Hundreds of volunteers make over Wilson Middle School

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– An Albuquerque middle school got a sprucing up to start off the school year, thanks to volunteers from Fidelity.

Two hundred employees from the investment company came out Saturday morning for a makeover at Wilson Middle School.

The project included fresh paint jobs around the campus, as well as constructing benches, planters, and bleachers.

They also donated more than $800 worth of school supplies.

It’s part of Fidelity’s “School Transformation Day” program across the United States.

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SF Mayor Lee Issues Statement Praising City For ‘Rejecting Hate And Violence’

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — After a day of canceled protests and counter-protests against the canceled protests, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee issued a statement thanking people for maintaining the peace.

“Today, the people of San Francisco, once again, peacefully united to reject hate and violence. I want to thank the residents, the community groups, the activists, members of the Board of Supervisors and all San Franciscans that led and participated in peaceful gatherings and marches. Throughout our city the theme of love and compassion loudly dominated the rhetoric of hate and violence.

I am incredibly grateful to all the public safety agencies who continue to work hard this evening to keep our city safe: police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, 911 emergency dispatchers, deputy sheriffs and highway patrol officers. Thank you to the city employees that dedicated so much effort to the many peaceful gatherings around the city: Recreation and Park, Public Works, Department of Public Health, Municipal Transportation Agency, among others.

This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The events of today prove that the
legacy of that movement remains strong, half a century later.”

Thousands of people gathered at City Hall Saturday for a ““Peace, Love and Understanding” rally with music and speakers.

Earlier, however, demonstrators clashed with police at Alamo Square, where organizers of the Patriot Prayer rally vowed to move from their earlier venue at Chrissy Field. That rally never happened, but one woman among the counter-protesters was detained.

Demonstrators who came out to decry the Patriot Rally marched in the streets of San Francisco, and at one point, police shut down a major freeway to keep them from going there.

Patriot Prayer leaders held a news conference in Pacifica. Spokesperson Joey Gibson said, ““We cancelled the rally because we thought it was the best thing for the city.” Gibson said he was being followed by Antifa and feared the day would have ended in a “huge riot.” He insists his organization is conservative but not racist, and not part of the white nationalist or white supremacist movement.

Rio Rancho church partners with food pantry to help feed senior citizens

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A Rio Rancho church has partnered with a local food pantry to feed seniors in the community.

Volunteers from Life Church lended a hand at Storehouse West on Saturday morning to help local seniors stock up on groceries at the pantry’s warehouse.

Life Church also gave the Storehouse a $5000 grant.

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Broncos QB Lynch Leaves Game With Shoulder Injury

DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch left Saturday night’s exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers midway through the third quarter with an injury to his passing shoulder.

Lynch, a first-round pick out of Memphis a year ago, was the runner-up to Trevor Siemian in the competition for the Broncos’ starting job. Broncos coach Vance Joseph settled on Siemian earlier this week.


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Quarterback Paxton Lynch #12 of the Denver Broncos warms up before a Preseason game against the Green Bay Packers (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Siemian played the first half and Lynch opened the third quarter. He led a 10-play drive ending in a 46-yard field goal by Brandon McManus, and had a pair of scrambles.

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However, on the ensuing Broncos possession, rookie Kyle Sloter came on to quarterback the Broncos and the team announced that Lynch was out of the game with a right shoulder injury.

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Albuquerque Police looking for thief who took off with woman’s truck and dog

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– An out of town visitor got a rude surprise in Albuquerque when her truck and her dog inside the truck, were stolen.

It happened Friday night at the Petsmart on Coors and Ellison.

The woman says she drove to the store in her 2011 Dodge Ram with her 9 year old black and brown Cockerspaniel-Poodle mix, Bella.

She says she was handing someone a leash when the thief jumped in her truck and took off with Bella.

Her phone, which was also inside the truck, was tracked to Southeast Albuquerque.

If you happen to see the truck or Bella, you’re urged to call police.

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My First Crush- a personal story(school days)

My First crush a personal story(school days) is a beautiful memory that I want to share with you friends. Just give it a try to feel the positive vibes. Let me take you back to 2004. Yes, almost 13 years back. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that memory. While in school, my nature was that […]

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Broncos Menelik Watson Proposes During Game

DENVER (CBS4) – The game between the Broncos and the Green Bay Packers took a romantic turn in the second half.

Menelik Watson, an offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, proposed to his girlfriend during the third quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Packers.

And she said yes!

Watson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

No word yet on when the happy couple will tie the knot.

Albuquerque woman arrested in connection to terrifying kidnapping case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Another person has been arrested in a terrifying kidnapping case that could turn into a murder investigation.

19-year-old Mariah Ferry was arrested late Thursday night and appeared in court Saturday morning, where she was told the state wants to keep her locked up until trial.

Albuquerque Police says Ferry is the girlfriend of Chase Smotherman.

The two along with convicted killer, Mitchell Overhand, are charged with brutally beating a man over drug money he allegedly owed them.

The three are also accused of showing the victim an image of his friend, dead and sexually mutilated.

That friend was later identified as John Soyka who has been missing since August 7th.

Police are trying to locate the person who helped Overhand, Smotherman and Ferry when they were stuck in sand somewhere west of Rio Rancho but east of the Rio Puerco.

They were in a Chevy Silverado with license plate A-A-Z-L-9-1.

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Group to host ‘speed dating-style’ mayoral forum

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s like speed dating, except with mayoral candidates.

Eight people are vying to become Albuquerque’s next mayor on October 3rd.

Next month, citizens will have a chance to sit down with each candidate and ask any questions related to certain topics at a time limit of 15 minutes per candidate.

The group Urban ABQ is putting on this interesting ‘speed-dating style’ forum for Albuquerque residents to get to know each candidates.

“We wanted to engage the candidates in a productive manner and we decided that the traditional format doesn’t really allow for constructive engagement between the constituents and the voters and the candidates themselves,” said Dan Majewski with Urban ABQ.

The event will take place on the first day of early voting, September 13th, at the Hotel Blue beginning at 6 p.m.

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