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Former Bear, Ram Kayla Peterson enjoys working as hoops official  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The following paragraph, which appeared in a guest column by Dana Pappas, commissioner of officials for the New Mexico Activities ...



DA to review Cibola High School Halloween incident  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The District Attorney's Office said Thursday it will conduct a review of Albuquerque Public Schools' documentation and records ...



School board hears about awards, transportation deficit  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education recognized three people for exceptional efforts to help students succeed at its ...



Students, parents speak out against Cibola High teacher racism incident  KRQE News 13

Frustrated parents and students let loose on Albuquerque school board members, upset over a racial incident at Cibola High School involving a teacher and two ...



Cibola High teacher on leave for alleged "cultural" remark, hair cutting incident  KRQE News 13

An Albuquerque high school teacher has been placed on paid leave after being accused of making a “culturally insensitive” remark toward a student, then ...



‘Cultural assault’ alleged in Cibola High student protest  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — About 30 students protested outside Cibola High School Wednesday morning in response to incidents at the school last week that ...



APD: Family's dog shot after alerting neighbor to potential burglar  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque family's German Shepherd was shot doing exactly what dogs are supposed to do: protect. The Albuquerque ...



Cibola High School Choir sings Christmas classics  KRQE News 13

It's Christmas Day. Cibola High School choir performed two songs for KRQE's Christmas Carols and Wishes special.



Cibola High's 'Cougar Closet' seeks holiday gifts for loved ones  KOB

Emily Jaceks December 12, 2018 06:53 AM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A unique boutique is the newest place to shop at Cibola High School, catering to students ...



Bernalillo County DA to review Cibola High School racism incident  KRQE News 13

The Bernalillo County District Attorney's office says it will review documentation and record from Albuquerque Public Schools surrounding a Cibola High School ...



APS announces training, other changes following Cibola incident  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools is moving forward with promised remedies after a racially charged incident at Cibola High School stirred ...



ACLU puts pressure on APS to address racism after Cibola High incident  KRQE News 13

KRQE News 13 is learning more about the racist remark and inappropriate actions by an Albuquerque Public Schools teacher over Halloween, as the ACLU ...



November 29 Morning Rush: ACLU demands APS address racism following Cibola High incident  KRQE News 13

A Cibola High School language arts teacher is under investigation by the district and APS police; accused of making a racist remark on campus to a student.



Superintendent apologizes for Cibola incident; parents speak for & against teacher  KRQE News 13

Amidst an apology from the district and comments from many others blasting a Cibola High School teacher accused in a racist incident, some parents have ...



Cibola students sympathize with teacher accused of misconduct  KOB

Albuquerque Public Schools recently severed ties from Cibola High School teacher who allegedly violated the rights of two students.



APS forum heats up over charges of racism  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo student, alleged target of abuse, pushes for change.



APS severs ties with Cibola teacher  KOB

KOB Web Staff December 03, 2018 10:22 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Cibola High School teacher, who allegedly made a culturally insensitive remark to a ...



New Mexico ACLU releases statement regarding Cibola HS teacher  KOB

The ACLU of New Mexico released a statement on Wednesday to APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy regarding a teacher violating multiple rights of two Cibola ...



Teacher at center of Halloween incident no longer with APS  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo student at Cibola High School had been called a 'bloody Indian'



Navajo president, others call for APS action  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cibola teacher still on leave after claims of cultural.



A teacher called a Native American teen a ‘bloody Indian’ and cut another’s braid, students say  Washington Post

When McKenzie Johnson walked into her Advanced Placement English class on Halloween, her teacher, Mary Eastin, was already in costume as the “Voodoo ...



Cibola teacher accused of misconduct still on APS payroll  KOB

According to documents obtained by KOB, the Cibola teacher accused of cutting one girl's braid and calling another a 'bloody Indian' was put on leave, not fired.



Cougars fend off Hawks’ stirring rally  Albuquerque Journal

The Cibola High School volleyball team was on the verge of an epic collapse Tuesday night. But before everything caved in on the visiting Cougars, they ...



Cibola cheerleaders raising money to perform at the Citrus Bowl  KOB

Kassi Nelson October 22, 2018 12:57 AM. The Cibola High school cheer team is used to cheering on their Cougars under those bright stadium lights.



Threats at Cibola spur investigation by APD  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Cibola High School students were investigated by Albuquerque police Friday for alleged threats of violence. One of those threats ...



