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Barcelona attack hits close to home for New Mexicans

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 18, 2017
Albuquerque`s Honorary Consul of Spain says he expects calls and emails from people asking if Spain is still safe
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain happened about 5,500 miles away from New Mexico, but it still has a great impact on people in the Land of Enchantment.

Kids who want to watch eclipse at school need to pack their own glasses

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 17, 2017
Parents can contact elementary schools to keep their child inside during the eclipse
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque Public Schools spokesperson said students will not be allowed outside during the solar eclipse if they don`t bring their own protective glasses.

Dona Ana GOP leader under fire for Charlottesville Facebook post

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Dona Ana County Republican is under fire for comments he wrote in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tornado warning issued for Union County

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 14, 2017
UNION COUNTY, NM — The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a tornado warning Monday for East Central Union County in Northeastern New Mexico until 5 p.m.

Parents of addicts trained to help families who need help

Megan Cruz, Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For information about this helpline, visit: www.drugfree.org/helpline

New Mexico-originated disease killing hundreds of residents

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2017
SANTA FE, NM — It`s a disease hardly anyone has ever heard of. It’s targeting and killing New Mexicans by the hundreds. Cerebral cavernous malformation is a genetic disease where blood cells clump together, weakening their walls and causing them to leak blood. When that happens in the brain, it leads to headaches, seizures and potentially death.

GOP lawmakers eye return of narrow New Mexico death penalty

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 04, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Recent child killings, attacks on officers and a rise in crime has some conservative New Mexico lawmakers calling for the state to reinstate the death penalty.

State Fire Marshal says church fire was arson

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 03, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The fire at Peace Lutheran church was arson, the state fire marshal says. There wasn`t much left inside the church after the early-morning fire gutted it.

Teen on a mission to protect babies from being left in hot cars

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 31, 2017
Alissa Chavez developed "Hot Seat," a detection device that alarms someone who leaves a child in a car.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alissa Chavez developed a detection device that alerts adults if they leave their child inside a car.

NM State Fair reassures ride safety after horrific Ohio incident

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The New Mexico State Fair`s general manager says the Expo spends a lot of money to bring in the best inspectors in the country to make sure the rides are safe.

Local gay, transgender veterans upset with Pres. Trump’s tweet

Royale Da, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 27, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Stephani Patten says transgender military members lack from support from the president makes the military weaker.

Can NM learn from Arizona`s plan to combat dangerous dust storms?

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 27, 2017
The state of Arizona applied and received a $54 million grant from federal officials. They`re widening the interstate and putting up a two layer dust detection system.

UNM Fundraising officials defend paychecks amid budget crisis, two scandals

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 25, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — UNM says it’s been difficult in recent years to balance its budget because of declining enrollment and less money from the state. That`s why the UNM Foundation believes its job is crucial.

Father of Dylan Redwine arrested in connection with boy`s death

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 24, 2017
Police have arrested Mark Redwine for the 2012 death of his son, Dylan.

Environment Dept. seeks legal action to clean up dead fish pond

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 24, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Environment Department says it is prepared to take legal action against owners of pond where dead fish washed up.

Sky 7 flies over border fence between Mexico and New Mexico

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 20, 2017
President Trump wants to build a wall, but a fence already existsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Donald Trump is proposing a border along the the southern border of the United States and Mexico. Sky 7 flew over the existing border fence that separates New Mexico and Mexico.

Investigation closed against former officers in shooting death of James Boyd

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 19, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that they will not pursue criminal charges against two Albuquerque Police officers involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of James Boyd.

Facebook to build 2nd $250M building in Los Lunas

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Facebook has announced plans to double its investment in New Mexico. The tech giant will build a second building of 460,000 square feet, in addition to a more than 510,000 square foot facility. Both buildings will be in Los Lunas.

Local lawmaker meets with Homeland Security to protect "Dreamers" from deportation

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 17, 2017
12,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are at risk under Trump Administration
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly last week to ask how the agency is protecting "Dreamers" from deportation.

Iraqi man facing deportation takes sanctuary at local church

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 13, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An attorney for an Iraqi man facing deportation says his client is taking sanctuary in at an undisclosed house of worship in Albuquerque.

Children`s Cancer Fund of NM raises awareness through hip-hop video

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 12, 2017
Watch this video put together by UNMH residents to help raise awareness for the Children`s Cancer Fund of NM.

