• Proposed bill would prohibit those under 18 from using tanning beds

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bill is on the table in Santa Fe that would make it illegal for those under 18 to use tanning beds.
    The bill is sponsored by Rep. Andres Romero. He says while New Mexico doesn’t allow anyone under the age of 18 to use tobacco, a known carcinogen, there’s nothing to prevent those 18 and younger from using tanning beds, also a classified carcinogen.
    Rep. Romero says studies show one in nine high school girls use tanning devices. Under the bill, not only
  • Officer-involved shooting in Las Cruces under investigation

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting in Las Cruces.
    Las Cruces Police say officers were assisting the U.S. Marshals Service with the arrest of wanted suspect outside of a Lowe’s grocery store near Solona Drive and Missouri Avenue. That’s when police say a suspect pulled a knife and slashed a Las Cruces police officer. Another police officer fired his gun, shooting the suspect.
    The suspect was rushed to a lo
  • Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim

    GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A judge has dismissed claims against Snapchat that blamed the social media company’s “speed filter” for a highway crash. The judge said the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.
    Snapchat attorney Mark Trigg told The Associated Press Monday in an emailed statement that the “the judge’s ruling in this case is precedent setting for the entire mobile app and product industry.”
    “A loss for Snapch
  • Benefit concert planned for Albuquerque church destroyed by fire

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The community is coming together to help the Joy Light Church after a fire destroyed the building.
    Ministers Fellowship of Albuquerque is hosting a benefit concert. The building was home to the oldest African American Religious Congregation in Albuquerque.
    Plans are still in the work to get the building declared a historical landmark.
    It’s unclear what caused the fire.
    The concert will feature gospel choirs as well as Mayor Richard Berry playing guitar. It
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  • Updated: Coalition of attorneys general launch effort to stop embattled college accreditor

    A group of six state attorneys general want to stop one of the largest national accreditation agencies from resuming its job as the gatekeeper between colleges and billions of dollars in federal financial aid. On Tuesday, the coalition of attorneys general filed a motion to intervene in a federal district court case involving the Accrediting […]
  • Prosecutors name EMSA, director in kickback scheme

    TULSA, Okla. — Federal prosecutors have named a public trust administering ambulance services in Oklahoma, as well as its director, in a civil complaint regarding an alleged kickback scheme. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas Monday, claims that a Texas hospital and ambulance provider entered into a $20 million kickback scheme to obtain […]
  • Man accused of killing police officer back in Albuquerque for hearing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man charged with murdering Albuquerque Police Officer Dan Webster is out of the State Penitentiary and back in the Metropolitan Detention Center, and that means some special security procedures.
    Davon Lymon had to be brought from Santa Fe for a hearing in his murder case.
    While Lymon has been convicted of possessing the gun used to kill Officer Webster during a traffic stop near Central and Eubank in 2015, he is still awaiting trial for the actual murder.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Coca-Cola not recalling Dasani water

    NEW YORK — Coca-Cola has not issued a recall for Dasani and says the water is safe to drink, despite a false story shared on social media that claimed bottles were found contaminated with a parasite. The story posted online said a “clear parasite worm” was found in bottles of Dasani across the country. It […]
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  • Real research suggests we should stop freaking out over fake news

    Pro-Trump fake news stories were much more widely circulated than fake pro-Clinton stories in the run-up to the 2016 election, according to a new working paper by economists at NYU and Stanford. But their research suggests these stories likely had little to no effect on the outcome of the election. The phrase “fake news” has […]
  • Eastern side of Mosul recaptured from Islamic State, Iraqi prime minister says

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have recaptured the entire eastern side of Mosul, the Iraqi prime minister said Tuesday, marking a midpoint in a grueling battle for the Islamic State-held city. The announcement comes three months after Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive for the city, a fight that has stretched on […]
  • Police activity shuts down part of southeast Louisiana Blvd

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A part of Louisiana Boulevard has been shut down due to police activity.
    The Albuquerque Police Department says Louisiana between Anderson Avenue and Eastern Avenue is closed off. Residents in the area have been told to stay indoors.
    Details about what police are responding to have not been released.
    KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available.Police Activity pic.twitter.com/U0KuXHqM9M
    — Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) January 24, 2017
  • Police: 3 arrested, 1 detained following incident off Louisiana SE

