidelined him to only six starts in the 2023 United Soccer League season. Wehan capped 37…MORE

Supreme Court vacates convictions of man in Union County

Supreme Court vacates convictions of man in Union County

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — The state Supreme Court ruled Monday a man was wrongly retried and convicted in 2019 of child sex crimes in Union County. In a unanimous opinion, the Court concluded that a prosecutor’s conduct was so prejudicial and improper during Rudolph Amador’s first trial that constitutional double jeopardy protections precluded a second…MORE

BernCo celebrates artificial turf fields at Mesa Del Sol sports complex

BernCo celebrates artificial turf fields at Mesa Del Sol sports complex

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — BernCo celebrated the completion of four new artificial turf fields at the county’s Mesa Del Sol Regional Outdoor Sports Complex this afternoon. County, state, and local officials and politicians, as well as youth soccer players laced up their sneakers to knock some soccer balls into the newly-constructed goals for a…MORE

New Mexico climate action meeting in Tucumcari

New Mexico climate action meeting in Tucumcari

Tucumcari, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is hosting a climate action engagement meeting in Tucumcari, New Mexico on Thursday, February 22, 2024. NMED staff and collaborators New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department and Center for Civic Policy will facilitate the informational meeting on priority climate actions for New Mexico…MORE

February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month

February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month

Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) – the agency that regulates pesticides in the state – is using National Pesticide Safety Education Month to remind the public to be safe and always read the labels on pesticide products around your home. Many consumers are unaware of what defines a pesticide…MORE

Bernalillo County maintains Triple A bond ratings from top agencies

Bernalillo County maintains Triple A bond ratings from top agencies

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — Bernalillo County has kept its triple A bond rating with Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s, which are the three major rating companies in the country. A higher bond rating means the county receives lower interest rates when selling bonds to finance voter-approved projects. Moody’s also upgraded the county’s rating…MORE

North Valley gang busted

North Valley gang busted

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A more than 90 page search warrant executed on Valentine’s day in Albuquerque’s North Valley seeks to crack down on a notorious Albuquerque gang. Authorities say the gang has been around since the 1970s and is responsible for hundreds of crimes from burglary to drug trafficking to murder. The feds believe…MORE

Locker room theft at Highland High School

Locker room theft at Highland High School

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Public School’s police are investigating a theft from a locker room at Highland High School on January 26th, during a basketball tournament. The theft of $600 dollars in cash and prescription pills occuring in the visiting teams locker room, occupied by the Belen Boys Basketball Team. According to a police…MORE

Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space wants your input

Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space wants your input

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department wants to hear from you. Public input is being sought on proposed updates to the department’s facilities master plan for the North Valley Neighborhood Community Area. Discussion include future projects, including the La Ladera Park, Alameda Soccer Complex and the Second Street,…MORE

Isotopes individual game tickets are back

Isotopes individual game tickets are back

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Individual game tickets to all Albuquerque Isotopes 2024 home games go on sale this Tuesday, February 20 at 10:00 am. The Isotopes will host 75 home games at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park with Opening Night scheduled for Friday, March 29 at 6:35 pm against the El Paso…MORE

APD provides update of shooting, crash involving Chief Medina

APD provides update of shooting, crash involving Chief Medina

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD Chief Harold Medina was a witness to a shooting as he and his wife were traveling to a news conference this morning in Southeast Albuquerque. Nobody was injured in the shooting, but Chief Medina crashed into another vehicle as he took evasive action and accelerated into the intersection when shots…MORE

APD arrests three after shooting at police

APD arrests three after shooting at police

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD officers arrested three men after witnessing one of the men fire a gunshot at officers overnight in the area of Eubank Ave. and Lomas Blvd. N.E. An APD sergeant observed several gunshots being fired from the passenger side of a black sedan as it traveled southbound on Eubank at 1:31…MORE

APD officers encounter wrong way driver near 98th and Gibson

APD officers encounter wrong way driver near 98th and Gibson

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Multi-Agency Task Force is investigating an in-custody death after an adult male died after he was detained by officers. APD officers in the area of 98th Street SW and Gibson Boulevard SW encountered a wrong way driver just before 2:00pm today. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however the…MORE

Exploring Human Evolution at the Maxwell

Exploring Human Evolution at the Maxwell

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM is hosting a Family Day Event focused on Exploring Human Evolution. The event is part of Maxwell’s mission of working towards a greater understanding of human experiences in the Southwest and the world. The public is invited to learn the story of human evolution…MORE

Soaring insurance rates for some Albuquerque businesses

Soaring insurance rates for some Albuquerque businesses

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque business owners have faced big costs cleaning up after a break-in or vandalism. In addition, they are now having to shoulder the cost of increasing insurance rates. Patty Padon, the CEO of Independent Insurance Rates of New Mexico said she’s seen business insurance rates go up in Albuquerque and nationally…MORE