News Briefs: Twinkle Light Parade brightens up Nob Hill

Twinkle Light Parade

Twinkle Light Parade brightens up Nob Hill

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – One of Albuquerque’s big holiday traditions lit up Nob Hill Saturday. Central between Washington and Girard was closed for the Twinkle Light Parade. There were more than 300,000 twinkling lights this year. And Santa and Mrs. Claus were in Albuquerque at the tail end of that parade.

Woman helps police catch robber

randy kowalchuk
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Call it a robbery gone wrong for the robber. A couple’s quick thinking got a burglar sent to jail.  Albuquerque police say they were called when a man and wife noticed a suspicious car in their driveway. While the husband went to investigate, his wife pulled out her camera. Police say she took photos of 20-year-old Randy Kowalchuck as he fled from her home. Because she was able to identify Kowalchuck’s car he was later arrested.

Chimney fire prompts warning from AFD

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Several firefighters were at a northwest Albuquerque home around 7:20 Saturday morning after they were called out to a fire there. Firefighters say there was a light haze inside at a home on Claremont near 2nd Street in the northwest. Albuquerque Fire Department said crews located the fire in the chimney. AFD says the residents self evacuated and there were no injuries. AFD says chimneys, flues and furnaces should be inspected and service regularly to prevent fires.

Wrapping party scheduled for Random Acts of Kindness

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – First responders wrapped up their holiday shopping for the needy kids on their list Saturday. Volunteer firefighters, officers and deputies in the Albuquerque area were out shopping Friday for those gifts. It’s part of the random acts of kindness. They have 200 children on the list this year. While out working, firefighters have been nominating the kids they think could use the gifts the most and all the kids have already created their wish list. Random Acts of Kindness is scheduled to have a wrapping party next weekend. 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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