Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13

Jeannie Nguyen

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Jeannie:

New bill proposes to allow convicted felons the right to register to vote

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Convicted felons in New Mexico may soon get a chance to register to vote as they get ready to be released from custody. A new bill being introduced during the upcoming legislative session is beginning to turn some heads from critics. House Bill 74 would allow convicted felons to register to vote […] → Read More

New APD order re-defines when an officer can use force in the field

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department has released a new order that redefines when an officer can use force when out in the field. However, many officers are not on board with the new order. The president of the APD Union says this order is just another way of “handcuffing” police officers in the […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

VIDEO: Officer questions couple’s political beliefs during traffic stop

BOSQUE FARMS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico couple says they were harassed by a Bosque Farms Police officer during a routine traffic stop. Now, newly-released police video shows the moments leading up to the tense encounter. The couple says the officer was not wearing a mask when he approached them. They say once they […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Campus park, amphitheater at Rio Rancho’s city center near completion

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – The vision of a downtown Rio Rancho is getting closer to becoming a reality. It’s now becoming more noticeable that the city is months away from unveiling a new city center. An amphitheater, a place for food trucks, and even a place to relax. That’s the vision Mayor Gregg Hull […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Two Albuquerque men accused of terrorism while doing their job

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Two Albuquerque men say they were just doing their job when all of a sudden, they were accused of committing terrorism. Now, they’re suing. The two T-Mobile employees were called out to check the cell signal near the HP building and the University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical center. That’s […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Lawsuit claims Albuquerque officers should be held responsible for car crashes they cause

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man, through his attorney, says he wants Albuquerque Police Department to pay the price after an officer crashed into him two years ago. His attorney believes the officer was going at least four times the speed limit. Jesse Robertson pulled up to the intersection of Marquette and Alvarado in January […] → Read More

New Mexico business owners confused about status of relief grant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Small business owners in the state are frustrated after being told they received grant money to help them during the pandemic, then later told the money wasn’t theirs. The Small Business CARES Relief Grant was supposed to help many struggling New Mexican businesses but instead left many confused and wondering if they […] → Read More

New Mexico distilleries that produced hand sanitizer get FDA fee waived

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – At the beginning of the pandemic, many local breweries and distilleries stepped up to help produce hand sanitizer. Just this week, that good deed landed them with a massive fine from the FDA. The fine was basically a slap in the face to all the local distilleries here in New Mexico […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Family backs Civil Rights Bill in hopes of finding justice for baby who died in CYFD custody

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s been three years since the death of an 11-month old Valencia County baby. Now, the family says it is still trying to find justice for the little girl. It was December 2017 when Ariza Barreras was found dead inside the home of Stephanie Crownover, her foster parent. The Office […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Albuquerque looks to stop speeders with new traffic signal monitoring

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In an effort to slow speeders and keep traffic flowing on busy streets, the city is pushing to time more signals. Coors and Tramway are two of Albuquerque’s busiest roads. Over the last three years, the city has done traffic studies and just this year, they implemented a new traffic signal monitoring system. […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Fire destroys popular South Valley organic farm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The 2020 curse has hit once again. An Albuquerque farmer who works a lot with the community, says he lost all of his crop for the upcoming year in a fire. Wilfred Ortiz and his 72-year-old mother live in a house near Bridge and Isleta. He’s the owner of Barelas Farm, […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Albuquerque churches hold mass gatherings for Christmas service

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two major Albuquerque churches held services celebrating the holiday with few face masks and little, to no, social distancing. The videos of these services are circulating online and now New Mexicans are outraged. State officials have been warning people to stay home and not gather during Christmas. Now, photos and videos […] → Read More

JUDGE: Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s criminal charges stand

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s been a difficult year for Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan after getting slapped with felony charges. Now, online records show he’s trying to get a break in court. Back in May, Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan was arrested after refusing to hand over his cell phone when Española […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Albuquerque family’s Christmas card stays on-brand for 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the year comes to an end, one Albuquerque family wanted to make sure no one would forget 2020 by putting a spin on the traditional Christmas card. The family is hoping to put a smile on people’s faces after what has been a difficult year. For years, the Hamlin family […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Public Defender’s Office challenges BCSO in court for lack of body cameras

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s been about three months since all law enforcement agencies have been required to outfit their officers with body cameras. The Public Defender’s Office in Albuquerque says there’s one major agency that is still not following the law, and they’re taking them to court. It’s no surprise the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in… → Read More

LAWSUIT: Former SFPD lieutenant claims she was pushed out for trying to her job

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe woman who was a 19-year veteran for the Santa Fe Police Department says she was wrongly forced out of her job. Now, she’s hoping her story can be the start of positive changes within the department. Michele Williams worked her way up the ranks at the Santa […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: APD interim chief to discuss changes to support homicide investigations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police Department Interim Chief Harold Medina will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 18 to discuss changes to support homicide investigations. KRQE News 13 will live stream the news conference on this page. During an update on anti-crime operations and programs on Dec. 10, Medina stated […] → Read More

VIDEO: Suspected drunk driver causes crash that injures 3

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Police say a suspected drunk driver caused a terrible crash back in November that left a family badly hurt. To top it off, the suspect even tried running from the scene. Now, newly released police video shows the chaotic moments after the crash. It was a hectic scene when […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Taos County Sheriff believes COVID-red status likely to remain the same for months

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s been just about a week since the governor rolled out the colored tiered system to slowly re-open the state. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has made it clear that Bernalillo County might take months to get into the yellow tier. Now, a northern New Mexico sheriff says he too believes his […] → Read More

Lawyer seeks higher-quality rehabilitation for Nehemiah Griego

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – He was just a teenager when he murdered his entire family, and last year, he was sentenced to life for the crime. Now, the notorious killer is hoping for a second chance. Nehemiah Griego was just 15 years old back in 2013, when he killed his father, mother, and three young […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More