Jessica Garate, KRQE News 13

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KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Program aims to help Indigenous women get into the world of physics

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Indigenous women are the most underrepresented group in physics. Los Alamos National Laboratory is trying to change that with a new program aiming to help women and break down stereotypes. The lab is teaming up with Fort Lewis College in Durango to change that. A new program funded by the Department […] → Read More

First night of River of Lights kicks off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Saturday kicks off a beloved Albuquerque holiday tradition. The gates just opened at the Botanic Garden for the River of Lights. It is just a beautiful calm night to come see more than 600 displays scattered throughout the garden. Saturday night, Mayor Tim Keller flipped the switch, turning on millions of lights. […] → Read More

River of Lights: The three-man crew behind the city’s most beloved holiday event

The River of Lights runs from Nov. 27 - Dec. 30 (closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25). → Read More

River of Lights: The history behind an Albuquerque holiday tradition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The River of Lights draws big crowds with long lines of families weaving through the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. In 2017, the event set a record with more than 128,000 guests. In 1997, the first year of the River of Lights attracted 32,000 visitors. At the time, they only had 30 sculptures […] → Read More

Proposals would tackle crime by focusing on pretrial detention rules, retail crime, statute of limitations

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A state lawmaker has a plan to tackle New Mexico’s crime problem and he’s hoping to get it pushed through the upcoming legislative session. While these aren’t necessarily new ideas, Representative Bill Rehm says he now has the backing to get some to the governor’s desk. Republican Rep. Rehm of Albuquerque knows […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Hazing incident ends football season at NM high school

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico football team won’t be playing under Friday night lights again this year. Their season has been canceled and the head coach has resigned after a hazing incident and the parents of the player who is in trouble, are angry about how everything was handled. Rudy and […] → Read More

New special shapes to keep an eye out at this year’s Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Special shape balloons are the big stars of the Balloon Fiesta. However, getting them to New Mexico from all around the world has been a challenge this year. Latest Balloon Fiesta Coverage Bullwinkle and Cork The Puppy are visiting from Brazil and making their debut at the Balloon Fiesta this year. There […] → Read More

Video shows moments shots rang out near Christ Lutheran School

Dashcam video shows what happened after a father picked up his daughter from pre-school. → Read More

Suspect named in a decades-old murder case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The murder of Kaitlyn Arquette has been one of Albuquerque’s most notorious unsolved cases. It was featured on national television. Arquette’s mother even published two books vowing to find the killer. Her mother has been mentioning Paul Apodaca as a suspect since the early 1990s. Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Arquette was pretty, popular and […] → Read More

Video shows police chase, moments leading up to shooting in San Juan Co.

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A chase that started on the Navajo Nation ends with a convicted felon dead along a San Juan County highway. New video shows what led up to deputies opening fire. It all started last month at a Speedway gas station in Shiprock after a 911 caller reported a man pulled a gun […] → Read More

Health officials warn New Mexicans on COVID-19 delta variant

New Mexico health officials warn New Mexicans of the new strain of COVID-19 and say there could be an uptick in cases come fall. → Read More

Calls for an extraordinary session on how to spend relief funds increasing

Senator Jacob Candelaria, an Albuquerque attorney, says he will file a lawsuit to let the Supreme Court decide on what to do with federal relief funds. → Read More

Dr. Scrase provides COVID-19 update on counties in Turquoise Level

More counties enter Turquoise Level, but many were saved from sliding back a level because of the four-week rule. → Read More

Restaurant Association encourages restaurants to use temporary tax breaks

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Restaurant Association today is encouraging restaurants to take advantage of a temporary tax break lawmakers approved. There seems to be a lot of confusion and businesses haven’t been signing up for it, leaving millions that could be helping them recover. The Restaurant Association said this is a rebate for restaurants […] → Read More

New Mexicans to celebrate Mother’s Day in-person for the first time in a year

From restaurants to the zoo, everyone is preparing for big, socially-distanced crowds now that most of the state moves into the turquoise. → Read More

City of Albuquerque says it’s closer to solving more cases relating to APD’s rape kit backlog

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After the Albuquerque Police Department cleared its rape kit backlog, the city announced it is closer to solving many of those cases. City leaders gave an update on Friday. Mayor Tim Keller called it a difficult celebration. Keller says every last rape kit has been submitted for testing. For years, more than […] → Read More

State looking to revise COVID-19 county map framework

New Mexico health officials say they are testing a new method for coming up with a framework that will help larger counties. → Read More

Albuquerque company developing technology for non-invasive COVID-19 test

Albuquerque company is developing technology that could revolutionize COVID testing by using a machine to test your breath. → Read More

Meet the candidates: CD1 Republican nominee Sen. Mark Moores

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Over the next three nights, candidates for the first congressional seat will talk about their plans if elected. KRQE News 13 spoke with Republican nominee State Senator Mark Moores. “I’m a proud New Mexican. I played football for the University of New Mexico and I love our state,” Moores said. KRQE News […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

DA Torrez fighting to keep repeat burglar behind bars until trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The District Attorney says a dangerous crook admitted he’s behind more than 26 home burglaries but that still has not been enough to keep him behind bars until trial. Now, the District Attorney is asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to weigh in. From July last summer through January, more than 80 […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More