• Winds to die down for Sunday

    Winds to die down for Sunday
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Winds will not be strong enough for red flag warnings on Sunday, but fire weather will remain elevated until Monday’s moisture. A few mountains will pick up rain on Sunday night. Monday will bring morning and evening showers across most of the northern mountains and Eastern New Mexico.Temperatures will be above average by Wednesday. A quick monsoon pattern will help give the high country rain by Friday. It’ll be dry elsewhere.
  • OSHA cites nursing home for delayed coronavirus reporting

    OSHA cites nursing home for delayed coronavirus reporting
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – The federal government has cited a Georgia nursing home for taking longer than 24 hours to report that six workers had been hospitalized with the coronavirus.
    The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Friday that it’s the agency’s first citation for a workplace safety violation related to COVID-19.
    The agency proposed a fine of $6,500 for a violation it concluded was “other than serious.” The nursing home’s administrat
  • Asia Today: India’s caseload surges again; 39 sick in SKorea

    Asia Today: India’s caseload surges again; 39 sick in SKorea
    NEW DELHI (AP) – India has registered another record single-day jump of 7,964 coronavirus cases and 265 deaths, a day before the 2-month-old lockdown is set to end.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India is on the path to victory in its battle against the virus and will set “an example in economic revival.”South Korea on Saturday reported 39 new cases, most of them in the densely populated Seoul area where officials have linked scores of infections to warehouse workers.
    Around
  • Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

    Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death
    ATLANTA (AP) – Days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, people took to the streets in protest in dozens of cities around the country.
    They marched, chanted, stopped traffic and in some cases turned violent toward police to protest the death of the handcuffed black man after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck even after he stopped moving.
    Georgia’s governor mobilized the National Guard to protect Atlanta, where demonstrators set a police car and American flag on
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  • New Mexico police chief shares stance on George Floyd’s death

    New Mexico police chief shares stance on George Floyd’s death
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – George Floyd‘s death has had an impact in New Mexico. There’s been a protest and a police chief is speaking out. Farmington Police Chief Steven Hebbe says it’s time for leaders to be more vocal about what they won’t tolerate otherwise nothing will change.
    From the streets of Minneapolis, all the way to southeast Albuquerque, it’s clear that protesters and even law enforcement are desperate for change. “We can’t let stuff li
  • Botanic Gardens will reopen in phase one

    Botanic Gardens will reopen in phase one
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque BioPark will start phase one of reopening next week. On Tuesday, the Botanic Garden will open to BioPark Society members only then will open to the general public a week later, June 9. This will allow staff to get used to new ticketing procedures. Guests are encouraged to reserve their spots online and will have a 30-minute window to arrive for their scheduled visit to the Botanic Garden. Face masks will be required.
    “We are incredibly
  • Patios full for the first weekend of dine-in services

    Patios full for the first weekend of dine-in services
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It is the first Friday night since the governor allowed people to dine out again. People said they are ready to get out of the house and support local businesses. Places had pretty big crowds Friday and some even had lines waiting to get a table on the patio. Jess Sanchez is enjoying his first nonvirtual happy hour in months.
    “It is pretty much surreal,” Sanchez said. “The minute I heard they opened, I decided for sure to come by and check
  • 18-year-old arrested for murder over $20 debt

    18-year-old arrested for murder over $20 debt
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A teen has been arrested for murder over a $20 debt. 18-year-old Casey Stahl is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Alejandro Flores-Estrada. Flores-Estrada was hospitalized last month with a severe head injury, he died a week later.His friends claimed they dropped him off at the hospital on April 10 after he hit his head at Los Altos Skate Park but detectives discovered text messages from Stahl upset over the money and when they qu
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  • Police appear to shoot TV reporter, photographer with pepper balls

    Police appear to shoot TV reporter, photographer with pepper balls
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville police officer appeared to shoot a TV reporter and her cameraman as they covered the protest in downtown Louisville Friday. WAVE 3 reporter Kaitlin Rust was live near a line of officers when, from off-camera, she can be heard saying, “I’m getting shot!” Rust initially thought she was hit by rubber bullets, then said they were pepper balls.When one of the anchors asks who the officer was aiming at, Rust replies, “At us! Directly at us!&
  • Why aren’t police officers who use lethal force charged sooner? Local law enforcement weigh in

    Why aren’t police officers who use lethal force charged sooner? Local law enforcement weigh in
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Minneapolis police officer was charged just four days after the death of George Floyd.
    Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said the department’s policies and protocols are the reasons why investigations into an officer’s use of lethal force take more time.
    Charges haven’t been filed in the Austin Police Department officer-involved shooting death of Mike Ramos more than a month ago.“We’re all getting that question of why doesn’t it happen t
  • The Curse New Mexico staying busy by helping the community

