Joy & sadness

The beginning of the new year is always a mixed bag of feelings. For many people, including myself, it’s a time when I have had to say good-bye to my children. This January 1st has not been the exception. My son Giovanny is leaving tomorrow and the joy of seeing him here will soon be overtaken by the sadness of seeing him go. It is never easy but such is one of the unnamed traditions of the New Year in our house. For now I pray for his safe travels and for his continued success in 2018!!!

BCSO deputies investigating “violent trauma” death in southwest Albuquerque

(Photo Courtesy Richard Estrada for KOB.com) Deputies with BCSO are currently at Blake and Coors gathering evidence after finding a body with signs of "violent trauma"

(Photo Courtesy Richard Estrada for KOB.com) Deputies with BCSO are currently at Blake and Coors gathering evidence after finding a body with signs of “violent trauma”

Updated: 08/26/2014 7:04 AM | Created: 08/26/2014 6:49 AM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

Deputies with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department are investigating what they are classifying as a “violent trauma” death near the intersection of Coors and Blake. 

According to BCSO, deputies received a call at approximately 3:45 a.m. They found a body when they arrived at the scene. 

Investigators will remain at the scene collecting evidence for several hours.

Deputies are asking the public to avoid the area and find alternate routes during their morning commute.

Stay with KOB.com and KOB Eyewitness News 4 for additional updates.

NMSP: Interstate 10 reopens to traffic after strong winds, low visibility

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Created: 04/26/2014 9:33 PM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

Motorists between Las Cruces, N.M., and the Arizona border resumed their travels tonight after the New Mexico State Police reopened Interstate 10 in both directions.

Sgt. Damyan Brown with the New Mexico State Police advised that I-10 reopened at approximately 8:30 p.m. after being closed for most of the day due to heavy blowing dust and strong winds in the area.

The extreme weather conditions were the reason for the low visibility experienced by drivers who were forced to exit the highway for their own safety.

Wildfire near New Mexico town is half contained

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Updated: 04/26/2014 8:43 PM | Created: 04/26/2014 5:01 PM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

Fire and “dusty” conditions force I-10 shutdown

Strong winds and a fire reported between Deming and Lordsburg, New Mexico keep a stretch of Interstate 10 closed to traffic

Gage, N.M – The New Mexico State Forestry confirms a fire has been reported along I-10 between Lordsburg and Deming in Luna County.  Fire crews and engines are on the way to the area to assess the situation. Dan Ware spokesman for State Forestry Department said it is “really windy and grassy” in the area where the fire started.

Meanwhile New Mexico State Police said that Interstate 10 is closed from the Arizona Border to Mile Marker 132 just outside of Mesilla and Las Cruces due to strong winds and zero visibility affecting the area.

Stay with KOB4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com for more information on this developing story.

911 call ends in new officer involved shooting for APD

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Updated: 03/26/2014 7:13 AM | Created: 03/26/2014 7:01 AM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

Police officers shot a man Tuesday night after the suspect reportedly pointed a gun at a juvenile, according to Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden.

The ordeal started shortly after 9 p.m. when police officers responded to a 911 call in the 200 block of 60th Street in northwest Albuquerque.

According to Eden, officers established a safety perimeter in the area and attempted to communicate with the suspect prior to the shooting.  Eden added that “the suspect exited the apartment with a firearm, and fired the firearm,” prompting police to fire at the suspect.

The male suspect was taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time

This case is still under investigation by the Albuquerque Police Department, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police.

This new officer-involved shooting comes at the heels of large-scale protests by the community after Albuquerque police shot a homeless man with a history of mental issues on March 16.  Helmet and lapel camera videos of the incident show the suspect, James Boyd, being shot after illegally camping in the Sandia foothills and a five-hour standoff with police.

Stay with KOB4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com for updates on this ongoing investigation.

2 struck, 1 dead after being hit by a car

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Updated: 03/26/2014 6:30 AM | Created: 03/26/2014 6:19 AM 

By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

Albuquerque – 1 woman is dead after being struck by a car while crossing the street with 2 other people near Wyoming and Constitution.

According to a preliminary report by Albuquerque Police Department, the incident happened at approximately 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, when 2 women were reportedly hit by a car traveling northbound on Wyoming Blvd.

Officers indicated that the two women and one male were not using the crosswalk when the vehicle struck the 2 females.  The male was not struck as he was walking in front of the females when the vehicle hit them.

The females and male were all wearing dark clothing and appeared intoxicated according to officers investigating the accident.

One female died  at the scene and the other one was taken to University Hospital where she remains in stable condition.

The identities of the victim and others involved are not being released at this time pending notification to family members and the conclusion of the investigation.

Stay with KOB4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com for additional information on this investigation.

Burglary call turns into SWAT situation for APD

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Created: 03/21/2014 6:56 AM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

One male suspect caused an emergency situation early Friday morning in Northeast Albuquerque.  Officers with the Albuquerque Police Department responded to a burglary call at approximately 2:45 a.m. and had to setup a perimeter near the area of San Pedro and Oakland when the suspect barricaded himself inside a storage facility.

Elder Guevara, Public Information Officer with APD told KOB4 Eyewitness News that the suspect was armed and refusing to surrender to authorities.  New Mexico State Police officers were assisting APD in locating the suspect.

Stay with KOB.com and KOB4 Eyewitness News for details on this developing story.