Our Sources: KOB-TV



Middle ground still not reached on proposed changes to science standards

Kassandra Nelson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Following public outcry and feedback on proposed changes to New Mexico’s science standards for schools, the secretary-designate of the Public Education Department has now changed those standards in an attempt at compromise.

`It was quite terrible`: NM vets describe conditions in Puerto Rico

Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Last month, U.S. Army veterans Blake Azuela and Nicholas Meier discussed their plans to deliver lifesaving supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Eunice schools bookkeeper arrested for embezzlement

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 17, 2017
EUNICE, N.M. -- A former Eunice Public Schools bookkeeper faces fraud charges after New Mexico State Police arrested her on Friday.

Gun enthusiast on mission to willingly give up semi-automatic rifle

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 11, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. - Almost instantly, the gun control debate became part of nearly every conversation after the Las Vegas massacre, the country`s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. The shooting impacted one Rio Rancho man.

Virgin Galactic founder says spaceflights could be months away

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For more than a decade, Virgin Galactic has worked to launch commercial spaceflights from southern New Mexico`s Spaceport America. Could they now be just months away from their goal?

Roswell City Council mulls over city workers` ability to carry guns

KOB Web Staff
Roswell, Oct 09, 2017
ROSWELL, N.M. – This week, a city council in southeast New Mexico could decide to let public employees carry guns.

Authorities investigate explosion in Farmington

Meg Hilling, KOBF-TV
Farmington, Oct 09, 2017
FARMINGTON, N.M. -- There are still many questions surrounding an explosion in the Four Corners near a family practitioner’s office early Tuesday morning.

Amtrak train engine derails near Watrous

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The lead engine of an Amtrak train derailed roughly five miles east of Watrous in northern New Mexico Thursday night, according to officials in Mora County.

Security tightens for this year`s Balloon Fiesta

Colton Shone, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After the devastation in Las Vegas, many are wondering about the security at the Balloon Fiesta. Officials say don`t worry: It will be the safest place to be in New Mexico.

Several New Mexicans among survivors in Las Vegas

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 03, 2017
KOB has heard from New Mexicans who were at that concert Sunday night when a gunman fired upon a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, and managed to escape. Here are some of their stories:

Authorities warn of sick raccoons in the Four Corners

Meg Hilling, KOBF
Farmington, Sep 29, 2017
FARMINGTON, N.M. -- Many people have come across a raccoon once or twice. While they may seem adorable, authorities are asking the community in Farmington to stay clear of these creatures.

Rain causes new `volcano` to erupt in west Albuquerque

Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Watch closely and you`ll see what looks like red lava flowing down the side of a manmade volcano, located in an arroyo near 98th Street and I-40 on Albuquerque`s west side.

Rising New Mexico crime rates propelled by Albuquerque

Robert Towne, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 27, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The FBI released its latest set of crime statistics, revealing crime is up in New Mexico. The numbers show it`s mostly due to problems in Albuquerque, the state`s largest city. Violent crime in Albuquerque is up 15.5 percent from last year while property crime is up 13.3 percent.

Child abuse, neglect strain New Mexico protection program

Associated Press and KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Sep 26, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State analysts say New Mexico`s child protection system is straining to keep pace with an increase in abuse and neglect cases, despite more public spending.

Clovis coach arrested, accused of sending nude photos to student

Stefan Dill, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 22, 2017
CLOVIS, NM -- State police say they have arrested a Clovis Christian School assistant track coach for allegedly sending nude photos to a student.

Silver Alert issued for missing Gallup woman

KOB Web Staff
ALBUQUERQUE, Sep 21, 2017
GALLUP, N.M. – New Mexico State Police have issued a Silver Alert to help the Gallup Police Department locate a missing woman.

School board member denies role in embezzlement case

The Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
ALBUQUERQUE, Sep 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A member of the Albuquerque Public Schools education board is denying she had any role in the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a troubled charter school she helped establish.

Bob Martin: A passionate newsman remembered

Justin Kreitz, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico lost a legendary newsman Saturday night, after KRQE helicopter pilot and reporter Bob Martin was killed when the station’s chopper went down between Carrizozo and Corona.

CYFD brings on former clients to help teens

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- If you`ve never lived in a foster home or spent time in a juvenile detention center, it`s hard to understand what life is like for kids who do. That`s why the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department is now hiring interns who`ve had those experiences.

Prior to political life, Domenici gave baseball a try

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- While Sen. Pete Domenici led an impressive life in politics, his career began with baseball.

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak in Albuquerque

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart will be the keynote speaker at the Women of Light conference in Albuquerque Saturday.

Meeting to discuss Torrance County prison deemed illegal

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 12, 2017
ESTANCIA, N.M. -- There is desperation in one New Mexico community. If a private prison closes there, one town could lose nearly 200 jobs.

Amber Alert for missing ABQ mother, children cancelled after she turns herself in to LA police

David Lynch, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three missing New Mexico children whose disappearance sparked an Amber Alert early Sunday morning are safe after their mother turned herself in to California police Sunday night, along with the children, according to our NBC affiliates in Los Angeles.

Four religious sect members plead not guilty in child abuse case

Morgan Aguilar, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Three weeks after Cibola County sheriff`s deputies raided a compound belonging to a paramilitary Christian sect in western New Mexico, four of its members pleaded not guilty before a district court judge.

Pacific Northwest fires causing smoky haze in New Mexico skies

Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 07, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Gorgeous vistas have recently transformed into a smoky scenery. It`s not just in Albuquerque but almost everywhere in the state.

Sheriff puts justice system on blast following Farmington shooting

Meg Hilling, KOBF
Farmington, Sep 01, 2017
FARMINGTON, N.M. – Following an officer-involved shooting Sunday in Farmington that sent a New Mexico State officer to the hospital after being shot by a repeat violent offender, the San Juan County Sheriff is saying it all happened because of a state constitutional amendment.

Police discover suicide notes, access to guns in suspected shooter`s home

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 31, 2017
CLOVIS, N.M. -- New details are emerging about the teen accused of shooting six people, killing two of them, at the Clovis-Carver Public Library Monday.

Pastor, family: Suspected Clovis shooter was overcoming drug addiction, abusive background

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2017
CLOVIS, NM -- "They were so-called `dating,`" said Clovis pastor David Stevens. The Living Word Church of God pastor told KOB on Tuesday that the juvenile accused in Monday`s library shooting -- 16-year-old Nathaniel Jouett -- had been attending the church and dating his daughter. Stevens suggested Jouett`s recent happiness was a newfound reprieve from a difficult, and at times even abusive, childhood.

Man in Clovis library distracts shooter

Stefen Dill, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2017
CLOVIS, N.M. -- Lupe Aguirre, who was at the Clovis library at the time a gunman entered and shot six people, describes how he diverted the shooter`s attention away from a woman and her daughter seeking refuge under a computer.

Prices at the gas pump may rise due to Harvey

Colton Shone, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The people of Texas will likely be feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey for weeks, if not months. But oil and gas experts predict the whole country will soon feel it in their wallets.

State police officer shot in Farmington, suspect dead; 2 others arrested

David Lynch and Meg Hilling, KOBF
Farmington, Aug 28, 2017
FARMINGTON, N.M. – A state police officer was injured and a suspect shot dead following a traffic stop that turned deadly Sunday morning near Main and Largo in Farmington. Two others were arrested.

Silver Alert issued for missing Peralta, N.M. man

Stefan Dill, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 23, 2017
PERALTA, N.M. -The Bosque Farms Police Department is asking for help in finding a missing senior from Peralta.

Lovelace, New Mexico settle for $2M

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Aug 21, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A secret case involving a major health provider in New Mexico has been settled outside the court room.

Game and Fish, Rio Rancho PD suspend bear search

Stefan Dill, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 18, 2017
Rio Rancho Police Department said they have suspended the search for a bear reported seen in the Treasure Court area of Rio Rancho.

Early childhood programs net mixed results in New Mexico

Stefan Dill and The Associated Press
Santa Fe, Aug 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Legislative analysts say the results are mixed when it comes to the effectiveness of New Mexico`s programs for young children.

Family searching for missing Four Corners man

Devin Neeley, KOBF-TV
Farmington, Aug 11, 2017
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. -- A Four Corners man has been missing since mid-June. This week, his brothers have traveled cross-country to try and help find him. One brother flew in from Buffalo, New York, the other from Durham, North Carolina.

Corrales residents to fight plans for marijuana farm

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 07, 2017
CORRALES, N.M. – For six generations, Steve Gutierrez and his family have lived in Corrales. But the town’s residents are now seeing a big change, one some of them don’t agree with.

High winds cause damage in Portales

Leonard Tapis, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Portales, Aug 07, 2017
PORTALES, N.M. -- Downed power lines, flooded roads, uprooted trees and tons of property and vehicle damage. That is what residents in Portales woke up to Friday morning after an intense storm ripped through Roosevelt County.

State pen inmates identifed in attack on two prison guards

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 04, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Two prison officers sustained serious injuries when two inmates stabbed them Thursday morning at the state penitentiary in Santa Fe, a spokesperson confirmed to KOB.

Vandals cause $5,000 worth of damage at Clovis school

Leonard Tapia, KOB 4
Albuquerque, Aug 03, 2017
CLOVIS, N.M. -- Staff at Los Ninos Intervention Center look over more than 100 students every year. But the school and police are looking for three children in particular in the Clovis area the school after they were caught on camera vandalizing the school`s property.

Judge accused of planting listening devices in courthouse

Devin Neeley, KOBF-TV
Farmington, Jul 31, 2017
FARMINGTON, N.M. — A San Juan County judge already involved in a civil suit is now facing 13 criminal charges after an investigation by the New Mexico Attorney General’s office.

Water troubles in Artesia may not be over after E. coli find

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jul 28, 2017
ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) - Water problems may continue in a southeastern New Mexico community despite the lifting of a boil-water alert in the wake of the discovery of E. coli.

Colorado Treasure Hunts hiding cash for others to find

Devin Neeley, KOBF-TV
Farmington, Jul 28, 2017
MANCOS, Colo. — X marks the spot. But instead of a map, clues and photos are all you have to go on. And in this case, you are probably going to enjoy the hunt as much as you might enjoy the treasure.

State police recapture fugitive mistakenly released from jail

J.R. Oppenheim and Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 27, 2017
New Mexico State Police confirmed an inmate mistakenly released from the Sandoval County Detention Center Wednesday has been recaptured in northwest Albuquerque.

Arrested for son`s 2012 murder, Mark Redwine faces judge in Washington

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 25, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- What`s next for the man accused of killing his 13-year-old son? It`s been almost five years since Dylan Redwine went missing from his home in Vallecito, Colorado. For years, his father Mark Redwine was a person of interest. He was arrested this weekend.

Artesia flushes water lines after finding E. coli

Leonard Tapia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 24, 2017
ARTESIA, N.M. -- There`s nothing quite like enjoying a cold glass of water on a hot summer day. But if you live in Artesia, chances are you`ve been enjoying a cold bottle of water lately instead.

UNM`s Kerr named MW Male Athlete of the Year

Lee Faria, KOB 4 Sports
Albuquerque, Jul 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico’s Josh Kerr has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Male Athlete of the Year, after winning the national championship in the indoor 1-mile run and outdoor 1,500-meter run.

Albuquerque gym owner competes on `American Ninja Warrior`

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- On Monday night, the television show "American Ninja Warrior" pits a new group of competitors against a fresh round of obstacles. An Albuquerque gym owner says he competed on Monday night`s games.

Bear breaks into La Plata County jail

Devin Neeley, KOBF Eyewitness News
Farmington, Jul 14, 2017
DURANGO, Colo. -- The La Plata County jail experienced a first this week -- a successful break-in. The offender is still on the run, described to have brown fur, four paws and weighing more than 250 pounds.

New Mexico considers rules for dark-money groups in politics

Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jul 13, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico election regulators are taking the pulse of public opinion on rules that would to force nonprofit advocacy organizations that attempt to influence voting to report more information about financial backers.

Man caught using air compressor to beat interlock device, police say

Brittany Costello, KOB News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 12, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It`s scary enough to be on the road with impaired drivers. It`s even scarier to find out those already convicted are finding ways to drive even though they`re not supposed to be.

Workers trapped in Placitas gravel pit rescued

Danielle Todesco and KOB.com web staff
Albuquerque, Jun 30, 2017
PLACITAS, N.M. -- Four workers trapped in a gravel pit near Placitas overnight have been rescued and are at the hospital Friday morning.

New Mexico Wine launches new Viva Vino campaign

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico Wine and Grape Growers Association announced a name change for the organization as well as a new marketing campaign to celebrate New Mexico wine.

Wildfires burning in New Mexico, several western states

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Crews started fighting a new fire near Taos Tuesday evening. The Taos News sports department provided video of the fire. They say the fire is burning east of town along Witt Road. County, town, and volunteer firefighters have responded.

