Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13

Madeline Schmitt

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Madeline:

Boxes upon boxes of old, un-redacted tax records found in Albuquerque dumpster

A shocking discovery was made Thursday morning by some people who work at an Albuquerque business center: boxes upon boxes of un-redacted, old tax records for various people and entities. → Read More

Albuquerque Police investigating pedestrian versus vehicle crash

Albuquerque Police are investigating a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian Sunday night. → Read More

Environmental clean up at Rail Yards sheds light into historic past

The long-anticipated transformation of the iconic Albuquerque Rail Yards is starting, but not before assuring the 100-year-old locomotive hub is safe for the public. → Read More

Armed felon gives license to Albuquerque police, flees

A criminal in a dark parking lot in the wee hours of the morning with a car full of guns happily handed over his driver's license before bolting from officers. → Read More

Did your favorite Albuquerque eatery recently fail a food inspection?

There's a good chance you've dined out in the past two years, which means there's also a chance you visited one of nearly 60 Albuquerque restaurants that failed a food inspection. → Read More

Should GPS ankle monitors count toward time behind bars?

To many victims, their families and the public, it's frustrating. Criminals can ask for their time behind bars to be reduced, credited for wearing a GPS ankle monitor pre-conviction and/or sentencing. → Read More

Man goes on anti-America rant after allegedly trying to blow up gas station

Captured on police lapel video, a New Mexico man goes on an anti-America, pro-terrorist rant after police say he shoved rags into gas pump nozzles and threatened to set them on fire. → Read More

Albuquerque-area homeowners fall victim to unlicensed contractors

A New Mexico family was ripped off by a man they knew and trusted, who agreed to do work on their home. Turns out, they're not alone. → Read More

Mail carrier murder case goes federal, neighbors discuss teen's arrest

The case against Xavier Zamora, the teen who police say shot and killed mail carrier Jose 'Pepe' Hernandez on Monday, is headed to federal court. → Read More

Woman who got wrist slap for DWI crash wants sentence further reduced

A woman who drove drunk with her kid in the car and killed two men already got a huge break. Now, KRQE New 13 has learned Christie Noriega wants more time shaved off her sentence. → Read More

Confused, law-breaking drivers create dangerous conditions at ART intersection

A major Albuquerque intersection redone during the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is creating major problems. Drivers are confused or just flat out ignoring the new rules. → Read More

Phone reports of fraud, waste, abuse to State Auditor's office up 110%

The State Auditor says calls to the fraud report hotline are way up compared to recent years. KRQE News 13 asked if that means more taxpayer dollars are being misued. → Read More

VIDEO: Journalist claims racial profiling during profane, name-calling arrest

The recent profanity-laced, name-calling DWI arrest of an "award-winning journalist" who champions Native American rights was captured on sheriff's deputies lapel cameras. → Read More

Potential fate of old Albuquerque Kmart location frustrates neighbors

The abandoned Kmart at the corner of a major Albuquerque intersecion could soon be gone, although plans on what to do with it have created a controversy between the devleoper and nearby neighbors. → Read More

Teachers unions, lawmaker and others at odds over dyslexia-related bill

The governor finds herself in a tough spot, in the middle of a disagreement between educators. A petition backed by the teachers' unions is urging Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to veto a bill meant to help first graders learn to read and write. → Read More

Unlike similarly-populated cities, no curbside glass recycling in Albuquerque

The city of Albuquerque doesn't do something that other big cities have been doing for years: curbside glass recycling. So, KRQE News 13 asked the city why not—and if it ever will? → Read More

New Mexico DAs, AG urge governor to veto bill changing probation, parole procedures

All 14 New Mexico district attorneys and the state's attorney general are calling on the governor to veto a bill they believe will endanger the public. → Read More

Video shows miraculous nature of NMSP chase with wrong-way driver

It's a miracle a New Mexico man didn't kill anyone when police say he drove more than 120 miles an hour the wrong way down I-25. → Read More

Snowstorm moving across New Mexico hits Albuquerque metro

Snow and rain have been moving through the Albuquerque area for most of the evening. It made for a quiet Friday night in the downtown bar district. → Read More

Man's jaywalking arrest highlights cops frustrations with 'frequent flyers'

An interaction between Albuquerque Police and a jaywalker shows just how frustrating the job can be, and how quickly a situation can escalate. → Read More