• APD finds person dead after SE Albuquerque shooting call

    One person is dead after a possible shooting in Southeast Albuquerque Friday evening, according to an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman. Officer Tanner Tixier said police were called to Zuni and Pennsylvania SE to investigate a possible shooting. When they got there they found one person dead at the scene. Police are not sure how the […]
  • Cold Spring Storm hits New Mexico

    An unusually cold and powerful storm system will move into New Mexico on Saturday spreading showers and widespread snow across the state. Temperatures will be very cold on Saturday as the city sits squarely on the rain-snow line. Highs on Saturday will be in the high 30s. As the storm moves east of the state Sunday will clear out.Filed under: SmartTV, Top Stories, Top Video, Video Forecast, Weather
  • Albuquerque Police: Body found near Zuni and Pennsylvania

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Zuni has been shut down between Dallas and Rhode Island due to police activity.
    According to the Albuquerque Police Department, officers responded to reports of a possible shooting in the area of Zuni and Pennsylvania. When they arrived, one person was found dead.
    APD says the cause of death is still uncertain but police are investigating.
    Police have not released any suspect information and they say that no one is in custody at this time.
    KRQE News 13 will provi
  • Efforts underway to save Corrales farmland

    CORRALES, N.M. (KRQE) – Corrales has long been known for it’s farming and wide open spaces, but a popular piece of that farmland is up for sale. Land that has been farmed by the Wagner family and land that is home to the Wagner Farmland Experience Corn Maze is up for sale.
    “The village is promoted as being rural farmland and they have a harvest festival every year promoting that,” said Ashley Wagner. “It’s getting so developed that it’s not going to
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  • State unveils new display to honor fallen Vietnam veterans

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam War has received official recognition of their sacrifice. A display was unveiled today inside the Bataan Memorial Building.
    Five decades after they never came home, the fallen will be forever remembered with this touching tribute known as the “Tribute to New Mexico’s Fallen Vietnam Heroes” display.
    “Three Hundred and Ninety-Eight New Mexicans died for us,” said Jack Fox, cab
  • Class action suit claims RRPS violated Fourth Amendment

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A class action lawsuit recently filed in Sandoval County District Court claims Rio Rancho Public Schools violated students’ fourth amendment rights.
    The suit stems from an April 2015 incident in which a student went to her teacher, telling him someone stole $210 from her.
    Rio Rancho Middle School Principal Lynda Kitts went to the classroom, and according to the lawsuit, had students put their heads down on their desks. The thief was told he or she could fess
  • Vandals try and sabatoge circus on opening night

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A well-known circus said people are trying to sabotage ticket sales, as it prepares to open in Santa Fe Friday night. The circus has been met with protests by animal rights activists around the country.
    “We’re trying to keep the American circus tradition alive,” said Erik Bautista, a ringmaster with the Carson and Barnes Circus.
    Bautista said the circus is his life and he lives to entertain, but clearly, some people don’t feel the same way ab
  • Nine qualify for Albuquerque’s mayoral ballot

    Nine of 16 candidates seeking to be Albuquerque’s next mayor have qualified to get their names on the Oct. 3 ballot. Mayoral candidates who have qualified are: • Former Bernalillo County Commissioner Deanna Archuleta • Former state Democratic Party chairman Brian Colón • Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson • Businessman Ricardo Chaves • University of […]
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  • BBB Offers Tips on Hiring a Mover

    BBB offers the following tips on preparing for a move, finding a trustworthy moving company, and avoiding scams:
  • Aggie men in fourth place at WAC golf championship

    MESA, Ariz. – The New Mexico State men’s golf squad completed the first round of play at the WAC Championship on Longbow Golf Course. Friday’s opening day of competition at the conference tournament saw the Aggies finish in fourth place out of seven with an 18-hole total of 299 (+15).   Two Aggie golfers sit […]
  • Santa Fe judge allows wage-theft enforcement suit to continue

    SANTA FE — District Court Judge David K. Thomson on Friday rejected a motion by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions to dismiss a lawsuit filed claiming the department was not enforcing state wage theft laws. The lawsuit was filed in January by four people who say they were victims of wage theft and […]
  • New Mexico MMA fighter faces child abuse charges

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An MMA fighter from New Mexico could be in a world of trouble for what he’s accused of doing to a three-year-old girl that left her in critical condition.
    A spokesperson for the Tucson Police Department, Sgt. Pete Dugan, said on April 26, the three-year-old’s mother, heard a commotion in another room of the family’s home, located on South St. Michael’s street in Tucson.
    Police said when she entered the room, she found her MM
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  • Albuquerque crashes snarl Friday afternoon traffic

