Albuquerque authorities have removed a bronze statue of Spanish conqueror Juan de Oñate in northern New Mexico. Amid a new wave of criticism of the memorial as an affront to indigenous people and an obstacle to greater racial harmony. A forklift pried the massive bronze statue of Oñate from a
Albuquerque detectives arrested a 15-year-old who allegedly shot five people, including a 17-year-old girl, last month at a Southeast Albuquerque apartment complex. Adam Herrera was booked into the juvenile detention center Wednesday afternoon in connection with the May 14 shooting. Officers found ammunition and a gun case, but no gun,
Leaders in Albuquerque say the protest that are calling for change on race relations and inequality are having an impact. The city’s Human Rights Commission met Wednesday night to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. Hundreds of people joined the meeting to express their concerns and fears. The mayor said
A convicted sexual predator is back behind bars after his DNA was matched to a rape kit that went untested for nearly a decade. 43 year old Victor Gonzales, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the 2010 case.
An Albuquerque megachurch is suing the state claiming a violation of first amendment protecting the freedom of religion. KRQE is reporting the lawsuit is focused on the church’s Easter Sunday service and the number of people it takes to live stream to its congregation. Legacy Church, they say in order
Apparently Jon “Bones” Jones hasn’t been staying home. The Albquerque Journal is reporting the 32-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion was charged with DWI, negligent use of a weapon, possession of an open container and not having proof of insurance after police say they found him in Downtown Albuquerque in a
Albuquerque Police say four people were shot, including one juvenile, at a house party in southwest Albuquerque early Saturday morning. The Albuquerque Journal is reporting a criminal complaint, police say Isaiah Perez was at a party consisting of more than 60 people. Perez then told police he got into an
Duke city police arrested two Albuquerque men suspected of a drive-by shooting that occurred Wednesday night south of town. 19 year old Sebastian Chacon, and 18-year-old Ethan Ryan Xavier Oller, have been charged with a fourth-degree felony count of shooting at a dwelling or occupied building. This happened Wednesday night
Albuquerque saw a record-high 82 homicides in 2019 and so far KOB is reporting there have been eight homicides in 2020. That’s the same number of homicides as in January 2019. Mayor Tim Keller said he is trying to decrease the number of crimes including homicides by increasing APD’s manpower.