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This week's biggest stories, all right here

This week's biggest stories, all right here

KOB.com Web Staff
July 22, 2018 07:10 PM

Between major decisions at the University of New Mexico, a tragedy on I-25 and the latest developments in the ongoing ART saga, there was a lot to parse through in New Mexico news this week.

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Below are some of the biggest stories from KOB reports over the last seven days. 

Early morning bus crash kills 3, sends dozens more to hospitals

Several vehicles were involved in a deadly crash last Sunday on I-40 north of Bernalillo, which killed three. 

The victims were identified later in the week. 

SWAT standoff ends with deadly police shooting

A situation involving SWAT and lasting several hours Wednesday began as a confrontation between a man and his ex-wife's new boyfriend that turned deadly earlier in the week.

NMSP officer shot, suspect killed

A routine traffic stop resulted in a confrontation between police and a passenger, and led to a fatal shooting. 

UNM regents vote to cut four sports programs

On Thursday administrators at New Mexico's flagship university made the controversial decision to approve cutting several sports – and impacting the rosters of others – in the wake of a nearly $5 million athletics budget deficit.

KOB 4 Investigator Chris Ramirez delved into the factors that led to UNM getting to this point.

Players and coaches on the Lobo men's soccer team – arguably the most popular program to be cut – reacted to learning they will have only one season left at UNM. 

One day later, the head coach of one of the cut programs was hired by another university. 

UNM beach volleyball players say they aren't backing down easily. 

Rodeo-goers cause disturbance in small New Mexico town

Countless beer cans and bottles littered the rodeo grounds of Yrisarri, New Mexico Monday, a day after Sunday's event finished. But that's minor compared to what residents say was happening during the rodeo.

Drivers to face $80 fines for crossing into ART bus lanes

The line isn't fully operational yet, but Albuquerque Police will soon begin to enforce Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus lane rules this month.

Children found in backseat during two different DWI busts

On a pair of separate recent occasions, several kids were found to be in cars pulled over for drunk driving.

Bear runs across busy Santa Fe street

A five-year-old bear was captured by state Game and Fish officials after wandering through traffic in our state's capital this week.

Mayor walks back job announcement after unveiling economic development plan

Minutes after publicly announcing that several hundred new jobs would soon come to the Duke City, Mayor Tim Keller backtracked, emphasizing that Albuquerque City Council still needed to discuss and approve incentives.

Business owner cited for 'protecting' property

Is installing barbed wire crossing the line in a city where crime and theft have been rampant? One business owner doesn't believe so, and he's started a petition to change city ordinance banning it at businesses. 

City hopes refurbished El Vado Motel is a sign of things to come for Central corridor

Hundreds turned out for the grand reopening of an iconic Route 66 locale. City official hopes it's just the beginning of Central's revitalization.

Couple in grandfather's viral video comes forward with video of proposal

Soon after a grandfather made waves online for accidentally filming himself instead of a proposal atop Sandia Crest (marking his territory in our hearts in the process) the actual video of the proposal has surfaced.

Meow Wolf celebrates one million guests

It only took 28 months for one of northern New Mexico's biggest attractions to tally guest No. 1,000,000. 

CABQ gets $14 million in funding for ART, waiting on $75 million more

Despite fulfilling eligibility requirements, Albuquerque officials are still waiting on full federal funding that was promised before ART construction started.

In the meantime, a Plan B is being formed.

When community policing makes its way to the (basketball) court

The Albuquerque Police Department has made a commitment to more community policing, and the result was evident in a small way on Friday.

Community says goodbye to homeless advocate Jeremy Reynolds

The founder of the state's largest homeless shelter, someone who embodied charity and goodwill, passed away this week.

An honor 75 years in the making

After three-quarters of a century, a local World War II vet was finally honored with medals he received in combat.

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