State sees boom from oil, gas industry

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The oil and gas industry seems to be ramping up in New Mexico, giving the state a financial boost.

Eye on New Mexico: New Mexico`s alien history

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 26, 2017
In the summer of 1947, ranchers from Corona, New Mexico -- about an hour away from Roswell -- found strange debris near the city. First, military officials called it a flying saucer.

Fenn: I don`t plan to call off treasure hunt

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 26, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. – Amid urges to call off the search for his apparent hidden treasure after a second man died looking for it, Santa Fe author Forrest Fenn says he has no plans to do so.

Report calls safety at LANL into question

Chris Ramirez, KOB 4
Santa Fe, Jun 23, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Major concerns have arisen about safety at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The concern isn`t just for the employees, but for everyone living near the lab.

State Police: Six dead, including infant, in I-10 crash near Lordsburg

Stefan Dill, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Jun 20, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico State Police say six people have died, including a nine month old child, in the 25-car accident on I-10 westbound near Lordsburg on Monday.

Crews continue to battle Encino Fire in Rio Rancho

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 19, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- Sandoval County Fire Department officials said most of the activity for the Encino Fire on the Westside of Rio Rancho has died down Sunday night and fire crews will make an aggressive fire suppression approach Monday morning.

NMSP rescue 14 hostages at pistachio farm near Alamogordo

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 19, 2017
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – New Mexico State Police officials rescued 14 hostages in an incident that was the result of an earlier shooting and pursuit in southeast New Mexico.

More firefighters called to battle 700 acre-Cajete Fire

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 16, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Hundreds more firefighters will attack the Cajete fire Friday that is burning in the Jemez Ranger District on both sides of NM Highway 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera.

Roundhouse security does not include metal detectors, screenings

Danielle Todesco, KOB 4
Albuquerque, Jun 15, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. -- After a man attacked Republican lawmakers during a congressional baseball practice outside Washington, it sparked KOB to take a look at security for lawmakers here in New Mexico.

Pearce gives account of shooting

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 14, 2017
Rep. Steve Pearce was at the scene of Wednesday`s shooting at a congressional baseball practice but was unharmed.

Carlsbad HS pitcher drafted by the Miami Marlins

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 13, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Carlsbad High School pitcher Trevor Rogers is heading to the pros after being drafted by the Miami Marlins in the MLB Draft on Monday evening. Rogers was selected in the First Round, with the 13th overall pick.

Border Patrol agent assaulted in Deming

David Lynch, KOB-TV 4
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they are helping to investigate an assault against a Border Patrol agent assigned to Deming.

Study: UNM ranks high in nation for educational value

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new study by The Wall Street Journal measuring how schools helped students improve puts New Mexico`s largest college near the top of a positive list.

Former Lobo killed in Houston crash

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
HOUSTON -- A former running back for the University of New Mexico football team died in a head-on crash in Houston over the weekend, according to NBC affiliate KPRC.

Steve Soliz hired as new KOB anchor

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 08, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With Tom Joles retiring on Wednesday, many have wondered who will replace him. That will be Steve Soliz. He has worked as the weekend anchor at KRGV in Harlingen, Texas. Here`s more about Steve Soliz in his own words:

UNM names acting athletic director

David Lynch, KOB-TV 4
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico on Monday announced its temporary replacement for outgoing Athletics Director Paul Krebs, and the choice represents a first for UNM.

New Mexico veterans depart on Honor Flight

Morgan Aguilar, KOB News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Nearly two dozen New Mexico veterans of World War II and the Korean War are on their way to the nation`s capital.

Legislature returns in special session Tuesday

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, May 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After a holiday weekend, it`s back to work for state lawmakers. New Mexico already has a budget plan, but more could still happen when the special session reconvenes in Santa Fe on Tuesday.

New Mexico commemorates Memorial Day

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, May 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- On Memorial Day Monday, people everywhere remembered the men and women who protected America`s freedoms with their own lives. All over the state, New Mexicans paid tribute to this nation`s true heroes.

Judge declares mistrial in Tai Chan case

Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, May 23, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- For the second time, a jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a former Santa Fe County deputy, leading the judge to declare a mistrial.

Study finds Spanish fading in Hispanic homes

NBC News Channel
Albuquerque, May 18, 2017
(KGNS) A recent Pew study finds 68 percent of Hispanic kids are growing up in homes where they only speak English. That`s up from up almost 60 percent back in 2000.

Radio hosts join fight against lunch shaming

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, May 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- From wearing wristbands or hand stamps to doing extra chores, students nationwide have experienced what it`s like to not be able to pay for lunch. It`s called lunch shaming.

Former Espanola coach reaches settlement with PED

Morgan Aguilar and The Santa Fe New Mexican
Albuquerque, May 09, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. Former Espanola Valley High School boys basketball coach Richard Martinez has reached a settlement with the state Public Education Department.

New 100-mile trail passes through southeast New Mexico

Leonard Tapia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, May 09, 2017
CARLSBAD, N.M. -- From the highest point in Texas to the depths of the Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Ridge Trail is the newest addition to New Mexico’s greater outdoors.

1,800 acres of Gila National Forest burned

Kenneth Mahan, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, May 08, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Crews in southwest New Mexico are battling a fire that’s burning in the Gila National Forest.

UNM Athletics, Dreamstyle Remodeling announce new naming rights agreement

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, May 03, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In a press conference Wednesday, The University of New Mexico Athletic Department announced the details of the naming rights agreement with new sponsor Dreamstyle Remodeling, Inc.

Former media executive jumps in New Mexico governor`s race

Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, May 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former CBS and Univision executive says he will seek the Democratic nomination for New Mexico governor.

New management takes over New Mexico-based national lab

Colton Shone with The Associated Press
Albuquerque, May 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The head of a new management team in charge of New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories says the mission of the sprawling weapons and research facility will continue to be national security along with the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

New Mexico Highlands University hikes tuition

Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Santa Fe, May 01, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A rural state university in New Mexico has approved a tuition hike as student costs rise within one of the nation`s most affordable public higher education systems in response to the state`s budget crisis.

Winter storm warning for northeast New Mexico

Steve Stucker, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 28, 2017
A late season freeze is expected across parts of New Mexico and a winter storm warning is in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday.

Attorney general: Big corporations hurting small ranches, farms

Leonard Tapia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 27, 2017
ROSWELL, N.M. -- The state attorney general`s office says big meat packing corporations are taking a bite out of the profits of New Mexico ranchers and farmers. This has caused real beef with some larger corporations.

Judge sides with New Mexico in dispute over gaming compact

Joseph Lynch
Santa Fe, Apr 25, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Could a two-year standoff between the Pueblo of Pojoaque and the governor’s office be over? The dispute has to do with how much the pueblo would have to give to the state from casino revenues. The pueblo tried to argue that number should be nothing at all.

Fire reported southwest of Grants

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 24, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- An approximately 50-acre fire has broken out in an area southwest of Grants and is threatening two residences, according to the National Parks Service.

State budget shortfall jeopardizes federal Medicaid match funds

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A state Medicaid budget shortfall is putting approximately one-third of New Mexicans’ health on the line. Some who are dependent on the government subsidized health insurance say tightening the state health budget is the wrong remedy for the Land of Enchantment.

San Juan County coal mine`s future in doubt

Devin Neeley, KOBF Eyewitness News
Farmington, Apr 18, 2017
FARMINGTON, N.M. — The future of a coal mine in San Juan County is in the balance as the federal government takes feedback from citizens.

ART construction finds old ABQ trolley system

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 17, 2017
Many business owners and drivers will agree, ART construction has been a little frustrating. But as workers dug up Central Avenue last week, they stumbled upon something historic – the pieces from Albuquerque`s original trolley system that shut down in 1927.

Work begins for BioPark`s otter exhibit

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Early next year, two river otters will have a new exhibit at the Albuquerque BioPark Aquarium to call home.

Task force launched to review juvenile justice system in New Mexico

Stefan Dill and The Associated Press
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico`s juvenile justice system is going under the microscope as part of a comprehensive review to be carried out by a special task force of judges, prosecutors, lawmakers and others.

Legislature to sue governor over budget

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 13, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The battle between New Mexico`s governor and the state legislature over the budget got more heated Thursday when a group of lawmakers announced they intend to file a lawsuit against Susana Martinez.

NMSU`s Paul Weir hired to coach Lobo basketball team

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Last spring, Paul Weir went from assistant to his first-ever head coaching position at New Mexico State University. Now he will replace another first-time head coach recently ousted from the University of New Mexico.

Cold case arrest has eerie similarities to other unsolved murders

Matt Howerton, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 11, 2017
Action 7 News has learned that a brutal home invasion slaying in 1996 is eerily like three to four other unsolved killings in the 1990’s, per the FBI. Police made an arrest in the home invasion slaying in 2016. Richard Brodbeck, the victim, was found dead over 20 years ago by friends who were delivering a birthday present.

UNM studies effectiveness of Indigenous Language Immersion schools

Colton Shone, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 07, 2017
SHIPROCK, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico is taking part in a study that looks into how Indigenous Language Immersion schools can lead to better outcomes for Native American students.

NM student government pledges support to undocumented students

Colton Shone, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Students at the University of New Mexico say they are choosing to stand in solidarity with undocumented students.

Video of Deming police taking man down goes viral

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Apr 05, 2017
DEMING, N.M. -- A viral video shows a swarm of police officers in New Mexico taking down a man apparently trying to pay a fine in quarters. It`s been seen 300,000 times on Facebook and drawn a lot of comments, accusing police of going too far.

Crowded Civic Plaza brings awareness to sexual assault

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 03, 2017
About 25 organizations came together at Civic Plaza Sunday afternoon to bring awareness to sexual assault. Organizers say it`ll require a cultural change to truly make a difference.

Airline pilot dies on flight to Albuquerque

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 30, 2017
An American Airlines pilot died during a flight bound for Albuquerque Wednesday, an airline spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.

Roswell murder suspect extradited from Mexico

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Roswell man suspected of murdering his wife and four daughters last June has been extradited from Mexico, the U.S. Marshals Service and the New Mexico attorney general announced Wednesday.

Lodger`s tax bills await governor`s signature

Brittany Costello, KOB 4
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2017
There are two bills on Gov. Susana Martinez`s desk that would allow local governments to cash in on things like Airbnb. It would allow local governments to collect a lodger`s tax on short-term vacation rentals.

Dave Chappelle addresses Santa Fe banana peel incident in new special

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Mar 24, 2017
It is a new chapter to a story had many New Mexicans fired up nearly two years ago, especially those in Santa Fe. A man named Christian Englander threw a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during his performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Chappelle`s new special just dropped on Netflix, and he had something to say about it.

Utility seeks approval for wind farms in New Mexico, Texas

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 22, 2017
Customers in eastern New Mexico could see a lower electric bill as an energy company plans to build a wind farm near Portales, an official on the Public Regulation Commission said.

Legislature declares six bills as law, even though governor vetoed them

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Mar 17, 2017
The New Mexico Legislative Council declared Thursday night that six bills will be enacted into law, even though Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed them. The revelation comes after KOB pointed out language to legislators in the NM State Constitution that states the governor is required to return vetoes with "his/her objections." Eight of the governor`s vetoes have not included any explanation as to why she disagreed with the bills.

Bacteria, metals found in Animas Valley water wells

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Mar 17, 2017
DURANGO, Colo. -- After the Gold King Mine Spill, many have raised questions about the quality of the drinking water. One group is now getting a look at test results from water wells in the Animas Valley.

New dam offers safer conditions for those on the water

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Mar 16, 2017
FARMINGTON — Before, boaters had to take their boat out of the river at Penny Lane and then put back in below the low head dam. But today, travel down the Animas River is unimpeded, maybe even more fun.

Cannon AFB: Three confirmed dead after plane crashes during training flight

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 15, 2017
Cannon Air Force Base officials have confirmed three Airmen were killed in a crash during a training flight Tuesday evening.

Criminal charges could come over Four Corners water problems

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Mar 14, 2017
EAST OF BLOOMFIELD -- A major water crisis plaguing a Four Corners community is now leading to possible criminal charges.

Navajo police officer has died as result of morning shooting

Kenneth Mahan, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Mar 13, 2017
A 27-year-old officer from the Navajo Nation has died from a shooting injury to his head. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says Officer Houston James Largo was shot in the head while responding to a domestic violence call late Saturday night.

New Mexicans concerned about the new American Health Care Act

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 08, 2017
George Ridgeway is a 62-year-old handyman who repairs, remodels and builds for a living, but over the years he`s had to deal with his fair share of health problems.

Espanola Superintendent placed on leave

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 07, 2017
The Board of Education in Espanola has placed Superintendent Eric Martinez on leave. The decision comes amidst a state investigation into financial corruption and pay-to-play allegations at the district.

