• 5 buy now, pay later headaches to avoid this holiday season

    5 buy now, pay later headaches to avoid this holiday season
    (NerdWallet) - Shoppers filling their carts this holiday season will likely have the option to “buy now, pay later” at checkout.Known as BNPL for short, these payment plans break up your purchase into smaller, equal installments, often for zero interest and no fees if you pay on time.If you’re looking to stretch your gifting dollars further, BNPL can seem like the obvious choice. But it’s still debt, and it comes with risks.Here are five common issues you may encounter wi
  • Warmer weather returns late this week

    Warmer weather returns late this week
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – After an extremely windy day across New Mexico, winds quickly died down tonight. Warmer weather will return by Friday.A strong jet stream that scraped across New Mexico Tuesday was responsible for 60+ mph wind gusts this afternoon across the state. The highest wind gust recorded was 75 mph along the Highline Ridge at the Taos Ski Valley at an elevation of around 12,000'. Albuquerque's highest wind gust today at the Sunport clocked in at 39 mph. Winds are quickly dy
  • Group worries over conditions of New Mexico-run prisons

    Group worries over conditions of New Mexico-run prisons
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico is switching from relying on private corporations to run prisons to having the state take them over. However, one group believes the switch is concerning.
    The New Mexico Prison and Jail Project (NMPJP) supports getting rid of privately run prisons. However, the group warns as the state takes over, conditions inside state prisons might not improve. New Mexico prisons facing low staff, increased inmate drug use"It doesn't necessarily change the way pe
  • Group worries conditions of New Mexico-run prisons will worsen

    Group worries conditions of New Mexico-run prisons will worsen
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico is switching from relying on private corporations to run prisons to having the state take them over. However, one group believes the switch is concerning.
    The New Mexico Prison and Jail Project (NMPJP) supports getting rid of privately run prisons. However, the group warns as the state takes over, conditions inside state prisons might not improve. New Mexico prisons facing low staff, increased inmate drug use"It doesn't necessarily change the way pe
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  • Study shows uninsured New Mexicans are charged more for medical treatment

    Study shows uninsured New Mexicans are charged more for medical treatment
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –A new study shows uninsured patients in New Mexico are often charged up to ten times more for medical treatments than insured patients for the same services. The study was presented to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday."Over 200,000 New Mexicans are uninsured which of course, makes it more likely that they will incur medical debt when they do need to access medical care," says Nicolas Cordova, healthcare director for the New Mexico C
  • NMSU basketball coach addresses UNM shooting

    NMSU basketball coach addresses UNM shooting
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State University basketball Coach Greg Heiar is speaking out for the first time since the deadly shooting on UNM's campus involving one of his players. Aggie player Mike Peake was shot in the leg after police say UNM student Brandon Travis and others lured him to the campus in a revenge plot after a fight at the Lobo-Aggie football game in October. UNM students use ribbons to show unity with NMSU after Saturday shootingTravis was killed in a shooto
  • Sports Desk: Road test for Lobo men's basketball

    Sports Desk: Road test for Lobo men's basketball
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The UNM men's basketball team is currently 6-0 and coming off a win at the Lobo classic. Now the team faces one of their toughest tests of the season with a road trip to Saint Mary's."That's a potential quad 1 win opportunity on the road," said coach Pitino. "They're a terrific team. They've had unbelievable sustained success. They're the class of that conference obviously, Gonzaga and them. So, I know it's going to be a huge challenge."Story continues below
  • New Mexico certifies 2022 election results

    New Mexico certifies 2022 election results
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state's canvassing board has unanimously certified this year's election results. Each of the state's counties individually checked its own results, which were then checked by the secretary of state. 2022 Election ResultsThe results were audited by a Santa Fe firm and no issues were found. The board also ordered automatic recounts in State House District 32 between Jenifer Jones and Candie Sweetser, as well as State House District 68 between Robert Moss and
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  • Albuquerque man arrested for shooting at police

    Albuquerque man arrested for shooting at police
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police have arrested a man they say shot a man and shot at police. Thirty-nine-year-old Johnathan Martinez is accused of shooting a man in the chest just before midnight on November 23 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Montgomery Blvd.Story continues below:
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  • Rio Rancho teen receives unique seizure treatment

    Rio Rancho teen receives unique seizure treatment
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – There is hope for a Rio Rancho teen and her family after undergoing a first-of-its-kind medical procedure here in New Mexico. "It gives me hope. I just know it's going to be a process for her and for us," says Nizhoni Begay. "Honestly, I thought we'd have to leave NM to go get it. So I'm very glad that Dr. Cardon is really doing this."Begay has spent her life trying to control her epileptic seizures with medication, some of which have had unpleasant side effe
  • Sights and Sounds: World Cup Watch Party at Civic Plaza

