Brittany Bade, KRQE News 13

Brittany Bade

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Brittany:

Law license temporarily taken away from former APD officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A former Albuquerque Police Department officer who pled guilty to DWI while driving an APD vehicle will lose his law license for several years. Nicholas Laskar was pulled over in May 2021 on Highway 550 west of Bernalillo after another driver witnessed him weaving and tailgating. He was then charged with aggravated DWI […] → Read More

Española shelter dogs get adopted into high-class lifestyle

Shelter Medical Director Dr. Tom Parker's cousin, Dr. George Dempsey, happened to be visiting from the Hamptons – a wealthy, coastal community – known as the place where the richest people in New York City spend their summers. → Read More

City of Albuquerque’s plan to provide more housing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –More housing options could be coming soon for thousands of people in Albuquerque. Mayor Tim Keller and city council are now taking an official step toward Keller’s “Housing Forward Plan.” Places like empty strip malls and office buildings could soon become homes. The plans laid out in an ordinance have two sides. One […] → Read More

Donation aims to ease housing issues seasonal employees face at the Lincoln National Forest

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – People who rush in to fight wildfires work to protect the forest and communities sometimes do not have a home of their own to return to. Seasonal employees come to town for the summer to do vital work. “They include archeologists, wildlife biologists and then we have a large seasonal workforce of […] → Read More

Bernalillo Co. Sheriff’s Office defends appearance on reality TV show

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says it’s getting positive feedback about its appearance on a newer reality TV show known as “On Patrol: Live.” But a civilian review board tasked with overseeing the department heard complaint after complaint during a meeting Friday, with several members of the public criticizing the show and […] → Read More

Video: Las Cruces restaurant owner accused of killing wife

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A well-known restaurant owner is facing charges accused of murdering his wife. Video shows some of the many police responses to the Yacone residence leading up to Kimberly Yacone’s death, where even Dona Ana County deputies say Robert Yacone appeared to be paranoid. Six months before her death, a frustrated Kimberly Yacone explains […] → Read More

Rules on where New Mexico sex offenders can register addresses raises eyebrows

People are often surprised and angry to learn that once an offender is finished with probation or parole, there are no restrictions about where that person can register to live. → Read More

Albuquerque man facing additional charges for Giovanni’s Pizzeria murder

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of shooting and killing the owner of a popular Albuquerque pizza parlor was out of jail on probation when the murder happened. On Monday, Sylvan Alcachupas appeared before a judge on that probation. Twenty-seven-year-old Sylvan Alcachupas appeared in court for violating his probation. In January, Alcachupas plead guilty to robbing […] → Read More

New Mexico’s largest sanctioned homeless camp seeing positive results

Camp Hope is a sanctioned homeless camp where each resident gets assigned their own tent site, helps keep the property clean, and agrees to follow a specific set of rules. → Read More

Local vendors team up to offer lucky couple their dream New Mexico wedding

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – One deserving couple is about to get the New Mexico wedding of their dreams without paying a dime. Julia Ramirez is a wedding stylist who creates custom looks for ceremonies and receptions. Jasmine Kingery is available for videography, and Lavel Nordin is offering to be the photographer all for free. With a […] → Read More

Accidental 911 call leads to cockfighting ring bust in Valencia County

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – An accidental 911 call leads sheriff’s deputies to an unexpected bust–a cockfighting ring in Valencia County. When deputies rolled up to a property east of Los Lunas back in July, they were surprised at what they came across. Deputies say someone unintentionally called 911 and hung up. As one deputy tried to […] → Read More

Man accused of driving high and killing two people released pending trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Omar Martinez, the man accused of killing two people while driving high on fentanyl, will not be held behind bars until trial. In July 2021, Martinez is accused of flying through a red light at Louisiana and Lomas and t-boning Robert and Bonnie Hartwig. The Hartwigs were killed but Martinez was conscious […] → Read More

Barelas neighborhood to see $5 million makeover

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Big plans are in the works for Albuquerque’s Barelas neighborhood. Keith Romero is the president of the Barelas Community Coalition and for the first time is revealing plans for the Barelas Great Blocks Project which will give 4th St. a $5 million makeover from Avenida Cesar Chavez to downtown. “Barelas is the oldest […] → Read More

Proposed ordinance would use supplemental income for rent

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A proposed city ordinance would force landlords to consider or accept applicants who plan to pay rent with supplemental income like social security, child support, or housing vouchers. The city believes it will help people find stable housing – landlords say it’s a recipe for disaster. “Money is money and it still […] → Read More

NM ski resorts bounce back after pandemic slump

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – It was a strong rebound year for New Mexico ski resorts even after getting off to a slow start. A strong finish after a slow start to ski season. George Brooks with Ski New Mexico says ever since the season turned around as they hoped it would after the pandemic slump last year, […] → Read More

VIDEO: APD finds fentanyl pills near woman’s 2-year-old in stolen car

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A mother said goodbye to her two-year-old son as she was hauled off to jail. Back in July, an Albuquerque Police officer spotted a stolen car near Central and San Mateo. Officers said they saw at least 50 fentanyl pills strewn about the car, including in the backset, where 41-year-old Kristi Gutierrez’s two-year-old […] → Read More

13-year-old behind wheel in crash that killed 9

ODESSA, Texas (KVEO, Nexstar) – In a news conference Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board said a 13-year-old boy was behind the wheel of the Dodge truck that hit the van carrying nine members of the University of the Southwest golf team home from a tournament. Nine people died in that crash; six USW students, […] → Read More

Albuquerque bus ridership declined after pandemic, numbers rising again

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Even before the pandemic hit, bus ridership was slipping in Albuquerque. Now, new numbers show how many riders ditched the bus during the pandemic and how they’re just starting to trickle back on board. When people returned to work as pandemic restrictions lifted, numbers show a lot of people switched up their routines, […] → Read More

New Mexico Supreme Court to lift eviction moratorium in phases

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Evictions are still paused across the vast majority of New Mexico. This month the state supreme court was set to lift the eviction moratorium and launch a statewide eviction diversion program designed to keep people housed and pay landlords. But, that is no longer the case. On Feb. 1, the New Mexico Supreme […] → Read More

Rail Runner sees increased ridership due to higher gas prices

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Hundreds of New Mexicans are opting for a longer commute on public transportation so they can save money on gas. Now, soaring gas prices are impacting the Rain Runner. With gas prices sitting at more than $4 a gallon, hundreds of New Mexicans are opting to park their cars and take the train […] → Read More