Round House committee gets heated with discussion about abortion

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 06, 2017
Experts and representatives spoke to a committee in the Round House about an abortion bill on Sunday.

Department of Health: Flu cases widespread across New Mexico

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Mar 03, 2017
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports widespread flu activity across New Mexico and expects heightened activity for weeks to come.

Battle heats up between New Mexico, Colorado over chile license plate

Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 02, 2017
A Colorado House representative from Pueblo is turning up the heat on a race to be the first state to create a chile themed license plate. New Mexico lawmakers are also considering one.

Daylight saving time bill advances to Senate floor

Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Mar 01, 2017
A plan for New Mexico to "spring forward" one last time continues to move forward after a bill to keep the state on daylight saving time made its way through the Senate committee process.

Border Patrol: Technology, personnel needed more than fortified wall

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2017
Knowing what exists and what the current infrastructure looks like, KOB 4 Investigates met with a spokesperson for the U.S. Border Patrol in the El Paso Sector. That sector includes all of New Mexico’s border and two Texas counties.

Sandia Labs hosts STEM day

Colton Shone, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2017
Sandia National Labs is trying to get kids interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields earlier.

Committee kills pay day loans bill; other legislation advances

KOB.com Web Staff
Santa Fe, Feb 28, 2017
There will be no new protection for people sucked into sky-high interest rates, from short term loans. A Senate bill to cap rates of those so-called predatory loans at 36 percent died in committee.

APS avoids layoffs

KOB.com Web Staff and The Associated Press
Santa Fe, Feb 23, 2017
Albuquerque Public Schools finds a way to avoid layoffs or furloughs -- despite a massive $12.5 million state budget cut.

Heinrich to hold roundtable discussion on health care

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Feb 20, 2017
A roundtable discussion will be held Monday to hear how New Mexicans are impacted by the affordable care act. Sen. Martin Heinrich is hosting the event at Project Echo in Albuquerque.

FBI seeking suspect in three-state bank robbery spree

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 10, 2017
FBI agents say they need the public`s help to find a suspect involved in bank robberies in three states, including New Mexico.

Bloomfield considering petition to Supreme Court in Ten Commandments fight

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Feb 10, 2017
BLOOMFIELD — A persistent fight over a granite monument on Bloomfield City Hall’s lawn could be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court soon.

Plot to kill Eddy County law enforcement officers thwarted

Leonard Tapia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2017
CARLSBAD -- It was a shocking discovery to authorities – a plan to kill police and their families. Authorities said the scheme was uncovered during a joint investigation conducted by the Carlsbad Police Department, the Eddy County Sheriff`s Office and the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force. One of the persons of interest during the probe tipped off the officers about a murder plot.

Study: Several NM roadways in bad shape, getting worse

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 08, 2017
A national transportation research group just released a lengthy report analyzing the condition of New Mexico`s roadways, highway safety, congestion and cost breakdowns for it all.

NM sanctuary city families watch for what happens next

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 06, 2017
Some immigrant families in New Mexico are watching to see what will happen now that President Donald Trump has denounced "sanctuary cities," promising to strip them of federal grant money.

Udall addresses Trump`s travel ban, health care

Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Feb 06, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Sen. Tom Udall says President Donald Trump`s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries is "illegal and unconstitutional" and vowed to fight it with other Democratic senators.

Portable planetarium stolen

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Feb 03, 2017
The Albuquerque Astronomical Society says one of its prized possessions is missing. One of the members reported that their new $25 000 portable planetarium was stolen.

Expansion to Baby Brianna’s Law clears first legislative committee

Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Feb 02, 2017
Lawmakers at the Roundhouse are looking to expand the penalties for child abuse resulting in death in New Mexico. The state has seen many horrific cases involving children, even in the past year.

Air Force base: 1 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico training

Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Alamogordo, Feb 01, 2017
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Officials at Holloman Air Force Base say one person was killed and another injured in a training accident on a military range in southern New Mexico.

Jewish Community Center re-opened after bomb threat

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jan 31, 2017
Albuquerque Police say the Jewish Community Center on Wyoming Boulevard near Spain Road was evacuated Tuesday morning while teams investigated a bomb threat that was called in.

Protesters march to Sunport

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 30, 2017
Hundreds of protesters marched to the Albuquerque Sunport Sunday, joining thousands of others across the nation protesting against President Donald Trump`s executive order of a 90 -day ban on immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

Legislators consider allowing hemp production

Kai Porter and Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Jan 27, 2017
During a news conference Thursday morning, House and Senate Democrats rolled out six bills they believe will boost the economy and create new jobs. One bill would make it legal to grow hemp in New Mexico, the same legislation Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed two years ago.

Governor says solvency plan `not perfect`

Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Santa Fe, Jan 26, 2017
Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says through a spokesman that a budget solvency package approved by the state`s Democrat-led Legislature is close to what she envisioned in discussions with lawmakers but "not perfect."

Non-profit pushes new ideas to legislature

Morgan Aguilar, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Jan 24, 2017
On Monday, a New Mexico non-profit started distributing years of work all into one pamphlet. One New Mexico wants to get everyone involved in creating positive change. Their ideas focus on creating jobs, taking better care of New Mexicans, and investing in infrastructure. The organization was founded by Alan Webber, a democrat who ran for governor in 2014

State rep sponsors positive payday loan reporting bill

Kai Porter and Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Jan 24, 2017
A bill proposed in the New Mexico Legislature aims to change the way payday loan companies operate and require them to reward those customers who are able to pay back their loans on time.

Bill would extend background checks to off-market gun sales

Kai Porter and Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 24, 2017
One bill before lawmakers during this legislative session in Santa Fe would make it tougher for criminals to buy guns. The bill would effectively enforce background checks for buyers who go off-market at guns shows and flea markets.

Oil industry downturn hits Four Corners family, others hard

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 19, 2017
The decline of the gas and oil industry in New Mexico impacted the state’s economy significantly. During her State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Susana Martinez said the following:

ABQ mayor details 2017 legislative priorities

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 19, 2017
Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry wants the New Mexico Legislature to address items connected to crime and the city’s police department during this current 60-day session.

Democrats’ response to governor: Her approach isn`t working

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2017
Moments after Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State address, Democratic lawmakers were quick to respond. It`s no secret that Democrats are already locking horns with the state`s chief executive. They have a different take on how to solve New Mexico’s big problems.

Q&A with Speaker of the House Brian Egolf

Tessa Mentus, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2017
When you set the scene for this legislative session, it could cause some concern: a major budget shortfall. A Republican governor and Democratic control in both the State Senate and House of Representatives.

Supreme Court ruling prevents criminalization for refusing breathalyzer

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 17, 2017
Officers in New Mexico can no longer coerce people into giving blood by upping a driver’s DWI charge to aggravated DWI for refusing to submit a breathalyzer test due to a recent US Supreme Court decision.

Lobos snap losing skid; University, Neal address assistant`s verbal exchange

Lee Faria, KOB Eyewitness Sports
Albuquerque, Jan 16, 2017
The New Mexico Lobos snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday by beating the Colorado State Rams 84-71. The Lobos had four players in double figures, led by Elijah Brown with 25 points and nine rebounds.

New Mexico Attorney General sues troubled school district

KOB Web Staff and The Associated Press
Albuquerque, Jan 13, 2017
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed a lawsuit against a troubled northern New Mexico school district whose finances were recently taken over by the state.

Lawmakers to debate police return-to-work issue

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Jan 11, 2017
New Mexico law enforcement agencies at municipal, county and state level are struggling to recruit highly qualified officers. In the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers will once again be asked to allow retired officers to return to work.

Bodies of two children, one woman, found on Santa Ana Pueblo; connection to missing sisters unknown

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 10, 2017
FBI agents confirmed late Monday they discovered the bodies of two children on the Santa Ana Pueblo, in addition to the body of an adult woman, but it remains uncertain if the investigation is connected to the disappearance of two adult sisters and three children.

Winter storm strikes several areas across New Mexico

Joy Wang, Kai Porter, Brittany Costello and KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jan 09, 2017
The entire state dealt with a winter wallop for most of Friday from a cold system that moved through beginning in the overnight hours.

Convenience store’s controversial signs causing online outrage

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 05, 2017
Mayhill, NM - Most people who drive by the Mayhill convenience store are just getting from point A to point B. But once you get out of the car and take a closer look, you’ll see signs people on Facebook are calling offensive, sick and racist.

State police confirms criminal investigation of county commission election

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 04, 2017
KOB has confirmed New Mexico State Police have opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud surrounding the Bernalillo County Commission District 2 race. In November, commissioner-elect Steven Michael Quezada`s Republican opponent, Patricia Paiz, served him with a lawsuit claiming he didn`t fill out or sign his own candidacy paperwork.

Leak may be adding to Questa`s water problems, mayor says

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 28, 2016
One northern New Mexico community still faces issues with running water, and questions are compounding among residents.

Water flowing again in Questa, officials say

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 27, 2016
Residents in a northern New Mexico community have water again. A village official in Questa said Thursday water is flowing to customers after they went two weeks without service. Crews needed to dig a new well to correct Questa’s water issues.

Lawmaker pushes for qualification requirement for sheriffs

Brittany Costello, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 27, 2016
It may surprise voters that county sheriffs in New Mexico are not required to have any sort of law enforcement background. They just simply have to win an election.

Ice climbers converge on Durango for competition

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Dec 21, 2016
DURANGO, Colo. — Ice climbing competitors from all over the world have converged in Durango for the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup and North American Championships.

Portales radio personality dies after car slides off roadway and hits tree

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 20, 2016
New Mexico State Police say a well-known radio personality and civic leader is dead after a car crash south of Portales.

Explosion in Artesia damages truck, forces evacuation

Kenneth Mahan, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 19, 2016
The Artesia Police Department is reporting that an explosion occurred at the Allsups near 13th and Hermosa a little after 5 p.m. Sunday.

NM announces presidential elector results

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 19, 2016
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announces that all five of New Mexico’s presidential electors have voted for Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton.

NM Secretary of Tax and Revenue resigns amid controversy

Chris Ramirez and Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 16, 2016
A high-level member of Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration resigned Thursday under a cloud of controversy.

Questa expecting water test results Friday

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 16, 2016
Questa is expecting to get initial water quality test results Friday on a new well installed to alleviate the village`s water crisis.

Firefighters respond to bosque brush fires

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 15, 2016
Firefighters responded to a set of small bosque fires Central Avenue and Tingley Drive Wednesday.

Study: New Mexico could improve on tobacco prevention efforts

Rachel Hackbarth, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 15, 2016
A new report out says that nationwide, we could be doing a better job of stopping tobacco use. The report says that states are not putting enough money into prevention programs.

Bernalillo taking steps to increase safety on Railrunner tracks

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 13, 2016
Along the 100 miles of urban rail that slice through the Albuquerque metro, more than a dozen people have been killed by RailRunner trains after wandering onto the tracks.

NM lawmakers announce passage of measure to expedite Gold King mine spill recovery

Stephanie Dill, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Dec 12, 2016
U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Saturday that a bipartisan measure to expedite reimbursements to Tribal, local and state governments for costs incurred in responding to the Gold King Mine spill has passed both Houses of Congress as an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

Authorities: Small child’s remains found after Valencia County fire

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 08, 2016
Valencia County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police officials said the remains of a small child have been found amongst the debris after a Valencia County house fire, and family members confirmed it is the body of the toddler who was not accounted for.

Toddler missing after Valencia County house fire

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 07, 2016
A 3-year-old is missing after a house fire in a Valencia County town Tuesday evening. Details on the fire have not been revealed, but the fire broke out near Camino del Fuego in Rio Communities.

NMSP searching for suspects considered armed, dangerous in Taos County

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 06, 2016
New Mexico State Police said two suspects on the loose in Taos County are considered armed and dangerous. In a statement, NMSP Sgt. Chad Pierce said a state police officer tried to pull over a vehicle when those inside opened fire. The shots missed the officer but struck his police vehicle several times, Pierce said.

Bloomfield continues battle over 10 Commandments monument

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Dec 06, 2016
BLOOMFIELD — The Bloomfield City Council has decided to continue to fight a lawsuit to remove a monument to the 10 Commandments from the City Hall lawn.

Veteran dies after police standoff in Las Cruces

KOB Web Staff
Las Cruces, Dec 05, 2016
A vigil was held for a veteran in Las Cruces Sunday night after he died following a standoff with police. A standoff occurred in Las Cruces after the man, identified as Josh Dunne, barricaded himself in a hotel room.

PNM CEO makes $5.2M in compensation

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 02, 2016
The Public Service Company of New Mexico hiked customer rates in October, and now they want to do it again amidst recent federal filings showing the public utility desperately needs help. However, it wasn`t that long ago PNM assured people they were doing well enough to hike the salary of its own CEO.

