• AFD responds to RV fire in northwest Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- Albuquerque Fire Department responded to a call of an RV fire Sunday.
    The fire happened around 11:30 Sunday morning.
    AFD says the 30 foot RV is a total loss, but no loss of life or injuries were reported.
    The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
    No other information is available.
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  • Police identify man accused of shooting late boxer Johnny Tapia’s son

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A warrant has been issued for the man accused of shooting late boxer Johnny Tapia’s son in what appears to be a road rage incident.
    Police received a call last week around midnight from a woman saying her brother had gotten into a fight with a motorcycle driver. A short time later, 19-year-old Johnny Tapia was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.
    Tapia told police he was riding his motorcycle with friends near Montgomery and San Mateo when t
  • Albuquerque voters to decide on 11 bond issues

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The mayor of Albuquerque is asking voters to invest in their city by passing 11 bonds on the ballot.
    “It really is stoplights, roads, parks, playgrounds…it’s a new extension on our substation, it’s ADA compliance. It’s all of these non-glamourous things that are critical to our city,” Mayor Tim Keller said.
    The bond question that would pay for Parks and Rec improvements includes a half-million for Balloon Fiesta Park. The mayo
  • PHOTOS: Nationals top Astros 5-4 in World Series opener

    PHOTOS: Nationals top Astros 5-4 in World Series opener
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  • APD’s community policing efforts paying-off in high crime areas

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police said they’re trying to take on a bigger role when it comes to community policing in hopes of decreasing the high rate of crime in town. They’re doing it by focusing on a few areas of the city they said are the most troubled.“Homeless people walking around, gunshots and just a lot of trash thrown around and stuff like that,” said South Valley local Savanna Suazo.KRQE News 13 spoke with people from different parts of the c
  • Playing Catch-Up: Fixing the roughest roads in Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a really colorful map of Albuquerque, but that may be bad news for drivers. The shades of red highlight roads that are in bad shape, and there’s quite a bit of that on the map.Courtesy: Dept. of Municipal Development, May 2019
    Click image above for full-size map.“It’s bumpy the entire trip through the neighborhood,” Bob Oberer said, pointing out the roughest roads in his Albuquerque neighborhood.Oberer knows them well.“You
  • Wet spring leads to banner year for McCall’s Pumpkin Patch

    MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Tens of thousands of people have already picked out a pumpkin at McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the field.“I think this is more pumpkins than I’ve ever had in the past,” said Kevin McCall, owner of McCall’s Pumpkin Patch.McCall says a wet spring led to his 50 acres of pumpkins exploding this year.“The pumpkins just were phenomenal this year. We had an early, wet spring and it kin
  • Video: Man bribes Santa Fe County deputy during DWI arrest

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Sheriff’s deputies say a New Mexico man who didn’t want to accept he was being arrested for drinking and driving tried to buy his way out of his cuffs. Now, new video shows what happened when he attempted to sweet talk a Santa Fe Sheriff’s deputy.
    Earlier this month, Santa Fe Sheriff’s deputies say Phillip Quintana was driving 72 mph in a 35 mph zone. But when the deputy approached the car, he noticed Quintana switching seats with hi
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  • Arts upstart Meow Wolf delivers jobs after public investment

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Arts adventure and entertainment company Meow Wolf says it has surpassed hiring goals outlined in a $1.1 million economic development grant from New Mexico and the city of Santa Fe.Meow Wolf co-founder and board member Vince Kadlubek said Monday the addition of 290 employees since 2018 puts the company ahead of employment requirements under the 2017 grant award for building renovations.The New Mexico Economic Development Department that monitors the agreement could no
  • Fans gear up for New Mexico United’s first playoff game

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico United have made a historic run, and as the team prepares for their first USL playoff game, fans here at home are getting ready too.
    “They’ve proven than when it comes to tournament time, they can win games and pull together and do what they need to do to play and win,” says Derek Minerl.
    At New Mexico United headquarters Tuesday, the staff raised a banner created by fans commemorating the team’s historic win Saturday night, cli
  • Fourth wind farm may be coming to Torrance County