    The Curse New Mexico staying busy by helping the community
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Moving on to soccer, New Mexico United may not be in season, but their supporter’s group The Curse New Mexico is still playing a big part for the team and now the community. “So, one of the big things that we have done since this whole pandemic started is this PPE drive. We partnered with a group called Protect NM and in total, we collected and distributed more than 40,000 masks to go to again first responders across the state,” said Curse
  • The Lost Season: La Cueva High School student-athlete Crosby Grigsby

    The Lost Season: La Cueva High School student-athlete Crosby Grigsby
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In this edition of The Lost Season, we profile a multi-sport athlete from La Cueva High School, Crosby Grigsby. Grigsby wasn’t able to compete in her senior season of track but she is moving on to play golf in college.
    “I am so grateful for all of the memories and accomplishments that I have personally made and that is something that no pandemic can ever take away, thanks high school sports,” said Grigsby.
  • Protesters shut down I-64 in Hampton in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis

    Protesters shut down I-64 in Hampton in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hundreds of people descended on Downtown Norfolk and Fort Monroe in Hampton Friday evening in protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a Minneapolis Police officer earlier this week.Black Lives Matter 757 organized two gatherings in Hampton Roads Friday called “blackout757.” Both began at 7:57 p.m. One was at Fort Monroe in Hampton near the pavilion, and another was in Martin Luther King Jr. Monument Park and the surrounding area in Norf
  • Hundreds gather in Hampton, Norfolk in protest of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis

    Hundreds gather in Hampton, Norfolk  in protest of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis
    ABOVE: WAVY viewer video shows protesters in Downtown Norfolk.NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hundreds of people descended on Downtown Norfolk and Fort Monroe in Hampton Friday evening in protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a Minneapolis Police officer earlier this week.Black Lives Matter 757 organized two gatherings in Hampton Roads Friday called “blackout757.” Both began at 7:57 p.m. One was at Fort Monroe in Hampton near the pavilion, and another was in Martin
  • Photo Gallery: Protests over George Floyd’s death break out across nation

    Photo Gallery: Protests over George Floyd’s death break out across nation
    ATLANTA (AP) — Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody spread around the United States on Friday, as his case renewed anger over others involving African Americans, police, and race relations.Protests were largely peaceful as demonstrators marched in the streets from Los Angeles to New York, but in Atlanta, demonstrators set a police car ablaze and broke windows at CNN’s headquarters.Protesters used barricades to break police vehicle windshields and jump
  • Storm causes flooding in Bradford County

    Storm causes flooding in Bradford County
    MONROE TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A hard-hitting storm caused a stream to quickly overflow in Bradford County Friday night.Eyewitness News found the water receded quickly after rising in Monroe Township. The flash flooding hit along Kellogg Road around 5 p.m. Friday, leaving debris on the road and in yards.No homes were damaged.
  • Sports Desk: VSCHS Football Coach speaks on restricted Summer Athletic Activities

    Sports Desk: VSCHS Football Coach speaks on restricted Summer Athletic Activities
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In this edition of the Sports Desk we start with a look at high school athletics. The NMAA announced on Thursday that high school athletes and coaches would be able to return to summer activities on June 15, but there are a lot of restrictions.
    “They are thinking about peoples’ health, that’s what they are doing. I do trust our NMAA and Sally Marquez is doing what she is doing to get us back on the field. I know that’s the plan. A lot of p
  • Lake of the Ozarks pool partier tests positive for COVID-19; hundreds potentially exposed

    Lake of the Ozarks pool partier tests positive for COVID-19; hundreds potentially exposed
    CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. (WDAF) — A positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed after a crowded pool party in the Lake of the Ozarks last weekend.Photos of the pool party at Backwater Jacks went viral, drawing intense backlash from the public, health officials and government leaders.Friday afternoon, the Camden County Health Department was notified that a Boone County, Missouri resident who attended the party tested positive for COVID-19.“The case arrived here on Saturday and developed illne
  • Restaurants, retail face challenge of enforcing COVID-safe practices on customers

    Restaurants, retail face challenge of enforcing COVID-safe practices on customers
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – State officials have repeatedly warned New Mexicans that social distancing and mask wearing will in-part make or break the next steps of reopening. Some businesses are now seeing how challenging it will be to enforce the rules.Bars, distilleries and breweries to stay closed under latest public health orderSome recent video provided to KRQE News 13 shows a clear example of people failing to follow social distancing, mass gathering, and mask-wearing rules in Albuqu
  • Live updates: George Floyd protests grow in cities across the U.S.

