• Latest FAFSA blunder leaves colleges in 'compromising' position

    Latest FAFSA blunder leaves colleges in 'compromising' position
    (The Hill) -- This year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) saga has taken another turn after the Department of Education sent incorrect financial aid information to colleges and universities, possibly creating more delays for students and putting schools in a compromising situation.  In the latest development, colleges have been told they are allowed to use faulty student data the department sent them, as long as the error means an applicant receives more federal aid than th
  • Biden administration bars drilling on millions of acres in Alaska

    Biden administration bars drilling on millions of acres in Alaska
    The Biden administration is restricting drilling on millions of acres of government-owned lands in Alaska — and taking the penultimate step toward blocking a mining access road in the same state.The administration announced on Friday that it would block off oil and gas drilling on 13 million acres in the Western Arctic that are part of an area known as the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.The 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve, found in Alaska’s North Slope, was set aside
  • KRQE Newsfeed: Cannabis seizures, Plea deal, Cooler east, New development, Volunteers honored

    KRQE Newsfeed: Cannabis seizures, Plea deal, Cooler east, New development, Volunteers honored
    Friday's Top Stories
    BCSO: Shoplifting ringleader caught in Bernalillo County$4M from feds jumpstarting long-awaited westside Atrisco Vista projectWhat’s happening around New Mexico April 19-25Police identify woman killed in Rio Rancho stabbingBernalillo County Metro Court warns of scam callsArsenic levels in Dona Aña County drinking water meet EPA standardsLocal 8th grader to compete among nation’s top wrestlersCup Noodles unveils another peculiar instant ramen flavorIran fir
  • Cooler and rainier weekend around New Mexico

    Cooler and rainier weekend around New Mexico
    A backdoor cold front has moved into central New Mexico Friday morning, bringing cooler morning temperatures for central and eastern NM. Meanwhile, the Four Corners is much warmer this morning. The backdoor cold front has brought breezy winds into the Metro, but the winds will lighten and come in from the southwest at 15 to 30 mph today. Skies will be partly sunny across the state, with the cloudiest conditions in southeast NM. Temperatures will be back in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The southeast pla
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  • What's happening around New Mexico April 19-25

    What's happening around New Mexico April 19-25
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Check out community events around New Mexico from April 19-25.Albuquerque
    April 19 Music at the Park – Singer-songwriter Joseph Velasquez will perform at the ABQ Food Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.April 19 Senior Tech Connect Fair – This 50+ event aims to give a chance for older adults to explore today's technology. The event is free at Manzno Mesa Multigenerational Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.April 19-20 The Show – Albuquerque's longest-
  • Iran fires at suspected Israeli drones near air base and nuclear site

    Iran fires at suspected Israeli drones near air base and nuclear site
    Above: Semi-official Iran news agency video purports to show Isfahan nuclear site after air defenses firedDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran fired air defenses at a major air base and a nuclear site early Friday morning near the central city of Isfahan after spotting drones, which were suspected to be part of an Israeli attack in retaliation for Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-missile assault on the country.No Iranian official directly acknowledged the possibility that Isra
  • Bernalillo County Metro Court warns of scam calls

    Bernalillo County Metro Court warns of scam calls
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court says scammers are calling people demanding cash to clear court issues. They say a number of people have reported receiving such calls. $4M from feds jumpstarting long-awaited westside Atrisco Vista project“Callers are reporting that they’ve received a call from a local sheriff’s deputy asking the person to meet them downtown with cash to clear a bench warrant for missing court or for failing to appea
  • $4M from feds jumpstarting long-awaited westside Atrisco Vista project

    $4M from feds jumpstarting long-awaited westside Atrisco Vista project
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After years of waiting and financial hurdles, a recent injection of federal funds has pushed a long-awaited project on Albuquerque's expanding west side one step closer to breaking ground.Since 2019, Bernalillo County has been eyeing a redevelopment project along Atrisco Vista, adjacent to the Double Eagle Airport and extending up to Paseo Del Norte. The project aims to enhance the road and prepare the area for future development. Double Eagle II master plan
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  • Feds: Cannabis seizures in New Mexico to continue

    Feds: Cannabis seizures in New Mexico to continue
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The feds have made it clear, that marijuana may be legal in New Mexico but it won't stop federal seizures, fines, or arrests at checkpoints in the state. It has state officials trying to figure out what to do next.
    According to the New Mexico Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, they've seen federal agents stop 12 licensed New Mexico cannabis businesses and seize more than $300,000 worth of product. The director of the state's Cannabis Control Division says they don't hav
  • Cup Noodles unveils another peculiar instant ramen flavor

    Cup Noodles unveils another peculiar instant ramen flavor
    (KTLA) – Cup Noodles, the cheap, quick — and now microwaveable — instant ramen makers are again diving into parts unknown with a limited-time noodle cup with an unexpected flavor profile.Earlier this month, Cup Noodles launched the new Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese-flavored noodles in sauce.
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    Education: Albuquerque Public Schools looking to change bell schedule for ’24-25 school yearNews: NMDOT to remove murals along I-25 underpassTrending: KRQE
  • 18-wheeler driver who crashed into Texas DPS office faces 4 more charges, including murder