Supreme Court asks US government`s view on mine spill suit

Associated Press and Devin Neeley
Farmington, Dec 01, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Justice Department to weigh in on New Mexico`s lawsuit against Colorado over a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah.

Feds bring expert teams to investigate ABQ arsons

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 30, 2016
Over the past week, Albuquerque has seen a Nob Hill condominium project called The Carlisle destroyed by flames, an arson at pro-life center, fires at a Barnes and Noble and an Old Navy, an attempted attack on a downtown restaurant, and suspicious devices planted at three Starbucks locations.

Proposed power line would run through three pueblos

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2016
In northern New Mexico, a power struggle rages over big power lines. Texas-based company Hunt Energy Enterprises is proposing a transmission line project through Indian pueblos. Despite the pueblos` approval of the project, it`s not popular.

Albuquerque officials issue dust advisory

Associated PressAssociated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - High wind expected to sweep across Albuquerque have prompted city officials to issue a dust advisory for the city.

Students concerned over Trump’s promise to repeal DACA

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 15, 2016
Immigration has been a cornerstone of President-elect Donald Trump`s campaign. It remains to be seen whether he will keep his promises to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.

Deputies allegedly mistook African-American homeowner as burglar

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 14, 2016
ABIQUIU — Rio Arriba deputies are accused of responding to the wrong house when investigating a burglary and handcuffing a black homeowner. The homeowner is now suing the sheriff’s office.

Sandoval County administration buildings evacuated due to suspicious package

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 14, 2016
The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Department is evacuating the Sandoval County Administration building and the Health Commons building, both located at 1500 Idalia Road in Bernalillo, N.M., due to a suspicious package.

NM’s three congressional incumbents re-elected

J.R. Oppenheimer, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 11, 2016
In the national race for control of Congress, New Mexico’s delegation remained the same. All three incumbents – Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Ben Ray Lujan – won their bids for re-election.

Poll: Trump, Clinton in dead heat for New Mexico votes

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 08, 2016
ZiaPoll, a New Mexico-based non-partisan public opinion pollster, said in a statement Monday morning that its state-wide survey of 8,439 likely voters, conducted on Sunday, Nov. 6, shows a two-point Clinton advantage.

Poll: Trump, Clinton in dead heat for New Mexico votes

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 07, 2016
ZiaPoll, a New Mexico-based non-partisan public opinion pollster, said in a statement Monday morning that its state-wide survey of 8,439 likely voters, conducted on Sunday, Nov. 6, shows a two-point Clinton advantage.

Albuquerque High School class gets perfect scores on AP calculus exam

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 07, 2016
Advanced placement tests are some of the hardest that high school students can take. They cover college-level material and can lead to college credit. But one Albuquerque Public Schools class beat the odds on that exam.

With sagging prices, state giving oil producers a break in paying rent

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 03, 2016
The price of oil has dropped so low that New Mexico leaders have passed a rule allowing companies to temporarily stop paying rent. The loss in revenue, for now, is a Band-Aid that officials say will help avoid disaster for the bleeding industry.

Money for Indian land buys will come up short

Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 02, 2016
U.S. officials say a program to return land on American Indian reservations to tribal control likely will run out of money before millions of eligible acres are addressed, according to a Department of the Interior statement.

Trump optimistic he will carry New Mexico

J.R. Oppenheim, Danielle Todesco, Chris Ramirez and Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 31, 2016
Before a crowd of thousands at an Atlantic Aviation hangar, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he is tied in the race for New Mexico and believes he will carry the Land of Enchantment.

Officials address concerns over increased health premiums

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News
Albuquerque, Oct 27, 2016
There’s plenty of confusion and even more questions over the recent announcement that health insurance premiums are going up next year under the affordable care act.

New Mexico National Guard eyes bonuses in ‘routine’ move

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 27, 2016
The New Mexico National Guard is investigating whether guardsmen and women in the Land of Enchantment may have been paid improper enlistment bonuses.

Gary Johnson live-tweets during final debate

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 20, 2016
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate for president will live-tweet during tonight`s final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Group seeks recall election for Las Vegas mayor

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 20, 2016
After a historic election, a local group is going after a mayor of a northern New Mexico town. They want her out of office.

4 Our Kids: Former supervisor discusses challenges at CYFD

Tessa Mentus, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2016
Chances are when you leave work at night, you didn’t get everything done. But you can tackle the unfinished business the next day. It will be there.

Walkers advocate for Amber Alert system on Navajo Nation

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Oct 19, 2016
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The sound of an Amber Alert is jarring, even heartbreaking. What’s worse is the part of the state that doesn’t get those alerts because there is no working system set up.

Taxation Department tries to sell 8.7 acres of Acoma Pueblo land

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 18, 2016
PUEBLO OF ACOMA, N.M. — The Pueblo of Acoma is fighting to keep a piece of its land. The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department mailed the Pueblo of Acoma a notice that 8.7 acres of its land would be for sale on Tuesday at the Cibola County Courthouse if it didn’t pay $30,387.99 in delinquent taxes. The Pueblo of Acoma refused, citing a federal law that exempts native lands from taxation.

APD advises against clown costumes

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 17, 2016
The clown craze has been popping up across the country and New Mexico and the Albuquerque police are hoping you’ll choose any other costume this year. Clown costumes and clown costumes with fake weapons can lead to a dangerous situation this year.

UNM doctors develop smartphone app for child safety

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 17, 2016
Even if your home seems child proof, there are a lot of everyday household items that could be dangerous. But a new app developed by University of New Mexico doctors helps identify safety issues in the home.

Former Miss NM Teen refutes BuzzFeed article on Trump

Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 14, 2016
After allegations surfaced in a BuzzFeed article that Donald Trump walked into the dressing room at a Miss Teen USA Pageant in 1997, a New Mexico woman competing that year is giving her story.

Hung jury in murder trial of two former APD officers

J.R. Oppenheim, Kai Porter and Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 12, 2016
A jury could not reach a decision in the trial against two former police officers in the 2014 shooting death of homeless man James Boyd.

New Mexico to see plentiful piñon crop

KOB.com Web Staff/Santa Fe New Mexican
Albuquerque, Oct 11, 2016
2016 will be another good year for piñon in our state. According to KOB news partner The Santa Fe New Mexican, David Cuneo, owner of Albuquerque-based New Mexico Piñon Nut Company, says this year`s crop might be the best since 2005.

KOB-Survey USA poll: Toulouse Oliver favored in secretary of state race

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 11, 2016
New Mexico voters may choose a Democrat as the next secretary of state, according to a KOB Eyewitness News 4-Survey USA poll. According to polling data, 84 percent of registered voters plan on voting for the next secretary of state, though many will still fall along party lines.

Teens in clown masks at local store detained, cited in Albuquerque

Kenneth Mahan, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 10, 2016
The Albuquerque Police Department has confirmed that three juveniles wearing clown masks have been cited. APD says the three were witnessed brandishing a gun near the Babies R Us at 45 Hotel Circle. Police treated the call as a possible robbery in progress as they arrived on scene.

Alamogordo police respond to clown incidents

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 07, 2016
Alamogordo police say they have responded to two separate incidents involving clowns. In a statement, Alamogordo police state that on Thursday, Oct. 6 around 8:00 a.m., an Alamogordo Police Department School Resource Officer assigned to Chaparral Middle School responded to the west side of the campus in reference to a reported subject wearing a clown mask hiding in a heavily wooded area.

Four Corners officials consider water pipeline

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Oct 06, 2016
FARMINGTON, N.M. -- The Animas River is the main water source for a number of communities in the four corners. But a year ago, the Gold King Mine spill left those communities trying to figure out what to do if they cannot use the water out of the river.

Investigation continues into arson at transmitter facility

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News
Albuquerque, Oct 06, 2016
A suspect who broke into a transmitter facility on Sandia Peak remains on the loose, and it appears the individual brought enough fuel to literally blow every broadcaster off the mountain.

Possible clown sightings reported in New Mexico, Hobbs police say

KOB Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 05, 2016
A scary trend that has been taken other parts of the country by storm could now be happening here in New Mexico.

Farmers still feeling effects from Gold King Mine spill

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 03, 2016
SHIPROCK, N.M. — More than a year after the Gold King Mine Spill, there are still wide-reaching effects being felt, specifically to farmers who had water cut off before the crops could mature and who are still afraid to use the water.

Special session called: Death penalty, legal marijuana likely up for debate

Kasia Gregorczyk and J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 30, 2016
State lawmakers will be arriving in Santa Fe Friday for a much-anticipated special session, where they will try to hammer out a solution to the state’s budget crisis and possibly talk about reinstating the death penalty.

State takes action in Four Corners water issue

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Sep 30, 2016
HARVEST GOLD SUBDIVISION, N.M. -- Since June, thousands of water users that have been under boil orders from the state. While about 5,000 users are not under a boil order any more, the Harvest Gold subdivision near Bloomfield is still under that boil order and now the state has issued an emergency order for that water system.

Gary Johnson tweets during presidential debates

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 27, 2016
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, was at the Twitter headquarters and tweeted during tonight’s presidential debates. Johnson did not reach the required 15 percent in the polls to be able to participate in the debate.

Taos hospital on lockdown; police say man attacked girlfriend, newborn

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 23, 2016
Police in Taos are looking for a man they say struck his girlfriend and a newborn baby at a hospital right after she gave birth.

Video shows Four Corners water tank plugged with sticks

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Sep 21, 2016
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. -- In an ongoing water boil order from the state, residents using the Harvest Gold water system can’t wait for it all to be over. They were told that the boil order was due to a filtration issue.

State auditor identifies millions in uncollected revenue

Stefan Dill, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 21, 2016
A special audit of premium taxes collected by the State of New Mexico finds the state may be significantly underpaid from taxes on insurance providers.

Police report: Man expected TSA response to fake bomb

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 12, 2016
The man accused of bringing a fake bomb to the Albuquerque International Sunport told officers he carried the item knowing it would cause suspicion, according to a police report.

New Mexico State Fair shares new offerings

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 07, 2016
The New Mexico State Fair kicks off Thursday. New offerings include a twist on New Mexican cuisine and a new way to get to and from the fair. Right now, crews are putting finishing touches on everything from a big top for shows to a midway full of rides.

4-year-old who fell in Animas River dies

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Sep 06, 2016
A 4-year-old girl has died after falling into the Animas River Monday evening. Search-and-rescue personnel found girl, identified as Emily Winer of Aztec, with a medical helicopter and performed CPR. She was then taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Former corrections officer arrested for sexual assault, NMSP says

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 06, 2016
New Mexico State Police arrested a former Curry County Detention Center officer after sexual assault allegations emerged last month, an NMSP spokesperson said Tuesday.

Alcohol sales at stadium begin today as Lobos open football season

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Sep 01, 2016
The Lobos have their first football game of the season, and this year fans can enjoy alcohol inside University Stadium.

Clovis officer shot by suspect on bicycle

Kenneth Mahan, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2016
Clovis police are searching for a suspect they say shot a police officer during a traffic stop, of a bicycle. The Clovis Police department says that Officer Caron was shot during the stop of a bicycle for a minor offense. Clovis police say that the suspect, Anthony Baca (24), was stopped near the 900 block of Wallace Street in Clovis.

Police, firefighter spouses organize First Responder Appreciation Day

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2016
Whether it`s putting out a fire to save a family`s home or standing guard at a police standoff to keep neighbors safe, first responders often face danger and trauma to protect our community.

City, county lawmakers to meet in response to child murder

Kurt Christopher, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2016
Albuquerque and Bernalillo County lawmakers will hold a special meeting Tuesday evening to address child safety concerns following the murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens last week.

Economic development secretary leaving post for private-sector job

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2016
The state’s economic development secretary will step down from his position to work for a nonprofit organization, Gov. Susana Martinez’s office announced Monday.

State police arrest Grants police officer, girlfriend

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 25, 2016
New Mexico State Police arrested a Grants law enforcement officer following a six-week misconduct investigation, a NMSP spokesperson said.

Teachers at school directed to stop addressing students as ‘boys and girls’

Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 24, 2016
Teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary School are in a tough situation after their assistant principal told them to stop calling their students “boys and girls.”

It seems the school administrators decided to take the new transgender bathroom policy for Albuquerque Public Schools a step further. This appears to the first example of something that started as a bathroom issue now expanding into daily life in the classroom.

More monsoon rains fall across New Mexico

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Aug 23, 2016
A very healthy monsoon struck several parts of New Mexico yet again Monday. The skies opened up and dumped a good bit of rain on the metro, particularly on Albuquerque’s west side earlier in the day.

Rio Arriba County residents deal with flood aftermath

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 23, 2016
It has been a water-soaked day for a lot of folks in Rio Arriba County. They got hit hard Monday night with more than two inches of rain in some areas.

New Mexico student scores up, but less than 1/3 proficient

The Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Aug 19, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New results show New Mexico student tests scores are up across the state, but only less than a third of students are proficient.

