Jackie Kent, KRQE News 13

Jackie Kent

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Jackie:

Councilor proposes to adjust timing of green lights on Louisiana

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Anyone who does their holiday shopping around Uptown this time of year knows the traffic can get pretty hectic. Now, a city councilor has a plan to help traffic flow, specifically on a stretch of Louisiana Blvd. Councilor Diane Gibson is hoping people can avoid the long wait times at busy intersections […] → Read More

911 call logs released in infant death in Valencia County

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge ruled on Wednesday that a Los Lunas woman accused of killing her baby in November will stay behind bars, for now. The newly-released 911 call reveals more about what Kiria Milton claims happened. “My baby’s dead,” Milton told the dispatcher on Nov. 15 around 8 a.m. Related coverage Judge […] → Read More

Hit-and-run driver, vehicle still missing day after deadly crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is still searching for the hit-and-run driver nearly a day after a deadly crash right outside the River of Lights. A seven-year-old boy was killed and his father seriously hurt by a red light runner as they were crossing the street. Locals are frustrated that more isn’t known […] → Read More

Child killed in hit-and-run near River of Lights

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A child was killed in a hit-and-run on Central, west of Tingley Sunday night, according to an Albuquerque Police spokesperson. APD said an off-road type vehicle ran a red light and hit a man and his child around 8:30 p.m., then continued driving west on Central Avenue. Police said the child […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Lawmakers hope stimulus funds can address school bus driver shortage

At the end of the first week of this session, Senator Cliff Pirtle just introduced Senate Bill 6. It would give more than $26 million from American Rescue Plan dollars to the state's public education department. → Read More

Police say man who went to court with COVID faces over a decade in prison

CLAYTON, N.M. (KRQE) – A Clayton man has been slapped with felony assault charges for reportedly going to court while having covid and refusing to wear a mask. He’s now facing 12 years in prison. “We take that very serious. It’s obviously a health issue that is of importance to everybody,” Clayton Police Chief Scott Julian stated. […] → Read More

Heated debate over redistricting in the House

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Discussions in Santa Fe over redistricting are getting heated. A group of republican state representatives expressed their frustration over the proposed legislative boundaries, calling the mapping process unfair. State Rep. Stefani Lord said the proposed House maps kick the conservative-leaning city of Edgewood out of her district. She claims her constituents are […] → Read More

Lawmakers want to direct $467M in federal stimulus money to major projects

The bill includes more than $100 million for broadband across the state plus tens of millions for affordable housing, helping the homeless, and local food banks. → Read More

COVID-relief funding, redistricting at center of New Mexico special session

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lawmakers are at the state Capitol for a special session to approve new legislative district maps and decide on how the remaining federal stimulus funding should be spent. Required every ten years after the US census, lawmakers are getting ready to redraw district maps across the state. Related Coverage: Redistricting: Why […] → Read More

Multi-vehicle crash kills one at Paseo del Norte, 2nd Street

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash Sunday night that killed one person at westbound Paseo del Norte and 2nd Street, according to officials. Officials say it involved multiple vehicles and motorcycles at least 1 motorcycle caught fire. One person has died and multiple people are in critical condition. […] → Read More

Group demands mosque fire be investigated as a hate crime

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A civil rights group wants a suspected arson at an Albuquerque mosque to be investigated as a hate crime. Surveillance footage shows a woman setting multiple fires at the Islamic Center of New Mexico, the largest and oldest Islamic center in the state. “This was not just a normal crime. This […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Thieves take off with 20-foot inflatable snowman

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man said a Grinch stole a special holiday decoration right from his front lawn. But not just any decoration – it was one he was sure wouldn’t be a target for thieves. “I kind of joked. I was like, ‘Well, at least this one is going to be hard […] → Read More

City councilors proposing new, updated trails on the west side

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Miles of more trails for walking, biking, and even horseback riding could be coming to Albuquerque’s west side. A couple of city councilors want to use city-owned open space to make it happen. People who already love Albuquerque’s many trails say there could always be more. “They’re amazing. They’re amazing. Compared to some […] → Read More

Investigators track ammunition in fatal film set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities pursued new leads Tuesday on possible sources of live ammunition involved in actor Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a western movie, as they searched the premises of an Albuquerque-based firearms and ammunition supplier. The search took place after a provider of […] → Read More

Bandelier National Monument seeking tips on latest poaching cases

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Park rangers at Bandelier National Monument are looking for the person or persons responsible for poaching two animals over the weekend. “The national park inside Bandelier National Monument, we don’t allow hunting,” Chief Ranger Dennis Milligan explained. However, over the weekend, U.S. park rangers said they found an elk killed illegally near […] → Read More

Official: Man dies in apparent Sipapu snowboarding crash

VADITO, NM (KRQE) – A 28-year-old snowboarder from Rio Rancho died at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort this weekend, according to Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe. Hogrefe said it appears Jario Hernandez hit a tree while going down the mountain at the resort on Saturday, though the investigation is ongoing. The resort is about 45 […] → Read More

City pushing for affordable housing complex in North Valley

The City of Albuquerque wants a retail project to go along with that affordable housing project on 4th, south of Candelaria. → Read More

Lawmakers push for more independent oversight of CYFD

New Mexico lawmakers are calling for CYFD to be more transport and have more accountability after the department is involved in recent cases. → Read More

Estancia requires people be ‘legally armed’ to enter town meetings, ACLU threatens lawsuit

ESTANCIA, NM (KRQE) – A civil rights group is calling out a New Mexico town that will soon be requiring people to be “legally armed” to enter town meetings. Estancia Mayor Nathan Dial said the new rule set to go into effect Dec. 7 doesn’t mean everyone will be armed with a weapon. “‘Legally armed’ […] → Read More

Multi-vehicle crash kills 1, critically injures 5

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A crash involving three cars and a motorcyclist in northeast Albuquerque killed one person and left five others in critical condition, according to officials. Albuquerque Fire Rescue said it happened around 7 p.m. Saturday at Montgomery and Morris. News 13 will provide updates on air and online as they become available. → Read More