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What police found in the Aztec shooter’s home

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Dec 14, 2017
AZTEC, N.M. — Police have released an inventory list of what they found when they executed a search warrant at the home of Aztec High School shooter William Atchison.

Aztec High student records school shooting

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Dec 12, 2017
AZTEC, N.M. — Aztec High School Freshman Heaven Hughes took out her phone once and recorded her class being put on lock down. In the video, you can hear gunshots from the school shooter and see students ducking for cover.

Active shooter training may have saved lives in Aztec

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Dec 12, 2017
KOAT took the same active shooter training Monday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Aztec High School teachers, staff, and Aztec Police officers completed active shooter training prior to the deadly school shooting. That training may have saved lives.

School custodian follows shooter through halls

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Dec 11, 2017
Emery says he wanted to know where the shooter was so police could find him quickly
AZTEC, N.M. — Thomas "Emery" Hill was on his way to fix a circuit breaker Thursday morning, December 7, 2017 when he heard gunshots.

What we know about the deadly Aztec High School shooting

KOAT Action 7 News
Farmington, Dec 08, 2017
Two students and a gunman are dead after the shooter opened fire at Aztec High School Thursday morning.

Warrant: NM may have ties to murder of Texas border agent

Nancy Laflin, Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Dec 07, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Newly released information reveals a possible New Mexico connection in the death of a Texas border patrol agent. According to a search warrant obtained by KOAT, a person told federal authorities that two brothers assaulted the border patrol agents with rocks.

Silver Alert issued for missing Roswell woman

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Dec 04, 2017
A Silver Alert has been issued for a woman missing from Roswell. Roswell Police are looking for 80-year-old Leotta Talbert. Police say she was last seen wearing a hospital gown with an IV still in place when she left the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Facebook`s expansion in Los Lunas could mean 200 more full-time jobs

Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Dec 01, 2017
LOS LUNAS, NM — That`s according to a spokesperson from the social media giant. He said while Facebook does not have an official number of jobs just yet, two buildings typically means about 100 full-time employees. The Los Lunas data center will have six buildings.

Thousands of fake Wells Fargo accounts opened in New Mexico

Nancy Laflin, Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of the largest banks in New Mexico is under investigation by the attorney general. The attorney general said Wells Fargo employees opened up thousands of fake bank accounts or credit cards without customers ever knowing.

New details: Deputy shot multiple rounds into stolen truck, killing 2 people

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 29, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sheriff Manuel Gonzales released new information about a deadly deputy-involved shooting on Nov. 17. The sheriff identified the two men killed as Isaac Padilla and Martin Jim.

President calls Warren "Pocahontas" at Code Talker ceremony

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 28, 2017
Local Code Talker expert calls comment a "slur"
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A local expert on Navajo Code Talkers says the comment, directed at Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, was a slur. The White House has denied that assertion.

Fire claims 3 lives, injures another

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 27, 2017
CLOVIS, N.M. — Police in Clovis say three people are dead after a structure fire on Calhoun Street. Just before 3 on Sunday afternoon the Clovis Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire. When fire officials arrived on scene they found an outbuilding engulfed in flames.

Dozens of people march for immigration reform in downtown Albuquerque

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Highland High School students, along with many others, marched in downtown Albuquerque demanding a change.

Amber Alert canceled after baby found safe

Matthew Antonitis, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2017
Amber Alert cancelled for missing baby from Gallup
GALLUP, N.M. — The Gallup Police Department cancelled an Amber Alert for a missing eight-month-old boy.

UNM donor dinner flagged as "excessive spending"

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A UNM donor dinner was just flagged as excessive spending. It`s another new revelation from a recent State Auditor report.

7-year-old girl saves family from burning house fire

Shelley Ribando, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 16, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque family lost everything in a house fire, but thankfully they still have each other because of their 7-year-old daughter.

Teen admits to writing "kill list" in Santa Fe High shooting threat

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 15, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — A judge has decided one of the three teenagers accused of planning a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School will stay behind bars.

Facebook to expand Data Center in Los Lunas

Sasha Lenninger, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 14, 2017
Facebook will announce a big expansion of the Los Lunas data center Tuesday morning, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
Right now, the data center is constructing two buildings. Now, that expansion is set to increase to six buildings.

Santa Fe High remains on high alert days after shooting threat

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 14, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — Court documents say someone found a letter about the school shooting plan and turned it over to the Santa Fe Police Department. And two days later, a second letter was found.

Special audit reveals no financial accountability at UNM Athletics

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 13, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — A special report released Friday revealed more blunders at the University of New Mexico’s athletic department. Athletes were cheated out of the public’s donations because of inadequate financial oversight.

Intel: No more layoffs thanks to new products

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 09, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — No more layoffs at Intel`s Rio Rancho plant, thanks to some cutting-edge products developed right here by New Mexicans. Those products utilize technology called silicon photonics, which integrates lasers and silicon circuits to make data processing faster than it`s ever been before.

Review team urges domestic gun violence law for New Mexico

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 08, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The horrific church shooting in Texas is prompting lawmakers everywhere to review the gun laws pertaining to domestic abusers.