Ohio fugitives involved in Hatch officer`s murder met in prison

Blair Miller and Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 17, 2016
Two fugitives from Ohio involved in the shooting death of Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez met in the Ohio prison system and are believed to have been helped get across the country by friends and family.

Former Lobo Frerichs finishes 11th in 3,000m steeplechase at Olympics

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 15, 2016
Former University of New Mexico track and field star Courtney Frerichs wrapped up a stellar first half of 2015 Monday with an 11th-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Olympics in Rio.

State, local leaders frustrated over EPA’s response to Gold King Mine spill

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Aug 12, 2016
FARMINGTON, N.M. -- It has been a year since the Gold King Mine spill and one thing is clear -- leaders in the Four Corners don’t trust the EPA.

Amber Alert issued for Navajo girl missing with mother

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 11, 2016
The Navajo Police Department issued an Amber Alert early Thursday for a girl who went missing, along with her mentally-disabled mother, from their home on the Navajo Nation.

Fire at Four Corner Power Plant has been extinguished

Kenneth Mahan, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Aug 11, 2016
Fire at Four Corner Power Plant has been extinguished. The Four Corners Power Plant was evacuated after a fire was reported at 10:59 a.m. this morning Aug. 11. The fire happened in an area of the plant that has been decommissioned. The source of the fire was a tower on the property. Representatives of the power plant say the fire was fueled by titanium that was in the tower.

NM to decide on power plan for Facebook data center next week

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2016
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is expected to decide next Wednesday whether to approve a pitch from the Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM) on renewable energy rates and infrastructure in the latest movement to try and bring a proposed Facebook data center to the state.

PNM restores power to customers after lightning strikes transfer station

Kenneth Mahan, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 08, 2016
A large portion of New Mexico suffered a power outage Sunday night, Aug. 7, after a lightning strike at a PNM transfer station.

Holly Holm has surgery to repair shattered thumb

Orlando Sanchez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 04, 2016
Injury happened in fight with Valentina Shevchenko
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque`s Holly Holm won`t be punching anything for a while, at least, not with her left hand.

Pearce: Trump’s comments on Gold Star family ‘well within bounds’

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Aug 04, 2016
Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about a military family still has a lot of people talking, and several Republican lawmakers – including New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez – have weighed in.

Data: New Mexico ranks poorly for teen drug use

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Aug 03, 2016
When it comes to teen drug use, New Mexico stands out on a national survey but not all in a good way. Project Know, a drug-treatment advocacy group, poured through data from state agencies across the country. They found New Mexico ranks No. 2 for marijuana use among high schoolers. Twenty-eight percent -- about one in four high school teens -- reported smoking pot in the past month. Only Washington D.C. ranked higher.

Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old girl abducted from Santa Rosa

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Authorities issued an Amber Alert Tuesday morning for a 3-year-old girl who was abducted sometime overnight from Santa Rosa.

Prison in Cibola County to close in October

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Aug 02, 2016
A New Mexico prison announced Monday it will be closing its doors later this year. The Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, which is near Grants, will close for good on Oct. 1, according to the Cibola Beacon. About 300 jobs will be affected.

Farmington welcomes Connie Mack World Series teams from across the country

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Aug 01, 2016
FARMINGTON, NM—“If you build it, they will come.” Farmington has built a baseball tournament and for more than 50 years, they have come.

Crouch Mesa residents being billed for tainted water

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Jul 29, 2016
CROUCH MESA, NM—Two months after residents of Crouch Mesa were ordered to boil their water before using it, the order remains in effect. People have cut their usage, but they are also receiving water bills.

Remains of treasure hunter found, Santa Fe police say

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jul 27, 2016
Randy Bilyeu kept his treasure hunt secret, which made finding the 54-year-old nearly impossible. He bought an inflatable raft and set out for the Rio Grande north of Cochiti Lake with his dog Leo on Jan. 5. The raft was found 10 days later, still mostly inflated.

Roswell heat wave ravaging farms, crops

Samantha Esquivel, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Roswell, Jul 26, 2016
ROSWELL, N.M. -- Triple digits are relentless this summer in southeastern New Mexico, and the heat wave has rolled on so long local farmers tell us it could be making people miserable in a whole new way.

NMSU, New Mexico Tech submit bid for Sandia Labs contract

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 25, 2016
New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech are the latest state universities to throw their hat into the ring for a new management and operations contract at Sandia National Laboratories.

Espanola school district abruptly cancels security contract

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 22, 2016
An entire New Mexico school district is left vulnerable Thursday without campus security, and no explanation why. Despite two threats of violence in the past year, Espanola Public Schools` new superintendent offered no reason before abruptly terminating the district`s contract with a local security firm.

‘Better Call Saul’ nets six Emmy nominations

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 14, 2016
Albuquerque-produced TV show “Better Call Saul” has been nominated for six Emmy awards, including the lead actor and drama categories.

Fire burning near Jemez Springs

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 13, 2016
A house fire near Jemez Springs kicked up a lot of smoke and cut power to some in the area Wednesday afternoon.

More concerns brought to light in NM food stamp fraud case

Blair Miller and Brittany Costello, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 12, 2016
The interim report from an investigation by the Office of Inspector General for the New Mexico Human Services Department continues to raise questions about how emergency applications for food stamps have been handled in the state.

Search crews find `items of interest` in weekend search for clues in Dylan Redwine case

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 11, 2016
The La Plata County Sheriff`s Office says a search team looking for more clues in the murder case of Dylan Redwine found "items of interest" related to the case during another search near Vallecito Lake over the weekend.

Cannon AFB airman found dead at Clovis home

KOB.com Web Staff
Clovis, Jul 07, 2016
An airman at Cannon Air Force Base was found dead Wednesday afternoon, the Air Force announced Wednesday night.

NM prison inmate caught smuggling meth in USB book

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 06, 2016
It`s one of the craftiest prison drug smuggling attempts New Mexico corrections officers have ever seen. Enough meth to net $2,000 behind bars has slipped in through an e-book for inmates.

Artesia man allegedly driving drunk critically injures family of 6

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 05, 2016
An Artesia man is accused of injuring a family of six while driving drunk, then fleeing the scene of the crash, late last Friday night.

Some Moriarty firework stands openly sell illegal fireworks to Albuquerque residents

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 30, 2016
The city of Albuquerque, along with several other cities and counties in New Mexico, are putting restrictions on the use of different kinds of fireworks this year amid what has so far been a dry, hot spring and summer.

Deputies, bystander rescue woman`s dog pinned in creek after crash

Joy Wang, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2016
It’s pouring rain. Three deputies and a sergeant from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department are digging through mud, trying to tip a car over.

`Dog Head Fire` burns nearly 700 acres in Manzano Mountains; crews say lines holding

Blair Miller and J.R. Oppenheim
Albuquerque, Jun 15, 2016
A fire in the Manzano Mountains first reported Tuesday around noon has grown to nearly 700 acres in size, forcing some nearby residents to evacuate.

Man charged for false threat to Albuquerque City Hall building

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 14, 2016
The man Albuquerque police arrested Monday afternoon amid a false active shooting and hostage situation report crawled through a window in the city hall lobby and started yelling that there was a shooter in the building.

USDA official critical of New Mexico`s SNAP program

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 10, 2016
Tens of thousands of low-income New Mexicans use SNAP, but a top U.S. Department of Agriculture official says the state`s food stamp program is the worst in the country.

Sandia National Lab to perform explosive test today

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jun 09, 2016
Sandia National Laboratories announced Thursday morning it will conduct a “controlled explosive test” between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Kirtland Air Force Base’s Rocket Sled Track facility.

New tech fights fires before they start

Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 09, 2016
It takes just one spark, and like a monster with an unquenchable appetite, wildfire can burn forests, homes and towns. That`s reason enough for the invention of the brand new Simtable, which is being used at Los Alamos National Lab.

KOB 4 Eyewitness News Live Newscast - Watch Now Clinton wins New Mexico Democratic primary

Blair Miller, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jun 08, 2016
Hillary Clinton won the New Mexico Democratic primary Tuesday, drawing 51.54 percent of the vote statewide, according to numbers that are virtually finalized. Bernie Sanders drew 48.46 percent of the vote.

Pounds of pot, $20K in cash found in murdered Durango student`s home; suspected coke found in suspec

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 27, 2016
Investigators found a little more than 9 pounds of black-market marijuana and around $20,000 in cash in the room of the man shot and killed in Durango early Tuesday and several grams of suspected cocaine in the suspects` vehicles.

College student killed in Durango home invasion; four in custody

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, May 25, 2016
DURANGO, Colo. — Detectives believe a young college student was targeted and killed in a home invasion over marijuana, according to Durango police.

Former President Clinton to campaign for Hillary Tues. and Wed. in NM

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, May 24, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife, Hillary, Tuesday and Wednesday in northern and central New Mexico.

Good Day New Mexico - Watch Now 2-year-old boy drowns on camping trip, Taos County deputies say

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 23, 2016
A family camping trip turned tragic Sunday when Taos County sheriff’s deputies say a 2-year-old boy drowned in the Rio Grande River.

NM Republicans elect delegates for national convention

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, May 23, 2016
At its quadrennial convention on Saturday, the Republican Party of New Mexico elected 21 delegates for the national convention later this summer.

Woman who caused Amber Alert by taking son from Jemez school released pending preliminary hearing

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, May 19, 2016
The woman arrested after taking her 4-year-old son from Jemez Valley Elementary earlier this month, which caused a statewide Amber Alert, has been released from custody pending her preliminary hearing.

New Mexico officers killed in line of duty honored in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Reed and Chris Rameriz, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 13, 2016
The names of four New Mexican law enforcement agents killed in the line of duty will be honored Friday as their names are etched onto the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Smith`s to hire 200 in New Mexico

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 12, 2016
Smith`s grocery stores plan to hire 200 people in New Mexico in coming months as part of a larger expansion effort nationwide by its parent company.

Clovis woman faces 224 felony counts for writing false prescriptions under stolen identity

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, May 12, 2016
Authorities say a southeast New Mexico woman stole an Albuquerque nurse practitioner`s identity and wrote hundreds of prescriptions, giving patients pills that could have killed them.

May 10 is last day to register to vote in New Mexico primary

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 10, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, is the last day to register to vote for the New Mexico primary on June 7. May 10 is also the first day of early and absentee voting for the primary.

Fire in Guadalupe Mountains at 3,000 acres

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 09, 2016
A wildfire in the Guadalupe Mountains on the New Mexico-Texas southern border has burned about 3,000 acres, a park spokesperson said early Sunday evening.

Arrest made in Roswell homicide

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 09, 2016
Roswell police arrested William Anthony Otero, 31, around 2 a.m. Monday in the murder of a man in Roswell Sunday night. Police say Otero was detained almost immediately after the shooting, which took place on South Emerald Drive near Gale Street.

Suspect charged with murder, kidnapping in abducted girl`s death

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 04, 2016
The man arrested in connection to the kidnapping and death of an 11-year-old girl on the Navajo Nation is facing federal charges of murder and two counts of kidnapping.

FBI: Abducted child found dead in Shiprock

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 03, 2016
The FBI confirms the body of an 11-year-old girl who was abducted in San Juan County Monday afternoon has been found.

Injured BernCo police dog on the mend

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, May 02, 2016
The Bernalillo County Sheriff`s Department police dog that was stabbed and beaten while trying to detain a suspect last week made a public appearance Monday.

Renowned violinist not allowed to carry 274-year-old violin on plane to Albuquerque

Caleb James and Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 29, 2016
World-famous, chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine almost had to cancel a series of concerts in Albuquerque this weekend when she says an American Airlines captain turned her and her 274-year-old, multimillion dollar violin away at her Chicago gate, which she says was in violation of the law.

Intel to lay off approximately 215 employees at Rio Rancho plant

Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 27, 2016
Intel plans to lay off approximately 215 employees at the Rio Rancho plant, sources told KOB Tuesday.

Missing Portales teen found in Santa Rosa

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 25, 2016
New Mexico State Police have canceled an Amber Alert for a 16-year-old who disappeared Sunday night. At 4:04 a.m. Monday, state police reported that Victoria Teakell was found in Santa Rosa and was "OK."

Man linked to Gov. Martinez`s hacked email pleads guilty to child porn charge

Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 22, 2016
The Democratic political consultant linked to the hacking of Gov. Susana Martinez`s email has pleaded guilty to one count of the receipt of child pornography.

DOJ report: UNM`s sexual assault policies not compliant with Title IX, need improvement

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 22, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice Friday announced that the University of New Mexico`s handling of sexual harassment and assault reports by students does not comply with federal law and said many students are reluctant to report such matters because they lack confidence in the school`s response.

Weather causes power outages in Rio Arriba County

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 19, 2016
Recent storms caused 3,100 Rio Arriba County customers to lose power Sunday night and Monday morning.

