• Bernalillo County Commissioners vote to discontinue concerts at popular Tijeras rodeo

    Bernalillo County Commissioners vote to discontinue concerts at popular Tijeras rodeo
    TIJERAS, N.M. (KRQE) - It's a popular East Mountains rodeo that has been the source of a lot of problems for neighbors, ranging from noise complaints to trash. This week, the Bernalillo County Commission finally made a decision that would end the most popular attraction.What started as a family rodeo more than 20-years ago at the Bar Diamond S Rodeo grounds in Tijeras, has turned into a concert venue in recent years. Leaving some people living nearby unable to deal with the noise and extra traff
  • Sagebrush Church holds another night of 'drive-thru spooktacular'

    Sagebrush Church holds another night of 'drive-thru spooktacular'
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Halloween got a head start on the westside, where families lined up down the road earlier Friday night for drive-thru trick or treating and more. This was the third night of the drive-thru spooktacular hosted by Sagebrush Church on Coors near La Orvilla. They will be back out there entertaining families and handing out treats Saturday from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. They recommend getting in line early.
    This map shows locations of COVID-19 safe Halloween activit
  • Sunken headstones: Families fed up by conditions at New Mexico cemetery

    Sunken headstones: Families fed up by conditions at New Mexico cemetery
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) –A cemetery is supposed to be a serene place, where the focus can be on paying respects or reconnecting with someone you've lost. Some New Mexico families claim that's been harder to do at their local cemetery. They say the owners have let it turn into a mess."It's just not right," said Lafrances. "We want our loved ones to have some dignity," said Jennifer Martinez.Each of the women who reached out to KRQE News 13 about the issue knows what it's like to lose s
  • Live: Sunken headstones: Families fed up by conditions at New Mexico cemetery

    Live: Sunken headstones: Families fed up by conditions at New Mexico cemetery
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) –A cemetery is supposed to be a serene place, where the focus can be on paying respects or reconnecting with someone you've lost. Some New Mexico families claim that's been harder to do at their local cemetery. They say the owners have let it turn into a mess."It's just not right," said Lafrances. "We want our loved ones to have some dignity," said Jennifer Martinez.Each of the women who reached out to KRQE News 13 about the issue knows what it's like to lose s
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  • Those who test positive for COVID-19 still have a chance to vote while in quarantine

    Those who test positive for COVID-19  still have a chance to vote while in quarantine
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Election Day is four days away but what happens if you're in quarantine and can't cast your ballot? At this point, it's too late to request an absentee ballot, so for people who've contracted COVID-19 and have to stay home, there's still a way they can vote."She came down with symptoms and had to go to the hospital," said Mario Madrid. Madrid's sister was planning on going to the polls to vote in-person in Santa Fe County, but recently, she tested positive f
  • Family's home burns down after entire Lordsburg fire department walks out

    Family's home burns down after entire Lordsburg fire department walks out
    LORDSBURG, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico city has been without a fire department after the entire department resigned. Now, one family who just lost everything in a house fire is pleading with the city to keep this from happening to someone else.It is a total loss. "We lost everything," Rosemary Gomez said. "We have to start over."
    Gomez's home in Lordsburg caught fire Sunday afternoon. "It went really quick, and it was an explosion," Gomez said. "All my neighbors heard it from like two
  • Sports Desk: UNM Football will relocate to Nevada after season opener

    Sports Desk: UNM Football will relocate to Nevada after season opener
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – University of New Mexico's Football team opens its season on Saturday against San Jose State in California, and with the current COVID-19 problems, the team would have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning home after that.
    UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nunez said Friday that the team will not return home after their game on Saturday but will instead stay in Las Vegas, Nevada, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Nunez also said that the team will remain in Las V
  • Power struggle escalates in El Paso as judge orders shutdown, but mayor & Texas Attorney General disagree

    Power struggle escalates in El Paso as judge orders shutdown, but mayor & Texas Attorney General disagree
    EL PASO, Texas (Nexstar) — The county judge and city mayor of El Paso are arguing about the best way to protect public health and the economy.
    On Thursday night, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered all nonessential businesses to close as hospitals in the area have been at capacity since last weekend."El Paso County has never seen this level of infections through our community. Our hospitals are atcapacity, our medical professionals are overwhelmed. And if we don't respond, we wi
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  • Judge orders 11-year-old boy behind bars to await trial for allegedly killing 6-year-old neighbor

    Judge orders 11-year-old boy behind bars to await trial for allegedly killing 6-year-old neighbor
    CANTON, Ohio (WJW) – An Ohio family court judge ruled Thursday that an 11-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing his 6-year-old neighbor should be behind bars while awaiting trial. Stark County Juvenile Judge David Nist made the ruling following an hourlong hearing. Canton police continue investigation after 11-year-old charged with reckless homicide of 6-year-old“My concern is that there is a threat of harm to person or property,” the judge said, before ordering the boy
  • City of Albuquerque teams up with CNM graduates to bring internet access