    TORRANCE COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico county is taking advantage of being one of the windiest parts of the state, and it’s bringing in millions.
    People in Torrance County are seeing windmill farms pop up all over the place, and they’re about to see even more.“I am starting to see them now along the roadways,” resident Manuel Wood said. “You can see them that they are all out here.”
    Torrance County commissioners are expected to approve an industrial
  • One person dead after crash involving NMSP patrol unit in Rio Rancho

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are investigating after a New Mexico State Police patrol unit was hit by a wrong-way driver in Rio Rancho.It happened on Unser Boulevard near Mariposa Parkway late Tuesday afternoon. NMSP says both the officer and driver of the wrong-way vehicle were transported to the hospital, while the driver’s passenger is deceased.
    The road is expected to remain closed in both directions for several hours. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route.
    NMSP Patr
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  • Fatal crash involving NMSP patrol unit in Rio Rancho

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – One person is dead and a State Police officer is in the hospital after a wrong-way crash.
    State Police say the officer was hit head-on around 4:30 p.m. when a driver on Unser near Mariposa in Rio Rancho crossed the center line. The passenger of that vehicle died on scene.
    The driver and the officer were taken to the hospital. The officer is stable at this time. The driver’s condition is not known.
    NMSP is still investigating the crash, but Unser has reopened
  • City plans on expanding services at Westside Emergency Housing Center

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – As Mayor Tim Keller continues to push for voters to pass a $14 million bond to build a new homeless center in the city, he announced on Tuesday that the city will be adding more resources at the current one on the Westside. Mayor Keller hopes to make the Westside Emergency Housing Center a one-stop-shop. Service providers announced they will be providing medical services, case management and job placement services, something they haven’t provided consist
  • Truck full of illegal immigrants crashes on southern New Mexico ranch

    DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – While some were at church or watching football Sunday morning, a southern New Mexico rancher was dealing with what he calls a security crisis: Border Patrol agents chasing a truckload full of illegal immigrants through is property.
    Russell Johnson says this is becoming way too common an occurrence on his ranch along the U.S.-Mexico border. Johnson got a call from Border Patrol agents that a truck crashed through his fence trying to transport illegals into the United S
  • DNA links former Bernalillo County firefighter to 2009 rape case

    BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M (KRQE) – A former Bernalillo County firefighter accused of being a serial rapist in two separate cases is now wanted for another rape.
    DNA results from a backlog of rape kits link Celso Montano Jr. to rape in 2009. Now a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Celso Montano was charged in 2012 and 2009 for rapes, both times he pleaded to lesser charges.
    The criminal complaint issued Tuesday claims in May 2009, a girl called her uncle to give her a ride home from Isle
  • Local STEM students participate in rocket launch

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – STEM students are completing their mission with a final countdown. The Air Force Research Lab’s STEM students launched their self-made rockets on Tuesday.
    The rockets are 4-feet tall and 2.5-inches in diameter. Students from 10 local middle schools were placed on teams and analyzed the physics that goes into rocketry, such as wind and thrust. They also used modeling and simulation software to collect data.
    “It’s great; they get their hands-on sc
  • Farmington airport hopes to welcome commercial flights once again

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Commercial flights may soon be taking off in Farmington again.
    The Four Corners Regional Airport is undergoing some runway enhancements thanks to a $3 million federal grant. Airport Manager Mike Lewis says they expect construction to wrap up by mid-December.
    If all standards are met, they hope to see flights coming in and out by next summer. Their last commercial flight was two years ago.
  • Roswell man arrested on voyeurism charges

    ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Roswell police have arrested a man accused of peeping on a woman in a public restroom.
    Jackie Blackman was charged with voyeurism last week after a woman reported Blackman hid in the restroom at the Pecos Transit bus station, then looked at her through a crack between the stalls and made vulgar comments.
    He was arrested Tuesday morning and is being held on a $1,000 bond. Court documents identify Blackman as homeless.
  • One person killed in southeast Albuquerque fire