Teen killed in rollover accident near Hobbs

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 18, 2016
A teenager was killed and another was wounded in a rollover accident on State Road 18 south of Hobbs early Sunday morning. New Mexico State Police said the 17-year-old driver traveled southbound on the road but swerved to avoid a dog in the road, causing it to roll over several times.

Expecting mothers in Las Vegas must drive to Santa Fe for care

Morgan Aguilar, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 18, 2016
When Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas closed its obstetrics program last month, it meant all pregnant women in town now must drive at least one hour to the nearest hospital in Santa Fe for proper care.

New Mexicans invent device to detect suicide bombs worldwide

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 15, 2016
Fear of the unknown is real. Surprise suicide bomb attacks have increasingly dominated headlines. They seem impossible to stop, but a group of New Mexicans are creating a tool that could help save lives and eliminate one of the world`s most deadly, frightening and elusive types of weapons.

NM Amber Alert system could change after Monday`s mixup

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 13, 2016
When an emergency alert system began pinging cell phones across New Mexico with vital information about Monday`s Amber Alert, it became very clear something had gone wrong. Inaccurate license plate and vehicle information was sent out, then corrected – costing valuable time during the search for a missing baby.

Congressman ends around-the-world flight

Tom Joles, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 12, 2016
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has suspended an attempt to fly around the world by himself in a single-engine plane.

Violent weekend on New Mexico highways with three fatal accidents

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 11, 2016
Three car accidents on highways in New Mexico over the weekend resulted in fatalities, two including children.

9th judge excused from political fraud case involving ex-NM senator

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 11, 2016
The ninth judge assigned to a fraud case against a former New Mexico state senator has recused himself.

Rain and showers bring much-needed moisture to most of NM Friday

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 08, 2016
Widespread showers and rain will give portions of New Mexico some much-needed moisture Friday as they move across the state from the southwest.

Española Valley Schools superintendent resigns amid basketball coach`s firing

Blair Miller and Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Apr 07, 2016
Española Valley Public Schools Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez resigned from her role at the district Wednesday evening at a school board meeting in which the board discussed her role in high school basketball coach Richard Martinez`s firing, which also happened sometime Wednesday.

2 New Mexico Powerball tickets worth $50K expire soon

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 06, 2016
Two New Mexico Powerball winners still haven`t claimed their $50,000 prizes. The winning players have until 4:30 p.m. on April 12 to claim their prize at the New Mexico Lottery`s headquarters in Albuquerque.

Four Corners residents petition Washington on BLM flaring rules

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Apr 06, 2016
FARMINGTON, NM -- They are new rules intended to help the energy industry and the environment, but opponents say they will end up costing thousands of jobs. That`s why one group is working to collect signatures to send to Washington showing opposition to Bureau of Land Management rule changes for venting and flaring by residents.

Attorney general clears final 2 mental health providers of fraud

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 05, 2016
The final two New Mexico behavioral health providers investigated over allegations of fraud have been cleared of wrongdoing, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Tuesday.

Crews fight four fires near Shiprock

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 04, 2016
Firefighters in San Juan County were dispatched to deal with four brush fires near Shiprock on Sunday, and they don`t appear to be an accident.

4 fires burn 150 acres in San Juan County

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Apr 04, 2016
San Juan County fire crews are mopping up the remains of four brush fires reported near Shiprock Sunday.

Skandera rejects `gag order` claim made in suit; says she`ll look at disparagement rule

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 31, 2016
New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera fired back Wednesday night at a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the ACLU of New Mexico, several teachers and a parent who say their free speech has been violated because the state Public Education Department prevents them from talking negatively about standardized testing.

ACLU, teachers, parent sue PED over `gag rule` on standardized tests

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 30, 2016
Teachers have feared serious repercussions if they disparage standardized tests in New Mexico. Now, a group of them are joining a parent and the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against the state Public Education Department (PED.)

Fire near Moon Mountain in Ruidoso now at 150 acres; Ruidoso Municipal Schools closed Tuesday

Blair Miller and J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2016
A fire broke out near the top of Moon Mountain behind Ruidoso High School in Ruidoso Monday afternoon and grew to 175 acres in size by Monday night, though it burned back on itself overnight Tuesday.

UFC`s Jon `Bones` Jones issued racing citations, tells officer he`s a `f---ing liar`

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2016
Albuquerque UFC fighter Jon "Bones" Jones was caught allegedly drag racing in downtown Albuquerque last Thursday, according to city police.

Marshals arrest domestic violence suspect wearing bad wig

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2016
A U.S. Marshals task force arrested a fugitive in Las Cruces last Thursday who was wearing a bad blonde wig to hide his identity.

UFC`s Jon Jones turns himself in for probation violation after citations

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2016
Albuquerque UFC fighter Jon "Bones" Jones turned himself in to police on a probation violation Tuesday morning a day after it came to light he received five traffic citations last week for allegedly drag racing.

Roswell police arrest teen for Wednesday arson

J.R. Oppenheim, KOB.com
Roswell, Mar 28, 2016
ROSWELL – Roswell police on Wednesday night arrested a 14-year-old girl in connection to a fire at her family`s home that afternoon. The girl, who was not named by police, was charged in Children’s Court in the arson.

Crownpoint HS principal fired after allegedly caught making racist, homophobic remarks

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Mar 24, 2016
Crownpoint High School’s principal has been fired after he was alleged to have made homophobic, racist comments in a recording that surfaced last week.

Farmington pool may close after 60 years

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 23, 2016
FARMINGTON, NM -- Pool season isn`t far away. But Farmington residents may not have an outdoor place to swim this year.

UNM fires women`s basketball coach Sanchez

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Mar 18, 2016
University of New Mexico women`s basketball coach Yvonne Sanchez has been relieved of her duties, according to a news release from UNM Athletics.

Police charge 2 women who took in escaped NM fugitives

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Mar 17, 2016
New Mexico State Police Wednesday evening arrested the woman whose home fugitive Lionel Clah hid out in for days before his arrest over the weekend. NMSP agents and US Marshals also arrested a Humble, Texas woman who allegedly helped Clah and his fellow escapee before and after their escapes.

2 NMDOT workers hit, killed by vehicle while repairing potholes

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Mar 15, 2016
HARDING COUNTY, N.M. - Two New Mexico Department of Transportation workers died after being hit by a car on State Road 120 near Roy, New Mexico Monday.

Questions about New Mexico inmates` escape remain after arrest

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 14, 2016
After tense days of searching for and capturing two inmates who escaped from a prison van in southeastern New Mexico, authorities remained mum Sunday about any new details in the investigation.

Los Lunas patients looking for new medical providers after 6 clinics close

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 11, 2016
Hundreds of New Mexicans are wondering where their doctors went – and if they’ll be able to see them again. A popular primary health care provider is going out of business, closing its last six clinics, and leaving all too many patients uninformed and uncertain where to turn for their medical needs.

Holly Holm returns to Albuquerque after UFC 196 defeat

KOB.com Staff
Albuquerque, Mar 07, 2016
Holly Holm is back in Albuquerque. Unfortunately, the UFC bantamweight championship belt was not part of her carry on luggage. Holm lost by submission to Miesha Tate on Saturday night in the fifth round at UFC 196.

VA trying to locate rural veterans who need services

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Mar 02, 2016
SHIPROCK, NM – There is a new push to find New Mexico`s veterans living in rural areas who may be in need of help.

Former inmate: Some NM corrections officers help bring drugs into prison, compounding IV viruses

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2016
New Mexico`s taxpayers pay more than $40 million each year to provide medical care for state inmates. Richard Diab says he saw drugs and syringes smuggle into prison and jails on several occasions and that at times, 48 men would share two needles – fueling the prison`s Hepatitis C and HIV-positive population.

High school leaders to meet over alleged racist remarks at basketball game

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 29, 2016
Monday, leaders from two high schools in Santa Fe will discuss an investigation into a confrontation at a basketball game that may have involved racist slurs.

Santa Fe Indian School coaches say they were fired for responding to alleged racist remarks from St.

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Feb 25, 2016
An assistant boys basketball coach at Santa Fe Indian School who was fired over the weekend wore a shirt to Tuesday`s game against Bosque Prep that said, "Natives are not prairie n------," in an apparent response to an incident weeks ago that allegedly led to his firing.

SW Colorado officials `relieved` at vote moving Superfund application forward

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 24, 2016
SILVERTON, CO — Monday, Silverton and San Juan County, Colorado commissioners voted to move forward with Superfund status requests. The vote came more than six months after there was a massive blowout at the Gold King Mine, north of Silverton. That blowout flowed to Cement Creek, to the Animas River, across the New Mexico State line, joined with the San Juan River and went all the way to Lake Powell.

NM Dept. of Health to release names of medical marijuana producers

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Feb 23, 2016
The names of licensed medical marijuana producers in New Mexico will go public under new rules that take effect next week. The New Mexico Department of Health announced Monday it will post the names after a lawsuit argued keeping them secret violated public records law.

Opioid and heroin overdoses continue to plague Rio Arriba Co.; legislation could help solve issue of

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 19, 2016
A drug crisis is prompting cries for help in Rio Arriba County, where the drug overdose rate is the highest in the nation. But as entire families crumble under generational addiction to prescription pills and heroin, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Bill toughening DWI penalties heads to governor`s desk

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 18, 2016
On the final day of the legislative session, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill to increase penalties for DWI offenders after their third arrest.

Answering the many questions about Real ID and NM licenses

Blair Miller, KOB.com and Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 17, 2016
Many New Mexicans have questions about what will happen next now that lawmakers have reached a compromise to make our state`s driver`s licenses compliant with the federal Real ID Act. The House passed the bill Monday that had been amended by the Senate, sending it on to the governor`s desk.

Valencia County deputies, NMSP looking for man and missing child

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Feb 16, 2016
Valencia County sheriff`s deputies and New Mexico State Police are searching for a man who may have information on the whereabouts of a child.

DA to appeal ruling on teen who killed family

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Feb 15, 2016
Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg announced Monday she plans to appeal a Children Court judge`s ruling to sentence an Albuquerque teenager who killed five of his family members as a juvenile.

Roswell student facing charges after bomb hoax

Samantha Esquivel, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Roswell, Feb 11, 2016
ROSWELL, NM – Law enforcement in Roswell has dealt with four threats in just the past few weeks.

Missing 2-year-old airlifted to hospital after police chase, crash in Colorado

Blair Miller and Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2016
An Amber Alert for a 2-year-old Albuquerque girl has been canceled following a crash in Colorado, Albuquerque police confirm.

Women tasked with pushing `tough on crime` bills decry Senate; Sen. Sanchez says they`re being playe

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Feb 05, 2016
The mothers of two children who lost their lives to violence in Albuquerque over the summer expressed their frustration with how slowly things are moving at the State Capitol this session on Thursday, saying the feel like one lawmaker may be putting his own interests ahead of our state`s.

Child porn, abuse House bills assigned to 3 Senate committees, angering House Republicans

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Feb 01, 2016
Three House-approved bills – two that would add more prison time for child abusers who intentionally kill or injure children and one that would strengthen child porn laws in New Mexico – were assigned to three Senate committees Friday, drawing anger from House Republicans who helped passed all three bills Tuesday.

Teen curfew legislation passes House Judiciary Committee, on to House floor

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jan 28, 2016
Legislation that would impose curfews for New Mexico teenagers is headed to the House floor after passing the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday by a 9-4 vote.

Search warrants reveal claims of embezzlement, fraud at MLK Commission

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 27, 2016
The woman entrusted with managing taxpayer money at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is suspected of using her position to embezzle thousands of dollars through a non-profit organization, according to search warrants filed Wednesday.

A NM small town undercover operation renders results

Samantha Esquivel, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 26, 2016
Authorities in one New Mexico City finished a top secret undercover operation Friday that involved taking out drug dealers one deal at a time.

Tularosa man attacks prosecutor after sentencing

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jan 25, 2016
According to the Alamogordo Daily News, a Tularosa man who was just convicted of inappropriately touching a 5-year-old girl attacked the state prosecutor.

Child porn loophole bill moves to House floor

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Jan 22, 2016
Proposed legislation cracking down on child pornography cleared its first hurdle at the Roundhouse Thursday.

Supreme Court agrees to review Obama immigration plan

NBC News
Washington, DC, Jan 19, 2016
(NBC News) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up the Obama administration`s proposed new immigration plan that could shield up to 5 million people from deportation.

REAL ID, Boomerang Thugs among top issues for Legislative Session

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2016
Over the past year, KOB`s 4 Investigates team highlighted several problems our state is facing. Our lawmakers paid attention, and this week, they`ll be in Santa Fe to begin solving those problems.

Ex-Sec. of State Duran to be released from jail soon

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Jan 15, 2016
Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran is expected to be released from the Santa Fe County jail on Sunday.