Teacher dressed as voodoo witch allegedly cuts Native American student’s hair  KOAT New Mexico

A Cibola High School teacher accused of calling a Navajo Nation student a racial slur and cutting another student's hair no longer works for the district. But the ...



Brown (Cibola) out for season at Florida State  Albuquerque Journal

Amaya Brown's freshman season at Florida State has come to a premature end. The Seminoles guard from Cibola High School on Sunday suffered a ...



District attorney to review high school Halloween incident  KOB

The district attorney's office says it will conduct a review of Albuquerque Public Schools' documentation and records concerning an incident where a teacher ...



Editorial: APS secrecy makes Cibola Halloween incident worse  Albuquerque Journal

The fallout from an alleged "Halloween stunt" performed by a Cibola High School teacher continued th ...



Halloween class goes awry; Dog food, taunts, and assaults on a student’s hair  Indian Country Today Media Network

A New-Mexico teacher cut one student's hair and said a culturally insensitive remark to the other.



NM Gameday Player of the Week: Cibola's Jerome Baca  KOB

Cibola High School's Jerome Baca is the New Mexico Gameday Player of the Week.



New Mexico Teacher Accused of Calling a Native Student a "Bloody Indian" and Cutting Another's Hair on Halloween  TeenVogue.com

During a class on Halloween, a New Mexico high school teacher allegedly called a Native student a "bloody Indian" and cut another student's braid.



Cibola High alum Campbell to ump Little League World Series  Albuquerque Journal

Thirty years after graduating from Cibola High School, and still disappointed he wasn't good enough to make the varsity baseball team, Colin Campbell will have ...



School events canceled over heated rivalry  KOB 4

Cibola High School was vandalized Monday and school events are canceled at both Cibola and Volcano Vista high over rising tension between students at ...



Cibola High students taking donations for Texas school impacted by Harvey  KRQE News 13

Students at Cibola High School are helping a Texas high school devastated by Hurricane Harvey.



APS to host community forum following alleged racial incident  KOB

Marian Camacho January 24, 2019 06:37 AM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque Public Schools is set to host a community forum following an alleged racial ...



Alan Branch's journey from Cibola to Super Bowl Champion  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It is hard to miss him in a crowd. Alan Branch is six foot six and 345 pounds. His massive frame hints of what was once his life's ...



Cibola HS holds supply drive for Texas high school  KOB 4

Many New Mexicans are finding ways to help after Hurricane Harvey, as parts of Texas are still nowhere near back to normal. One Albuquerque school with ...



Man accused of beating high school student spotted at Isotopes game  KOB

A man accused of beating a Cibola High School student with a shovel was spotted at an Isotopes game. Now, the district attorney's office wants Justin Hansen's ...



Clarke resigns as Cibola soccer coach  Albuquerque Journal

Just two months before the 2018 season was set to begin, Cibola High School boys soccer coach Cameron Clarke has resigned. The resignation, Clarke told ...



N.M. teacher accused of cutting Native American student's braid, calling another 'bloody Indian'  Washington Times

A high school teacher in New Mexico is now out of a job after students accused her of cutting a female Native American student's hair and calling another a ...



Cibola High School coach who suffered paralyzing injuries is back on the field  KOAT Albuquerque

Soccer coach who suffered paralyzing injury is coaching again.



Selfless Seniors improve their communities  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The APS Education Foundation has announced its 2019 Selfless Seniors, who will be honored during a banquet and with a special ...



Rivas likely to go early in MLS SuperDraft  Albuquerque Journal

Sometime shortly after noon today, Cibola graduate Sergio Rivas will walk across a stage in Chicago and don a Major League Soccer uniform after his selection ...



Cibola, Volcano Vista principals meet as rivalry tensions rise  KOB 4

"It's the most petty experience throughout high school so far," Cibola High School student Shayla Fuchs said.



Sergio Rivas receives a warm welcome home after MLS draft  KRQE News 13

Former Cibola High School Soccer stand out Sergio Rivas was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the second round of this years MLS Super Draft.



Attacker who beat woman with shovel to be sentenced today  Albuquerque Journal

The story of a 17-year-old Cibola High School student beaten with a shovel in her West Side home in 2008 has captivated the community and made national ...



Video: Justin Hansen prison attack stemmed from his 'high profile case'  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It was November 26, and Justin Hansen had only been at the Las Cruces prison for a week when an inmate attacked him.



Extra security on hand for Cibola-Volcano Vista game  KOB 4

In a decision made by the administration, the rematch was originally scheduled for Friday night but moved to Saturday.



