In a tragic incident in Southwest Albuquerque, a child is in critical condition, reportedly shot during a domestic dispute, possibly by his own mother. Albuquerque police responded to the scene after a 911 call reporting the shooting at around 3 a.m. The young boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, while the Crimes Against Children Unit commenced an investigation. Further details, including any other injuries or potential suspects, remain undisclosed at this time. This incident follows recent concerns about gun violence in the area. For more details read the full article.
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Kohl’s abruptly closes its Coronado Center location in Albuquerque. While crime concerns, including shoplifting, were noted, some speculate workforce shortages may have also played a role. Kohl’s plans to offer affected employees positions at nearby stores but has not disclosed details about the closure’s planning or future Albuquerque openings. For more information read the full article.
EVERY FLOWER INSPIRES an emotion. Roses evoke romance, spring daffodils feel like a new beginning, end-of-summer chrysanthemums might trigger a touch of melancholy. And zinnias? Well, zinnias just make us happy, bobbing their brightly colored heads on the breeze from early summer to mid-autumn. Growing in masses on their own or popping up among the perennials, zinnias sound a cheerful note anywhere they’re planted. “Their blooms are amazing,” says Jesse Darling, general manager of Jericho Nurseries in Albuquerque. “On top of that, they handle the sun in the southwest pretty well.” While perennials bloom year after year, some only for…
Timothy Chavez, now 21, receives a 13-year prison sentence for his role in the 2018 killing of Ronnie Ross, a homeless man in Albuquerque. Chavez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced by Judge Courtney Weaks. His co-defendant, Anthony Gallegos, faces up to 20 years in prison and will be sentenced later. The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission calls Ross’s death “horrendous and despicable. For more on this story read the full article.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Albuquerque work on unique insulated concrete homes in the Barelas neighborhood. First Financial Credit Union employees join the effort, emphasizing community involvement and giving back. Families selected for these homes participate in the construction process and commit to a 0% interest mortgage plan, promoting affordable homeownership. Stay tuned for updates on when the first family will move in, and see how volunteers like Stormy Johnson hope to inspire others to join this meaningful cause. Read the full article for more details.
Monte Vista Elementary School in Albuquerque has been honored by the U.S. Department of Education with the prestigious Blue Ribbon School designation, recognizing its outstanding academic performance. This award places Monte Vista among only three schools in New Mexico and 353 nationwide to receive this distinction in 2023. Find out more at the APS website.
Authorities are investigating the deaths of Javier Almanza, 27, and Hannah Slaven, 21, who were found deceased in a home on Bridge Boulevard SW. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check call, and the incident is being probed as a possible murder-suicide.
Albuquerque police arrested a man after discovering homemade explosive devices in a home near Wyoming and Central. The suspect had called 911 claiming he made several explosive devices and was headed to a local Walmart. Authorities apprehended him at the store and later secured the devices at his residence. For more details read the full article.
Robert Romero, 37, was arrested in connection with a 2018 fatal shooting in Albuquerque, following a yearslong rivalry. He faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and evidence tampering. The case was reopened in June 2023, leading to Romero’s arrest after matching the murder weapon to the bullets that killed the victim. To learn more read the full article.