    Live updates: George Floyd protests grow in cities across the U.S.
    Protests are forming in cities across the nation Friday in response to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers. Earlier in the day, 44-year-old Derek Chauvin, the former officer seen in disturbing video kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he cried out in pain, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. We will continue to update this story through the evening (all times ET).
    (Warning: Some social
  • Live updates: George Floyd protests grow across the U.S.

    Live updates: George Floyd protests grow across the U.S.
    Protests are forming in cities across the nation Friday in response to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers. Earlier in the day, 44-year-old Derek Chauvin, the former officer seen in disturbing video kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he cried out in pain, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. We will continue to update this story through the evening (all times ET).
    (Warning: Posts may c
  • George Floyd protests grow across the U.S.

    George Floyd protests grow across the U.S.
    ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. In Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond, thousands of protesters carried signs that said: “He said I can’t breathe. Justice for George.” They chanted ”“No justice
  • Bars, distilleries and breweries to stay closed under latest public health order

    Bars, distilleries and breweries to stay closed under latest public health order
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Starting Monday, businesses like restaurants, salons, and gyms will be back in business. But, bars are wondering when it will be their turn to open. Bars are ordered to stay closed until further notice under Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s latest health order. Area bars and breweries said they weren’t too surprised to hear the news.
    “I mean we want to open, absolutely. But, the way that everything’s been handled for us, it’s n
  • Law enforcement participates in torch run

    Law enforcement participates in torch run
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Local law enforcement participated in a modified torch run for the Special Olympics in New Mexico. The participants ran through Albuquerque and ended at Civic Plaza where they lit the Special Olympics cauldron. Officers helped raise money for Special Olympics New Mexico despite the cancellation of the New Mexico State Summer Games. Officers wore masks and spectators were asked to watch online.New Mexico Coronavirus ResourcesTracking Coronavirus in New Mexico
  • Influx of visitors causes Sitting Bull Falls to close

    Influx of visitors causes Sitting Bull Falls to close
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – State and National Parks are slowly reopening, and people desperate to get out of the house, are flocking to them by the thousands. One park that recently opened, is already closed again. “We’re just as disappointed as the public. We were really doing our best to keep the site open,” said Laura Rabon, Public Affairs Officer for the Lincoln National Forest.Sitting Bull Falls, a park just outside Carlsbad has been closed after the U.S Forest Service
  • Albuquerque gyms prepare for June 1 reopening

    Albuquerque gyms prepare for June 1 reopening
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Getting back to the gym has been on the minds of many. And since the governor announced they can reopen Monday, local gyms are in overdrive, getting prepared.“We started bringing back members of our team last week, and they are all extremely excited to get back to servicing our community. We had a huge response from our membership base while we were closed. They’re really excited to see us re-open our doors and they feel very confident in the practices
  • Virginia police chiefs reinforce need to maintain the public’s trust in the wake of George Floyd’s death

    Virginia police chiefs reinforce need to maintain the public’s trust in the wake of George Floyd’s death
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and the police chiefs for the City of Richmond and Henrico County reacted Friday to the killing of George Floyd, who died while in police custody after a Minneapolis officer was seen kneeling on his neck, saying his death damages the public’s trust in law enforcement.Floyd’s killing sparked three days of protests across the state and other parts of the country. The officer seen on video kneeling on Floyd’
  • Restaurants create outdoor dining spaces to comply with public health order

    Restaurants create outdoor dining spaces to comply with public health order
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Restaurants that don’t have patios but want to take advantage of the new guidelines that allow outdoor dining are getting creative. Friday, workers at the Garcia’s Kitchen near Old Town putting up a tent in a parking lot to make an outdoor dining space.
    Co-owner Dan Garcia estimates it will be able to accommodate as many as 30 or 40 diners at once. The governor allowed restaurants to start reopening earlier this week, for outdoor service only. Th
  • New Mexico working on how to better track, use antibody test results

    New Mexico working on how to better track, use antibody test results
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A lot of New Mexicans are taking antibody tests to see if they’ve had the coronavirus. However, the state’s medical team is still trying to figure out how to best track and use those test results. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham addressed the antibody test issue during Thursday’s news conference and acknowledged it can be useful for the state to try and track how the virus is spreading. But, there are still a lot of hurdles.“I think it&rsquo
  • Trump meets with CEOs to discuss how to safely reopen economy

    Trump meets with CEOs to discuss how to safely reopen economy
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — As the economy gradually begins to reopen, companies are likely going to make adjustments to keep customers and workers safe. CEOs of America’s biggest companies met with President Donald Trump Friday afternoon to discuss what reopening will look like. “We need to get to the point where we’re all confident people can maintain their health,” said Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines. Kelly took part in a roundtable of busine

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