KKOB Local News

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

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

APD arrests 38 offenders in 11th anti-crime operation

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –APD completed its 11th city-wide, Anti-Crime Operation, resulting in the arrest of an additional 38 offenders. A total of 450 offenders have been arrested since the start of the operations in August. Officers also recovered 2 firearms and 4 stolen vehicles. The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted Nov. 21-27, 2020, as a joint…MORE

Archdiocese of Santa Fe cuts 20 positions

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –The Archdiocese of Santa Fe in New Mexico is cutting 20 positions and ending publication of its “People of God” magazine. Archbishop John C. Wester announced the layoffs in a letter to parishioners on Monday. “It is impossible to put into words just how much we are going to miss our friends…MORE

ABQ church fire quickly extinguished Saturday afternoon

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –At approximately 4:11 pm Saturday Albuquerque Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to an abandoned two-story, unoccupied church on Montgomery. Engine 19 was first on scene and saw light smoke coming out of the second floor window. Crews found rubbish/trash on fire on the second floor and quickly extinguished the fire. AFR crews on scene believe…MORE

NMSP investigate homicide in Rio Arriba County

Alcalde, NM – On November 26, 2020 at around 11:30 a.m. New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to the La Tiendita store on New Mexico State Road 68 near mile post 8 in Alcalde for an individual who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. State Police officers arrived to find Thomas Derick Velarde,…MORE

BCSO field deputies arrest wanted suspect in Pasadena, Ca. homicide

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –On November 26, 2020, at 2:23 AM, East Area Command deputies observed a suspicious vehicle bearing a California license plate parked at NM Highway 333 and Tijeras Avenue. Deputies attempted to contact the occupant, later identified as Adrian Robert Casey. The individual covered his face with a blanket and would not respond…MORE

State announces tiered ‘Red to Green’ COVID-19 system for NM counties

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –In an effort designed to provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities, the state of New Mexico will transition to a tiered county-by-county COVID-19 risk system on Dec. 2, enabling local communities to shed burdensome restrictions as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within…MORE

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers first ever holiday promotion

Chama, NM (KKOB) –For the first time ever, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is offering an online holiday weekend sale. Beginning on Black Friday, November 27 and running through Cyber Monday, November 30, 2020, the C&TSRR is offering a 15 percent discount on gift certificates, which can be applied toward the railroad’s 2021 regular…MORE

Two ABQ weekend fires keep AFR busy

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Around 4:15 this morning Albuquerque Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to an abandoned single story residential home in the 1400 block of Espejo Street Northeast. Flames were pouring out of the front of the structure. As crews were working on extinguishing the fire, a portion of the roof collapsed and crews had…MORE

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