Fourth of July celebrations in New Mexico

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Here`s a full list of family-friendly Fourth of July celebrations taking place in the Land of Enchantment.

Women’s Health names ABQ among top ‘wellthiest’ cities in America

Royale Da, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The magazine factored in restaurants with farm-fresh food, zen-like landscapes and opportunities to stay social

Local film crews voice concerns over filming in downtown ABQ

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 27, 2017
Film crew member was recently held at knifepoint
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Local film crews say filming in Downtown Albuquerque is getting more and more dangerous. They worry filmmakers will take their movies out of New Mexico because of the crime, and take film jobs with them.

How to keep your swamp cooler running effectively

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 23, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Record-breaking temperatures have been reached in Albuquerque. If you are trying to cool down using your Swamp Cooler, here are some tips to get its maximum potential.

Officials warn public against flying drones over fires

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 20, 2017
Crews had to halt all operations while trying to save about 150 homes in the Jemez Mountains, because someone was flying a drone over the Cajete Fire.

El Cajete fire 80% contained, evacuees return home

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 19, 2017
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS, N.M. — “There`s no reason our home should be there, being a quarter-mile from the inception of this. There`s really no reason our home should be there,” El Cajete evacuee Germaine Johnson said.

Cajete Fire growing, evacuations underway

Matt Howerton, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 16, 2017
JEMEZ, N.M. — Residents are being forced from their homes because of a 600-acre fire in the Jemez Mountains. The Cajete Fire is located an estimated 50 acres North of Jemez Springs.

Woman kept her husband`s dead body in bedroom closet for 2 years

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 15, 2017
Deputies found the body while serving an eviction notice at the home
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County deputies were serving an eviction notice at a Foothills home in May when they smelled a dead body. Deputies called in the Albuquerque Police Department, and officers found the man`s body in the walk-in closet of the master bedroom.

General Mills asks local bakery to change its name

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Just two weeks after opening ‘Doughboy’s Bake Shoppe,’ the owners say they got a letter from the company that owns the Pillsbury Doughboy brand.

Heinrich: "You`re impeding this investigation."

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 14, 2017
"You`re not answering questions. You`re impeding this investigation," Heinrich said during this afternoon`s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. A bold accusation by Senator Martin Heinrich against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday.

Pilots concerned about crashing with drones while in the sky

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 13, 2017
Drones are becoming a real problem for pilots.

Man drowns at Sandia Resort & Casino

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — According to our partners at the Albuquerque Journal, a man died from drowning in a pool at the Sandia Resort and Casino Sunday.

Search & Rescue crews train for hiking season

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Search & Rescue crews train hard to make sure lost hikers can be found safe.

Sen. Martin Heinrich questions fired FBI Director James Comey

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 08, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hear New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich`s question to fired FBI Director James Comey at the Senate Intelligence Committee.

New Mexico national parks, monuments a big draw for tourists

Todd Kurtz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — People visit our state for a number of reasons. One is our national parks and monuments.

New Mexico Oil & Gas Association says fewer restrictions will not change the local industry

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
"The industry has been very proactive in being environmentally responsible...and I see no reason why that will change."
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Gas and Oil Association says the industry will continue to be environmentally responsible, despite withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Man robs one business, sets another on fire

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
Business owners in Tijeras work to move on after being robbed, set on fire.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham traveling to Mexico to meet with deported military veterans

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jun 01, 2017
Lujan-Grisham supporting a bill to offer service members guidance to becoming citizens
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham will be in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday with other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to meet with military veterans who have been deported.

New Mexico Legislature concludes special session

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 31, 2017
1:40 p.m. The New Mexico Legislature has concluded a special session after Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation that resolves a state budget crisis for the coming fiscal year. The Legislature adjourned on Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers expressed lingering concerns about the health of state finances.

Could current political climate affect chile crops?

Eric Green, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 30, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, N.M. — Chile farmers hire many migrant workers and will continue to need more.

911 call after jail escape shows staffers report only 1 inmate gone

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Target 7`s Nancy Laflin learns that initial 911 calls after two Sandoval County inmates escaped only indicated one inmate was missing.

Lawmakers agree on budget, disagree on how to fund it

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 23, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — The legislative chambers have been empty for more than two months. But they will be full again Wednesday, as the special session gets underway. There are some issues lawmakers expect quick agreement on, and others that could take some time.