State police seek help finding missing 13-year-old female

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 07, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police are asking for the public`s help finding a 13-year-old girl from Santa Fe. Casandra Bianca Vasquez was last seen Sunday night driving a 1998 Maroon Pontiac Grand Am near the area of 3000 Cerrillos Road.

Employee kills himself after 4-hour standoff at call center

Matt Howerton, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 06, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A man killed himself Friday afternoon after barricading himself inside the Bank of America call center. Rio Rancho police attempted to peacefully resolve the situation for hours, but were unable to get the man to surrender.

1 dead, another injured in Ruidoso officer-involved shooting

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 06, 2017
RUIDOSO, N.M. — The New Mexico State police are investigating an officer-involved shooting involving Ruidoso Police officers.

Bregman’s childhood coach: He’s the smartest baseball player I’ve ever met

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alex Bregman has taken the baseball world by storm. But the man who helped bring him up in the baseball world says it`s not his athletic ability that transformed him into the player he is.

Veteran running 31 marathons in 31 days

Sasha Lenninger, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Nov 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Iraq veteran is doing something very unique to help spread awareness when it comes to the men and women who fight for our freedom every single day.

Hundreds say their final goodbyes to New Mexico music icon

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 31, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It was standing room only, as friends and family gathered to said their farewell to the man known as the, “Godfather of New Mexico Music."

Frontier Airlines returns service to ABQ Sunport

Jozelyn Escobedo, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 27, 2017
TRAVELERS LEAVING OUT OF ALBUQUERQUE`S SUNPORT WILL NOW HAVE ANOTHER OPTION.FRONTIER FLEW ITS FIRST JET FROM ALBUQUERQUE TO DENVER ON WEDNESDAY.

Flu season is off to a deadly start in New Mexico

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 26, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health said a A 90-year-old woman is believed to be the first flu related death of the season.

Locals remember music icon Al Hurricane

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 25, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexican legend`s family confirmed on Facebook that he died Sunday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 81 years old.

New Mexico Air National Guard deploying to Puerto Rico

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 24, 2017
Members of New Mexico’s Air National Guard are heading to Puerto Rico to help with recovery. They will be there to help restore power.

Former New Mexico musician killed in California wildfire

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 18, 2017
SANTA ROSA, CA — George Powell knows it sounds cliche, but says it was in fact love at first sight for him and his wife, Lynne. The two met in December 1983 and were married by February.

Hundreds protest controversial science proposal

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 17, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — Hundreds of people showed up to protest proposed science standards for students in New Mexico. Speakers told the Public Education Department the new proposal isn`t what they want for their state.

New Mexico`s most devastating wildfires

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 17, 2017
Little Bear, Cerro Grande, Las Conchas and Whitewater Baldy... a look back at some of the state`s most destructive wildfires.

Local firefighters head to California to battle wildfires

Christine Pae, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 12, 2017
SANDOVAL COUNTY, NM — Firefighter teams from New Mexico are en route to help battle one of the worst wildfires in California`s history.

Neighbors disgusted with mock lynching Halloween decoration

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — People in the neighborhood said they think a woman`s Halloween decorations looked like an African American or Native American person being hanged by a rope.

Local family traumatized after surviving Las Vegas shooting

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 09, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A local family speaks out about the on-going trauma they`re dealing with in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

More rain slams Belen after damaging weekend storm

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 06, 2017
BELEN, N.M. — More rain slams Belen after a damaging weekend storm. The Red Cross of New Mexico opened an emergency shelter Thursday at the Jarales Community Center.

Bump stock devices are legal in NM

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In New Mexico, residents can legally buy the devices in stores and online

Tips to quit smoking from Dr. Ramo

Dr. Barry Ramo, KOAT Health Beat
Albuquerque, Oct 04, 2017
KOAT Medical Expert Dr. Barry Ramo is offering a few tips to help you quit the smoking habit. Following these tips will help eliminate the temptation:

Gallup woman killed in Las Vegas shooting

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Oct 03, 2017
Lisa Romero was a discipline counselor for the Gallup-McKinley County School District
GALLUP, N.M. — Lisa Romero is survived by her parents, husband, two sisters, two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Rio Rancho neighborhood flooded after heavy rain

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 29, 2017
A long night for a Rio Rancho family after water seeped into their home.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A long night for a Rio Rancho family after water seeped into their home.

Local football coaches and parents mixed about kneeling during anthem

Matt Howerton, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 29, 2017
First local varsity games played since NFL protests
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Three varsity football games got underway in the metro Thursday night. It was the first action on the gridiron since dozens of NFL players locked arms and knelt during the National Anthem over the weekend to protest racial injustice.

District Attorney asks state for millions to stop Albuquerque crime

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — The 2nd Judicial district attorney spoke to state lawmakers with urgency Wednesday morning.

FBI statistics show spike in crimes in the Duke City

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 27, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual Uniform Crime Report. It breaks down the crime statistics from 2016 across the nation. There was an increase across the board, but New Mexico saw some of the highest spikes in crime and Albuquerque is a big reason why.