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Numerous traffic incidents caused traffic delays throughout the metro. The following is a list of reported crashes Friday afternoon.
    Crash on I-25 NB at Avenida Cesar Chavez
    Crash on I-25 NB at San Mateo
    Crash on I-25 at Paseo Del Norte
    For weather-related road condition information click here.APD and AFD enroute accident with injuries Eubank / Constitution.
    — Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) April 28, 2017APD and AFD enroute accident with injuries I25
  • UNM unveils proposed new logo

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico unveiled a proposed new logo Friday. A committee who was tasked with determining whether the current logo was outdated came up with the idea.
    UNM calls the new logo a bolder, more contemporary version of an existing spirit mark.
    Students KRQE News 13 spoke to had mixed reactions.
    The logo will be presented to administrators at the end of May.
    If adopted, business cards, uniforms, signs and other materials bearing a UNM logo will be tr
  • Renting? You might be able to afford a $246k home

    Some Albuquerque renters paying $1,200 a month in rent may be able to afford a $246,000 home, according to a new study. That’s above the $187,000 median value of an Albuquerque detached home, said the new report by online real estate company Zillow. For prospective buyers, the company said it figured in “all monthly homeownership […]
  • Facebook post causes panic over El Pinto salsa

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Panicked New Mexicans flooded social media after learning hundreds of bottles of El Pinto salsa were destined for destruction.
    A Facebook post was pleading with people in the Dallas area to find someone who could take 500 cases of El Pinto salsa or it would be destroyed.
    KRQE News 13 called El Pinto to find out what was going on. Turns out it’s only 500 bottles of salsa. El Pinto said a Texas distributor was unable to sell the bottles.
    El pinto says it wasn
  • 28 facing drug trafficking, money laundering in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal authorities say 28 people are facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges in New Mexico. The charges stem from a 16-month investigation targeting a Mexican drug trafficking organization responsible for importing large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico and distributing the drugs in New Mexico, Texas and three other […]
  • Updated: Boy turns in $2,000 he found, gets Outstanding Citizen Award

    A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy who turned in $2,000 in cash he found in a bank bag lost by a restaurant…
  • Raytheon moving into science park as it expands ABQ operations

    Raytheon Company has signed a lease for 72,000 square feet of space at the Sandia Science & Technology Park as it expands its Albuquerque operations. The Massachusetts-headquartered company will fill the entire building, moving some of its employees from its current location in the Sandia Research Park at 1300 Eubank SE, according to Scott Throckmorton, […]
  • Metro court elects new chief judge

    Metro Court on Friday elected Edward L. Benavidez as its new chief judge and Vidalia G. Chavez as th ...
  • 2 men kill each other over marijuana fight on 4/20

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) – Two men found dead on marijuana culture’s high holiday are accused of arguing about their portions of pot and then killing each other.
    The Eastern New Mexico News reports Friday that police have completed a weeklong investigation into the deaths.
    The victims are 43-year-old David “Bo Bo” Lopez and 25-year-old Carlos Gallegos.
    Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero says Lopez was found in an apartment building with a single gunshot to his buttocks. He says Ga
  • Rain, Snow and cold temperatures coming to New Mexico

    Rain, snow and cold temperatures continue to move across New Mexico this afternoon as the next storm moves in. Rain and snow will be likely across central and northern New Mexico with periods of heavy snow across northern New Mexico this afternoon.
    The Sandia and Manzano mountains will have a shot at moderate to heavy snow this afternoon and once again on Saturday.   The core of the storm system is going to be moving through New Mexico tonight into early Saturday.   This stor
  • US rig count rises 13 this week to 870; Texas up 11

    HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 870. A year ago, 420 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 697 rigs sought oil and 171 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as […]
  • Suspicious dead body found in East Mountains

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burned body that was found in the East Mountains.
    It was discovered off Juan Tomas road near Atkins Friday.
    Right now investigators are not saying what makes the death suspicious.
    KRQE News 13 will continue to provide updates when made available.
    Filed under: Albuquerque - Metro, Home, News
  • BCSO: Burned body found in East Mountains

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burned body that was found in the East Mountains.
    It was discovered off Juan Tomas road near Atkins Friday.
    Right now investigators are not saying what makes the death suspicious.
    KRQE News 13 will continue to provide updates when made available.
    Filed under: Albuquerque - Metro, Home, News
  • The man convicted of brutal rape to spend 36 years behind bars