    City of Albuquerque teams up with CNM graduates to bring internet access
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Internet access is a challenge for many students learning remotely. Now, the City of Albuquerque is teaming up with CNM graduates to help out and build mobile internet trailers. "You can roll this around really anywhere in the city and you can set up a mobile hotspot," Brian Rashap, Educator of CNM Ingenuity's Internet of Things bootcamp, said.
    According to APS, at least 20% of its district has reported having difficulties getting wifi. "Especially during COVID-19 righ
  • "Zombies" help with social distancing on ART buses this Halloween

    "Zombies" help with social distancing on ART buses this Halloween
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - People riding certain ART buses this Halloween, don't be surprised by some of the passengers in the seats. The city of Albuquerque announced on Friday that two ART buses would feature 10 "zombies" in the seats usually taped off for social distancing purposes.Officials say the 20 "zombies" are being assembled by Transit fixed-route and Sun Van drivers, as well as a group of about 20 kids at a few Albuquerque community centers. The heads will be made of paper-mâch&
  • 12 New Mexico establishments nearing temporary closure under COVID-19 Watchlist

    12 New Mexico establishments nearing temporary closure under  COVID-19 Watchlist
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – More than a week into New Mexico's latest crackdown to stop the spread of COVID-19, the state says a dozen businesses are on the verge of temporary closures because of continued cases. Those businesses are one what the “Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist,” published by the New Mexico Environment Department.The state announced the Rapid Response Watch List during a news conference last week.If those 12 New Mexico businesses currently on the state's watch
  • New Mexico Bowl may not be played in-state depending on health orders

    New Mexico Bowl may not be played in-state depending on health orders
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –  ESPN announced Friday, the New Mexico Bowl is a go for Christmas Eve. One problem, they may not be able to play it in New Mexico. Who knows what the public health order will look like in a couple of months but right now sporting events are banned and mass gatherings are capped at five, which means you can't even get 22 players on the field together.Bowl officials say they are hopeful they'll be able to stage a game in New Mexico. The New Mexico Bowl website h
  • City council committee rejects Roswell zoo fee

    City council committee rejects Roswell zoo fee
    ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The Roswell zoo will continue to be free for visitors. The city of Roswell proposed admission fees to help the Spring River Zoo become more self-sufficient, taking the burden off of the city. Under the proposal, Roswell residents would have paid $5 while non-residents would pay $10. They proposed cheaper fees for children and senior citizens. Thursday, a city council committee voted against it. The zoo still charges for tours and private parties.
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    Panel suggests not bringing Onate statue back to Old Town
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A panel is recommending the city not bring the Juan De Onate statue back. You may remember over the summer, protesters vandalized the monument at the Albuquerque Museum saying Onate had a history of brutalizing Native Americans.
    The city eventually took it down and reached out to the community to decide what to do next. A survey found 36% of people said the statue should go back to its original location but 53% opposed it. A community solutions table also su
  • UNMH: Thursday internet outage not related to Russian ransomware attack

    UNMH: Thursday internet outage not related to Russian ransomware attack
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico Hospital says a recent internet outage is not a part of a cyberattack seen across the country. Federal agencies say Russian hackers infected at least five hospitals with ransomware that could interrupt medical treatments; Hundreds more could be at risk. FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system
    UNMH has some internet and email issues Thursday but a spokesperson said it was not related to that attack. Instead, a
  • Albuquerque City Councilors introduce paid time off bill

    Albuquerque City Councilors introduce paid time off bill
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases continue to soar, a pair of Albuquerque city councilors are pushing for another law to guarantee workers paid time off. The discussion around paid time off isn't new for the city of Albuquerque.
    Now with the pandemic, City Councilors Lan Sena and Pat Davis argue it's even more important. "This proposal ensures workers have access to paid leave and gives businesses the flexibility to provide it in a way that works
  • Reverse trick or treating in Farmington off to a good start

    Reverse trick or treating in Farmington off to a good start
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – The Farmington Police Department says its reverse trick or treating is already off to a great start. Kayla Opperman shared a video of her six-year-old daughter, Austin, receiving a bag of candy at their front door. Printable pumpkin picture; more information
    Since Wednesday, officers have given out at least 300 packages on patrol and they'll continue until Nov. 4. To get a bag of candy, print out the printable pumpkin picture from the FPD, and hang it outside
  • Early voting ends Saturday

    Early voting ends Saturday
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Saturday is the last day to cast your ballot early before Election Day. As of Friday morning, almost 700,000 people have voted in New Mexico, either in-person or by returning an absentee ballot. More than 345,000 of those are Democrats, more than 242,000 Republicans have cast a ballot. More Democrats have case an absentee ballot while more Republicans in the state have voted in person.
    If you still have an absentee ballot but have not turned it in, election officia
  • Judge orders witness in Jackson Weller murder to testify

    Judge orders witness in Jackson Weller murder to testify
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge ordered a witness to testify in the case of a murdered University of New Mexico baseball player. Police say Darian Bashir shot and killed Jackson Weller outside a bar in Nob Hill last year.
    According to court documents, prosecutors called Tyria Bell to give a pre-trial statement in the case. But she refused to testify citing her Fifth Amendment right against incriminating herself. The court found Bell does not have that privilege in this matter
  • Spiking COVID-19 cases has families torn on Halloween celebrations

