• Officer-involved shooting closes I-40 west of Albuquerque

    Officer-involved shooting closes I-40 west of Albuquerque
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police reported one of their officers was involved in a shooting on Saturday. The shooting happened on westbound I-40 near mile marker 114, west of Route 66 Casino.
    According to a tweet, the officer involved is ok but a suspect has been struck with unknown injuries. This is currently an active crime scene and I-40is shutdown both directions between mile marker 114 and 117. This is a developing story and News 13 will provide updates as they become available.
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  • APD: 1 dead, another wounded in shooting at northeast Albuquerque park

    APD: 1 dead, another wounded in shooting at northeast Albuquerque park
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a shooting at North Domingo Baca Park Thursday night.
    Police say two individuals were taken to the hospital where one died from their injuries. No other information was provided at this time. This is a developing story and News 13 will provide updates as soon as they become available.
  • City council proposing additional pandemic aid for franchise owners

    City council proposing additional pandemic aid for franchise owners
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A proposal in Albuquerque City Council would qualify more business for federal pandemic aid and double the money businesses can receive. Councilor Lan Sena, with backing from the mayor's office, introduced legislation that would let franchise owners qualify for funding as long as they are independently owned and operated in New Mexico.It would also increase the maximum grant amount from $10,000 to $20,000. That means businesses that have already reached the $10,000 lim
  • LIVE: Lights, Camera, Inaction: State's shopping spree disappears

    LIVE: Lights, Camera, Inaction: State's shopping spree disappears
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – "If you build it, he will come." Perhaps that iconic line from the 1989 movie 'Field of Dreams' was the inspiration behind an obscure government project in Southwest Albuquerque. And even though the project sits in plain sight, don't bother looking for it. You won't find it.It cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to construct and equip the center. However, even before the paint was dry, state bureaucrats simply changed their minds and abandoned the pro
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  • Lights, Camera, Inaction: State's shopping spree disappears

    Lights, Camera, Inaction: State's shopping spree disappears
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – "If you build it, he will come." Perhaps that iconic line from the 1989 movie 'Field of Dreams' was the inspiration behind an obscure government project in Southwest Albuquerque. And even though the project sits in plain sight, don't bother looking for it. You won't find it.It cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to construct and equip the center. However, even before the paint was dry, state bureaucrats simply changed their minds and abandoned the pro
  • Even with the pandemic, Esports continues to play and compete

    Even with the pandemic, Esports continues to play and compete
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The public health order has been tough on New Mexico's student-athletes who have been waiting to play and compete once again. But there's one sport where kids are thriving.Del Norte High School students are practicing for their next match. "Beautiful shot, oh recovered, nice," said their coach Luke Morrison. But their sport doesn't involve a court, a field, or a net. Their playing field is the computer screen. They're part of the Esports program, which is competitive v
  • Even with pandemic restrictions, Esports continues to play and compete

    Even with pandemic restrictions, Esports continues to play and compete
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The public health order has been tough on New Mexico's student-athletes who have been waiting to play and compete once again. But there's one sport where kids are thriving.Del Norte High School students are practicing for their next match. "Beautiful shot, oh recovered, nice," said their coach Luke Morrison. But their sport doesn't involve a court, a field, or a net. Their playing field is the computer screen. They're part of the Esports program, which is competitive v
  • Lawmaker says COVID-19 is a growing concern in southern New Mexico

    Lawmaker says COVID-19 is a growing concern in southern New Mexico
    DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - As New Mexico COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high Thursday at 1,082, lawmakers from one of the communities hardest hit are asking for more help from the state. Dona Ana County representatives said lines for testing are 200 cars deep hours before the sites even open, and they need more resources to help fight this pandemic.Sen. Joseph Cervantes said there is a crisis in southern New Mexico. "My concern is the community I represent gets forgotten when it comes to the
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  • UNM Football hopes to shine on defense in season opener

    UNM Football hopes to shine on defense in season opener
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - UNM Football opens its season on Saturday against San Jose State. The Spartans are coming off of a week one upset over Air Force, where they held the Falcons to just six points.
    UNM will have their work cut out for them against the Spartans' defense, but the Lobos also hope to showcase their revamped defense as well. "You know, [the] game plan is obviously to attack them and let them react to us. You know, we have a good secondary, we have a good core, you know we just
  • Jeremiah Francis is making his presence known at point guard

    Jeremiah Francis is making his presence known at point guard
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobo Men's Basketball is now under a month away from the official start to the NCAA season. The University of New Mexico will come into this year with a lot of new faces but North Carolina transfer, Jeremiah Francis III, is making his presence known at point guard.
    "Jeremiah has been the most pleasant surprise from the standpoint of his health, he has shot the ball much better than we anticipated," said UNM Head Coach Paul Weir. Francis transferred out of UN
  • Mountain West releases 2021 spring season formats