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A grants man convicted of a brutal rape in Albuquerque will spend the next 36 years behind bars and his victim almost died as a result of the attack.
    This has been a long fight for justice for this young lady.
    The crime happened three years ago and Friday she faced the man who nearly killed her with her family by her side.
    “I struggle every day. I put on a brave face every day but I’m not okay,” Brianna Chavez said.
    KRQE News 13 doesn&rsquo
  • Man convicted of brutal rape to spend 36 years behind bars

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Grants man convicted of a brutal rape in Albuquerque will spend the next 36 years behind bars and his victim almost died as a result of the attack.
    This has been a long fight for justice for this young lady.
    The crime happened three years ago and Friday she faced the man who nearly killed her with her family by her side.
    “I struggle every day. I put on a brave face every day but I’m not okay,” Brianna Chavez said.
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  • Business fair encourages entrepreneurs to keep it local

    ALBQUQUERUQE, N.M. (KRQE) – Local businesses were invited to learn about contracting with the city.
    The “Buy Local Joint Procurement Fair” held a Central New Mexico encourages businesses to hire locally and buy locally.
    The University of New Mexico Health and Sciences Center, Albuquerque Public Schools and the Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative partnered with the city to host the event.
    Officials say they hope the fair cultivates jobs through the “grow
  • Updated: Man sentenced in killings of wife and Good Samaritan in Mesa

    PHOENIX — A man has been sentenced to natural life in prison for the 2016 fatal shootings of his wife on a Mesa street along with a Good Samaritan who stopped to help the woman. A judge on Friday sentenced Christopher Wright in the killings of Nasbah Laverne Wriqht and Tomas Olivas Orneals near a […]
  • Updated: Deputies investigating burning body found southeast of Tijeras

    Homicide detectives are investigating after a burning body was found near a campground southeast of Tijeras Friday morning, according to a spokeswoman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Felicia Romero said about 6:45 a.m. a caller reported finding a “possible deceased person on fire” a ways off the road near Juan Thomas and Atkins […]
  • Updated: Colorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victims

    DENVER — Colorado prison officials have been transferring inmates to other states without informing victims or their families. An investigation launched by KUSA-TV has found prison officials are refusing to tell victims where inmates are despite the U.S. Crime Victims’ Rights Law and a state law both designed to guarantee that information, the station (http://on9news.tv/2ppvHFu […]
  • UK police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids

    LONDON (AP) — British police said Friday they had disrupted an active terror plot with raids in London and southeastern England. One woman was shot and seriously wounded as heavily armed counter-terrorism officers stormed a house in a residential London street.
    Six suspects were arrested on terrorism-related charges, police said. The injured woman, who is in her 20s, was in the serious but stable condition in a hospital.
    The woman, whose name hasn’t been released, was under poli
  • Denver moves to reduce jail sentences to avoid deportations

    DENVER — Denver is moving to reduce the sentences of most municipal offenses to help immigrants avoid deportation. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/2pceEbl) reports Mayor Michael Hancock wants to change the potential amount of time people serve in jail for less serious crimes to less than a year in an attempt to keep them off the […]
  • House OKs bill averting Saturday gov’t shutdown, Senate next

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, the House easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving for the weekend without completing two other measures he’s coveted: A Republican health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year.
    House members overwhelmingly backed the weeklong spending measure by a lopsided vo
  • Reported gas leak causes students to be evacuated

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – James Monroe Middle School was evacuated Friday morning due to a reported gas leak.
    The Albuquerque Fire Department crew isolated the odor to a chemistry classroom.
    The AFD Hazmat crew was working to identify the exact odor, but have cleared the scene.
    No injuries or complaints have been reported.
    Students have been allowed to return to their classrooms.
    Filed under: Albuquerque - Metro, Education, Home, News
  • German leader to call on Gulf states to do more for refugees

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates this weekend with a message that they should do more to help refugees.
    Germany has taken in hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, straining the country’s budget and increasing anti-migrant sentiment.
    Senior German officials, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the two-day trip, said Berlin believes the Gulf states can take in mo
  • New Mexico universities seek tuition increases

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Student tuitions are on the rise at one of the nation’s most affordable state university systems in response to New Mexico’s state budget crisis.
    Regents at New Mexico Highlands University were considering Friday a 7.5 percent tuition hike in anticipation of new state funding cuts. Fall tuition increases have been approved at a trio of state universities and a community college in Santa Fe as administrators grapple with major financial uncertainties.
    All s
  • Ruling: Touching the yellow line not enough grounds for stop