Man accused of killing veteran at ATM finally facing charges

Megan Cruz, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 26, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Life has been tough for Liz Frank. It`s been 18 months since her 24-year-old son Tyler Lackey was murdered.

New Mexico rescue crews ready to respond to quakes, collapses

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 22, 2017
New Mexican rescuers tell us how they save lives
Albuquerque, NM — How do rescue teams attack building collapses? The Rio Grande Basin Heavy Technical Rescue Team responds to dangerous rescue situations across the area, including flooded arroyos, stranded hikers, and collapsed buildings.

Rio Rancho police search for missing 6-year-old

KOAT Action 7 News
ALBUQUERQUE, Sep 21, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho police are searching for a missing 6-year-old. Kate Lynn Terrell was last seen with her mother, Sabrina Brenden.

Emails show former UNM athletic director admits he made mistakes

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
ALBUQUERQUE, Sep 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Emails from the former head of UNM Athletics show Paul Krebs admitting he made mistakes, and he wanted to protect donors. Our partners at The Albuquerque Journal obtained those emails.

New Mexico native shaken after experiencing the wrath of Hurricane Irma

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 19, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Native New Mexican Emily Graf is shaken after experiencing the wrath of Hurricane Irma while living in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Red Cross volunteer returns home, speaks of Irma`s devastation

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 18, 2017
Dean Wilder was deployed for the first time and says the experience with both rewarding and chaotic
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dean Wilder spent more than a week near Tampa, Florida, helping people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Sen. Pete Domenici’s colleague reflects on his life accomplishments

Justin Matthews, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sen. Pete Domenici’s passing has impacted political leaders across the state. Sen. Jeff Bingaman worked with Domenici for 26 years in the U.S. Senate.

New Mexicans excited for this year`s first piñon crop

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — What you need to know about this year’s Piñon crop

Victims of sexual abuse applaud Archbishop for releasing list

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Survivors say it’s a good start for the Catholic Church admitting their mistakes.

Senator Pete Domenici dies at 85

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 13, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Long-time New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici has died. He was 85. In 1972 the state had not had a Republican Senator in 38 years – that is until the Albuquerque native was elected.

Railrunner service suspended after person killed on the tracks

Matthew Antonitis, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 11, 2017
Train service on the Rail Runner is suspended after a deadly accident.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Train service on the Rail Runner is suspended after a deadly accident. It happened while someone was on the tracks on the San Felipe Pueblo around 5:30 this morning. The person on the tracks was killed.

Teen in deadly Clovis shooting will be tried as an adult

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The suspect in the deadly shooting at Clovis public library has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

What’s next for Dreamers in New Mexico?

David Carl, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 07, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier this week that the program known as DACA will be rescinded within six months.

Parents say suspension is not enough for KKK "prank"

Chris Guardaro, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Sep 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Parents say the school has rarely disciplined students for racist bullying.

Clovis on high-alert after bomb threats

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 31, 2017
CLOVIS, N.M. — According to our radio partners, “The Mix 107.5,” New Mexico State Police asked residents in Clovis to stay home Wednesday evening due to bomb threats. Several businesses also evacuated or closed as a precaution.

Library worker describes coming face to face with shooter

Sandra Ramirez, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2017
CLOVIS, N.M. — Sara Williford was working inside the Clovis-Carver Public Library when policy say Nathaniel Jouett started shooting.

What we know about the Clovis Library shooting

Jozelyn Escobedo, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2017
CLOVIS, NM — Here’s everything we know about the deadly shooting that happened at a library in Clovis, New Mexico:

American Red Cross officials: Money is one of the most effective ways to help

Kay Dimanche, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Two American Red Cross volunteers from New Mexico loaded up an emergency response vehicle to head to Texas and help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. They`re bringing water and other supplies to the region.

Dion`s Green Chile Ranch will soon be available at all locations

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a successful taste-test in Las Cruces, Dion`s will now carry Green Chile Ranch at all locations. The popular chain said customer response to the new creation has been overwhelming.

11 children taken into custody, more religious group members arrested

Megan Cruz, Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 25, 2017
CIBOLA COUNTY, NM — Eleven children are now in state custody after deputies arrested four more members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps. Deputies believe the Cibola County religious group was trying to skip town after its leader and three members were arrested over the weekend.

Exclusive police video shows deputies arresting religious leader

Megan Cruz, Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 24, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Deborah Green is accused of the sexual assault and abuse of a 5-year-old girl. Two other members were also arrested Sunday off the group’s Fence Lake compound.

“General” of religious group defends wife, other members

Megan Cruz, Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 23, 2017
He says the charges against them are bogus. His wife and son-in-law are charged with sexually abusing the same young girl about 15 years ago.

Local religious group in spotlight for horrific crimes against children

Megan Cruz, Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 22, 2017
CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. — The leader and three members of a religious group based in Cibola County were arrested over the weekend for what investigators called horrific crimes against children.

Flight turns into nightmare for dozens of passengers

Nancy Laflin, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 21, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — What started out as a fun flight to Vegas turned into an absolute nightmare. Dozens of passengers were stuck in a plane on the tarmac at the Sunport for four hours. At one point, police were even called in to help.

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.