    Sights and Sounds: World Cup Watch Party at Civic Plaza
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) -- The city of Albuquerque holds watch parties for every World Cup game of the U.S. soccer team. A few people gathered at Civic Plaza to watch the U.S. team beat Iran 1-0 this afternoon and advance to the round of 16 for the first time since 2014.Story continues below:
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  • Scientists ask for delay on calling fentanyl 'Schedule 1' drug: Here's why

    Scientists ask for delay on calling fentanyl 'Schedule 1' drug: Here's why
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) - A West Virginia University professor has partnered with scientists across the country to prevent substances from becoming a "Schedule 1 drug" without testing them first.Over 100 scientists, physicians, and front-line workers signed a letter organized by the Drug Policy Alliance and sent it to President Joe Biden. In this letter, scientists want to make sure that dangerous substances are appropriately regulated, but they also want to do research on understanding why the
  • The Rock rights his wrong at Hawaii 7-Eleven store

    The Rock rights his wrong at Hawaii 7-Eleven store
    HONOLULU (KHON) - The Rock is paying it back in more than one way.
    Recently, Dwayne Johnson visited his childhood 7-Eleven store to pay back what he took years ago. Johnson posted on his Instagram account saying "We were evicted from Hawaii in ‘87 and after all these years - I finally got back home to right this wrong."He is referring to stealing a king-size Snickers bar from his neighborhood 7-Eleven. He didn't steal a Snickers bar once - he stole one bar every day for almost an enti
  • Multiple Lobos earn postseason awards

    Multiple Lobos earn postseason awards
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A total of eight UNM football players earned postseason honors for their efforts on the gridiron this year. Punter Aaron Rodriguez, kick returner Christian Washington, and safety A.J. Haulcy all earned Second Team All-Mountain West honors, while Jerrick Reed II, Donte Martin, Cody Moon, J.C. Davis, and Reco Hannah all were named honorable mention.Story continues below:
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  • Restaurant industry looks to New Mexico lawmakers for revitalization fund

    Restaurant industry looks to New Mexico lawmakers for revitalization fund
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The restaurant industry is looking to the state for help recovering from the pandemic, asking for a local version of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. From still making up for lost business during shutdowns, to now facing supply chain issues, labor shortages, and inflation, restaurants say they need help getting back on their feet. “It’s a daily issue”: Restaurant says homeless are taking over outdoor patio"I can tell you firsthand that o
  • City of Albuquerque shares San Antonio Oxbow Bluffs conservation plan

    City of Albuquerque shares San Antonio Oxbow Bluffs conservation plan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque's Parks and Recreation Department has settled on a plan for more than 20 acres of recently purchased property along the bosque. Back in March of 2021, the city of Albuquerque purchased the 23-acre Poole property for almost $7 million. The property, which borders the bosque at the city's San Antonio Oxbow wetlands south of Montano, was slated to become a subdivision. Group launches petition against Elena Gallegos Open Space developmentMary Sanchez live
  • Retired SFPD detective accused of losing rape kit speaks out

    Retired SFPD detective accused of losing rape kit speaks out
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A retired Santa Fe Police detective at the center of a lawsuit who was accused of losing a rape kit of a child, is telling his side of the story. The lawsuit claims a detective’s, and the City of Santa Fe’s, negligence led to prosecutors letting the suspect off with far lesser charges.Retired Santa Fe Police Detective Paul Ytuarte was part of the Santa Fe Police Department for 17 years – 10 of those as a detective. Ytuarte said he collect
  • Albuquerque Police Chief details new plan after disbanding Open Space unit

    Albuquerque Police Chief details new plan after disbanding Open Space unit
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police (APD) says it will revamp the department's open space law enforcement services after a recent decision to disband the smaller, specialized unit within the department. The announcement from APD Chief Harold Medina was made Tuesday afternoon in a roughly three-minute YouTube video posted to the department's social media channels.Responding to "a lot of questions" in reference to APD's Open Space Unit, Chief Medina reiterated in the video Tue
  • Gallup-McKinley schools offer big hiring bonus to attract and retain teachers

    Gallup-McKinley schools offer big hiring bonus to attract and retain teachers
    GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – After struggling to fill teacher vacancies, the Gallup-McKinley County School district is offering quite a competitive hiring bonus. They say it's a necessary push to get potential teachers to come to their school district.“We are constantly looking at better ways at recruiting and retaining staff and teachers and so, it's an ongoing effort and we are making adjustments every single year in what we are going to do that year and what we find is going to be e
  • Strong winds die down tonight