$100,000 Powerball ticket sold in NM, along with nine $50,000 tickets

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jan 14, 2016
While no one in New Mexico scored the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, several people are still walking away with hefty prizes.

NM lawmaker introduces legislation to raise tobacco tax

Paul Reilly, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 13, 2016
Senator Howie Morales of Silver City will join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network at a news conference Wednesday to unveil legislation that will raise the tobacco tax in New Mexico.

White Sands Missile Range no longer accepting NM driver`s licenses

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jan 11, 2016
As of Monday, New Mexico driver`s licenses will no longer be accepted to gain entry into White Sands Missile Range. According to a news release from the WSMR, New Mexico driver`s licenses are not valid forms of identification because they are not compliant with the federal REAL ID Act.

NM House, Senate leaders meet to try and bring state into Real ID compliance

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Jan 08, 2016
Two of the most powerful leaders in the New Mexico legislature met Thursday to take the first steps in breaking the deadlock over driver`s licenses that keeps the state out of compliance with the federal Real ID Act.

US 380 closed from San Antonio-Carrizozo due to armed person on highway

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jan 07, 2016
U.S. 380 is closed from San Antonio, New Mexico to Carrizozo on Thursday morning.

Second winter storm expected to hit NW NM

Jorge Torres, KOB 4 Weather
Albuquerque, Jan 06, 2016
Winter storm number two moves in later Tuesday into early Wednesday morning, impacting west central and northwest New Mexico.

Ronda Rousey to host Saturday Night Live

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jan 05, 2016
Ronda Rousey is set to host Saturday Night Live on Jan. 23, according to an NBC tweet posted Monday.

Funeral scheduled Tuesday for Lobo football player

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jan 04, 2016
On Tuesday, family and friends will say a final goodbye to a Lobo football player killed in a car accident two days before Christmas.

Bill would limit NM superintendent payouts

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 28, 2015
A lot of taxpayers are angry about the way Albuquerque Public Schools superintendents have been leaving the district with golden parachutes, getting paid thousands of dollars just to leave. But one lawmaker is trying to stop that from happening in the future.

Lobo football player dies in car crash on I-40

Mike Brannen and Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Dec 23, 2015
The UNM Athletic Department announced early Wednesday morning sophomore safety Markel Byrd died in a single-car accident just across the Arizona state line, west of Gallup, Tuesday.

Oil prices dip to 2009 levels, NM budget could tighten further

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Dec 22, 2015
Holiday travelers are undoubtedly celebrating gas prices dipping below $2 per gallon on average across the country, but it`s sobering news to one of New Mexico`s largest industries.

Overturned semi, hazmat situation closes NM 68 north of Velarde

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Dec 21, 2015
NM 68 is closed north of Velarde due to a tanker truck accident and hazmat situation Monday.

Lobos stunned in loss to Rice, 90-89

Shaun Griswold, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Dec 21, 2015
A technical foul called on New Mexico with 00.1 left to play gave Rice a free throw opportunity to take away an 90-89 win on the road in Albuquerque.

Recordings: Gov. Martinez tells police to call off response to hotel noise complaint

Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller, KOB.com; Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 21, 2015
Gov. Susana Martinez reportedly called Santa Fe dispatchers after a noise complaint was made against her room at a Santa Fe hotel during her office`s holiday party Sunday and told police they weren`t needed, according to dispatch recordings obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Report: Duran scandal cost taypayers $17,000

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Santa Fe, Dec 17, 2015
After she pleaded guilty to embezzlement and money laundering charges for misusing campaign donations to pay off casino debts, former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran says her actions didn`t hurt the taxpayers.

13-year-old arrested after bomb threat at Farmington middle school

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Farmington, Dec 16, 2015
A 13-year-old boy was arrested in connection to a bomb threat made at Hermosa Middle School in Farmington on Tuesday.

New Mexico measures snow impact from winter storm

Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 14, 2015
It was quite a scene Sunday morning as many New Mexicans woke up to several inches of snow on the ground. Amounts in Albuquerque ranged from 1.5" to as high as 6.5" in the NE Heights. Folks out west near Gallup picked up 2-4" while spots around Santa Fe got up to 8".

Help child refugees in NM this holiday season

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 11, 2015
There are a lot of great causes you can give to this holiday season. But one group says the kids they help are children you may not even know are in need.

Rio Rancho man aboard ship in Pearl Harbor honored, recounts attack

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Dec 08, 2015
74 years ago Monday, the country was in absolute shock. The Japanese had just launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US was about to be involved in World War II.

State`s largest luminaria tour happening Saturday in Farmington

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Dec 07, 2015
FARMINGTON, NM—You might be from New Mexico if Christmas decorations include a yard of sand, folded brown paper lunch bags and candles.

Conservation officials investigating protected bird poaching on Navajo Nation

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Dec 04, 2015
Navajo Nation officials are asking for help finding the person or people responsible for shooting and dumping several protected birds on the reservation over the past month.

Temporary injunction issued on New Mexico teacher evaluation

Russell Contreras, Associated Press and Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Dec 03, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe judge has issued a temporary injunction against New Mexico`s teacher evaluation system amid an ongoing legal fight between teachers unions and the state.

Cleveland looks to cap perfect season with 6A title

J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
Albuquerque, Dec 03, 2015
The Cleveland High School football team will play their biggest game of the year this Saturday at home.

Famed UFO author in Roswell for December to sign books

Samantha Esquivel, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Roswell, Dec 01, 2015
ROSWELL, NM -- Are we really alone in the universe? Author and alien expert E.J. Wilson has all the answers when it comes to aliens.

New Mexicans eye Colorado`s $290 million third-quarter tax revenue from pot sales

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Nov 30, 2015
Many New Mexicans are looking north these days and watching how Colorado is handling legal, recreational marijuana and the staggering new business numbers that have come along with it.

Devon Williams`s hoops career over after spinal stenosis discovery

KOB Sports Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 19, 2015
University of New Mexico redshirt junior basketball player Devon Williams has been advised by a specialist to stop playing basketball entirely after tests revealed he has a form of spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the spinal cord – according to Lobos head coach Craig Neal.

4 Investigates: Gov`s records differ by $147K; staff acknowledges system flaws

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 18, 2015
Editor’s Note: This story is the third in a four-part series looking into campaign finances, the problems associated with New Mexico’s current system and solutions for better transparency.

4 Investigates: NM`s campaign finance system misleads, fails voters; legislators stunned

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2015
New Mexico voters are supposed to know who paid to put their elected leaders in office with honesty and accuracy. But don`t count on it, the 4 Investigates team exposed.

Update on Devon Williams

J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
Albuquerque, Nov 16, 2015
University of New Mexico`s Devon Williams collapsed on the court Sunday night in Las Cruces. He was taken off the court on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital.

Models show similar patterns to 1987 El Niño that dumped snow across NM

Shar Spalding, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 13, 2015
This fall`s weather setup has so far been exactly what would be expected when it comes to a strong El Niño season in New Mexico. There is one year in the past that this season could be similar to.

Air Force denies move of NM veteran`s belongings from Germany

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Nov 12, 2015
A New Mexico family feels like the government is holding them hostage. They already served our country and made sacrifices along the way, but are still fighting to retrieve their belongings from overseas nearly a decade later.

Freebies for vets on Veterans Day

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 11, 2015
Many national and local restaurants and businesses are offering veterans and active duty military free meals and other services on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Valid identification of veteran or active military personnel status may be required for many of these deals:

NM lawmaker to introduce plans to change criminal code

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 09, 2015
Monday, New Mexico House Majority Leader Nate Gentry will hold a news conference to talk about plans to change the state`s criminal code.

First snow of season falls in NW, northern NM

Steve Stucker, Pinpoint 4 Weather Team
Albuquerque, Nov 05, 2015
Gallup and areas of northern New Mexico welcomed the first snow of the season late Wednesday into Thursday morning, and we`re not done with the rain or snow quite yet.

Councilor wants cities, counties to be able to regulate firearms

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Nov 04, 2015
The shooting deaths of an Albuquerque police officer and a 4-year-old girl in a road rage incident two weeks ago has one city councilor wanting to talk about gun laws.

Server facing credit card fraud charges for writing in tip for herself

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Nov 03, 2015
A woman says after leaving no tip for a server at the Outback Steakhouse in Farmington that the server decided to add a tip on her own.

Grant, new location helping out SE NM veterans

Samantha Esquivel, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Roswell, Oct 30, 2015
ROSWELL, NM—The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services in Roswell has moved locations to 1600 S.E Main Street, Suite A to provide better access for all local veterans.

Missing boys found on Navajo Nation

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2015
A Navajo Nation spokesman says two boys reported missing near Beshbito, Arizona, have been found.

Federal agents raid stores in Old Town, Santa Fe Plaza

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2015
Federal agents are raiding stores on the Santa Fe Plaza and in Albuquerque Old Town Wednesday afternoon.

Roswell preparing for flu season

Samantha Esquivel, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Roswell, Oct 27, 2015
Another flu season is upon us, and one place in Roswell is helping senior citizens – often the most flu-prone group – prepare for another season.

Firefighters fighting building blaze near downtown Carlsbad

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 26, 2015
Firefighters in Carlsbad have evacuated businesses on the 400 block of South Main Street due to a fire.

Dianna Duran expected to take plea deal in fraud case

KOB.com Web Staff
Santa Fe, Oct 23, 2015
Dianna Duran, who resigned as secretary of state Thursday night, is expected to take a plea deal in Santa Fe District Court Friday.

BNSF train derails east of Gallup

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Oct 23, 2015
A BNSF train derailed east of Gallup Friday morning, according to New Mexico State Police.

UFC reinstates Jon `Bones` Jones

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Oct 23, 2015
The UFC has officially reinstated Jon "Bones" Jones following his plea agreement in the Albuquerque hit-and-run case against him.

$1M Powerball ticket sold in New Mexico

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 22, 2015
A lucky Powerball player in New Mexico is holding a ticket worth $1 million, according to the New Mexico Lottery.

Police release suspect info in deadly road rage attack

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Oct 21, 2015
Albuquerque police have released more information about the suspect and his vehicle in a deadly road rage attack on Interstate 40 Tuesday.

UNM making it easier to finish degree in 4 years

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2015
If you`re planning to help send your children to college, or maybe you`re finishing classes yourself, you know it can be expensive. The price tag only goes up if you don`t finish in four years, but the University of New Mexico is trying to make it easier for students to do so.

Company aims to deliver Hatch green chile anywhere across the country

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 15, 2015
People join monthly subscriptions to magazines and services like Netflix, so why not green chile? The Green Chile Club was designed by founder Jaime Dean to deliver green chile to your doorstep on a monthly basis - anywhere in the country.

Scientists use NM to test theory of water flows on Mars

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Oct 14, 2015
The journal "Nature Communications" just published a report about rounded pebbles found in a crater by the rover "Curiosity." They saw the pebbles became less and less jagged as Curiosity went along, suggesting they were polished tumbling down an ancient river.

Durango High School suspends 7 athletes over alcohol, pot

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Oct 12, 2015
DURANGO, CO—Seven Durango High School students are suspended following accusations that they brought drugs and alcohol on a recent trip to Casa Grande, Arizona.

America`s Challenge gas balloon race canceled

KOB.com Web Staff and Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 08, 2015
Officials canceled the 20th America`s Challenge gas balloon race Wednesday due to the weather. The gas balloon competition was scheduled to launch Saturday at Balloon Fiesta Park, but showers and thunderstorms forced delays.

NM Lottery slices chances of winning Powerball in half

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 05, 2015
The New Mexico`s Lottery Commission launched new Powerball game rules Sunday that will slice a player’s chances of winning in half.

Heavy rains swamp Grants, damage bridge

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 05, 2015
Nearly an inch of rain in Grants and more that came down at higher elevations caused flash flooding and left quite a mess Sunday in Grants.

UNM releases campus safety report; sexual assaults and stalking incidents way up

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Oct 02, 2015
The University of New Mexico released its annual report on campus safety for 2014 Thursday. UNM saw an increase in sexual assaults, but the sharpest rise in numbers involved stalking - a new category added to the annual report in 2013.

Sandia HS football player punished after video shows him stomping on opponent`s leg

J.P. Murietta, KOB Sports
Albuquerque, Oct 01, 2015
A video captured during last Thursday`s Cleveland-Sandia football game shows a Sandia HS player stomping on a Cleveland player after a touchdown, and the Sandia player is now facing the consequences.

Pinon harvesting season in full swing

Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 30, 2015
The Pinon nut harvesting season is in full swing across New Mexico. "There is a rumor in New Mexico that every seven years we get a bumper crop, and that is true," said Cibola National Forest Service Public Information Officer, Meckenzie Helmandollar.