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A part of Louisiana Boulevard has been shut down due to police activity.
    The Albuquerque Police Department says Louisiana between Anderson Avenue and Eastern Avenue is closed off. They say the situation has been resolved, however, the area remains closed.
    APD says three subjects were arrested and one person has been detained. Police say the subjects are wanted for recent crimes.
    No other details are available at this time.pic.twitter.com/ljf47auNiM
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  • Bills to reinstate New Mexico’s solar tax credit move ahead

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Bipartisan efforts are making headway in the New Mexico House and Senate to reinstate a tax credit that spurred nearly a quarter billion dollars of investment in roof-top solar and related jobs before expiring last year.
    A Senate panel on Tuesday endorsed one of three identical bills that call for renewing the credit for an additional eight years. A House committee took similar action Monday.
    The credit expired in 2016 despite attempts during the previous legislati
  • Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won’t rehear a panel’s decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas.
    The judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split their votes 4-4. Four judges wrote opinions dissenting from the decision.
    Judge Dennis Jacobs noted in his dissent, which was joined by three other judges, that the information sought by prosecutors in a 2013 narcotics trafficking i
  • Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.
    Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press detailed specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts.
    The Trump administration has also ordered wha
  • Albuquerque police seek information to identify armed robbery suspect

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are asking for help to identify an armed robbery suspect who is targeting Albuquerque businesses and restaurants.
    The Albuquerque Police Department says the suspect is connected to several robberies across the city. He is described as a heavy-set Hispanic or Native American man. He has a slight mustache and usually wears a bandana over his face and a hoodie.
    Police say the suspect armed but he typically leaves the scene on foot.
    A reward is being offered f
  • Updated: Erin Andrews had cervical cancer surgery during NFL season

    LOS ANGELES — Erin Andrews says she battled cervical cancer during the NFL season, months after winning a lawsuit against a stalker. The 38-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” co-host tells Sports Illustrated’s MMQB she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11. Before she was wheeled […]
  • Officials: Zia Station could open in March

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s finally a date set for the opening of the long closed Zia Rail Runner station. A Rail Runner spokesperson said although they are working on scheduling issues, it could open as early as March.
    The station sits off Zia Road and Saint Francis Drive in Santa Fe. It was built more than seven years ago for more than a million dollars. It remained closed because of issues over private land surrounding it.
    Earlier this month the Department of Transportation sa
  • Judge sentences repeat car burglar to four years behind bars

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A repeat car burglar who deputies know all too well will spend a few years in prison.
    Reyanon Duncan, also known as Reyanon Oldfield, 30, led them on a chase in a stolen car last June. Police arrested her when they saw her casing cars. She eventually bonded out.
    Then last month, they say Duncan tried to avoid being arrested again by claiming she was pregnant and in pain, then tried to escape through the ceiling at the hospital.
    Tuesday in court, she pled guilty t
  • Benefits of hiring professional contractors

    The DIY movement has inspired many homeowners to tackle home repair and remodeling projects on their own. DIY projects can be rewarding, and many homeowners who have embraced the DIY movement have discovered talents they never before knew they had. But no matter how simple popular home renovation television shows make remodeling projects appear, homeowners should […]
  • Man arrested time and time again appears before judge

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An effort to keep another repeat criminal locked up was not as successful.
    He’s been arrested 11 times in the last few years for everything from car theft and burglary, to breaking into a home and sleeping in a little girl’s bed.
    Earlier this month, he was arrested for breaking into a business. It turned into an hours long SWAT standoff with Christopher Heh allegedly threatening officers.
    Tuesday, prosecutors argued Heh should be locked up without bon
  • Judge could decide to keep man arrested time and time again behind bars

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A well-known criminal who keeps getting out of jail is expected in court Tuesday to find out if he’ll be held without bond. It is part of a new law designed to keep repeat and dangerous criminals locked up. Christopher Heh has been arrested at least 11 times.
    Christopher Heh has been arrested at least 11 times.
    In one case, a family says he broke into their house and slept in their daughter’s bed.
    Then earlier this month, the Albuquerque Police Depart
  • Peyton Manning reportedly will speak at Republican retreat featuring President Trump

    In the nearly one year since he retired from the NFL, Peyton Manning has spent most of his time doing advertisements and watching football games as a VIP spectator. Now, he’s making a little room for politics. The former quarterback is scheduled to join speakers that include President Trump, Vice President Pence and British Prime […]
  • Updated: Mom who lost 6 children in house fire released from hospital

    BALTIMORE — Fire officials say a woman who lost six of her nine children in a house fire in Baltimore has been released from the hospital. The fire department said in a news release Tuesday that Katie Malone was released on Friday from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she was taken after the […]
  • Three men raped a woman in Sweden on Facebook Live

