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Cat tests positive for rabies in De Baca County

Cat tests positive for rabies in De Baca County

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Health is urging pet and livestock owners in De Baca County and surrounding areas to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a cat tested positive for rabies this week. This is the first cat that has tested positive for rabies in De Baca County based…MORE

Operation Holiday Cheer commences

Operation Holiday Cheer commences

T or C, N.M. (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the NMDOH are kicking off Operation Holiday Cheer 2022. Launched three years ago, the operation urges New Mexicans to send Christmas holiday season cards to bring cheer to residents and staff of the state veterans homes in Truth or Consequences and Fort Bayard.…MORE

AAA Weekend Gas Watch

AAA Weekend Gas Watch

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $3.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is ten cents less when compared to this day last week and nine cents less per gallon than on this day last year. Of…MORE

New Mexico’s Top Tacos

New Mexico’s Top Tacos

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Carne asada, el pastor, barbacoa. Not to mention burritos, gorditas, tortas, quesadillas, menudo and mariscos. All those, and more, can be found at “El Paisa ” restaurant in Albuqueruqe, which has been ranked No. 97 on the list of “Yelp’s Top 100 Tacos Spots in America.” The “City Different” making the…MORE

Fire at residence on Virginia St. NE

Fire at residence on Virginia St. NE

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Today at approximately 9:26am Albuquerque Fire Rescue was dispatched to Virginia St NE for reports of a residential structure fire. Rescue 5 arrived on scene and reported a working fire in a small single story casita with smoke coming from the residence. Engine and Rescue 5 performed simultaneous search and fire…MORE

Santa Fe has epidemic of catalytic converter thefts

Santa Fe has epidemic of catalytic converter thefts

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) While police reports of 185 stolen catalytic converters across the city of Santa Fe between Jan. 1st and Nov. 19th, may sound high, local auto shop owners say the actual number of thefts is much higher, because many go unreported. The Santa Fe New Mexican interviewed Glenn Jaramillo, of “Glenn’s Garage”, who…MORE

No jail time for Melo-Fernandez

No jail time for Melo-Fernandez

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Earlier this year, Marco Melo-Fernandez pleaded no contest to knowingly leaving the scene in 2017, where there was great bodily harm or death. The incident involving Melo Fernandez crashing into a car on I-25, near San Antonio that was carrying Annamarie Garcia, killing her. He then fled the scene. Melo-Fernandez has…MORE

Law Enforcement Academy Board to meet

Law Enforcement Academy Board to meet

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board (LEAB) will hold a virtual meeting at 9 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2022. The LEAB will host public comments, review law enforcement officer and public safety telecommunicator certification, set meeting dates for 2023, approve the appointment of a hearing officer, and will consider…MORE

NM House Republicans elect leaders

NM House Republicans elect leaders

NM House Republicans elect leaders Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — House Republicans met in Albuquerque after the election to caucus and elected their leadership. House Republicans selected Rep. Ryan Lane (Aztec) for Minority Leader, Rep. Jason Harper (Rio Rancho) for Minority Whip, and Rep. Gail Armstrong (Magdalena) for Minority Caucus Chair. House Republican Leader Jim…MORE

DVS Pueblo & Tribal Liaison Beverly Charley honored

DVS Pueblo & Tribal Liaison Beverly Charley honored

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Pueblo & Tribal Liaison Beverly Charley has been recognized by New Mexico Magazine as one of eleven recipients of its 2022 New Mexico True Heroes Award. The announcement was made by New Mexico Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary Jen Schroer in a videotaped message…MORE

Missing Santa Fe rape kit

Missing Santa Fe rape kit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — In 2018, 32-year-old Enrique Palomino-Loya was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal rape of a family member. Santa Fe Police Detective Paul Ytuarte collected the evidence of the 4-year-old victim and took the rape kit to a sexual nurse examiner. Later Ytuarte says he was contacted by someone investigating the “now”…MORE

Mario Munoz arrested

Mario Munoz arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A New Mexico State Police execution of a search warrant on 34 year old Mario Munoz’s car finding 1,100 Fentanyl pills, 20 Suboxone strips, and $1,964.00 in cash, all belonging to Munoz. A Nov. 23rd stop in Santa Fe County by authorities for reckless driving had the driver of the vehicle,…MORE

APS Supper Meal Program

APS Supper Meal Program

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Public Schools reminds families about its Supper Meal program. The annual event provides kids with warm meals to enjoy during winter break. The meals are automatically provided to all registered CABQ community center program participants. If your child is not registered in a community center program but you’d like to…MORE

NM AG goes after tobacco companies, again

NM AG goes after tobacco companies, again

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that he is filing a lawsuit against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and other tobacco companies for, among other claims, breach of contract, defrauding New Mexico taxpayers, and conspiracy. The complaint, filed in the First Judicial District Court, alleges that the…MORE

NMT cybersecurity expert appointed to federal, state panels

NMT cybersecurity expert appointed to federal, state panels

Socorro, NM (KKOB) — Sharing her expertise to better prepare state and local governments for cyberattacks, New Mexico Tech’s Dr. Lorie Liebrock recently was named to two key committees at the state and federal level. Dr. Liebrock is a computer science and engineering professor and director of the New Mexico Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NMCCoE).…MORE

NMSP checkpoints and saturation patrols in December

NMSP checkpoints and saturation patrols in December

Statewide, NM (KKOB) — State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols; and registration, insurance, and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of December 2022. We are bringing awareness to these events to reduce impaired driving-related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to…MORE

Murder-Suicide involving Los Ranchos Judge

Murder-Suicide involving Los Ranchos Judge

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A Los Ranchos judge has died in what police are calling a murder suicide Friday afternoon. BCSO deputies say 63-year-old Eric Pinkerton killed his wife 65-year-old Diane Albert, along with their pets before turning the gun on himself in their home near Steel Bender Brewing. The murder occured on the International…MORE

APS “Engineering the Future”

APS “Engineering the Future”

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Public Schools is touting their “Engineering the Future” program. The program is a free K-12 magnet program at Mission Elementary School, Garfield Middle School, and Valley High School. Serving as a partnership with UNM, the Air Force Research Lab, Sandia National Laboratory, and NMSU, the program helps to give students…MORE

Women’s Memorial Park Plaza

Women’s Memorial Park Plaza

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — City officials and Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department unveiled a newly constructed plaza and shade structure Friday at the Women’s Memorial Park on Albuquerque’s West Mesa. The unveiling took place during the International Day for Elimination of Violence Toward Women. The park’s located at the site where the remains of eleven…MORE

Bernalillo County is film friendly

Bernalillo County is film friendly

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Bernalillo County commissioners have approved a resolution declaring the unincorporated areas of the county, outside the city limits, as film-friendly, in support of a sustainable local economy and to stimulate job creation and retention. In 2021, Bernalillo County received $214 million in direct-spend money for in-county purchases from the film industry.…MORE