    18-wheeler driver who crashed into Texas DPS office faces 4 more charges, including murder
    BRENHAM, Texas (KXAN) — Four additional charges were filed against the driver of an 18-wheeler that crashed into a Texas Department of Public Safety building in Brenham, Texas, on April 12.DPS said 42-year-old Clenard Parker now faces felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief charges.Story continues below
    Education: Albuquerque Public Schools looking to change bell schedule for ’24-25 scho
  • New psychological report calls for more protections for kids on social media

    New psychological report calls for more protections for kids on social media
    AUSTIN (Nexstar) — The American Psychological Association (APA) is calling on social media platforms to create “special protections” to help offset the negative effects of social media usage for children and teenagers.  A new study from the APA found people under the age of 25 have more vulnerabilities that social media companies may take advantage of. This includes responses to social feedback, relationship skills, malicious actors and the need for sleep. “Plat
  • Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band member, dies at 80

    Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band member, dies at 80
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Dickey Betts, the singer and guitarist of the Allman Brothers Band, died Thursday at the age of 80.“It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that the Betts family announce the peaceful passing of Forrest Richard ‘Dickey’ Betts (December 12, 1943 – April 18, 2024) at the age of 80 years old,” Betts’ family announced in a statement to Rolling Stone.Seen here in 2017, Dickey Betts, who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band and wr
  • Local 8th grader to compete among nation's top wrestlers

    Local 8th grader to compete among nation's top wrestlers
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – At only 14 years old, Akeem Mitchell is ready to take on the national wrestling scene. The 8th grader just wrapped up an impressive season where he won the APS Metro championship at 215 lbs and had multiple podium placements at premier tournaments across the country. New Mexico United to host MLS team in US Open CupThanks to his success, Mitchell got the opportunity to better his skills with the best in the nation at the USA Olympic training center in Colora
  • Arsenic levels in Dona Aña County drinking water meet EPA standards

    Arsenic levels in Dona Aña County drinking water meet EPA standards
    DOÑA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) says arsenic levels in Doña Ana County drinking water are now at normal levels. Last month, a water sample taken in Doña Aana County contained levels of arsenic that exceeded the federal maximum containment level. New Mexico plans study on college, university fundingResidents were later warned of the effects of drinking contaminated water and because of that, the Camino Real Regional Utili
  • I-25 reopens after fatal crash in southeast Albuquerque

    I-25 reopens after fatal crash in southeast Albuquerque
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a fatal crash on I-25 and Broadway in southeast Albuquerque resulted in the Railrunner shutting down. Around 4 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a fatal crash that closed southbound I-25 traffic. Final 2022 UNM shooting suspect takes plea dealRailrunner staff say the crash left one car falling off the interstate and onto the tracks causing the train to shut down and having to buss people off.
  • National nuclear museum highlighting AAPI STEM contributions in May

    National nuclear museum highlighting AAPI STEM contributions in May
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is opening an exhibit honoring Asian American and Pacific Islanders' contributions to STEM. Next month is AAPI Month and the exhibition in the museum's Periodic Hall shows individuals like microbiologist Flossie Wong-Staa's research on HIV and AIDS and Ellison Onizuka, the first person of Japanese descent to fly in space. Record turnout expected for One Albuquerque Clean Up Day on SaturdayThe temporary
  • New Mexico United to host MLS team in US Open Cup

    New Mexico United to host MLS team in US Open Cup
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Once again New Mexico United has advanced past its first match in the US Open Cup. Not only will the black and yellow play another game at home for the next round, but it will be against an MLS club.Dimitri Johnson is ready to embrace leadership role among Lobo linebackersDuring Thursday's draw for the round of 32,it was revealed that United will host Real Salt Lake. The match will be played on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 PM at Isotopes Park and marks the first ho
  • BCSO responds to multiple crashes in Albuquerque

    BCSO responds to multiple crashes in Albuquerque
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office says it is responding to multiple crashes and Bernalillo County Fire Rescue responded to a fire in the South area command. Details are limited but BCSO provided the following information:
    I-25 Southbound is closed at Broadway due to a fatal crashI-25 Northbound has been reduced to one lane near Rio Bravo due to a seven-car crash with injuries.Gun Club Rd. is closed in all directions at Isleta due to a structure fir
  • BCSO: Shoplifting ringleader caught in Bernalillo County

    BCSO: Shoplifting ringleader caught in Bernalillo County
    BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – It may have been one of the biggest shoplifting rings in Albuquerque. However, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department said they caught the kingpin.An undercover deputy, who is in the organized retail crime unit, told KRQE they’ve busted a big ring.“This was the last prolific offenders that was hitting Coronado mall. They are all gone now. Everyone else that comes in there steals one or two things. That's it,” said the underco
  • Final 2022 UNM shooting suspect takes plea deal

