Jami Seymore, KRQE News 13

Jami Seymore

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Jami:

Tourism marketing program will give extra boost to Albuquerque hotels

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque hotels have a new plan to help them compete with other cities. Monday night, the city council will consider establishing a tourism marketing program that would work with area hotels to not only help get their name out there, but bring in more overnight tourists. When it comes to bringing […] → Read More

Governor announces special legislative session in April

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that there will be a special session called to provide economic relief. Legislators will also consider a revised supplemental junior spending bill. The governor and legislators worked to agree on parameters for a revised bill and to make sure projects are appropriately budgeted as recurring or […] → Read More

Stabbing suspect deemed violent ‘risk’ to others released

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man accused of stabbing a delivery driver is now out on the streets — despite mental health professionals warning he has a risk of violence towards others. Officials say it’s all because of staffing shortages. Two years later, the trauma is still fresh for the Armijo family. In March 2020, […] → Read More

Neighbors voice concerns after random deadly shooting in the Foothills

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A usually quiet neighborhood, many residents of Glenwood Hills have been left with more questions than answers after multiple people were randomly shot by their own neighbor. People in that Foothills neighborhood met with Albuquerque Police Tuesday evening to voice their concerns and demand change. “A lot of shock, a lot […] → Read More

Restaurants worried for future as federal fund runs dry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico restaurants waiting for a financial lifeline may be waiting longer. This comes as a federal fund for restaurants won’t be replenished anytime soon — as thousands of restaurants still wait for help. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was intended to be a helping hand for businesses to get a boost […] → Read More

Española students recovering after school bus flipped in crash

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – Students in Española are recovering after a pickup truck hit their school bus, causing it to flip. This comes just weeks after a similar bus crash in Albuquerque. The bus ride home from school Tuesday started off like normal for the middle and high school students. “They hadn’t dropped no one […] → Read More

Albuquerque family looks for answers after son’s murder on Christmas Eve

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As police continue to link Raphael Marquez to other crimes, APD believes he is also the suspect in a murder on Christmas Eve. 33-year-old David Brown’s family says he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. “He was born here, he was raised here, kind of exceptional. He […] → Read More

Santa Fe police officer killed in crash identified

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe Police Department has released the identity of the officer who died in a crash following a chase on I-25. Officer Robert Duran was 43-years-old. He is survived by his wife and two teenage sons. “Officer Duran was well respected and loved by his peers. We as a department and […] → Read More

Officer, civilian killed in crash following chase on I-25 near Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe Police Officer and an uninvolved civilian died in a crash Wednesday on I-25 near Santa Fe. According to a news release, the crash involved at least four vehicles; two Santa Fe Patrol Units, the fleeing vehicle, and an uninvolved vehicle. Santa Fe Police Department says that around 11:06 […] → Read More

Teen charged with throwing baby in dumpster will go to trial

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – More information was made available on Monday about the newborn baby found in a Hobbs dumpster in January. It was part of testimony in the preliminary hearing for the baby’s mother Alexis Avila, charged with attempted murder in the case. A judge ruled Avila will go to trial for attempted murder and felony […] → Read More

Ukraine natives in New Mexico organizing help for home country

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As Ukraine continues to defend itself from a Russian invasion, some Ukrainian-Americans here in New Mexico are preparing to help their home country. They hope fellow New Mexicans will also join in. They tell KRQE News 13 the past 24 hours have been emotional and stressful as they worry for their […] → Read More

Final hours of 2022 session shows push for big bills

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – In the final hours of the 2022 legislative session, it is down to the wire. While lawmakers pushed some big-ticket items through, others may have a tough time making it through before Thursday’s deadline. It’s going to be a late night at the state capitol as both the House and […] → Read More

Albuquerque councilors weigh in on potential repeal of plastics ban

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As Albuquerque’s plastic bag ban faces a potential repeal, the public had the chance to weigh in tonight on the city’s years-long push to go green. Many who spoke want to keep the ban in place, but others worry the pandemic is not the time to ban plastic bags. While there […] → Read More

Pretrial detention bill gets new focus on ankle monitors

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the legislative session nears a close, a bill designed to change the state’s pretrial detention system is switching gears. The bill will instead focus on better tracking defendants on ankle monitors. The original version of House Bill 5 would presume those charged with violent crimes like murder and sexual […] → Read More

Proposal to bring in city of Albuquerque to county-run MDC

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Big changes could come to Albuquerque’s county-run jail. Some Bernalillo County leaders are suggesting the Metropolitan Detention Center should become a single entity with support from both the county and city. As MDC continues to see short-staffing across the board, some county leaders hope bringing the City of Albuquerque in will […] → Read More

Officers take new approach to organized retail crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than a dozen people are behind bars after law enforcement targeted organized retail crime in the metro. However, some state leaders say these specific operations are not enough to combat the problem and they need state lawmakers to create harsher penalties. When it comes to retail crime, officers aren’t just […] → Read More

‘Armed to Farm’ brings training to New Mexico veterans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico veterans have a new career opportunity. ‘Armed to Farm‘ teaches agriculture to veterans who served their country and are now looking for a new mission. “Learning to farm is more than a notion,” said Lawrence Rhone. “It’s another language.” And Rhone is an expert in languages — from his […] → Read More

Accused shoplifter opens fire outside Albuquerque Walmart

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a frightening morning for shoppers at one Albuquerque Walmart after a suspected shoplifter fired off shots toward the store before taking off. A former KRQE colleague was there as it unfolded. Police say shoplifters with weapons are becoming a common trend. Tuesday’s incident comes just one day after APD […] → Read More

Family of 7-year-old hit-and-run victim reacts to arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than a month later, the man accused of hitting and killing 7-year-old Pronoy Bhattacharya outside the River of Lights is now behind bars. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 27-year-old Sergio Almanza at the Mexican border on Monday. Pronoy’s parents say while the news of an arrest is a […] → Read More

Family stuck with taxes for fraudulent unemployment funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state is demanding that an Albuquerque family pay taxes on unemployment funds they never received and they believe other families are stuck with the same problem. The headache for the Ohlsens kicked in last year when a debit card arrived in the mail, filled with unemployment benefits they didn’t ask […] → Read More