• USPS workers in Rhode Island charged in mail theft ring; authorities estimate losses to be 'massive'

    USPS workers in Rhode Island charged in mail theft ring; authorities estimate losses to be 'massive'
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Federal investigators have broken up a "well-organized and wide-ranging conspiracy" to steal valuables from the mail in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, they announced Wednesday.The alleged conspiracy involved a supervisor and six other workers at the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center in Providence, Rhode Island, which handles all incoming and outgoing mail for Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.The facility handles roughly 3.5 million
  • New Mexico United jumps to first in Western Conference with win over San Antonio

    New Mexico United jumps to first in Western Conference with win over San Antonio
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico United is in first place in the USLC Western Conference. The black and yellow made the jump to the top of the league by way of a win over San Antonio and a Sacramento draw on Saturday night.During United's match against San Antonio, New Mexico fell behind in the 20th minute, but quickly turned things around. Greg Hurst took charge and assisted on an Nanan Houssou goal in the 35th minute, and then scored himself during stoppage time at the end of t
  • Family remembers New Mexican who became first-ever Latina woman to serve in U.S. Marine Corps

    Family remembers New Mexican who became first-ever Latina woman to serve in U.S. Marine Corps
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As thousands of travelers hit the road to enjoy Memorial Day weekend plans, one family took the holiday as a chance to highlight one of their loved ones who served in the United States military."My mother was very special," said Imelda Abeita, the oldest daughter of Maria Lourdes Maes."She worked up to the very end, always giving," said Bernadette Bachtel, another daughter of Maria Lourdes Maes. UNMH gives inside look at Critical Care TowerMaria Lourdes Maes
  • Albuquerque pickleball tournament helps highlight new courts installed by city

    Albuquerque pickleball tournament helps highlight new courts installed by city
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After a complete revamp of Albuquerque’s largest pickleball complex, players from across the community were finally able to use it for a tournament aimed at putting Albuquerque on the sports map.From May 23 to 27, the City of Albuquerque and Pro Sports New Mexico are hosting the Amateur tournament with the pros event. The tournament has 203 registrants and several brackets for all skill levels to participate.The courts at Manzano Mesa went under a
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  • Man dies of 'severe wounds' at SW Albuquerque apartment, police say

    Man dies of 'severe wounds' at SW Albuquerque apartment, police say
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A person has died after an "altercation," Albuquerque Police Department (APD) reported.
    APD said there was an altercation at an apartment located at 2300 Diamond Mesa Tr. SW on Saturday afternoon. A man was found in the parking lot with "severe wounds." The victim died despite officials' attempts to rescue him.
    Homicide detectives are investigating.
  • Local authorities search for 19-year-old escapee detained on murder, robbery charges

    Local authorities search for 19-year-old escapee detained on murder, robbery charges
    BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) -- The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) said they are searching for a 19-year-old. They claimed he escaped from the Youth Services Center around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.Josef Toney - Photo provided by BCSO
    Josef Toney, 19, was detained for two murders, armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, abandonment or abuse of a child, and tampering with evidence."Members of the community are urged to remain vigilant and report any sighti
  • 'Tails and Ales' event aims to find homes for local rescues, raise funds

    'Tails and Ales' event aims to find homes for local rescues, raise funds
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Animal Humane held their Tails and Ales Adoption Event on Saturday.The event kicked off at Santa Fe Brewing Company located inside Green Jeans in Albuquerque.The adoption event also doubled as a fundraiser. For every beer sold, a dollar went back to help the non-profit shelter cover the cost of care for the animals.Officials said the event has something for everyone to enjoy. If you don't have the ability to adopt, the shelter said they need foster parents,
  • Griego and Perez to fight in 'Duke City Civil War'

    Griego and Perez to fight in 'Duke City Civil War'
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Top Rank boxing card coming to Tingley Coliseum in August has added some more local firepower. The card, headlined by the IBF featherweight title fight between Angelo Leo and Luis Alberto Lopez, will now also feature an IBF USA flyweight title fight between two of Albuquerque's best. Angelo Leo to have televised world-title fight at Tingley ColiseumMatthew "Diamond Boy" Griego and Abraham "Hammer" Perez have both cruised through the local boxing scene to
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  • Street fair comes to Alvarado Transit Center

    Street fair comes to Alvarado Transit Center
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local fair welcomed in summer by helping people plan their seasonal activities.ABQ Ride allowed the public to stroll through Summer at the Alvarado Street Fair at the Alvarado Transportation Center in Downtown Albuquerque.Story continues below
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  • Winds calm ahead of Memorial Day

    Winds calm ahead of Memorial Day
    Winds will slowly die down starting around sunset this evening, with calmer conditions returning by Sunday morning.Breezy afternoon winds will return Sunday afternoon, but won’t be nearly as strong as Saturday. A few gusts up to 40 mph may be possible with the northwest winds on Sunday. Winds will be even lighter for Memorial Day as high pressure moves overhead. This will also bring even warmer temperatures Monday afternoon.Winds will stay light into Tuesday, but temperatures continue thei
  • Visitors participate in 2024 New Mexico Wine Festival at Balloon Fiesta Park