NM rallies planned as Planned Parenthood president prepares to testify before Congress

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Sep 29, 2015
Big developments are expected Tuesday in the battle over Planned Parenthood funding since controversial videos involving the group became public.

Ex-UFC champion fighter Jon `Bones` Jones gets probation for April hit-and-run

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Sep 29, 2015
Tuesday, former UFC champion fighter Jon "Bones" Jones pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an Albuquerque accident that injured a pregnant woman in April.

`Breaking Bad`s` Dean Norris in ABQ to encourage voter registration, campaign for Steven Michael Que

KOB.com Web Staff
Albuquerque, Sep 28, 2015
A "Breaking Bad" star was in the Albuquerque metro area encouraging people to register to vote.

"It`s the great right that we have in this country, so first thing you`ve got to do is register. People complain about the political process all the time without registering to vote. That`s the first step to fixing things," said actor Dean Norris.

NM ranks worst by far in employment decrease since 2007

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 28, 2015
New Mexico is by far the worst state in the nation when it comes to jobs for people in their prime working years. A new eight-year study puts our state at rock bottom, far below the national average for employment.

National Guard teams up with aviation group to get kids excited about STEM

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 25, 2015
Local groups have found a way to get New Mexico children excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

Veterinarians testing livestock for heavy metals on Navajo Nation

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Sep 24, 2015
SHIPROCK, NM -- On the Navajo Nation, farmers and ranchers are still being told to not water their fields or let livestock use river water, and there is now a chance for livestock owners to get cattle checked for heavy metals.

New Mexico`s embattled secretary of state returns to work

Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 23, 2015
Facing criminal charges and allegations she gambled away $13,000 in campaign contributions, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran showed up for work in Santa Fe on Tuesday.

Longtime NM legislator admits never reading, seeing Campaign Reporting Act

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 22, 2015
A longtime New Mexico legislator is already under investigation for how he`s spent his campaign money. Now, he`s admitting he`s never read the state`s campaign finance laws. Rep. James Roger Madalena, D-Jemez Pueblo, sent an email to the Secretary of State`s Chief of Staff on Friday asking for a copy of the state`s Campaign Reporting Act because he`s "never seen nor read" it. Madalena has been in office since 1985.

Albuquerque family reunited with their dog after 7 years

Stephanie Claytor, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 21, 2015
An Albuquerque family got a wonderful surprise this week. They were reunited with their dog after it had vanished seven years ago. "She was stolen from us," dog owner Celeste Madrid said.

State Fair landscaping done by same woman for 60 years

Rachel Hackbarth, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 16, 2015
If you`ve ever gone to the New Mexico State Fair, one of the first things you`re bound to notice is all of the beautiful flowers at every venue. All of the landscaping is done by a woman who`s been a staple of the fair for six decades.

Secretary of state pleads not guilty to fraud, embezzlement charges

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2015
Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering at her arraignment in District Court in Santa Fe Tuesday.

NM native Neil Patrick Harris hosts new NBC show

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2015
A new show featuring a New Mexico native premieres on NBC Tuesday night. Neil Patrick Harris is the host of "Best Time Ever." Harris will do a mix of live stunts, hidden camera pranks with celebrities and even bring unsuspecting audience members on stage.

Albuquerque`s `Chevy on a Stick` getting a makeover

Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 14, 2015
One of the most-recognizable public art displays in Albuquerque is about to get a big facelift. If you live in Albuquerque, chances are you`ve driven past it: The "Cruising San Mateo" sculpture, which sits at the corner of San Mateo and Gibson – commonly referred to as "the Chevy on a stick."

Gang activity low at New Mexico State Fair

Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 14, 2015
For years, the New Mexico State Fair has had a reputation of being a dangerous place, in large part because of gangs. But New Mexico State Police say the Fair is now the safest place to be in all of Albuquerque.

New Mexico events honor 9/11 victims and first responders, raise money for Red Cross

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 11, 2015
Many of our local firefighters honored the firefighters who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 by climbing the stairs of Albuquerque City Hall.

Man flying from ABQ to Kansas City caught pretending to be a Marine

Kasia Gregorczyk, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 10, 2015
A man who wore a Marine uniform while flying from Albuquerque to Kansas City turned out to not be a Marine at all. Some people noticed he wasn`t the real deal, confronted him about it and posted the entire video online, alerting others to what happened.

Navajo president, Erin Brockovich discuss mine waste spill

Devin Neeley, KOB Eywitness News 4
Farmington, Sep 09, 2015
SHIPROCK, NM—She is an environmental activist who was instrumental in securing a $333 million settlement against a California energy giant. Erin Brockovich visited the Navajo Nation Tuesday to see the effects of the Gold King Mine spill for herself.

Carlsbad man found dead in Eddy Co. days after walking off oil site

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Sep 09, 2015
A Carlsbad man reported missing after he walked off an oil field site Sept. 2 was found dead Sunday evening near White City Road in Eddy County.

Artesia police arrest suspect in murder of NMSU student

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Sep 08, 2015
A suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of a New Mexico State University student in July has been caught, according to Artesia police.

Laser technology being used to test soil`s metal content along Animas, San Juan rivers

Devin Neeley, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Farmington, Sep 04, 2015
FARMINGTON, NM — It is straight out of a James Bond novel: A laser gun that instantaneously analyses the contents of soil. It is being used to track soil contaminates after the Animas River spill.

2nd body found in Sandias during search for another missing hiker

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Sep 03, 2015
One day after a missing Rio Rancho hiker`s body was found near La Luz trail, rescue crews have located another body while searching the Sandia Mountains for another missing man.

Former NM Secretary of State Herrera weighs Duran`s future

Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Sep 02, 2015
As more people call for Republican Dianna Duran to step down as New Mexico`s current Secretary of State, she has some support from her former adversary -- a Democrat -- Mary Herrera. Herrera, who lost a bid for re-election as Secretary of State in 2010, was surprised by the allegations against Duran.

APS board accepts embattled superintendent`s resignation

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 31, 2015
The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education voted to accept Superintendent Dr. Luis Valentino`s voluntary resignation Monday.

NM oil producers want to join global oil market

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Roswell, Aug 26, 2015
Don’t look now but the United States is about to give Iran something that New Mexico and other oil-producing states don’t have. It’s a place at the table for international oil sales – the global market. For 40 years, American oil exports have been forbidden. Now oil producers in our state are joining a national campaign to lift the ban.

Ex-APS deputy superintendent arrested in Denver

Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 26, 2015
The former Albuquerque Public Schools deputy superintendent who faces six child sex abuse charges in Colorado has been arrested in Denver, according to the Denver District Attorney`s Office.

Whistleblower lawsuit claims Valentino colluded with Gov. Martinez, Sec. Skandera to bring down APS

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 25, 2015
Albuquerque Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Don Moya filed a whistleblower lawsuit Monday against the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, APS Superintendent Luis Valentino and Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera for his suspension after he blew the whistle on embattled former Deputy Superintendent Jason Martinez for improperly handling APS contracts.

Navajo president, Shiprock leaders incensed at dirty crop, livestock water delivered by EPA contract

Devin Neeley, KOB Eywitness News 4
Farmington, Aug 20, 2015
A contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency delivered nine large tanks of water to the Navajo Nation Friday, promising fresh, clean water. But the Navajo Nation, already skeptical of the EPA`s response to the Gold King mine spill, say the tanks are dirty oilfield tanks and are now even further incensed.

7 injured, 1 dead after scaffolding collapses at Rio Rancho hospital

Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller, KOB.com; Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 19, 2015
Seven people were injured and one was killed in a construction accident at the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho Tuesday, including three who suffered potentially-life-threatening injuries.

Following road rage incident, police give tips on how to deal with such situations

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 14, 2015
A story featuring a road rage driver who pulled a gun on another driver has people wondering what to do if they are the target of such behavior. KOB spoke with police Thursday about the do`s and don`ts.

Body of missing Farmington teen found

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 14, 2015
Farmington police say they found the body of a missing Farmington teenager Thursday evening near a dirt road south of the Pinon Hills Golf Course in Farmington.

NM scientist`s name graces newly-discovered part of Pluto

Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 13, 2015
New Mexican scientist Clyde Tombaugh`s memory lives on with the New Horizon`s mission to Pluto. In fact, his ashes are on board - and now his name is attached even more closely to the dwarf planet.

Thousands of abandoned mines in NM, CO could face similar troubles; EPA chief suspends operations

Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 13, 2015
Thousands of abandoned mines cover the southern Colorado and New Mexico landscape, and after the Gold King mine spill, many are wondering if those mines pose a threat as well.

Carlsbad fights the heat as record temperatures hit 107

Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Roswell, Aug 11, 2015
Carlsbad had a record high temperature Thursday of 107 degrees. It’s one of the hottest places in New Mexico and dozens of people are without electricity.

Report: Animas River back to pre-mine spill levels in Durango

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 11, 2015
The level of metals in the Animas River in Durango has returned to levels detected before the mine waste spill, according to the Durango Herald.

Four Corners residents voice concerns over safety of river

Stephanie Claytor, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2015
The mine spill contamination in the Animas River has the people who live near it worried about their safety. Rosemary Kelly Hart became scared and worried when she woke up Saturday morning and found a river of gold colored sludge running through her property.

Navajo Nation President demands restitution from U.S. EPA for toxic spill

Stephen Montoya, KOB.com
Farmington, Aug 10, 2015
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye announced that he intends to take legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the massive release of mine waste into the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado.

ABQ Zoo Lion dies from lymphoma complications

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2015
A male lion at the ABQ BioPark Zoo died overnight Monday after a two-month battle with lymphoma. Cosmo the Lion, an 18-year-old male, was diagnosed with the cancer of the immune system mid-June and died from complications and kidney issues late Sunday or early Monday.

Orange mine waste flowing toward Farmington

Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Aug 07, 2015
The Animas River flowing south from Aztec to Farmington is turning orange with mine waste Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency said its workers triggered the release of a million gallons of waste while using heavy machinery to investigate pollutants at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton, Colorado.

FBI investigates shooting involving federal officers outside Social Security building

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 06, 2015
The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred outside the Albuquerque Social Security Administration building located at Lead Avenue and 5th Street Thursday morning.

Elevated radiological readings reported at WIPP, no sign of radiation leaving site

Shaun Griswold, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 05, 2015
Slightly elevated radiological readings have been reported at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, according to a release from the facility.

Santa Fe cop, American Ninja Warrior contestant, runs down jewel thief

KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 05, 2015
A suspected jewel thief was chased down by a Santa Fe Police officer who also happens to be an American Ninja Warrior contestant.

Devices found at Four Corners Power Plant not dangerous

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Aug 04, 2015
Law enforcement and the FBI investigated three unknown devices found at the Four Corners Power Plant Monday morning.

Investigators: Explosions at Las Cruces churches caused by improvised explosive devices meant to har

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Las Cruces, Aug 03, 2015
Investigators say two explosions at Las Cruces churches Sunday were not caused by fireworks, but by "improvised explosive devices that were meant to harm."

Dispatch worker at center of 911 hang-up resigns from AFD; AFD Chief talks

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jul 30, 2015
Matthew Sanchez, the dispatch worker for the Albuquerque Fire Department who hung up on a 911 caller who was trying to get paramedics to the scene in which Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot and killed, submitted his resignation Tuesday evening, according to a city spokesperson.

Flash flood watch issued as storm moves into NM

Steve Stucker, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 29, 2015
A much better chance of showers and storms in almost all areas Wednesday with Flash Flood watches in effect for the north at 12 p.m. Heavy rain is possible and there is the chance of some flash flooding as a result.

New bill aimed at dishonorably discharged gay veterans

Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jul 29, 2015
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich is cosponsoring a bill along with U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham that aims to correct records of anyone discharged because of their sexual orientation to show they served honorably.

New Mexicans compete on `American Ninja Warrior`

KOB.com Staff
Albuquerque, Jul 28, 2015
New Mexicans Travis Iverson and Anthony Scott are competing on "American Ninja Warrior" and were both shown in the show`s quarterfinals Monday.

Congresswoman urges Social Security Administration to suspend Albuquerque office`s move

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jul 28, 2015
The Social Security Office in Albuquerque plans to open in a new location Monday, but U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., is urging the Social Security Administration to suspend the move.

NM NAACP chapter joins call for removal of Confederate markers in Old Town

Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jul 27, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico chapter of the NAACP is joining several community leaders in the debate over historic Civil War markers in Old Town. The local chapter is calling for the removal of two cannons, two plaques and a Confederate flag in the Old Town Plaza.

2 hospitalized after explosion at Santa Fe medical marijuana clinic

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jul 24, 2015
Two people were airlifted to UNM Hospital after an explosion at a Santa Fe medical marijuana clinic. The explosion occurred at the Natural Medicine Cannabis Clinic. Santa Fe Fire Battalion Chief Carl Crook said the explosion happened while the two people were using butane to extract THC from marijuana.