    Spiking COVID-19 cases has families torn on Halloween celebrations
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Many New Mexicans received an emergency alert from the state Friday, reminding us that COVID-19 is still a huge threat and to stay home for Halloween. Some neighborhoods are doing the same, telling trick-or-treaters to keep out, while others are split on the idea of a stay at home Halloween.
    Signs that say, "COVID Stole Halloween, no Trick or Treating," are popping up in a downtown neighborhood near 8th and Mountain. "It's definitely sad not to see that this
  • Growing COVID-19 cases has families torn on Halloween celebrations

    Growing COVID-19 cases has families torn on Halloween celebrations
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Many New Mexicans received an emergency alert from the state Friday, reminding us that COVID-19 is still a huge threat and to stay home for Halloween. Some neighborhoods are doing the same, telling trick-or-treaters to keep out, while others are split on the idea of a stay at home Halloween.
    Signs that say, "COVID Stole Halloween, no Trick or Treating," are popping up in a downtown neighborhood near 8th and Mountain. "It's definitely sad not to see that this
  • Hobbs Police search for family missing since May

    Hobbs Police search for family missing since May
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Hobbs Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing family. Hobbs Police say the family, Andrei C. Ducila, Luiza Badea, Andreea Andrei-Ducila, Raoul Badea and Elisabeta Badea, were last seen May 2, 2020 at about 5:48 p.m. in the area of Hobbs.Hobbs Police say Andrei and Luiza are the parents of Andreea, Raoul, and Elisabeta. Andreea is a 6-year-old Caucasian female child, 2’6” tall, weighing 25 pounds, with black
  • Hobbs Police looking for family of five missing since May

    Hobbs Police looking for family of five missing since May
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Hobbs Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing family. Hobbs Police say the family, Andrei C. Ducila, Luiza Badea, Andreea Andrei-Ducila, Raoul Badea and Elisabeta Badea, were last seen May 2, 2020 at about 5:48 p.m. in the area of Hobbs.Hobbs Police say Andrei and Luiza are the parents of Andreea, Raoul, and Elisabeta. Andreea is a 6-year-old Caucasian female child, 2’6” tall, weighing 25 pounds, with black
  • APD terminates academy commander for harassing whistleblowers

    APD terminates academy commander for harassing whistleblowers
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - On Friday, the Albuquerque Police Department announced the termination of Academy Commander Angela Byrd following an independent, outside investigation supported allegations she retaliated against academy staff and threatened to retaliate against cadets who submitted a formal complaint.According to APD, over the last year, former Chief Michael Geier required Commander Byrd to report directly to him instead of a deputy chief. Geier also personally transferred officers o
  • APD academy commander fired following allegations of threatening cadets

    APD academy commander fired following allegations of threatening cadets
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - On Friday, the Albuquerque Police Department announced the termination of Academy Commander Angela Byrd following an independent, outside investigation supported allegations she retaliated against academy staff and threatened to retaliate against cadets who submitted a formal complaint.According to APD, over the last year, former Chief Michael Geier required Commander Byrd to report directly to him instead of deputy chief. Geier also personally transferred officers out
  • IRS: Last chance to request stimulus checks approaching

    IRS: Last chance to request stimulus checks approaching
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department announced they are reaching out to about 60,000 New Mexicans who may not have received or applied for the Economic Impact Payments authorized by the CARES Act earlier this year. The department, along with the New Mexico Human Services Department, identified people who may not have filed a federal tax return in 2018 or 2019 and, therefore, did not automatically receive their federal stimulus payment.Letters notifying those who are
  • Second COVID testing site in Santa Fe opens on Oct. 31

    Second COVID testing site in Santa Fe opens on Oct. 31
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - The New Mexico Department of Health announced the opening of a new COVID test location on Santa Fe's south side. The Santa Fe-Camino Entrada test site opens Saturday, Oct. 31.Officials say the addition of a second testing site in the city was warranted by an increased demand in testing. The testings ite at the Public Health Office on Letrado Street in Santa Fe will remain open.The new site at 2501 Camino Entrada at Fire Station #7 will be open seven days a week from 9:00
  • Health officials urge Americans to get flu shot

    Health officials urge Americans to get flu shot
    NATIONAL (CBS NEWSPATH) - Doctors say getting a flu shot is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, especially for people over 65 because they're at high risk for serious complications from both viruses.The high-dose flu vaccine is recommended for older adults. It has four times more antigens than the regular shot. “As we age, our bodies have a bit more difficulty making that antibody response to a regular-dose vaccine, so if we expose people who are over the age of 65 to
  • Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

    Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground.The high courts in a number of states are on the ballot Tuesday in races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have a majority, and the stakes are high for both sides. This year alone, state supreme courts have been thrust into the spotlight to decide politically charged cases over voting rights, race and governors' coronavirus orders.Next year, it could be abortion, health care and redistri

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