    Strong winds die down tonight
    After an extremely windy day across New Mexico, winds are quickly dying down this evening. Warmer weather will return by Friday.A strong jet stream that scraped across New Mexico Tuesday was responsible for 60+ mph wind gusts this afternoon across the state. The highest wind gust recorded was 75 mph along the Highline Ridge at the Taos Ski Valley at an elevation of around 12,000'. Albuquerque's highest wind gust today at the Sunport clocked in at 39 mph. Winds are quickly dying down this evening
  • NMDOT getting dirt reserves ready for monsoon season

    NMDOT getting dirt reserves ready for monsoon season
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is getting ready for monsoon season by recycling dirt. The NMDOT shared a video of a crew scooping dirt out of culverts along I-10 near the Texas state line.Story continues below:
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  • Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 case

    Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 case
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential win, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.A Washington, D.C., jury found Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the the nearly two-month-long trial that showcased the far-right extremist group’s efforts to keep Republican
  • Tumbleweed Snowman makes its 2022 debut

    Tumbleweed Snowman makes its 2022 debut
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – You know the holiday season has officially begun in the metro when you see the Tumbleweed Snowman go up on the Big-I. Every year since 1995, the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority has put up the iconic display outside of their office.While there is a lot of speculation about what they use to make it. The director of operations for the organization says it's not what most people think. Opening night for River of Lights"It involves th
  • Hundreds at Harvard, NYC, Chicago protest China's actions

    Hundreds at Harvard, NYC, Chicago protest China's actions
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday at Harvard University and near Chinese consulates in New York and Chicago to support protesters who have called for that country's leader to step down amid severe anti-virus restrictions in the biggest demonstrations against the government in Beijing in decades.About 50 protesters, mostly students at the elite Ivy League school, sang songs in both Chinese and English and chanted slogans in both languages, including, “We are
  • Harvard students show solidarity with Chinese protesters

    Harvard students show solidarity with Chinese protesters
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered Tuesday at Harvard University to support Chinese protesters who have called for the country's leader to step down amid severe anti-virus restrictions in the biggest demonstrations against the government in Beijing in decades.About 50 protesters, mostly students at the elite Ivy League school, sang songs in both Chinese and English and chanted slogans in both languages, including, “We are not slaves, we are citizens!” “We d
  • APD makes arrest after recognizing suspect at Walgreens

    APD makes arrest after recognizing suspect at Walgreens
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police officers were out protecting big box stores over the holiday weekend. They made several arrests but one stood out.Thomas Griffin was arrested at a Walgreens on Central Saturday morning when the officer recognized him and knew he had a felony warrant. When they searched Griffin, they found 420 fentanyl pills, a bag of meth, and $3,500 in cash.Story continues below:
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  • New Mexico gets "failing grade" for CYFD foster care progress

    New Mexico gets "failing grade" for CYFD foster care progress
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Several years ago, New Mexico's Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) settled a lawsuit with 13 children in foster care. Now, the independent watchdogs for the settlement say the state is getting a "failing grade."
    The lawsuit dates back to 2018. At the time, 13 children joined with Disability Rights New Mexico and the Native American Disability Law Center to sue the administration of then-Governor Susana Martinez. The plaintiffs claimed the state
  • US advances in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

    US advances in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic scored while crashing headfirst into the goalkeeper in the 38th minute and the United States advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Iran on Tuesday in a politically charged rematch of their famous meeting a quarter-century ago.Pulisic sprawled on the field and was lying in the goal for about three minutes as he received treatment from the U.S. staff. He reentered the game but was replaced at the start of the second half.Phot
  • Cat found zipped in a checked bag at NYC airport is rewarded with a holiday treat

    Cat found zipped in a checked bag at NYC airport is rewarded with a holiday treat
    NEW YORK CITY (WFLA) — A cat that was found zipped inside a checked bag at JFK International Airport in New York City was, at least, rewarded with a proper Thanksgiving meal after its ordeal.The cat, named Smells, was initially found inside a traveler's luggage on Nov. 16, a TSA spokesperson told Nexstar’s WPIX. The cat went undetected until the bag was passed through an X-ray unit, triggering an alarm and giving a “shock” to the on-duty TSA officer upon its discovery, TS
  • Annual Hanging of the Greens at the University of New Mexico

    Annual Hanging of the Greens at the University of New Mexico
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Thousands of luminarias will be spread along the University of New Mexico's campus Friday. The display is for the annual Hanging of the Greens.2022 Twinkle Light Parade shines in Nob Hill on SaturdayThe luminaria display is one of the largest in New Mexico. The tradition dates back to the1930's, when students would gather greenery at the Sandia Mountains to decorate the student union building. The festivities are set to begin at 5:45 Friday evening outside of the U

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