Suspect in 2008 beating of Cibola High student indicted by grand jury  KRQE News 13

The man accused of beating a Cibola High School student almost to death in 2008 has now been indicted by a grand jury.



Cibola High Homecoming  KOAT Albuquerque

After a gun threat cancelled Cibola high school's homecoming dance two weeks ago, tonight, the event went off without a hitch.



Brittani Marcell's attacker could serve 9 years with good time  KRQE News 13

Justin Hansen, the man who nearly beat 17-year-old Cibola High School senior Brittani Marcell to death with a shovel, may have to serve just nine years of his ...



NM students demand action, join national school safety movement  KOB 4

The students, who themselves suffered a horrific school shooting back in December that took the lives of two classmates, hosted a "walk up" event Wednesday.



State Police: Justin Hansen recovering after attack in prison  KRQE News 13

Justin Hansen is recovering after an attack in prison.



Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested  WSFA

(RNN) - Teachers in recent incidents have taken out scissors and cut students' hair. One teacher, in California, was arrested and the other teacher, in New ...



Judge denies Justin Hansen’s request for reduced sentence  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hansen had claimed that his kids were suffering without him.



Man in shovel attack wants sentence reduced  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man convicted of beating a high school student with a shovel in a crime that went unsolved for nearly a decade is asking an ...



Former Cibola standout to play in Super Bowl this week  KOB 4

Former Cibola High School standout Alan Branch will go for his third Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots.



Youth basketball coach accused of punching Cibola High star athlete  KRQE News 13

Witnesses say there should be consequences for the 28-year-old youth basketball coach accused of punching a teenage girl, Cibola High School star player ...



October 30 Morning Rush: Justin Hansen requests his 2008 shovel beating sentence be reduced  KRQE News 13

A hearing is set in early December for the man who nearly beat to death a Cibola High School student. He's now asking a judge to reconsider his sentence ...



New Mexico's Top 10 Major News Stories of 2018  KRQE News 13

Here's a look back at major news stories that happened throughout New Mexico in 2018.



APS ballot includes money for design and construction  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Technology, classroom equipment also among special election priorities.



Coach gets into fight with opposing team's player, police report says  KOB 4

A Cibola High School football coach has resigned after police said he got into a locker room fight with a player.



Cibola soccer coach returns from paralyzing injury  Albuquerque Journal

Of the many physical remnants from that terrible day, the most visible of them is the scar on the back of his once broken neck. There are others, of course.…



Closing the PARCC: Opinions differ on removal of test  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The PARCC education assessment has met its demise. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Jan. 2 ordered the state's Public Education ...



Cibola welcomes Alan Branch back home, inducts him into athletic hall of fame  Albuquerque Journal

Now more than ever, Alan Branch is clearly a man in full. On Wednesday afternoon, he was given the mother of all homecomings. Already with four kids, a wife, ...



Once cases close, State Police work to destroy evidence  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It's a delicate balance—preserving criminal evidence for thousands of cases without being overrun by it all. The office in ...



Judge denies request to reduce Justin Hansen's sentence  KRQE News 13

Justin Hansen will not be getting a reduced sentence.



After years of pain, an ending  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man accused of beating a teenage girl with a shovel inside her West Side home in 2008 pleaded no contest Thursday to ...



Timeline of brutal beating case  KOAT Albuquerque

KOAT Anchor Royale Da takes a look back at a decade's worth of reports on Brittani Marcell and the attack that almost killed her.



Vietnamese immigrant wants to pay his success forward  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The year was 1975. In America, the Watergate scandal was wrapping up in court, the second wave of feminism was well under way, ...



Former Cibola star caught in the middle of winning Super Bowl play  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch said he considered retiring after a DWI and being cut by the Buffalo Bills early in ...



Judge to clarify conditions of release for man who beat then-teen with shovel  KRQE News 13

The man who beat a Cibola High School student nearly to death a decade ago, will no longer be seen out and about, having fun, after he was spotted at an ...



December 6 Morning Rush: Released police video shows client accuse therapist of rape  KRQE News 13

A newly released video will likely be used in the case against a therapist facing rape charges. In the video, police interview one of doctor Lamarr Edgerson's ...



APD arrests man in 2008 cold case beating that left Cibola student in coma  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some nine years after a Cibola High School senior was beaten nearly to death with a shovel in her West Side home, Albuquerque ...



Dance rescheduled after Cibola High gun threat  KOAT Albuquerque

The Cibola High School homecoming dance in Albuqerque was canceled due to gun threats, school officials said in a press release.