    Mountain West releases 2021 spring season formats
    ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) - The Mountain West Conference announced the regular season formats for baseball, volleyball, and women’s soccer on Thursday. Scheduling formats are subject to change this year due to the pandemic and in accordance with state, county, and local health guidelines. Regular season formats for softball and men’s and women’s tennis will remain unchanged.Local Sports News
    Mountain West releases 2021 spring season formats
    2 New Mexico United players earn USL Ch
  • Texas Attorney General says El Paso County Judge can't order shut down

    Texas Attorney General says El Paso County Judge can't order shut down
    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - The Texas Attorney General's Office announced that it is quickly exploring to take legal action after El Paso County Judge Samaniego ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential services.In a tweet, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton writes, "El Paso County Judge Samaniego has no authority to shutdown businesses in El Paso County.This is a direct violation of @GovAbbot's executive order."
    El Paso County Judge Samaniego has no authority to shut down businesses in El Paso Co
  • State senator pivots from fugitive to reformer

    State senator pivots from fugitive to reformer
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state senator who fled home because of threatening phone messages after criticizing a protest against coronavirus restrictions says he plans to pursue reforms that make police more responsive to threats against elected officials — including those who may be especially vulnerable to discrimination. New Mexico legislator flees home after receiving threats
    Sen. Jacob Candelaria says he fled his Albuquerque home Sunday with his husband in response to a series of p
  • NMPED reports 29 new positive COVID-19 cases across public schools

    NMPED reports 29 new positive COVID-19 cases across public schools
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Public Education Department of New Mexico reported 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Rapid response has been initiated and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.Five staff members in Bernalillo County. All five were last on school property Oct. 28.One student in Chaves County. They were last on school property Oct. 28.Four cases in Doña Ana County. Two of the cases are staff members who were last on schoo
  • 2020 NM Chile Taste-Off winner crowned

    2020 NM Chile Taste-Off winner crowned
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico residents have spoken and the winner of the 2020 Great New Mexico Chile Taste-Off has been announced. The winner, Rosales Farms, located in Lemitar, New Mexico, was one of 12 New Mexico Certified Chile growers that competed in the contest.Throughout October, the New Mexico Chile Association attended growers' and farmers' markets in Tucumcari, Los Alamos, Socorro, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Corrales, handing out 1,000 green chile tasting kits. Each kit cont
  • VIDEO: Man leads RRPD on dramatic, short police chase

    VIDEO: Man leads RRPD on dramatic, short police chase
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – It's one of the shortest police chases you'll ever see, but it wasn't without its fair share of drama and chaos.On October 8, Rio Rancho Police officers saw a black Ford F-150 they believed was stolen. The officers say they followed the truck to the parking lot of the Quality Inn on High Resort Boulevard and witnessed one of the truck's passengers engage in "what appeared to be a hand to hand drug transaction."Officers then moved in on the truck. The driver,
  • BioPark penguins get into the Halloween spirit

    BioPark penguins get into the Halloween spirit
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Halloween is also being celebrated at the Albuquerque BioPark. Keepers posted this photo on Facebook of a fish-filled jack-o-lantern with the caption, "Go big or gourd home."The penguins reportedly waited until after the photoshoot before devouring their treats.
    VIDEO: Man leads RRPD on dramatic, short police chase
    BioPark penguins get into the Halloween spirit
    Park dedicated to Ofc. Daniel Webster receiving upgrades
    Fauci: Life as we knew it won't return until 'many,
  • Park dedicated to Ofc. Daniel Webster receiving upgrades

    Park dedicated to Ofc. Daniel Webster receiving upgrades
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It's been five years since Albuquerque police officer Daniel Webster was shot and killed in the line of duty, and a park dedicated to his legacy is taking shape. Officer Webster was gunned down after pulling over a man on a suspected stolen motorcycle nera Central and Eubank on Oct. 29, 2015.Several blocks away, at Copper and Wyoming, is the all-inclusive park built in Webster's honor. Officers and city workers dropped by the park to remember Webster on Thursday. The p
  • VIDEO: Sandoval County voter's mask sparks trouble

    VIDEO: Sandoval County voter's mask sparks trouble
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – New video shows a voter getting combative after being asked to remove a mask with President Trump's name on it. And what he's accused of saying to poll workers is shocking.
    It happened on October 22 at the polling place at the Sandoval County Administration building. A county employee who witnessed the incident called security on the voter.
    "A little scared for myself because I didn't know what was going to happen," the employee, who wants to remain anonymous
  • Roswell family uses Halloween decorations to cheer up community

    Roswell family uses Halloween decorations to cheer up community
    ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - Halloween is just days away. But with many communities asking people not to trick or treat, one southeast New Mexico family decided to do something else in celebration. "It's really cool just to watch the show," said Neveah McDaniel.Jesse McDaniel and his kids normally go all out on decorations every year for Christmas. With the pandemic this year, they decided to take the extra time at home by putting up a display for Halloween. It is a drive up music light display. "I li
  • Quiet and warmer weather returning