    Visitors participate in 2024 New Mexico Wine Festival at Balloon Fiesta Park
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Wine Festival made its return to Albuquerque this weekend.
    The festival brought food, shopping, and live music to Balloon Fiesta Park. Some of the state's top wineries provided samples, and visitors were able to buy more than 200 drinks.
    Story continues below
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  • 5K brings runners to Casa Vieja brewery, encourages fitness in community

    5K brings runners to Casa Vieja brewery, encourages fitness in community
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Keeping healthy was the focus of a 5K hosted in Corrales by RunFit Albuquerque and other businesses like Rio Ranchos Surf Pro. It was held at Casa Vieja Brewery.RunFit is known for holding fitness events throughout the summer months across the city, and officials say it's all about business exposure and bringing the community together.
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  • Train derailment sparks urgency from New Mexico lawmakers

    Train derailment sparks urgency from New Mexico lawmakers
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico lawmakers are requesting the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to increase safety measures after a train derailed near the Arizona-New Mexico border last month.Lawmakers are asking the FRA to expedite the hiring process and get railroad safety positions fully staffed, stating these inspections are an important safeguard in preventing derailments. Video shows derailed train explosion near AZ-NM borderThe letter can
  • High winds, gusts expected to affect Blue 2 Fire near Ruidoso

    High winds, gusts expected to affect Blue 2 Fire near Ruidoso
    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - High winds and gusts are expected to be a large factor in the Blue 2 Fire's potential growth, which is now estimated to have burned 3,427 acres near Ruidoso as of Saturday, May 25, according to a news release sent by the New Mexico State Forestry Division.Containment is listed as 0 percent as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Forestry Division.
    The fire started off in a small canyon that was difficult to access and the main challenge has been getting boots on the gr
  • Attorneys for accused of killing New Mexico officer hope to avoid death penalty, seek delay in trial date

    Attorneys for accused of killing New Mexico officer hope to avoid death penalty, seek delay in trial date
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -- Attorneys for a Marion man awaiting federal trial on charges of killing a New Mexico State Police officer have been in talks to keep their client off death row if convicted, court documents show.Jaremy Smith, 33, is facing charges including carjacking resulting in death and kidnapping resulting in death stemming from the March 15 shooting death of Ofc. Justin Hare along Interstate 40 outside of Albuquerque.He's currently slated to stand trial beginning on June 10.
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  • Jalin Holland leaves NM to attend Dream City Christian School in AZ

    Jalin Holland leaves NM to attend Dream City Christian School in AZ
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Los Lunas High School stand-out junior guard has decided to leave Los Lunas High School to finish his senior year at Dream City Christian School. The school is located in Glendale, Arizona.
    Jalin Holland, at 6"4,' has already earned 14 DI College Basketball Offers after three stand-out seasons for the Tigers. Over his three years with Los Lunas, Holland reached over 2-thousand career points and averaged just over 25 points per game for the Tigers this past s
  • Shooting kills man in SE ABQ, authorities say

    Shooting kills man in SE ABQ, authorities say
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One person has died after a shooting, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) reported. It happened Friday night.
    According to APD, there was a shooting near Palomas Drive and Eastern Avenue in southeast Albuquerque. Officers responded to the area around 10:15 p.m., and a man was found with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene after first responders tried to save him.
    Homicide detectives are investigating.
    Limited information is available, but if more detai
  • Las Cruces nonprofit gets emergency funding to keep operating migrant shelters

    Las Cruces nonprofit gets emergency funding to keep operating migrant shelters
    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) -- The Border Servant Corps, a faith-based nonprofit that operates out of Las Cruces, says it has secured emergency funding to continue operating what it calls the "two largest 24/7 migrant shelters" in El Paso and Las Cruces.The organization had announced earlier this week that it was facing the possibility of having to close the two shelters on May 31 because of a "funding gap issue."Nonprofit organization aimed to help migrants may close soon due to lack of funding
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  • Fire threats increase across the state Saturday

    Fire threats increase across the state Saturday
    Windy weather will combine with very warm temperatures and extremely dry air to create an extreme fire danger for the Sacramento Mountains and Lincoln National Forest areas today. This means that if any wildfire were to develop Saturday, it would quickly spread. The rest of New Mexico has an elevated and critical fire danger. Winds will slowly die down starting around sunset Saturday evening, with calmer conditions returning by Sunday morning.Breezy afternoon winds will return Sunday afternoon,
  • Dangerous fire weather develops Saturday afternoon