    It was broadcast, live, to thousands of viewers: three men in an apartment, raping a young woman. The men could be heard saying, “You have been raped” and “Three against one,” according to Swedish newspaper Expressen. The Facebook Live video was uploaded to a closed group of thousands of users on Sunday. Soon after, police […]
  • Hotel Cascada to get $5 million facelift

    Hotel Cascada at Carlisle and I-40 is getting a $5 million facelift and will become a Wyndham hotel by this summer. The changes were announced today by Albuquerque-based Peak Hospitality, which is managing the construction and changeover. The renovation will include a redesigned lobby, upgrades to meeting and guest rooms, a new 1,100-square-foot fitness center […]
  • Updated: Diversity in tech: Lots of attention, little progress

    NEW YORK — The tech industry has brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, disappearing photos and 3-D printers. But when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its companies are no trailblazers. Despite loudly touted efforts to hire more black, Latino and female workers, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest […]
  • Police: 2 arrested in killing of Daisy Mountain firefighter

    PHOENIX — Phoenix Police say the discovery of video evidence has led to the arrests of two employees of a men’s club in the off-duty death of a Daisy Mountain Fire Department firefighter. Police say surveillance video showed 26-year-old bouncer Brandon Douglas Draper pushing 37-year-old Luke Jones to the ground and striking him numerous times […]
  • Opening arguments postponed for Arizona porn studio owner

    PHOENIX — Opening statements were postponed Tuesday at the trial of an Arizona pornography studio owner charged with operating a brothel. The postponement was called when an attorney in the case against William James Hartwell had fallen ill. Opening statements are now scheduled for Wednesday. Hartwell denies running a prostitution ring and has accused the […]
  • The Latest: Trump take executive action on oil pipelines

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump signing executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Trump tells reporters in the Oval […]
  • Chief: Slain detective understood the compassion of policing

    PLANO, Texas — A suburban Dallas police chief told law enforcement officers from across the state that a slain detective knew how to connect with people “when they were in their darkest hour.” Little Elm police Chief Rodney Harrison said at the funeral Tuesday of Detective Jerry Walker that the father of four understood the […]
  • Trump tells Detroit auto CEOs environmental regulations are ‘out of control’

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told the chief executives of the country’s largest automobile manufacturers Tuesday that environmental regulations are “out of control” and pledged to make it easier for the companies to open assembly plants in the United States. Trump said that a “very big push” is underway to expand all manufacturing in the […]
  • Trump takes over stable but sluggish economy, but deficit growth is on the horizon, CBO says

    President Trump will start his term at the helm of a relatively stable economy but an increasingly ominous explosion in debt and deficit is looming in the very near future, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. In the short-term, CBO is now projecting deficits will be $28 billion lower for 2017 […]
  • Trump says making products in the U.S. is ‘going to be cheaper.’ Economists disagree.

    On Monday morning, President Donald Trump met with business leaders to present a plan for keeping jobs in the U.S. He offered a carrot – a dramatic cut in the taxes and regulations – as well as a stick – a substantial tax on companies that decide to offshore their factories. Whether companies follow suit […]
  • New Mexico bill would halt enforcement of immigration laws

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A new proposal would prevent New Mexico law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws.
    Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero has introduced a bill that would prohibit New Mexico police departments or sheriff’s offices from cooperating with federal agents in deporting immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally.
    The Albuquerque Democrat’s plan also would ban agencies from getting “federal funds, equipment, personnel or resou
  • Trump to sign orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign orders Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns.
    Trump is to sign the orders Tuesday, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The move is expected to be cheered by Republicans and some union groups who backed the projects.
    Former President Barack Obama stopped the proposed Keyst
  • Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing a blow to former President Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change, President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, a move cheered by congressional Republicans and decried by environmentalists.
    Trump told reporters at the White House that the actions on the pipelines will be subject to the terms and conditions being negotiated by U.S. officials.
    “From now on we are
  • New study: Trump inherits $559B deficit, stable economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional analysts Tuesday projected that President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the ongoing budget year.
    The new estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the economy will hold relatively steady, with economic growth rising slightly to 2.3 percent this year and unemployment averaging less than 5 percent for the duration of Trump’s term.
    Trump is promis
  • Updated: AP Interview: Formula One’s new owners plan US street race