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico court’s decision in a criminal case stemming from a drug seizure and arrest says a driver’s brief touching of her lane’s left-hand yellow line while she passed other vehicles on the right wasn’t enough to justify a 2013 traffic stop.
    A state Court of Appeals decision Tuesday says Karen Siqueiros-Valenzuela’s momentary failure to stay entirely in her lane didn’t provide reasonable suspicion for an officer to pull her
  • Study finds health care overhaul would burden New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – An analysis commissioned by a liberal-oriented advocacy group tallies the local financial effects of Republican plans to overhaul Medicaid health care.
    The study released Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty concludes New Mexico state government would be compelled to pay an additional $3 billion from 2020 to 2026 to maintain current levels of Medicaid coverage and services.
    New Mexico is among states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable
  • Severe storms, possible tornadoes forecast in wide region across Plains

    NORMAN, Okla. — Severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes are forecast from the Plains states to the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Valley regions. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the storms are expected to begin Friday afternoon from northern Texas across Oklahoma, southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, southern Illinois, southern Indiana, western […]
  • Updated: Trump to address NRA, raise money for key Congress race

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years when he speaks Friday at the group’s annual meeting. The president’s trip to Atlanta also will serve as his first foray into a congressional race since taking office. Trump is expected to […]
  • Updated: Jazmine Sullivan to Beyonce: Let’s make lemonade together!

    NEW YORK — R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan wants to turn lemons into lemonade with Beyonce. Sullivan — who has written four tracks on Mary J. Blige’s new album, “Strength of a Woman” — said she’s hoping to get in the studio and pen a song for Queen Bey. “I love the way Bey delivers a […]
  • Italy arrests man with alleged links to Berlin terror cell

    ROME — Italian police said Friday they have arrested a Congolese man suspected being part of a Berlin-based terror cell and of having had contacts with the man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in the city, authorities said Friday. Police said Lutumba Nkanga, 27, a resident of Germany, was arrested in early […]
  • Income dips from New Mexico state trust lands

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico state trust lands generated $399 million in income during the first nine-months of the fiscal year ending in March – a slight decrease from the previous year.
    The New Mexico State Land office said Thursday that income predominantly from oil and natural gas royalties and leases fell from $410 million.
    New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says renewed activity in the oil and gas sectors is expected to drive an increase in state income from tru
  • Updated: Ruling: Touching the yellow line not enough grounds for stop

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico court’s decision in a criminal case stemming from a drug seizure and arrest says a driver’s brief touching of her lane’s left yellow line while she passed other vehicles on the right wasn’t enough to justify a 2013 traffic stop. A state Court of Appeals decision Tuesday says Karen […]
  • Francis meets Egypt’s president

    CAIRO (AP) —Pope Francis has met Egypt’s president at the start of a historic, two-day visit to the Muslim majority Arab nation fighting an insurgency by Islamic militants.
    President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Friday received the Catholic pontiff at his opulent Ittihadya palace, where a military band played the national anthems of the Vatican and Egypt as both leaders stood in attention.
    Francis departed Cairo airport with the window of his blue fiat rolled down, in keeping with his wi
  • Retro fundraiser benefits children’s cancer charity

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An iconic auction of local restaurant memorabilia will soon be underway to benefit a local children’s charity.
    The 40 Year Retro Revival will auction off merchandise and souvenirs from iconic local eateries: Friars’ Pub, Sunset Grille, and more. To round out the experience, a Chef will be recreating popular menu items of the past. The event will be held at Green Jeans Farmery on Saturday, April 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and all proceeds will be d
  • GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill — essential to keeping the government open — through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary.
    The brinkmanship came less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown.
    At the same time, a House GOP leader said late Thursday that there would be no vote on major GOP health care legislation until at least next week. That meant that on both the budget and health care fronts, th
  • April 28 Morning Rush: Incoming late season winter storm hits New Mexico

    1.An incoming late season winter storm will bring widespread changes to the state beginning Friday
    Full Story: Kristen’s Friday Morning Forecast
    2. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on an emergency spending bill Friday morning to keep the federal government running for at least another week. Funding runs out at 11:59 p.m. and a partial government shutdown could take effect if it doesn’t pass. Democrats had threatened to oppose the spending bill if Republicans
  • Late season winter storm to bring statewide impacts FRI & SAT

    FRIDAY: An incoming late season winter storm will bring widespread changes to the state beginning today. Snow levels will start high (favoring the higher terrain of the Northern Mtns) with spotty to scattered rain showers breaking out late afternoon through this evening. Winds will still remain strong over far southern NM (sustained speeds 25-35mph). Afternoon temperatures will drop below average in most locales – expect highs to top out in the mid- to upper 50s across the RGV.
    WINTER STOR

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