George Gonzales, KRQE News 13

George Gonzales

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by George:

Los Ranchos neighbors fed up with Osuna detour traffic

With recent road closures in Albuquerque on Osuna Road between Second Street and Fourth Street, people living on a nearby north valley road say they feel their once-quiet roadway has now turned into a highway as drivers seek alternate routes. → Read More

Visitors say Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza needs upkeep

Some noted the plaza has seen better days. Because now, the area is seeing chunks missing from the walkways, holes in the rubber surface on the playground, graffitied walls, marked-up picnic tables with burn marks, broken fences, and remnants of a homeless encampment on the corner of the plaza. → Read More

Albuquerque spends thousands on homeless encampment clean-ups

A new report from the City of Albuquerque Inspector General sheds some light on how much is spent a year to clean up areas around interstate overpasses and state Department of Transportation property. Last fiscal year Albuquerque’s Department of Solid Waste spent almost $900,000 to clean up underneath overpasses and along state-owned property. → Read More

New Mexico State Police sergeant accused of raping his friend

New Mexico State Police Sergeant Kevin Keiner has been placed on paid administrative leave while facing sexual assault charges. Keiner is accused of raping a Las Vegas woman at his home in northern New Mexico. → Read More

Neighbors upset after City of Albuquerque approves new development

It's the end of the road for neighbors fighting the plans to build a huge apartment complex just off Paseo del Norte near the Petroglyphs. Monday night, Mar. 6, the Albuquerque City Council rejected their appeals saying the proposal for the development didn’t violate any rules. → Read More

Safety improvements proposed for Nob Hill corridor

Considerations for the project include smaller roundabouts to the area. A City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development spokesperson said they are also looking at adding more speed limit signs along Garfield Avenue. → Read More

Bernalillo County awarded $6.3 million for Coors Blvd safety project

The federal government is pitching in $6.3 million toward a project to improve the safety of a stretch of Coors Boulevard in the south valley of New Mexico. → Read More

All aboard: New project aims to speed Rail Runner routes in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Passengers on the Rail Runner may soon have a much more enjoyable experience. The Rio Metro Regional Transit District has begun construction on its traffic control extension project to help save time for commuters on the train. New Mexico Rail Runner Express Communications Manager, Augusta Meyers says the downtown Albuquerque station is […] → Read More

Appeals heard against Albuquerque sanctioned homeless camp

One of Albuquerque's three approved homeless camps is still struggling to get off the ground after several organizations filed appeals against it. The organizations are concerned about what the camp would bring to their neighborhood. → Read More

City of Albuquerque pushes for road improvements

The City of Albuquerque wants to put a few new road projects on a priority list for federal money. Six projects are placed high on their priority list as the state's Department of Transportation asks for federal money. → Read More

Albuquerque neighbors upset about new roundabout meant to ward off speeders

"We've noticed, since the construction started, people just don't care, and they just ram through everything." | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

What’s next? City of Albuquerque sees new vision for Rail Yards Master Plan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city has come out with a new master plan 16 years after buying the Albuquerque Rail Yards to redevelop and preserve it. The new plan lays out the rules for what can and can’t go at the site. It also lists what they’d like to see from developers. The makeover for […] → Read More

Former Albuquerque police officer accused of rape found not guilty

As the judge went over some formalities after the verdict, the accused man cried → Read More

Former Albuquerque police officer accused of rape takes the stand

“At that point we were friends. We would flirt. We’d keep it flirty with each other, and I guess a little more personal. We started to learn things about each other,” said Garcia. → Read More

City hopes new traffic signal tech slows Lead and Coal drivers

A spokesperson for the city's Department of Municipal Development says the smart traffic signals are just one piece of the puzzle in getting drivers to slow down. → Read More

Trial begins for former Albuquerque police officer accused of rape

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Johnny Garcia, the now-former Albuquerque police officer accused of luring a woman into a closet while on duty at the Sunport and sexually assaulting her is now on trial. The ex-cop claims what actually happened in that closet was purely consensual, but prosecutors say otherwise, describing him as a predator. “This case […] → Read More

Southeast Albuquerque neighborhood fed up with homeless encampment

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Frustrated neighbors near Zuni and San Mateo say they are fed up with a growing homeless camp that keeps returning even after the city’s efforts to remove it. Neighbors say the encampments just keep popping back up. After scorched walls left over by what neighbors say were left over by people lighting […] → Read More

Mother mourns after fire kills 2 kids in Tecolotito, New Mexico

“It’s not my home without my babies.” A mother is at a total loss after a devastating fire took her children’s lives. → Read More

Community grieves over Edgewood teen deaths

EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) – A small high school community is grieving once again as three Moriarty High School teenagers are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. Edgewood Police say a friend of the three students found them unresponsive. The family of 17-year-old Christopher Pearce says they feel a terrible emptiness, finding it too hard to step […] → Read More

Heading Home CEO issues apology after controversial homeless statement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After making a comment on Instagram that people shouldn’t give directly to the homeless, the head of Heading Home – a homeless shelter that does a lot of work with the city – is in a bit of hot water. Heading Home CEO Steve Decker posted ‘trying to help with handouts makes […] → Read More