Albuquerque Police Department homicide detectives are actively investigating a deadly shooting that took place in the parking lot of a strip mall on Eubank Blvd., where an adult male succumbed to a gunshot wound. The incident occurred near Resource Brewery Co., and initial reports of gunshots led to a response at 7:20 p.m. Patrons at the brewery attempted to render aid, but the victim lost his life.
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The McKinney-Vento Title I Homeless Project is facing a food shortage crisis, with empty shelves and increased demand for food donations for APS students. Donations of nonperishable items are sought, and a list of essential food items is provided. Monetary contributions are also encouraged to support the program. Donations can be dropped off on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 1730 University Blvd. SE. Contact Joey Wilson, McKinney-Vento Project warehouse coordinator, at 505- 256-8239 ext. 46911 or 505-437-8772. Monetary donations can be made to the APS EducationFoundation. See the full article for a list of recommended items.
Heather R. Benavidez, a candidate running for the Albuquerque Public Schools Board in District 4, emphasizes the vital role of public education in nurturing informed citizens and democracy. Benavidez discusses concerns about political agendas influencing school boards and the need to prioritize students’ well-being over partisan interests. For more information, read the full op-ed.
Albuquerque Police arrest four juvenile suspects for firing BB guns at homeless individuals in the downtown area, injuring two, including an Albuquerque Community Safety department responder. Surveillance video helped identify the suspects and their vehicle, leading to their arrest in SW Albuquerque. BB guns and ammunition were recovered. All suspects cooperated with the police.
Adrian Nogales, a veteran APS teacher, with extensive experience spanning various schools, is a candidate for APS Board District 2. Mr. Nogales decries significant financial mismanagement within APS and underscores the critical issue of school safety. He is alarmed at recent gun-related incidents on APS campuses and the shortage of both teachers and police officers. Advocating for recruitment to address these deficiencies and greater safety measures, Mr. Nogales calls for a dynamic superintendent and a comprehensive 5-year plan. He also opposes sexual content unrelated to health classes in schools and emphasize transparency. For more information read the full op-ed.
Adam Cazares was found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2019 shooting death of Calvin Kelly during a robbery at a Northeast Albuquerque apartment complex. Cazares faces a mandatory life sentence with a minimum of 30 years before parole eligibility. His co-defendant, Jassiah Montoya, had previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for his involvement and was sentenced to 21 years in prison. For more details read the full article.
A potential threat occurred at Alvarado Elementary School when witnesses reported a man, possibly armed, involved in an argument in the parking lot. APS police responded to the scene, and the man was later detained by officers during a traffic stop. Although he claimed to be a felon with a firearm in his vehicle, he was released. The vehicle was impounded for further investigation. No injuries were reported, and the incident was controlled thanks to the quick response of the APS police officer on campus. For more details, read the full article.
Authorities initiated an investigation into firearms at West Mesa High School. A mother reported her missing firearm, fearing her child had taken it. Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) police identified a West Mesa student during the probe and found a handgun in his possession. Further investigation led to a second student, who was also found with a handgun. This led to a shelter-in-place at the school. No threats were made, and the students’ intentions remain unclear. These incidents mark the fourth, fifth, and sixth guns discovered on APS campuses this school year, raising concerns about student safety and firearm access. For…
The trial begins for Richard Alan Ross, accused of murdering an Albuquerque couple in 2018. Ross’ defense claims investigators rushed to judgment due to his jail acquaintance with the husband and his move into their home. The defense argues there’s no DNA or fingerprint evidence implicating Ross. They suggest the couple’s “alternative lifestyle” could have introduced potential suspects into their home. Prosecutors contend that Ross’ behavior changed significantly after the murders, and he was tracked using cellphone geolocation. Ross is also charged with theft, larceny, tampering with evidence, identity theft, and unauthorized card use. The trial is expected to last…
Janelle Astorga is running for the APS School Board in District 1, bringing her deep roots in Albuquerque’s South Valley and a passion to address students’ unique challenges. Her platform emphasizes bridging the academic opportunity gap through bilingual education and ethnic studies while promoting trade programs and internships. Mental well-being and safe school environments are paramount, with a strong focus on addressing gun violence. Preparing students for the future includes bridging the digital divide through technology access. With over a decade of APS experience, her campaign is about collective vision, shaping a more inclusive and innovative future for every APS…