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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 ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



ACLU puts pressure on APS to address racism after Cibola HS 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Navajo president, others call for APS action  Albuquerque Journal

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



Former New Mexico State baseball player honored during Walk to Defeat ALS  Las Cruces Sun-News

Former New Mexico State baseball player Todd Watkins was diagnosed with ALS in January. On Saturday he was recognized by the Aggies during an ALS ...



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

The teacher is no longer with the district, Albuquerque Public Schools confirmed.



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 ...



APS forum heats up over charges of racism  Albuquerque Journal

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Hair-cutting teacher resigns; school district pressured to make real changes  Indian Country Today Media Network

This story has been corrected since its first publication. The New-Mexico teacher who cut a Native student's hair and called the Navajo student a “bloody Indian” ...



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.



Yodice: Josh Montoya will always cherish his HR on the day his father died  Albuquerque Journal

It's a short porch, the left-field fence at the Cibola High School baseball field. On March 21, Josh Montoya, a junior outfielder for the Cougars, launched a fly ball ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Soccer coach who suffered paralyzing injury is coaching again.



Hair-cutting teacher resigns; school district pressured to make changes  Navajo-Hopi Observer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New-Mexico teacher who cut a Native student's hair and called the Navajo student a “bloody Indian” no longer works for the ...



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.



Metro Youth Art Exhibit opens next week  Albuquerque Journal

The annual APS Metro Youth Art Exhibit, featuring more than 550 works of high school and middle school students, starts Friday and runs through April 8.



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 ...



Sergio Rivas receives 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.



APS working to make 2019 a better year  Albuquerque Journal

This time of year is an opportunity for reflection on the past and hope for the future. There is a confluence of events that can mean a real change for public ...



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.



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 ...



Teachers cut high school students' hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested  KXXV News Channel 25

(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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

It's a delicate balance—preserving criminal evidence for thousands of cases without being overrun by it all.



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 ...



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 ...



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

Justin Hansen is recovering after an attack in prison.



APS ballot includes money for design and construction  Albuquerque Journal

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



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.



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

Justin Hansen will not be getting a reduced sentence.



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

Brittany Costello February 10, 2018 10:54 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A heated high school rivalry led to heightened security at Cibola High School Saturday ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



Justin Hansen wants sentence reduced for shovel attack  KOB

The man who pleaded no contest to the 2008 shovel attack on a Cibola High School senior wants his sentenced reduced.



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

An Albuquerque family's German Shepherd was shot doing exactly what dogs are supposed to do: protect.



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.…



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Cibola inducts 2 into Hall of Fame  Albuquerque Journal

She goes by another name today, but on the east wall of the Cibola High School gymnasium, the name of Connie Vau will forever be enshrined.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



AP finds the NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools  Albuquerque Journal

The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



December 4th Morning Rush: Judge hears confession video in Nehemiah Griego trial  KRQE News 13

1. A will decide if Nehemiah Griego has been rehabilitated while in state custody and should be released. The judge will also be looking at new video that shows ...



Cibola girls soccer team gets back to winning ways vs. Rams  Albuquerque Journal

The Cibola High School girls soccer program didn't win back-to-back state titles by setting a season ...



VIDEO: Patriots player has roots in Albuquerque  KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico was represented by Alan Branch in the big game.



Man accused of beating teen with shovel wants charges dismissed  KRQE News 13

The man accused of beating a Cibola High School student with a shovel wants some of the charges against him dropped even though police say DNA links him ...



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 ...



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.



Signing day has arrived  KOB 4

Wednesday is the first official day of the signing period. Here's a growing list of some of the student athletes expected to sing their National Letters of Intent.



Two generations embracing higher education  UNM Newsroom

When Alea White wears her cap and gown for commencement this Friday, collecting dual Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degrees – one in Journalism & Mass ...



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