Dean Staley, KRQE News 13

Dean Staley

KRQE News 13

New Mexico, United States

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Past articles by Dean:

Suspect charged in Nob Hill homicide

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than a year and a half after a man was murdered over his Toyota Prius in a carjacking in the University of New Mexico area. Police have finally charged a suspect. Karl Jurisson, 64, was shot to death outside near Garfield and Girard at 6:30 a.m. in June of 2021. In a […] → Read More

The work that goes behind every River of Lights display

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The artists and craftsmen behind the displays at River of Lights work year-round, creating and building new sculptures. One of their goals is to make the event look different each year. Even though it’s a new holiday season, the work stays the same for the River of Lights crew. “I get stressed […] → Read More

Balloon Fiesta History: Celebrating 50 years and the ‘magic’ behind it

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – This year will mark the 50ths anniversary of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The world’s premier hot air balloon event boasts as many as 550 balloons ascending at once. The nine-day event draws 800,000 visitors and is one of the most photographed events in the world. The first Balloon Fiesta started in 1972 […] → Read More

80-year-old man arrested for drinking while driving in Farmington

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say an elderly New Mexico man with prior DWIs and a suspended license was driving on the wrong side of the road with an open bottle of booze. His latest arrest for DWI means he could spend the rest of his life in prison. Farmington Police pulled over a wrong-way driver last […] → Read More

Federal assistance on its way for those affected by Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Fire

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – There is some good news for people affected by the Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Fire, aid from the federal government is on its way. The fire, which has burned more than 160,000 acres and forced tens of thousands of people into shelters, has burned for nearly a month. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan […] → Read More

Teen takes police on wild chase, crashes into cars to avoid arrest

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – In February, 19-year-old Conner Greene led police on a 28-mile chase that ended near Grants. Greene was suspected of driving drunk and police spotted him weaving in and out of traffic and swerving on I-40. He refused to pull over, at times passing cars on the shoulder and doing more than 100 miles […] → Read More

Santa Fe police chase wrong-way driver down I-25

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was an eerily similar call for Santa Fe police, just a couple of weeks after an officer was killed in a wrong-way crash. A woman forced into a car, the driver heading down I-25 – eventually going the wrong way. After waiting for a break in oncoming traffic, police seize […] → Read More

VIDEO: Prisoner takes over van during jail transport

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A prisoner took over a jail transport van and hit the road. It wasn’t long before police and deputies catch up to find him and put an end to his dangerous run. Josh Hall made his last desperate stand last week, inside the prisoner transport van he’d just commandeered an hour earlier near […] → Read More

Albuquerque student graduates high school early after battling cancer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Respect, responsibility, and resilience is the motto of Freedom High School in Albuquerque. No one lives up to that, especially the resiliency part, better than Kristian Medina who throughout his battle with cancer, was able to graduate on Wednesday. Kristian Medina is the first 2022 graduate of Freedom High School. He was diagnosed […] → Read More

Espanola city official charged with theft, misuse of public money

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – A video shows a city official doing what the Attorney General’s Office calls “acting suspiciously” the day he is accused of stealing $18,000 from a city department. In December of 2019, David Valdez was working as the city manager. In the surveillance video, he is seen looking around the lobby before he heads […] → Read More

Couple leads police on chase through South Valley

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A couple in a car in the middle of the night was making one bad decision after another. Those bad decisions lead to a car in an irrigation ditch and a couple of taser deployments. A Toyota vanished into the night on a dirt road in the South Valley. The car would turn […] → Read More

911 calls released from Jeannine Jaramillo police chase

Court documents reveal that after she was released from the hospital, state police were watching her and on Friday, they saw her run from her daughter's apartment on Constitution and Tramway carrying two bags, then drove away. → Read More

Woman who allegedly pulled gun in road rage incident released

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The woman accused of road rage over another driver’s pro-vaccine bumper sticker says it was fear that made her pull out a gun. Meanwhile, that other driver claims the outburst took an ever more personal turn. Honking, yelling, and throwing water bottles at another driver’s car is what police say 33-year-old Christina Blair […] → Read More

Two teens assist stranded Albuquerque drivers during storm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Cars crashing right and left, and officials pleading with the public to stay off the roads as Wednesday’s winter storm wreaked havoc on metro roads. Two local teens decided to venture into the chaos to get stranded drivers home to their families. A rush-hour nightmare for drivers all around the metro, but the […] → Read More

Longtime UNM professor honored on latest map of Mars

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It is a rare honor for the University of New Mexico and for the man who led UNM’s Geology Department for more than three decades. His name is on a map of the heavens, forever. From now on, when someone looks at a map of the planet Mars, they will see a […] → Read More

Man leads Albuquerque police on car chase while on GPS court monitoring

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A wild ride on a New Mexico highway, with deputies dodging bullets and shooting back through their own windshields. Turns out, the man they were chasing was supposed to be on GPS court monitoring. Now the district attorney is fighting to make sure this time that defendant does not end up back on […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Traveling nurse in Albuquerque targeted by thieves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A traveling nurse who came all the way from North Carolina says this could be her last stint in Albuquerque after falling prey to thieves, and what they took, was essential to her livelihood. Tammy Harris was just five days away from the end of her eight-week contract in Albuquerque when she […] → Read More

Math teacher David Ubinger honored with Golden Apple Award

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Golden Apple Award recipient David Ubinger has been teaching for almost two decades. He is currently at Chaparral High School in the Gadsen School District near El Paso. Ubinger was studying civil engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso when his life took a radical turn. He was working with high school […] → Read More

Albuquerque science teacher Lesha Harenberg honored with Golden Apple Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Like many educators, Lesha Harenberg took a roundabout path to teaching. She worked her way through the University of New Mexico and earned a degree in biology. Out of college, Harenberg worked in a lab, a veterinary clinic, and a bookstore. She was in her mid-twenties when she fell into teaching. For […] → Read More

‘Stop the taser’: New Mexico man arrested after 15-minute standoff with police

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a tense situation when police arrived at a trailer in Alamogordo and didn’t know who to believe. A person barricaded himself in a room telling police he had a gun but his girlfriend said he was unarmed. The whole situation was caught on police lapel cameras. A 15-minute standoff […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More