Ariana Kraft, KRQE News 13

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Past articles by Ariana:

City makes improvements to popular pedestrian underpass to keep homeless out

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Over the years it’s been a constant battle for the city to maintain the pedestrian underpass at First Street and Central Ave. Now city departments are working together to try and keep them clean and accessible. The city’s director of municipal development, Patrick Montoya, explained, “Because of the condition itself the […] → Read More

Mayor Tim Keller battles city councilors over $12M in budget amendment

On March 8 Mayor Keller vetoed that amendment stating it would severely limit the administration's ability to close out the year and effectively deliver expected services and programs. → Read More

Teen sentenced to 15 years in prison for 2019 Nambe murder

The 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to murdering a Pojoaque teen was sentenced on Wednesday, Mar. 8. Abram Martinez was the Española high school student tased outside of his principal's office by a deputy in 2019. Martinez was sentenced to 15 years for the first-degree murder of Isaiah Herrera in February 2021. → Read More

DA speaks out after judge released man accused of downtown Albuquerque murder

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County DA is speaking out on the pretrial detention process after a judge released a suspected murderer. He’s accused of having gang ties and gunning down a man in downtown Albuquerque on a crowded weekend night. In 2020, cell phone video captured a chaotic scene on the corner of […] → Read More

Albuquerque city councilor pushes for legislation over problem properties

City Councilor Pat Davis is introducing legislation that amends existing ordinances regarding nuisance properties to help Albuquerque's problem properties deal with issues more quickly. The legislation expands the definition of public nuisance, adds civil fines, and changes the hearing and administrative appeals process. → Read More

Case dismissed for 18-year-old accused of taking gun to high school football game

“I’m in the military. I actually just joined. I got my ID in my back pocket. I’m going to basic. I’m supposed to be going actually in two weeks,” he said. → Read More

New Mexico Gas Company leaders explain high winter gas bills

The New Mexico Gas Company went before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday, Mar. 1, to explain why customers saw skyrocketing heating bills this winter. The company also discussed when people should start seeing some relief. → Read More

Protests follow APD rehiring of officer who killed James Boyd

A group of Albuquerque Police Department critics crashed the mayor's office Tuesday, Feb. 28, to protest an officer, Dominique Perez, who was fired and rehired after the notorious shooting of a homeless man in the foothills in 2014. → Read More

Woman sentenced to 10 years for drunk driving crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The woman responsible for driving drunk and killing a mother on her way to work has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Police say in May of 2021 Jennifer Munoz was going nearly 90 miles per hour in a 35 zone when she ran a red light and hit and […] → Read More

Suspect who killed man and shot his dog pleads guilty

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Xavier Marquez, the suspect accused of killing a man and wounding his service dog took a plea deal Friday. In 2021 Shawn Lynch was walking his service dog on a side street near Zuni and Louisiana. A witness said he saw Lynch’s dog bark or go to bite Marquez while another said Marquez […] → Read More

What’s next? State gives update on 500-mile Rio Grande Trail project

The Rio Grande Trail will run nearly 60 miles in Bernalillo County including trails its connected to, some of which run through urban settings in the city. → Read More

Winter weather uproots trees, knocks power out across Albuquerque metro

“I had some customers which was great, but then the wind started blowing everything started to blow in my store. I have a store full of leaves, and I decided I was going to call it quits earlier and just drive to meet up with my family,” explained David Behrens. → Read More

New Mexico Cattle Growers Association sues feds over cattle aerial shooting operation

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – Ranchers are suing the feds to stop what they’re calling a “mass slaughter” of cattle in the Gila National Forest this week. The U.S. Forest Service announced its plan to shoot down more than 100 cattle roaming in places they shouldn’t be, saying they pose a threat to people and […] → Read More

Woman faces charges related to protest at UNM for Charlie Kirk visit

When conservative speaker Charlie Kirk came to campus on November 30 it sparked a protest. Three people were detained, issued summons, and kicked off campus. → Read More

Alleged victim takes the stand on day two of former APD officer’s rape trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The trial continues for the now-former APD officer accused of raping a Sunport worker in an airport closet while on duty. On Tuesday, the accuser was on the stand and the defense tried to undermine her story. While the prosecution argued Johnny Garcia forced himself on the woman, his defense lawyer […] → Read More

Alec Baldwin’s lawyers file new motion for gun law charge that didn’t exist at time of ‘Rust’ shooting

Gutierrez-Reed and Alec Baldwin are set for their initial appearance on February 24. → Read More

Albuquerque's Hispano Chamber of Commerce reveals new anti-crime initiative

The site is intended to be used as a tool to track and follow crime throughout the state. → Read More

UNM: Men’s basketball team’s success this season is bringing more fans to The Pit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After years of plummeting attendance, Lobo fans are flocking back to The Pit this year, bringing the storied arena back to life. Attendance is up almost 30%. Tuesday’s game against the Nevada Wolf Pack was nearly a sell-out with more than 15,000 tickets being sold. Lobo fans packed the pit for […] → Read More

New Mexico pot shop near El Paso pushing to decriminalize Texas cannabis

CHAPARRAL, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico pot shop is getting involved in the fight to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Texas since a majority of their customers are from there. High Horse Cannabis Company in Chaparral, New Mexico is just down the road from El Paso, Texas. A lot of people living in […] → Read More

Albuquerque Academy seniors fight at Roundhouse for free feminine hygiene products in public schools

Three Albuquerque Academy high school students, Mireya Macías, Sophia Liem, and Noor Ali, have been busy their senior year co-sponsoring House Bill 134. → Read More