Francesca Washington, KRQE News 13

Francesca Washington

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Francesca:

Video shows what led to police shootout with APD bait car thief

Police remotely disabled the car when they saw the driver had a handgun. → Read More

Oklahoma man wants lost dog back after it was found, adopted in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – What would you do, if your pet went missing, then was adopted by someone else? That’s what an Oklahoma man says happened to him when his dog ended up in New Mexico. He desperately wants the dog back, but the City of Albuquerque says it followed all the rules to find it […] → Read More

NM man arrested for DWI, weeks after being offered a plea deal for another

A New Mexico man, with a lengthy history of drinking and driving has had yet another run-in with the police, just weeks after being offered a plea deal in another DWI case. → Read More

Crews work to keep up with weeds across Albuquerque after complaints increase

The city has received 2,025 weed complaints just in the past two months, a slight uptick from the same period last year. → Read More

Rain causes trash accumulation along the Rio Grande

Since so many of the city's arroyos accumulate trash and debris, a lot of it ends up in the river. → Read More

Sen. Heinrich backs vaccine requirement for VA healthcare workers

Senator Martin Heinrich is backing the federal mandate requiring the vaccine for health care workers with the Department of Veteran Affairs. → Read More

Under new PED mask guidelines, school districts mull over enforcement

According to the new guidelines from the state's Public Education Department, students and staff at middle schools and high schools with proof of vaccination will not be required to wear a mask. → Read More

VIDEO: Albuquerque protester points gun at passing driver

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An anti-mask protest this week in Albuquerque took a scary turn after a protester pointed a gun at a driver passing by. A viewer, who asked to remain anonymous because of safety reasons, sent News 13 a video showing the incident. He says he was driving south on Louisiana near Menaul, near […] → Read More

Shop to give away free ice cream after receiving $5K grant from Blue Bunny

A historic New Mexico ice cream parlor, Bill's Place in Santa Rosa, was hit hard by the pandemic but they're getting some help from a well-known ice cream brand, Blue Bunny to stay afloat. → Read More

Thousands flock to South Valley job fair hosted by state senator

Hundreds of job seekers packed into the gym at Harrison Middle School in the South Valley. → Read More

New Mexico green chile to be showcased in Texas festival

The chile association is set to host its 3rd Annual Chile Taste-Off here in New Mexico in September. → Read More

New Mexico film booming amid pandemic

The state announced Monday that productions filming in New Mexico spent more money in the state than ever before. → Read More

Suspect fatally shot by FBI agents had long criminal history, gang affiliation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – On Friday, an affidavit was released revealing the identity of the man who was killed during a shootout with FBI agents Wednesday. The affidavit states 31-year-old Marquez Dezon Floyd was a convicted felon, a gang leader, and had a history of trafficking firearms. The affidavit states Floyd is believed to be involved in […] → Read More

AFR crews rescue man trapped in storm drain

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque firefighters had an unusual rescue Tuesday, plucking a man from a storm drain. A stream of soapy water coursed through the garage at Albuquerque Fire Station 3 near the University of New Mexico, as crews cleaned the station’s fire trucks Wednesday morning, a much calmer scene than they’re used to. “We […] → Read More

AFR rescues dog trapped in storm grate

Crews with Albuqueruqe Fire Rescue helped free a dog from a storm grate on Monday. → Read More

Suspects named in New Mexico woman’s murder nearly a decade later

Cindy Rivera's family says now that suspects have finally been named in her death, they are just hoping to find her body. → Read More

Belen Harvey House suffers ceiling damage in Tuesday’s storm

Belen museum, Harvey House, was damaged by flooding and now its reopening celebration has been pushed back. → Read More

Crews begin clean-up after Belen canal breach leads to widespread flooding

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews are cleaning up after heavy rain caused major flooding across Belen. This is an issue the town has been plagued with for years. An intense flow of stormwater slammed into the Highline Canal on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District crews were shoveling out the sand debris […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Albuquerque City Councilors to consider allowing new neighborhood associations

Albuquerque City Councilors consider bringing back new neighborhood associations. → Read More

Tickets still available for Balloon Fiesta Park 4th of July event

Families are starting to pack Balloon Fiesta Park for a big fireworks display. The city says they are expecting thousands. → Read More