    LONDON — Formula One’s new owners plan to add a street race in the United States as they attempt to improve the motorsport series which they feel stagnated and became tired under Bernie Ecclestone’s control. Chase Casey, who ended Ecclestone’s four-decade reign as F1’s chief executive on Monday, told The Associated Press that he won’t […]
  • Updated: Tom Brady wonders why Trump friendship is ‘such a big deal’

    BOSTON — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has opened up a bit on his friendship with President Donald Trump. The night before his Friday inauguration, Trump mentioned in a speech attended by Patriots owner Robert Kraft that Brady had called to congratulate him. When asked whether he called the Republican, Brady told Boston radio […]
  • Updated: Italian skiers Brignone and Bassino 1st and 3rd on home snow

    SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy — Taking advantage of a home course, Italian skiers Federica Brignone and Marta Bassino finished first and third in a World Cup giant slalom on Tuesday. After leading the opening run, Brignone finished a comfortable 0.55 seconds ahead of French standout Tessa Worley — who won three GS races this […]
  • Bengals’ Jones issues apology after police release video

    CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals player Adam “Pacman” Jones has apologized through his attorneys after Cincinnati police released video showing his raucous, often-vulgar reaction to his latest arrest. “Adam Jones is deeply embarrassed and remorseful for his conduct and language after being arrested in early January,” the statement said. “Mr. Jones has the utmost respect for […]
  • Water service restored for northern New Mexico village

    QUESTA, N.M. (AP) – State officials say safe drinking water service has been restored for nearly 2,000 residents in the village of Questa.
    The New Mexico Environment Department said a boil advisory that was first issued in early December was finally lifted last week after the northern New Mexico community drilled a new well and addressed leaks and pressure problems with its distribution system.
    State officials say the new well met structural and public health standards, eliminating the nee
  • Oscars go gaga for ‘La La Land’ with record-tying 14 nods

    The candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for most nominations ever.
    “La La Land” has earned nods for best picture, its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, its songs and its 32-year-old writer-director, Damien Chazelle.
    The other nominees for best picture are: “Moonlight,” ”Arrival,” ”Manchester by the Se
  • Local spa offers romantic Valentine’s packages

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s never too early to start planning that special day for your Valentine and one local spa has many options for the upcoming day of love.
    Nidah Spa located in Santa Fe’s Eldorado Hotel has been named one of the World’s 10 Best Spas, according to Premier Traveler, and they have romantic specials for two this Valentines Day.
    Nidah Spa Director, Lisa Downey, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss Valentine’s Day packages and produ
  • Tuesday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts: Storm brings snow, rain and wind to New Mexico

    The 5 Facts You Need to Know
    1. Spotty to scattered snow showers will continue to push northeast across northern, western and central New Mexico this morning gradually tapering through the day. Light accumulation expected. Strong, gusty winds will return to central and eastern New Mexico with the strongest winds found in and around the Sacramento Mountains.
    Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast
    2.  A proposal to stop the Albuquerque Police Department from investigat
  • NMNSH gears up for STEM Day

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s not just a place to learn the story of the Atomic Age or to check out interesting exhibits, one local museum is offering fun events for the whole family.
    The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History(NMNSH) is hosting a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math  Day or also known as STEM Day.
    Ethan Aaronson with NMNSH joined KRQE’s This Morning show to talk about STEM Day and demonstrate a fun “Science Is Ever
  • 2016 tax refunds could see a delay

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The IRS started accepting electronic returns on Monday, January 23, but millions of taxpayers may be in for a disappointment when it comes to their returns this year.
    As many as 15 million taxpayers could have their refunds delayed due to a new law, Path Act. The IRS is now required to hold refunds for returns claiming the earned income tax credit and additional child tax credit until Wednesday, February 15.
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  • Albuquerque Public Schools to break ground on new Westside school

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Public School District is set to break ground for a brand new school on Tuesday morning. The location for the new school is on property north of the Nusenda Community Stadium near 98th Street and I-40.
    Kizito Wijenje, Executive Director for APS Capital Master Plan, said the price tag for the entire facility is $50 million. The district said this was approved by taxpayers through bond and mill levies in 2013 and 2016.
    The district also added t
  • Albuquerque Public Schools breaks ground on new Westside school

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Kindergarten through eighth grade students in one part of Albuquerque will soon be getting a new school. It’s Albuquerque Public Schools’ latest project to battle overcrowding on the Westside.
    APS broke ground Tuesday morning to build a brand new school that will be located out by the new football stadium. It is a $50 million project that was voted on by taxpayers and will serve up to 1,600 Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students near I-40 and 98th

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