Suspects in school shooting threats can legally purchase guns once they turn 18  KOAT Albuquerque

In the wake of the Florida shooting, over a dozen New Mexico schools have received threats.



Video shows how hypnosis, DNA cracked the Brittani Marcell case  KRQE News 13

KRQE News 13 is getting a rare, inside look into how detectives cracked open the cold case beating of a teenager inside her home.



New indoor soccer team names Famiglietta coach  Albuquerque Journal

Steve Famiglietta, a USL Hall of Fame member and former UNM men's soccer player out of Cibola High School, has been named the inaugural head coach of ...



November 27th Morning Rush: One confirmed case of polio-like disease found in New Mexico  KRQE News 13

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms it's investigating 170 cases of a polio-like disease. One case was confirmed in New Mexico, in San ...



Several arrests made for threats to New Mexico schools  KOB 4

These threats come more than one week after a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school and killed 17 people, sparking a new debate nationally over gun ...



Sexual abuse accusations against Justin Hansen trigger BCSO investigation  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating Justin Hansen – the man recently convicted of almost beating a ...



Intention and Impact – Fall Class of 2018  UNM Newsroom

Nearly 2000 students will earn their degrees from The University of New Mexico as part of the Fall Class of 2018 – each one with an inspirational story sure to ...



Man accused of beating Cibola High student with shovel released from jail  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The man police said was hiding in plain sight for nine years after allegedly beating a Cibola High School student almost to ...



Native American Families Call For Systemic Change At APS  KRWG

Albuquerque Public Schools is grappling with how to respond to critics who say the district disrespects and ignores Native American culture and history. A public ...



Prep notes: Pay raises coming in 2019-20 for officials  Albuquerque Journal

High school officials are getting a raise. Basketball officials in particular are going to receive a hefty pay bump, with men and women working varsity games ...



Cold case suspect released from jail until trial  KOAT Albuquerque

In 2008 Marcell, then a Cibola High School student, went home to meet her mother for lunch when police say Hansen attacked her with a shovel.



RRPD officer to carry the torch in Abu Dhabi  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It's a pretty good life these days for Rio Rancho Police Officer Ben Sanchez: He does what he loves, and he loves what he does.



Justin Hansen sentenced to 18 years in prison for brutal shovel beating  KOB

It was a case that was once thought to be cold. Now, Justin Hansen has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the attack on Brittani Marcell.



New Mexico Girls Basketball POY: Amaya Brown  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also ...



Daughter of former Lobo emerging as star basketball player  KOAT Albuquerque

One of New Mexico's top high school girl's basketball teams is led by the freshman daughter of Lobo great Greg Brown.



2018 Top Story Round Up  KOAT Albuquerque

We take a look back at the biggest stories we covered this year.



Cibola’s Amaya Brown commits to play hoops at Florida State  Albuquerque Journal

The secret Amaya Brown has been carrying around for six days became part of the public domain Wednesday. Cibola High School's dynamic 5-foot-11 ...



New additions to New Mexico State Fair rodeo  KRQE News 13

The New Mexico State Fair is just one day away, and the anticipation for this years Fair is through the roof.



Man convicted of killing parents in 1988 arrested again  KRQE News 13

Decades ago a Cibola High School, student Mitchell Overhand was convicted of murder for the 1988 killings of his parents.



Arrest finally made in brutal beating after victim recalls suspect's name  KOAT Albuquerque

A man is under arrest for a brutal 2008 beating after the victim recalled his name. Brittani Marcell was 17 years old when a man almost beat her to death with a ...



Mother of cold case suspect believes he's innocent  KOB

Prosecutors say Hansen used a shovel to beat then-17-year-old Brittani Marcell in 2008. Hansen was arrested and charged last July when investigators say they ...



Cibola basketball star Amaya Brown enjoys recruiting  Albuquerque Journal

Phase I is complete. At least, the first phase of Phase I is complete. For a huge chunk of September, Amaya Brown opened her front door and entertained visiting ...



West Mesa selects football coach  Albuquerque Journal

Five years ago, Anthony Ansotigue thought he was ready. He interviewed to be Cibola High School's head football coach, thought this was his time. "I was ready ...



Cibola grad helping NBC tell the stories of the Olympics  Albuquerque Journal

Gadi Schwartz hasn't had his Olympic moment just yet. After years of hard work and training earned him a coveted invite to Brazil for the Summer Games, the ...



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