Public Safety

Let’s talk about bicycling safely

130 Views   The weather is warm and it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors on two wheels, but cyclists in New Mexico are among those mostat risk of a traffic fatality in the United States. That’s especially true in Albuquerque — where more than half of cyclists killed on

Sandia rescue mission saves 2 climbers

140 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A rescue operation was orchestrated to rescue two climbers who experienced an accident in the Sandia Mountains. One climber was able to make it up to the Crest Trail and walked out. The other was evacuated using a rope system.

Attorney General fights to put alleged shooter behind bars until trial

115 Views   “Everyone is frustrated. Police and prosecutors are frustrated. Victims are frustrated,” said Attorney General Raul Torrez. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Justice appealed a decision made by a judge to keep a suspect accused of shooting someone at a graduation ceremony on house arrest.

New Mexico legislators ask FRA to address lack of safety inspector in state

236 Views   WASHINGTON — The five members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation have asked the Federal Railroad Administration to address the lack of a safety inspector for the state in the wake of the April derailment of a BNSF freight train near the New Mexico-Arizona state line that closed Interstate

Blue 2 Fire now over 7,000 acres near Ruidoso

152 Views   RUIDOSO, N.M. — U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday that the Blue 2 Fire is now at 7,178 acres, still with no containment. 10 crews, 32 engines, six helicopters and six bulldozers with five water tenders are fighting to get the Blue 2 Fire under control – that’s

House Democrats propose ban on .50-caliber rifles

137 Views   Stop Arming Cartels Act makes it unlawful to make, sell, possess a rifle ‘capable of firing .50-caliber ammunition’ EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Two members of Congress from Texas and one from Florida have filed a bill they say will cut down on drug cartel violence by

1 in 4 New Mexicans are driving without insurance

158 Views   State lawmakers say few are being punished ALBUQUERQUE, NM – New Mexico has one the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the country, and there are few consequences for those who drive without coverage.