Lysée Mitri, KRQE News 13

Lysée Mitri

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Lysée:

Investigation reveals details of accidental shooting at Belen police station

An investigation reveals a Belen Police lieutenant was on paid leave for an incident when he got detained by Albuquerque Police for another. → Read More

CDC: Evidence suggests fully vaccinated people do not transmit COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says out of the more than 75 million fully vaccinated people in the United States last week, 5,814 had reported infections. → Read More

Albuquerque works to clear backlog of increased public records requests

The city received 9,470 requests in 2020 compared with 8,622 the year before. → Read More

NMDOH: COVID-19 vaccine supply has now caught up with demand

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico health officials say supply has now caught up with demand for COVID-19 vaccines. Looking ahead to when supply could exceed demand, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) says the state does not have any plans for mass storage of surplus doses down the line. The state is only […] → Read More

New Mexico shifts vaccine clinic strategy to shorten wait times

The New Mexico Department of Health will be moving away from large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinics but rather focus on clinics limited to about 1,000 to 1,500 people. → Read More

Efforts underway to get New Mexico students vaccinated

Albuquerque Public Schools is having a hard time filling up vaccine appointments for students, so in response, APS is letting parents send students with consent forms. → Read More

UNM Hospital saw increase in alcohol-related illness during pandemic

The University of New Mexico Hospital reports a 25% increase in the number of hospitalizations of patients with alcoholic hepatitis last year during the pandemic compared with the year before. → Read More

New Mexico educator with checkered past under investigation again

The New Mexico Public Education Department has an ongoing investigation into a licensed educator accused in multiple cases of student misconduct over the past two decades. → Read More

Former Santa Fe schools employee accused in bus embezzlement case

SFPS employee accused of potentially buying back school buses that had been traded in. → Read More

Some New Mexico COVID-19 testing sites report drop in demand

Daily test rates across the state have dropped by 100s. → Read More

NMDOH reacts to promising results in COVID vaccine trial for children

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New data suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is very effective in children who are 12 to 15 years old. In the placebo group, 18 kids got COVID-19. That is compared with no infections in the vaccinated group and no serious side effects from the vaccine. Now, the companies are gearing up […] → Read More

Albuquerque high school opts for gender-neutral prom royalty

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state’s largest high school is breaking with tradition this year. Instead of a king and queen for prom or homecoming, the students celebrated as royalty will have gender-neutral titles. Atrisco Heritage Academy High School is the first Albuquerque Public School (APS) high school to adopt a gender-neutral model. Student Council recorded […] → Read More

Vaccine eligibility expands in other states, New Mexico still leads in rollout

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Six states are opening up eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults Monday. Here in New Mexico, it could be a couple more weeks before we follow suit. Despite others expanding eligibility more, New Mexico is still leading the country when it comes to the rate at which it […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Legislators accept per diem for travel expenses despite remote session

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Due to the pandemic, some lawmakers barely stepped foot in the Capitol this session, opting to attend virtually instead. However, despite not traveling to the Roundhouse, those legislators still collected money meant to cover travel expenses. In accordance with the rules, many lawmakers attended this 60-day session virtually. Regardless, all legislators, whether […] → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine open to all veterans as New Mexico increases supply

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico announced Friday that all veterans can now get vaccinated against COVID-19. This comes as the state is working to ramp up its efforts to get more people vaccinated faster. New Mexico is expecting an increased supply of vaccine doses next week after the president directed states Thursday to make […] → Read More

What does APD restructuring mean for officer discipline?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The mayor announced a new leadership role in the Albuquerque Police Department this week, making it so that someone other than the police chief will have the final say in holding officers accountable for behaving badly. It raises questions about what this restructuring will mean when it comes to how APD officers […] → Read More

New data reveals New Mexico’s vaccination progress by phase

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New data offers a glimpse into how far along New Mexico is in each phase of its plan to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 and how long before even more people could become eligible. Of those registered on the state’s vaccine website who fall into the first few eligible groups, about […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Bill aims to protect New Mexico students from sexual abuse

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A proposed law aims to lift the veil of secrecy when a school worker is accused of crossing the line with children so that the employee will not get passed from district to district. House Bill 128 is the result of recommendations from a task force on school ethical misconduct, which […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Less traffic, more deadly crashes in Bernalillo County in 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Last year traffic went down when the pandemic hit while businesses closed and people stayed home. However, data shows that deadly crashes actually went up during that time in Bernalillo County. Bernalillo County had 109 deadly crashes in 2020 compared with 104 in 2019 and 94 in 2018, according to a report […] → Read More

New Mexico business owner struggles to fight unemployment fraud

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local business owner said he alerted the state when someone fraudulently filed for unemployment under his name. However, he was having a hard time getting anyone to listen to him. Kevin Lawton owns Futons & Frames on Menaul near Carlisle. “We opened in 1991,” he said. “So, we’ve been here a […] → Read More