    Final 2022 UNM shooting suspect takes plea deal
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Revenge and payback for a fight leads to a shooting and death on the University of New Mexico campus. On Thursday, the last suspect in the attack carried out on a New Mexico State University basketball player pled guilty.
    Basketball player Mike Peake was armed and it led to the shooting that killed Brandon Travis in 2022. Thursday afternoon, Eli-sha Upshaw took a plea deal in front of Judge Brit Baca-Miller, having three other charges dropped. UNM students c
  • Double Eagle II master plan could be updated to allow for commercial use of land around airport

    Double Eagle II master plan could be updated to allow for commercial use of land around airport
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Big development could be coming to the western edge of Albuquerque after environmental regulators signed off on various uses for the land around Double Eagle Airport. "Currently Double Eagle II is losing money," said Manny Manriquez, Deputy Director of Aviation, innovation and development for the city of Albuquerque. Story continues below
    Education: Albuquerque Public Schools looking to change bell schedule for ’24-25 school yearNews: NMDOT t
  • Online college classes have increased in New Mexico, report shows

    Online college classes have increased in New Mexico, report shows
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, education largely switched to online classes. Since then, New Mexico's higher education institutions have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels of in-person classes.Online higher education in New Mexico peaked in 2020, according to a new report from the Legislative Finance Committee. The latest available data from the 2022–2023 school year shows that 45% of college credit hours were taken online, a 34% increase in online
  • New Mexico State Parks Division looking for zoo veterinarian

    New Mexico State Parks Division looking for zoo veterinarian
    CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – What do a banded mongoose, an amur leopard, and a chuckwalla have in common? They are all animals at the Living Desert Zoo Gardens State Park that need veterinary care.The zoo in Carlsbad is looking for veterinarian care providers to help with 24-hour emergency care, parasite control, animal vaccinations, and other programs. The state has posted a request for proposals online. New Mexico extending Medicaid for some seniors and people with disabilitiesThe state
  • USA Region 3 Gymnastics Championships come to Albuquerque for 2024

    USA Region 3 Gymnastics Championships come to Albuquerque for 2024
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuqeruqe will host an upcoming gymnastics championship this weekend. The high-flying action for the Region 3 championship kicks off Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center and is open to the public. Record turnout expected for One Albuquerque Clean Up Day on Saturday"We are thrilled to welcome gymnasts, coaches, and supporters to Albuquerque for what promises to be an unforgettable event," said Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerq
  • Record turnout expected for One Albuquerque Clean Up Day on Saturday

    Record turnout expected for One Albuquerque Clean Up Day on Saturday
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuqrueue leaders say this year's citywide cleanup event could be the biggest one to date. Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and the Solid Waste Department expects 1,194 volunteers to participate in Saturday's One Albuquerque Clean-up Day which would be a single-day record. They hope to collect more than ten tons of trash. Albuquerque locals can shred sensitive documents for free on April 20Registration has already ended. If you would like to help, Councilor
  • New Mexico plans study on college, university funding

    New Mexico plans study on college, university funding
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico's legislative and educational leaders are gearing up to take a close look at how New Mexico's higher education is funded. The review is called the "I&G Study.""I&G" stands for "instruction and general funding." The plan is to review and propose changes to the state's formula for funding colleges and universities. "The study will examine base funding and determine potential inequities at individual formula-funded colleges and universities
  • Man found guilty of killing Calvary Church security guard wants conviction reexamined

    Man found guilty of killing Calvary Church security guard wants conviction reexamined
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man found guilty of killing an Albuquerque church security guard wants his first-degree murder conviction re-examined. Marc Ward is awaiting sentencing for running over Calvary Church guard Daniel Bourne in September 2022.Former AFR firefighter accused of rape has conditions of release modifiedHis attorney filed a motion to consider his decision to deny a directed verdict at trial saying there wasn't enough evidence to prove deliberate intent which is a
  • NMSU Extension launches food safety video game for kids

    NMSU Extension launches food safety video game for kids
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A new video game that aims to young kids and teens about food safety was created by a team from the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.
    The media production team from NMSU’s Innovation Media Research and Extension and Learning Games Lab in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences developed “Theme Park Kitchen.” The game includes information on food storage and preparation, safe cooking times for
  • Albuquerque police arrests teen accused of shooting at officers

    Albuquerque police arrests teen accused of shooting at officers
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department has arrested a teen they say is connected to a recent police shooting. Police say on March 29, 18-year-old Alijah Archuleta shot at his girlfriend's home. Police say the next day he returned to the home armed. Man accused of killing NMSP officer pleads not guilty to federal chargesPolice approached the home near Coors and 59th St. when they said shots were fired. No one was injured and Archuleta fled from officers. He is

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