    Quiet and warmer weather returning
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Quiet and warmer weather is returning to New Mexico after the historic winter storm.The last of a record-breaking winter storm come to an end last night across eastern New Mexico. Warmer weather returned this afternoon as sunny skies melted a lot of the snow from the storm. We will be on a gradual warming trend now through Halloween as temperatures climb back closer to and above normal again for this time of year.
    A cold front will move into eastern New Mexico Satu
  • Virgin Galactic adds two more pilots to its corps

    Virgin Galactic adds two more pilots to its corps
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - Virgin Galactic has added two men to its pilot corps. Jameel Janjua and Patrick Moran have joined the company's operations at Spaceport America in New Mexico.The two could become the world's first commercial spaceship pilots, joining six others with Virgin Galactic. For now, they'll undergo training for Virgin Galactic's Spaceship II and its carrier craft, the VMS Eve.Both men have military and commercial flight experience. Virgin Galactic has eight people in its pilot corps.
  • Lakes near Ruidoso now open only to Lincoln County residents

    Lakes near Ruidoso now open only to Lincoln County residents
    RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) - People living outside Lincoln County will no longer be allowed at two Ruidoso lakes. "Ugh, we're not a state park, we're a local village entity here so, we don't fall under those same guidelines, and what we want to do is provide all of our guests here with a good, pleasurable experience," said Kerry Gladden, Ruidoso's Public Information Officer, back in July.That was when the governor ordered state parks to turn away people with out-of-state licenses or plates; Ruidoso ch
  • Santa Fe City Council bans no-knock warrants

    Santa Fe City Council bans no-knock warrants
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe City Councilors have passed a bill banning officers from using no-knock warrants. The department says it hasn't seved a search warrant without knocking first for years but this new ordinance makes it official in writing. It also requires every officer involved in exectuing a search warrant to have their body cameras on.
    Related Coverage:Santa Fe considers bill banning ‘no-knock’ warrants
  • Belen artist's new work a reaction to the pandemic

    Belen artist's new work a reaction to the pandemic
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) - Renowned feminist artist, Judy Chicago, will showcase her new artwork on Saturday. The exhibition called "Confined" is a response to the pandemic.It includes her work called "Garden Smokes" – a series of smoke sculptures Chicago created in her Belen and Albuquerque backyards. The prints are surrounded by words that describe the feeling of confinement during the pandemic. The exhibit can be viewed by appointment only at her art space called "Through the Flowers" in Bele
  • Belen, Los Lunas schools receive grant from Facebook for STEM labs

    Belen, Los Lunas schools receive grant from Facebook for STEM labs
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) - Belen and Los Lunas schools are each receiving a $100,000 grant from Facebook to create a STEM learning lab. The centers will give students access to training with robotics, computers, and various science tools of the trade.Teachers will be able to check out virtual reality headsets and robotics kits that can help them create virtual or in-class lessons. Supplies purchased for the STEM lending libraries will be accessible to all K-12 teachers.Latest News
    Belen artist's new w
  • Construction continues on Unser in Rio Rancho

    Construction continues on Unser in Rio Rancho
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) - Commuters along Unser Boulevard in Rio Rancho could see longer travel times. Construction crews started more work to rehabilitate Unser from Abrazo Road to Southern.The work is scheduled to continue until the end of November. The city says the road will not be completely shud won but drivers should expect some lane closures and slow traffic in the area.Latest News
    Belen artist's new work a reaction to the pandemic
    Belen, Los Lunas schools receive grant from Facebook for
  • Hunters caught off guard by record snowfall in northern New Mexico mountains

    Hunters caught off guard by record snowfall in northern New Mexico mountains
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A group of hunters became the focus of a search and rescue mission. They got caught off-guard by the historic October storm and found themselves stranded on a mountain in the snow.From sunny skies on Saturday to two feet of snow on Monday. "Oh man, this is real, we're actually going to be stranded," said Albuquerque resident and hunter Joe Lovato. He says he and his cousins got drawn for an elk hunt in Canjilon. New Mexico northern mountains hit hard by winter stor
  • FAQ: What can or can't you do at a New Mexico polling location?

    FAQ: What can or can't you do at a New Mexico polling location?
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than 600,000 New Mexicans have already cast their ballot with less than one week until the November 3, 2020 General Election. If you're planning on voting in-person, there some rules about what New Mexicans can and cannot do when they go to an early voting center or an Election Day polling location. FAQ: Casting a vote in New Mexico for 2020 General ElectionThe following frequently-asked-questions explainer has been compiled based on answers provided by
  • Human remains found at serial killer's family home in Florida

    Human remains found at serial killer's family home in Florida
    SPRING HILL, Fla. (WFLA) - A grisly discovery in Florida on Tuesday may change the course of a decades-old serial killer case. Human remains were found in the yard of a Hernando County house belonging to the family of convicted serial killer William "Billy" Mansfield. Neighbors say multiple investigators began showing up at dawn, bringing bulldozers with them to facilitate the sobering task of digging for bodies.Graphic discoveries have been unearthed there before. According to court documents a

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