3 Planned Parenthood clinics to close around the state

Christine Pae, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Half of all Planned Parenthood clinics that operate in New Mexico will close by the end of this year. Three out of New Mexico`s six clinic locations will close in September, according to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Mansanares.

Check out the unique items New Mexicans left at the Vietnam Wall

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 18, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Park Service is collecting these items for a new museum they’d like to open in 2020.

John Denver Living in and Loving New Mexico

Marisa Maez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 17, 2017
The late singer/songwriter was boarn in Roswell.

Report ranks New Mexico low for officer quality of life

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 15, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico ranks as one of the worst states to be a police officer.

Officer involved in fatal crash had been disciplined for 6 driving-related incidents

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — According to documents obtained by our partners at the Albuquerque Journal, the police officer involved in a deadly crash has been disciplined six times for dangerous driving. The documents reveal McDonnell was involved in five crashes that APD said could have been prevented.

6 year old`s donated organs save four people

Royale Da, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 11, 2017
The family is asking you to sign up to be an organ donor in his honor.

USA Today names top 25 must-see buildings in New Mexico

KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – USA Today and a team of architects have partnered to find some of the best buildings in the country, and they found 25 of those must-see spots here in New Mexico.

Storm in New Mexico spawns small tornado that uproots trees

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A severe storm packing heavy rain and golf ball-sized hail has swept through parts of central and eastern New Mexico with a small tornado briefly down in Torrance County and causing minor damage.

New Mexico graduation rate lowest in U.S. in 2015

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 09, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new report shows New Mexico had the lowest graduation rates in the United States in 2015. The "Building A Grad Nation" report used U.S. Department of Education data to list statewide graduation rates based on poverty, demographics and school districts. Here are some of the report`s key findings:

Severe weather warnings issued throughout NM

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 09, 2017
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Tornado Warning for Southwestern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico Northeastern Torrance County in central New Mexico until 2:00 p.m.

Julia Roberts living and loving New Mexico

Marisa Maez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 08, 2017
New Mexico is a wonderful place and it captured the attention of Hollywood`s biggest sweetheart.

ABQ BioPark to welcome 3 new giraffes into the family

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 04, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M, — April may have caught the nation’s attention with her new baby, Tajiri but it looks like the ABQ BioPark will be welcoming new giraffes into its family.

Congress will fund part of ART but millions still needed

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mayor Berry promises federal lawmakers won’t build half a bridge or leave Albuquerque without complete funding.

Teachers and students plan walkout Monday

Matthew Antonitis, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, May 01, 2017
Teachers and students at Albuquerque High School plan to show their frustration about the APS budget crisis with a walkout Monday.

State questions APS high dollar hires

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state’s financial mess is impacting even the youngest New Mexicans. Albuquerque Public Schools officials said they`re facing at least $12 million in budget cuts from the state; so the school district is cutting jobs and programs to save money, all things that affect the kids of New Mexico.

Cattle-killing endangered wolves will return to New Mexico

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 27, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — Q: What did the judge decide? A: A Denver-based circuit appeals judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife can release Mexican Grey Wolves into New Mexico. Previously, a lawsuit from New Mexico State Government had put a hold on those releases.

Single mother killed in 6 vehicle crash

Angela Brauer, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 25, 2017
Her family is now grieving because they say Albuquerque police haven`t told them much about what happened.

A trip down memory lane with KOAT General Manager

Shelley Ribando, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 24, 2017
As KOAT General Manager, Mary Lynn Roper, celebrates a milestone anniversary with the station we take a look back at those early years that have shaped KOAT in a station New Mexicans love and trust.

Man shows off explosive chemicals in Facebook video

Royale Da, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 20, 2017
28-YEAR-OLD CALEY VOLANTE IS SHOWN IN A VIDEO POSTED TO FACEBOOK INSIDE HIS NORTHEAST ALBUQUERQUE APARTMENT SHOWING OFF A TROVE OF CHEMICALS.

Woman who sued 99 businesses said she was recruited to find ADA violations

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 19, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A woman who sued nearly 100 New Mexico businesses said she was paid $50 for each lawsuit filed.

Protesters demand president`s tax returns in Santa Fe

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Apr 17, 2017
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of New Mexico’s state Capitol Saturday afternoon to demand that President Donald Trump produce his tax returns.