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Unique Sign In New Mexico Had Highway Drivers Doing Double-Takes

Drivers along two of New Mexico’s roadways were doing double-takes last week. The state Department of Transportation erected new signs on Route 66 and Interstate 40. They pointed drivers to Albuquerque, but misspelled the city’s name, dropping the “R.”. Drivers were, obviously, paying attention. They barraged the...
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Albuquerque man accused of opening fire inside ART bus

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man is accused of opening fire inside an ART bus. According to the criminal complaint, Alan Salazar is seen with a shotgun inside the bus Monday afternoon. Police say he shot through one of the glass doors, then shot at a seat, destroying it. The bus driver said he was a regular […]
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ABQ Biopark baby orangutan has first checkup and shot

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Baby Bulan the Orangutan had his first medical exam a little more than two months since Sarah the Orangutan gave birth to him. Like a human, Bulan got a checkup and his first shot. ABQ Biopark veterinarians were able to do the checkup a little earlier than they normally would. “A lot […]

New Mexico's Muslim community reels from arrest in killings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fear of attacks that had rippled through Muslim communities nationwide after the fatal shootings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque gave way to shock and sadness when it turned out the suspect in the killings is one of their own. Muhammad Syed, 51, was arrested late Monday after a traffic stop more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from his Albuquerque home. The Afghan immigrant denied any connection to the crimes that shook the city and its small Muslim community. In court documents, in fact, he told police that he was so unnerved by the slayings that he was driving to Houston to find a new home for his family, which includes six children. But investigators said they have ample evidence to prove his guilt, though they have yet to uncover the motive for the ambush-style killings, the first of which was in November and then three between July 26 and last Friday.

Hall of fame athlete, hall of fame guy passes

Former Cibola High School boys basketball coach and athletic director, and later the Eagle Ridge Middle School athletic coordinator, Phil Schroer passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon. It caught the local sports community by surprise. Larry Chavez, former RRPS athletics director, said he got the bad news Tuesday evening. Chavez met...

Pedestrian dead in crash just east of Central and Coors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Officers with the Albuquerque Police Department responded to vehicle verses pedestrian crash in the area of Central Ave. and 59th St. around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. APD says when officers arrived they found one person who had died from their injuries. Police say the driver who struck the pedestrian fled the scene. […]

Boil-water advisory issued for mobile home park in Doña Ana County

LAS CRUCES – New Mexico's Drinking Water Bureau issued a "boil water advisory" Wednesday afternoon for a mobile home park located in Doña Ana County. The Madrid Mobile Home Park in San Ysidro, north of Las Cruces, was ordered to notify those who receive drinking water from its distribution system that E. coli bacteria was repeatedly detected in drinking water samples. The state Environment Department said that approximately 64 users are affected. Notice of the violation by the park is required within 24 hours under drinking water regulations.

Police investigating hit-and-run fatal pedestrian crash in Albuquerque

A male pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle in the westbound lanes of Central early this morning, Albuquerque police say. “After he was struck, the vehicle fled the scene,” Albuquerque Police Department Spokeswoman Rebecca Atkins said in an email. Atkins said it is unclear whether the pedestrian...

3 Great Steakhouses in New Mexico

If you happen to live in New Mexico or you travel to New Mexico often and you love to go out with friends and family, then you are in the right place because today we are talking about three amazing steakhouses in New Mexico that you should really visit if you want to enjoy good food in an even better company.