    Dangerous fire weather develops Saturday afternoon
    An extremely high fire danger will develop for parts of New Mexico Saturday due to strong winds and dry air. Calmer conditions return by Memorial Day.
    Winds were a little lighter Friday afternoon across New Mexico. The big concern is Saturday as west, southwesterly winds will gust to as high as 55 mph by late afternoon. Windy weather will combine with very warm temperatures and extremely dry air to create an extreme fire danger for the Sacramento Mountains and Lincoln National Forest areas. This
  • VIDEO: Security guards talk to police about incident involving student at South Valley Academy

    VIDEO: Security guards talk to police about incident involving student at South Valley Academy
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The head of South Valley Academy, Richard Perea, is facing serious consequences after he was accused of holding a box cutter to a student's neck. It started as a disciplinary meeting with a high school student and before taking a strange turn.School Security Guard 1: "Mr. Perea says, 'Let's start with your pockets, empty out your pockets.'"
    School Security Guard 2: "He has a box cutter about this big."
    School Security Guard 1: "So Mr. Perea goes, "Stand up,
  • New Mexico United brings unique strategy to homefield advantage

    New Mexico United brings unique strategy to homefield advantage
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Win at home. Its something that many coaches preach to its players, but often times there isn't a true "home field advantage." Eric Quill has found one with New Mexico United.In years past, United has struggled to close out its games at Isotopes Park, but this season is off to a different start. Through four games at home, United is undefeated and has outscored its opponents 6-1 in the first half.
    Starting fast is something that Coach Quill has emphasized, a
  • Former Albuquerque Community Safety employee resigns after arrest

    Former Albuquerque Community Safety employee resigns after arrest
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has learned that a former Albuquerque city employee has resigned after a recent arrest. Angel Garcia is facing a battery charge after police say he sexually assaulted a woman at a northwest Albuquerque business last month. VIDEO: Witnesses recall moments surrounding murder of Albuquerque pizzeria ownerGarcia is a former project manager for the Violence Intervention Program with Albuquerque Community Safety. ACS confirmed Garcia is no longer
  • Albuquerque Community Safety employee resigns after arrest

    Albuquerque Community Safety employee resigns after arrest
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has learned that a former Albuquerque city employee has resigned after a recent arrest. Angel Garcia is facing a battery charge after police say he sexually assaulted a woman at a northwest Albuquerque business last month. VIDEO: Witnesses recall moments surrounding murder of Albuquerque pizzeria ownerGarcia is a former project manager for the Violence Intervention Program with Albuquerque Community Safety. ACS confirmed Garcia is no longer
  • UNMH gives inside look at Critical Care Tower

    UNMH gives inside look at Critical Care Tower
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Construction is well underway on what should be the state's most advanced hospital building, and now, we're getting a first look inside what the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) calls the "Critical Care Tower." Nearly ten years in the making, UNM Hospital is getting closer to finishing one of the biggest construction projects in state history with nine floors. The Critical Care Tower is a massive 700-million-dollar project, where the hospital pl
  • Red River alters Memorial Day Weekend celebrations with Mayfest in the Mountains

    Red River alters Memorial Day Weekend celebrations with Mayfest in the Mountains
    RED RIVER, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are on high alert as Red River faces a big change this weekend. After canceling its longtime motorcycle rally because of a deadly biker gang shootout last year, the town is launching a new rally-free festival they hope will be safer.“Today would be a whole lot of bikes lined up and down the center lane, people walking all around, a big crowd, and today I only see a handful of people,” said Edward Sanchez, a biker and visitor to Red River.Friday w
  • Mayfest in the Mountains event kicks off in Red River

    Mayfest in the Mountains event kicks off in Red River
    RED RIVER, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are on high alert as Red River faces a big change this weekend. After canceling its longtime motorcycle rally because of a deadly biker gang shootout last year, the town is launching into a new rally-free festival they hope will be safer.Story continues below
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  • VIDEO: Witnesses recall moments surrounding murder of Albuquerque pizzeria owner

    VIDEO: Witnesses recall moments surrounding murder of Albuquerque pizzeria owner
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Almost two years ago, a pizzeria owner was shot to death in front of his employees during an armed robbery.Newly released footage shows the chaotic scene when the employees tell the police everything that just happened, hoping to catch the man responsible.An Albuquerque Police Department officer arrived at the parking lot of Giovanni's Pizzeria in August of 2022. Employees explained that the owner was shot but still breathing. However, by the time the first
  • Extremely high fire danger develops Saturday in New Mexico

    Extremely high fire danger develops Saturday in New Mexico
    An extremely high fire danger will develop for parts of New Mexico Saturday due to strong winds and dry air. Calmer conditions return by Memorial Day.
    Winds have been a little lighter Friday afternoon across New Mexico, but it is again warm and dry all across the state. The big concern is Saturday as west, southwesterly winds will gust to as high as 55 mph by late Saturday afternoon. Windy weather will combine with very warm temperatures and extremely dry air to create an extreme fire danger for
  • Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling

    Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” keeping the case on track for a trial this summer.
    Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer on Friday upheld an indictment charging Baldwin with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021. The judge rejected defense arguments that prosecutors flouted the rules of gr

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