This New Year’s Eve tradition is a dangerous one in New Mexico

Police going after people who fire guns illegally to ring in new year ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On New Year’s Eve in Albuquerque, you might not only hear fireworks but gunfire, too. “It’s a major concern for law enforcement,” said Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Montiel.

COVID was the top cause of death for officers in 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Undersheriff Jeffery Montoya served Colfax County for six years. “He was the life of the office, to be honest. I mean, he was always in a good mood, laughing, joking when it was time to be serious. He was serious, but he was always lighthearted, in a good mood,” said Colfax County Sheriff […]

Elephant dies at ABQ BioPark

Thorn loses battle with virus A three year old male elephant at the ABQ BioPark has lost his battle with a virus. Thorn, an Asian elephant calf at the BioPark, died from EEHV – an ailment that can be fatal for young elephants. BioPark staff discovered the condition December 15, and often worked around the clock […]

Gathering for the holidays? Dept. of Health urges at-home COVID testing before

Earlier this month, the White House announced 150 million Americans who have private health insurance will be eligible for full reimbursement by their insurance company after they buy an at-home test. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ahead of the holidays, the New Mexico Department of Health is urging New Mexicans to get tested before seeing loved ones. During a NMDOH weekly […]

Early morning winter blast hits New Mexico

A wintry blast of weather blew through the state early Wednesday morning bringing strong winds and even snow to some parts. The snow was concentrated in the northern and western area of New Mexico, but the strongest wind gusts were seen along Interstate 40 in the northern part of the states.

NMDOT prepared to tackle winter storm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — NMDOT is ready to combat the winter storm heading towards parts of New Mexico. They said they are fully staff and have plenty of supplies to clear out roadways.

New Mexico residents fight for change as drug overdoses continue to rise

Methamphetamine and fentanyl are driving the increase of deadly overdoses in New Mexico, contributing to 78% of overdose deaths last year. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Leaders in Albuquerque are calling for change when it comes to drugs and addiction. On Monday, community members participated in a forum focusing on the epidemic in New Mexico. The event was sponsored […]

Germany locks down unvaccinated people, as leaders there plan to make shots compulsory

Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months. Unvaccinated people will be banned from accessing all but the most essential businesses, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, to curb the spread of coronavirus, outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor, Olaf Scholz, announced Thursday, […]

Former Rio Arriba County Sheriff sentenced to 3 years in prison

SANTA FE, N.M. — UPDATE: James Lujan has been sentenced to three years in prison Thursday, after being convicted the day before. A former Rio Arriba County sheriff has been found guilty of harboring a felon, according to a jury in Santa Fe on Wednesday.