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ABQ FBI offers reward in Shiprock homicide

ABQ FBI offers reward in Shiprock homicide

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide of Herbert Whitehorse. On May 3, 2018, the body of Herbert Whitehorse was found in an arroyo in Shiprock, N.M., located on the…MORE

IPANM files legal appeal to Ozone Precursor Rule

IPANM files legal appeal to Ozone Precursor Rule

Roswell, NM (KKOB) — At 5 p.m. MT Friday, the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico (IPANM) filed a Notice of Appeal to legally challenge the Environmental Improvement Board’s adopted Ozone Precursor Rule. The following statement has been released by Jim Winchester, Executive Director of the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico, regarding IPANM’s filing…MORE

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

Santa Fe, NM (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions increasingly defer to tribal communities for displays of ancestral art and artifacts. In all, 60 Native American artists, museum professionals,…MORE

APD creates public portal for video and picture evidence

APD creates public portal for video and picture evidence

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Police Department has created a public portal where you can upload any videos or pictures that you believe will assist in solving the recent homicides impacting the Muslim community.  https://ALBUQUERQUEpdnm.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/abq_homicide_tips If you wish to provide additional information to assist in these investigations, you can use Crime Stoppers (505) 843-STOP…MORE

4th Muslim killed in Albuquerque over past 9 months

4th Muslim killed in Albuquerque over past 9 months

Albuquerque, NM (AP) — Police say the killing of a Muslim man on Friday night in Albuquerque may be linked to the ambush shooting deaths of three Muslim men over the past nine months in New Mexico’s biggest city. Police said Saturday that the victim in the latest killing was a Muslim from South Asia…MORE

Isotopes honor Al Hurricane

Isotopes honor Al Hurricane

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — New Mexican music legend, Al Hurricane will be honored by the Albuquerque Isotopes Friday, August 12th.The tribute game will feature a performance by his son, Al Hurricane Jr. In addition, the first 3,000 fans to through the gates will take home a special Mariachis bobblehead.MORE

Cochiti Elementary School Water System “boil water advisory”

Cochiti Elementary School Water System “boil water advisory”

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau is confirming that a “boil water advisory” is required for the Cochiti Elementary School Water System in Sandoval County. Cochiti Elementary School Water System was required to issue the advisory today. E. coli bacteria contamination was confirmed in drinking water in the water…MORE

Los Ranchos citizens concerned about development

Los Ranchos citizens concerned about development

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A new development that will be built on a 12-acre lot on the southeast corner of Osuna and 4th street, right as you enter the Village of Los Ranchos has some residents up in arms. Demolition of the existing buildings on that lot started in June. Village residents concerned about traffic…MORE

Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office DWI checkpoints

Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office DWI checkpoints

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and DWI directed patrols from now through August 31st. Deputies will be looking for people driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to reduce the number of impaired driving related crashes and fatalities on our roadways. The Sheriff’s Office strongly…MORE

NMSP track down and arrest road rage suspect 

NMSP track down and arrest road rage suspect 

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after flashing a gun during a road rage incident.  A couple and their 9-month-old grandson were traveling on Isleta Boulevard, near Bridge Blvd., in Albuquerque on July 10, 2022, when they reported an aggressive driver engaged with them in a road rage incident. During this…MORE

Explosion injures two at Smith’s on Coors

Explosion injures two at Smith’s on Coors

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Thursday at approximately 10:42am Albuquerque Fire Rescue was dispatched to 111 Coors Blvd NE at the Smiths Grocery Store for reports of an explosion. Ladder 7 arrived on scene and reported light smoke coming from the front corner of the building. As additional units arrived on scene Engine 14 made entry…MORE

APD, FBI, DA investigating potential links in murders of ABQ Muslim men

APD, FBI, DA investigating potential links in murders of ABQ Muslim men

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD homicide detectives, with assistance from FBI and the District Attorney, are investigating three recent murders of Muslim men for possible ties to the same offender. In the past week, Muhammed Afzaal Hussain, 27, and Aftab Hussein, 41, both from Pakistan and members of the same Mosque, were murdered in Southeast…MORE

BLM wild horse round-up

BLM wild horse round-up

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Bureau of Land Management has released its draft environmental assessment for a proposed wild horse gather in northern New Mexico and is seeking public input. The BLM estimates the wild horse population of the Border Atravesado Herd Management Area to be approximately 230 animals as of August 4th, which exceeds…MORE

Cannabis sales hot in July

Cannabis sales hot in July

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — July cannabis sales set a new record for monthly total sales, in the state of New Mexico topping every previous month including when legal adult sales began in April.Last month, licensed retailers around the state reported more than $40 million in cannabis sales. Adult-use sales alone topped $23 million in the…MORE

Burn Pit Bill

Burn Pit Bill

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Currently, the majority of disability claims related to burn pit exposure are denied by VA due to a veteran’s inability to prove a medical condition is linked to burn pits.That changed Tuesday. A bill that would expand health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic “burn pits” during their…MORE

FBI offers reward for Bling Ring Bandit 

FBI offers reward for Bling Ring Bandit 

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the Bling Ring Bandit who is responsible for a bank robbery on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. At approximately 5:07 p.m., an unknown male walked up to First Convenience Bank, located inside the Walmart Supercenter, 3500 Coors Blvd SW.…MORE

Gas prices continue falling 

Gas prices continue falling 

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $3.91 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 16 cents less when compared to this day last week and 81 cents more per gallon than on this day last year. Of…MORE

Dry river hurts Rio Grande Silvery Minnow

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — For the first time in four decades, America’s fifth-longest river went dry in Albuquerque last week. Despite summer storms making the river wet again, experts warn the drying this far north is a sign of an increasingly fragile water supply. Current conservation measures may not be enough to save the endangered…MORE

Santa Fe defines junk vehicle

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Santa Fe is making sure the definition of “junk” is clear. The city amending its junk vehicle ordinance. Specifically, the definition of a junk vehicle has been revised to now include any motor vehicle, excluding special interest vehicles, that have been inoperable, wrecked, dismantled, or abandoned for 90 days or more. The…MORE