Video: Morning News Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Texting while driving may soon be illegal in New Mexico, provided Governor Susana Martinez signs the ban passed by the State Legislature. There are concerns that the way the law is currently worded it could make it difficult to enforce. There are also privacy concerns about police confiscating cell phones.

Metro area residents, beware:  There’s a thief out there targeting the elderly. She appears at the door, claims she has car trouble, asks to use the phone then steals once she’s inside the house.

Albuquerque’s new chief of police, Gordon Eden will be officially sworn-in at 10:30am today at City/County Government center. Eden is a native New Mexican who grew up in the South Valley. He has 30 years of state and federal law enforcement experiences as he takes over the reigns of the troubled department.

The trial lasted more than a month; jury deliberations, three days. They found Ronald Santiago not guilty of killing Greg and Bernadette Ohlemacher back in 2005. The defense thinks Albuquerque Police should reopen the case now that the department has new detectives and a new chief of police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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