• DA to make announcement concerning Sandy, Perez case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – District Attorney Raul Torrez will be holding a news conference Friday at 4 p.m. regarding the high-profile murder case against former Albuquerque Police officers Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy.
    Last year’s trial for the former APD Officers over the killing of homeless camper James Boyd ended in a hung jury.
    Prosecutors argued Sandy and Perez used excessive force when they shot Boyd in the Foothills in 2014. It was after two full days of del
  • New: Bill overhauling NM infrastructure system clears first Senate hurdle

    SANTA FE — A new attempt to change New Mexico’s system for funding dams, roadways and other infrastructure projects cleared its first Senate committee today. Members of the Senate Rules Committee voted 4-2 in favor of the legislation, though several senators expressed concern it would give too much power to top-ranking lawmakers. “We need to change […]
  • Parole board denies convicted cop killer probation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Adult Parole Board announced Friday that convicted cop killer Merrill Chamberlain has been denied probation after nearly 30 years in prison.
    Back in 1987, Officer John Carrillo and his rookie partner John Messimer responded to a domestic violence call at Merrill Chamberlain’s home in the Northeast Heights.
    Chamberlain invited the officers inside. As the officers searched the home for a woman, Chamberlain opened fire, hitting Carrillo in the ch
  • Arizona school teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — An Arizona elementary school teacher arrested for alleged sexual conduct with a 17-year-old girl who’s a foreign exchange student has pleaded not guilty. Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 36-year-old Joshua Schroder had his arraignment Friday. Goodyear police arrested Schroder on Feb. 12 on suspicion of nine counts of sexual conduct with […]
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  • Sunport to get $30 million facelift

    The long-awaited refresh is finally under way at the Albuquerque International Sunport. The $30 million project targets the ticketing and baggage claim areas with cosmetic and user-friendly updates, and it will improve conditions at the arrival and departure curbs. It is the first significant renovation of the Sunport’s “pre-security” facilities in about 30 years, according […]
  • Updated: GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law. At the same time, they’re telling Washington: Don’t scrap […]
  • Dozens protest after Arizona congressman cancels town hall

    GOLD CANYON, Ariz. — An Arizona congressman’s decision to cancel his in-person town hall has sparked demonstrations in a town east of Phoenix. Dozens of people marched in Gold Canyon after Republican Rep. Paul Gosar changed his town hall from a physical event to a telephone conference. The change came after many Republican lawmakers faced […]
  • White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

    News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday.
    The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
    “The AP believes the public should have as much access to the president as possible,” Lauren Easton, the AP’s director of media relations, said in a statement.
    Several news organi
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  • GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law.
    At the same time, they’re telling Washington: Don’t scrap the Affordable Care Act without a viable alternative.
    According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The Associa
  • Albuquerque Sunport renovations set to begin after months of delays

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After months of delays, the Albuquerque Sunport will begin a major renovation.
    The city says it’s been 30 years since it’s made any major renovations to the Sunport. And with 5 million people coming through every year these areas have seen better days.
    The plan will include new lighting throughout, upgraded ticketing counters with Native American art from all New Mexico pueblos and a major facelift to the baggage claim.
    Also on the outside, you’
  • Second suspect in beer pong murder pleads to lesser charges

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One of the men arrested in connection with a fatal shooting over beer pong has pleaded no contest to lesser charges.
    It happened in a neighborhood near Central and Coors a month after New Year’s Day 2016.
    Police arrested 24-year-old Luis Delgado after they linked him to the crime using cell phone records.
    They say he had been talking with Nathan Ware, the man who got into a fight over beer pong, then opened fire, killing one man and seriously hurting anothe
  • Teen charged in Albuquerque man’s death expected in court

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One of the teens police say was involved in the deadly shooting of an Albuquerque bartender will find out whether or not he will be sentenced as an adult.
    Andrew Hubler is one of the six teens police say gunned down Steven Gerecke in his driveway in 2015.
    In September, Hubler took a plea deal dropping the murder charges against him.
    A judge will determine whether he is sentenced as an adult Friday. If he is, he faces up to 21 years in prison.
    Earlier this week, J
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  • Teen charged in Albuquerque man’s death appears in court

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A hearing to determine whether one of the teens accused of killing an Albuquerque bartender will be sentenced as a juvenile or an adult was held Friday.
    Andrew Hubler is one of six teens police say were involved in gunning down Steven Gerecke in his driveway in 2015.
    In September, Hubler took a plea deal dropping the murder charges against him.
    Friday, the state argued Hubler should be charged as an adult while the defense argued he’s amenable to treatment
  • Florida Supreme Court overturns abortion limit at clinic

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned two lower-court decisions that would have stopped abortions and sonograms from being performed at the Kissimmee Health Center outside Orlando. The high court said […]
  • Stampede! Drone causes 1,500 elk to charge in Wyoming snow

    JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile. The stampede happened Monday at the National Elk Refuge in western Wyoming. Elk and bison often congregate at the refuge to eat feed put out to help them survive the winter. This winter has been […]
  • Updated: Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 62

    BEIRUT — Two attacks near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people, mostly civilians, and two Turkish soldiers on Friday, as the group retreats from one of its last remaining strongholds in northern Syria, Turkey’s news agency and Syrian activists […]
  • Updated: Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of US crackdown

    CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday. Marijuana possession and sales are illegal under federal law, but Nevada voters decided in November to allow people age 21 or older […]
  • Updated: Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup

    OPPORTUNITY, Mont. — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination. The three men all live in […]
  • J.C. Penney to shut 130-plus stores, offer early retirements

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping.
    Penney said Friday that it will close 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it tries to improve profitability. The company said that it would also initiate a voluntary early retirement program for about 6,000 eligible employees.
    The news came as Penney posted a profit for the fourth quarter, compared to a loss a year a
  • Judge bars several accusers from testifying at Cosby’s trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.
    The 79-year-old TV star is set to go on trial in June, accused of sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Prosecutors wanted to put 13 other women on the stand to show that his alle
  • Bill Cosby won’t face a barrage of accusers at his trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.
    The 79-year-old TV star is set to go on trial in June, accused of sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Prosecutors wanted to put 13 other women on the stand to show that his alle
  • New: John Mayer adds July 18 show in Duke City

      John Mayer will bring his “Search for Everything World Tour” to Albuquerque on July 18. The Grammy Award-winner will perform at Isleta Amphitheater. Each concert on the tour will be comprised of full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music. Tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March […]
  • Six arrested in killing linked to MS-13

    Six people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old man in Prince William County, one in a web of recent cases connected to the MS-13 gang in Northern Virginia, police said. Several of the suspects in the death of Christian Alexander Sosa Rivas of Fairfax are MS-13 members, Prince William police […]
  • With a flying leap, this activist tried to take down a Confederate flag in Charleston, S.C.

    The flying leap was caught on a camera. You can see it in the clip of a Charleston, S.C., television station’s live shot, which shows a man rocketing through yellow police tape as he hurls himself toward a Confederate flag. “Oh, you can see what’s happening right now,” a reporter says, as the man tries […]
  • Human Rights Watch worker barred by Israel

    JERUSALEM – The Israeli government is refusing to allow an American investigator from Human Rights Watch into the country, saying Thursday that the group is “systematically anti-Israel” and works as a tool for pro-Palestinian propaganda. Officials at Human Rights Watch – one of the most prominent rights monitors in the world – denounced the decision […]
  • Don’t let Beijing push us around, warns ‘frustrated’ former ambassador to China

    BEIJING – The United States needs to stop getting pushed around by China and work out a long-term strategy to deal with the country’s rise, former U.S. ambassador Max Baucus said this week. In an interview more than a month after leaving Beijing, Baucus expressed frustration with the Obama administration’s lack of strategic vision and […]
  • Trump blames FBI for failing to stop media leaks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media, saying the information being reported is classified and could have a “devastating effect” on the country.
    Trump made the remarks in a tweet early Friday. His tweet follows reports that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus had asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during
  • China, France overtake US as top German trade partners

    BERLIN (AP) — New statistics show that China and France have overtaken the U.S. as Germany’s largest trading partners.
    Germany’s Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that trade between the country and China in 2016 totaled some 170 billion euros (currently $180 billion) worth of goods. Import and export trade with France was second at 167 billion euros.
    The dpa news agency reported that the U.S. fell from first to third place, with 165 billion euros in overall trade.
    It r
  • New Mexico PED ‘hopeful’ on new transgender bathroom rules

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico Public Education Department officials say they are “hopeful” the lifting of federal transgender bathroom guidance will allow school districts to tackle the issue.
    Department spokesman Robert McEntyre says state education officials believe transgender bathroom use in public schools should be left to local New Mexico school districts to decide.
    The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allow
  • Updated: US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health

    WASHINGTON — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. That is 5.5 percent higher than a year ago. Solid job gains and […]
  • New Mexico panel to hear bill aimed at regulating drones

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A proposal to ban drones from flying within 500 feet of power plants and refineries in New Mexico is scheduled to face its first hurdle.
    The Senate Public Affairs Committee is slated Friday to hear the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Greg Baca of Belen.
    Under the proposed bill, drones would be banned within 500 feet of critical-infrastructure facilities and from interfering with firefighters battling wild fires.
    Baca says it’s important for the state to have r
  • US ski team pulls out of combined race after crashes

    CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland — The U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of the combined race Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course. The race was postponed for nearly an hour and the start was lowered after Ilka Stuhec, Tessa Worley and Denise Feierabend all fell […]
  • Updated: Vonn criticizes ski officials after pulling out of race

    CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland — Lindsey Vonn wasn’t about to risk another injury, and neither was Mikaela Shiffrin. Vonn and Shiffrin, along with some of their American teammates on the World Cup tour, pulled out of the Alpine combined race on Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course. The first three racers all crashed, and […]
  • Updated: Charles Barkley drops curse word on ‘Inside the NBA’

    ATLANTA — Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks’ play on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” During highlights of the Cavaliers’ 119-104 win over New York in Cleveland on Thursday, Barkley used a synonym for excrement in reference to the Knicks. Host Ernie Johnson immediately chided Barkley, who repeatedly […]
  • Updated: Messi aims to add to successful scoring run against Atletico

    MADRID — Lionel Messi scores goals, lots of them. And no team has allowed more of them than Atletico Madrid. The Barcelona forward will get a chance to add to his impressive tally of 26 career goals against Atletico on Sunday, when a victory at the Vicente Calderon Stadium could move the defending champions ahead […]
  • Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to deliver the fetus and try to save it.
    Critics of the bill said it could be among the most extreme anti-abortion laws in the nation, even as other states consider their own proposals that would reduce the window for legal abortions.
    Montana already outlaws late-term abortions, unless the
  • LGBT issues present Trump with loyalty test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with “LGBTs for Trump,” a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.
    Four months later, faced with a major decision point on the issue, Trump’s White House held up another slogan: defense of states’ rights.
    The administration’s decision this week to revoke guidance on transgender students’ us
  • As president, Trump juggles loyalties on LGBT issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a “LGBTs for Trump,” a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.
    Four months later, faced with a major decision point on the issue, Trump’s White House held up another slogan: defense of states’ rights.
    The administration’s decision this week to revoke guidance on transgender students’
  • Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.
    There’s tons of debris to be cleared. A main highway bridge remains closed. Hundreds of protesters are still in the area. The pipeline operator is rushing to complete construction and says oil could flow within 10 days. Looming over it all is a still-unresolved court battl
  • Dakota Access oil pipeline could be operating within weeks

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota where pipeline opponents had gathered for the better part of a year.
    Energy Transfer Partners has finished drilling under Lake Oahe and will soon be laying pipe under the Missouri River reservoir, the Dallas-based company said.
    “Dakota Ac
  • In the kitchen for Santa Fe’s Restaurant Week: Plaza Café Southside

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s the eighth year the state has showcased the region’s remarkable restaurants with a highly anticipated event.
    New Mexico Restaurant Week has helped to boost restaurant business and local restaurants all over the state are participating by offering up their best plates.
    Restaurants are encouraged to put their “best food forward” to entice customers from all over the state to visit for the first time or hopefully return.
    Eighty restaur
  • Friday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts: Official: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    The 5 Facts You Need to Know
    1. President Trump is preparing to take the stage Friday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. His speech comes after reports that the White House asked the FBI to publicly downplay media reports about alleged contact between members of Trump’s campaign team and Russia intelligence officials. The FBI reportedly refused. The President is also expected to sign another executive order Friday. No other details on what the order en
  • Local team of doctors discover drug to combat chronic aging diseases

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local doctor and his team have uncovered new details of the aging process, which is often accompanied by chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, now the team is working on a new drug to help combat those diseases.
    The discovery came from studying a G Protein Coupled Estrogen Receptor (GPER) which tells the cell how to respond to estrogen. When the team studied why this worked, they also discovered more about the complex system that cells
  • Community Cupboard proves to be an unlikely source of help for those in need

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a small box making a big difference. What started off as a social experiment is now helping dozens of people in need find food from an unlikely source.
    It’s a small scale charity-movement making its way across the country. A compassion cupboard aimed at helping the hungry.
    From the outside, it looks like a “little library.” But inside this box, you won’t find any books. Instead, you’ll find food, toiletries, and sometimes
  • Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak

    A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily…
  • Former Tim’s Place restaurant getting dose of barbecue

    Moe's slated to debut in Albuquerque this spring
  • Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.
    The survey released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation comes as the nation’s governors gather in Washington for their annual winter meeting, with Medicaid much on their minds. President Donald Trump
  • Santa Fe builder’s sentencing expected Friday after fraud, embezzlement convictions

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe builder who cheated victims out of their life savings is expected to learn his fate Friday.
    William Kalinowski faces up to 82 years.
    In December, a Santa Fe jury found Kalinowski guilty on nine counts of fraud and embezzlement.
    KRQE News 13’s investigative reporter, Larry Barker first told viewers about Kalinowski back in 2013.
    He was a popular, award winning contractor in Santa Fe, known for his custom, luxury homes.
    That is until millions of dolla
  • White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said.
    The official said that Priebus’ request came as the White House sought to discredit a New York Times report about the contacts last week. As of Thursday, the FBI had not commented publicly on the report and there was
  • Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation.
    The officials said that Priebus’ Feb. 15 request to FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe came as the

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