ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - One local firefighter got some much deserved recognition Saturday afternoon after he saved the life of a 3-year-old baby girl while vacationing in Las Vegas.
For Eddie Torres, a quiet afternoon in a hot tub at Circus Circus took a frightening turn when he says he heard a young mother yell out for help.
Torres sprung into action and immediately started resuscitation on the unresponsive child.
Luckily, he was able to clear her airways and was welcomed by thankful, shaken parents.
"The family was very thankful. They couldn’t stop hugging or kissing me,” said Torres.
With a handshake and a few words from his fire chief Saturday, Torres said he was happy he was at the right place at the right time.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.