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One person is dead from a fire in southeast Albuquerque.
    Albuquerque Fire Rescue says the garage caught fire Tuesday afternoon along Abilene Avenue near Avenida Cesar Chavez and Broadway.
    It’s still unclear what exactly happened, but one firefighter was also injured. Their condition is stable.This is a developing story. KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available.
  • AFR: Deadly fire under investigation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New details are being revealed about a deadly fire in a South Broadway neighborhood.
    Crews were called out to the fire in a detached garage near Avenida Cesar Chavez and Broadway just after 3:00 p.m. Firefighters put it out and searched the building. That’s where a man was found dead.
    Police found a rope and ladder nearby, but are still trying to determine if this was a suicide. A firefighter was also injured, but he’s expected to be okay.
  • Passenger killed in New Mexico crash ID’d as Colorado man

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A passenger killed in a Sept. 26 plane crash in northern New Mexico has been identified as a 29-year-old Colorado man.The New Mexico State Police said Tuesday that the state Office of Medical Investigator identified the passenger as Eric Page of Littleton.The pilot killed in the crash in mountains in the Pecos Wilderness in Mora County was identified previously as another Littleton resident, 29-year-old Nicholas Peterson.The single-engine plane was on a flight from Sa
  • Cement truck driver sentenced to prison for causing bicyclist’s death

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A cement truck driver has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars for hitting and killing a bicyclist.
    Joseph Baca pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter earlier this year for the incident on Kirtland Air Force Base in 2013. Baca admitted he ran a stop sign while on his cell phone before hitting the man.
    Since it happened on base, Baca is headed to federal prison.
  • Former pastor accused of abusing boy facing additional charges

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The charges are piling up against a former pastor accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy.
    Curtis Brown resigned from his post at Grace Baptist Church in August after allegations surfaced about his relationship with a young family member. He was charged with one count of child rape earlier this month.However, according to a new indictment, he’s now facing six more counts of rape and sexual abuse, as well as a count of bribing a witness. Court documents
  • APD continues to seek information after woman fatally shot near park

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says they are still trying to find witnesses to the shooting of a 21-year-old woman at a northeast Albuquerque park.
    Police say Cayla Campos was playing Pokemon Go with her boyfriend at Bianchetti Park Friday. Campos’s boyfriend says they witnessed a robbery in progress.
    When Campos started to drive away, someone fired shots at her car, kill her. APD says they have not heard from the supposed victims of that robbery but det
  • Video: El Paso judge’s DWI arrest in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New video shows the moments leading up to a judge’s arrest for drinking and driving back in September. The video shows his family tried to take the fall for him, but failed.Last month, Santa Fe Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Santa Fe Opera after they say a man hit a car while leaving The Wine and Chile Festival. That man happened to be El Paso Magistrate Judge Ray Gutierrez.Deputies said they could smell alcohol coming from Gutierrez.Deputy: &ldqu
  • Always to remove female symbol from packaging to be inclusive of transgender customers

    (WTVO) — Sanitary product manufacturer Always is removing the Venus symbol from its products, in an effort to be inclusive toward transgender and “non-binary” customers.According to CNN, transgender activists argued that not all people who menstruate are women, and not all women menstruate.
    tw// periodshi @Always i understand that you guys love girl positivity but please understand that there are trans men that get periods, and if you could please do something about the symbol
  • Study: Chocolate chip cookies as addictive as cocaine

    (WIAT) — Having a hard time staying away from the cookie jar? According to the smart cookies behind a recent study, there’s a reason you can’t deny your sugar cravings.Researchers at the University of Bordeaux say the combination of ingredients in a traditional chocolate cookie trigger the same addictive response in your brain as cocaine or marijuana.
    “Overall, this research has revealed that sugar and sweet reward can not only substitute to addictive drugs, like cocaine,
  • Lori Loughlin, other parents charged again in college scheme

    BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and nine other parents faced new federal charges Tuesday as prosecutors pressured them to acknowledge their guilt in a scheme involving dozens of wealthy parents accused of bribing their children into elite universities or cheating on college entrance exams.A grand jury in Boston indicted the parents on charges of trying to bribe officials at an organization that receives at least
  • Meow Wolf hosts 21+ Halloween Slime Time workshop

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE)- Adults can now get slimed at Meow Wolf.
    The museum is hosting an adult Halloween Slime Time workshop. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own customized slime with other adults, now is your chance.
    The event is open to adults 21 and older and will kick off on Friday, October 25, 2019, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For $20 you get to create all the slime your heart desires plus a trip into the House of Eternal Return.
    A pop-up bar will also be on hand serving drinks.

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