Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13

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Past articles by Victoria:

APD responds to deadly shooting near UNM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting near UNM. APD says officers responded to calls about a shooting near Central and Yale just before 8 p.m. When officers arrived, they say they found a man who had been shot. That person died on scene. This is a developing story. KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available. → Read More

Police activity near Coors and Montano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a scene near Coors and Montano. BCSO says Tres Vista Road is closed in both directions at Montano Plaza Drive due to police activity in the area. Details remain extremely limited at this time. KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

APD responds to multiple shooting scenes Thursday night

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says it’s investigating several shootings across the city Thursday night. APD confirms officers are investigating a shooting… → Read More

Apply now to join the River of Lights setup crew

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The BioPark Society is looking for a crew to help set up this year’s River of Lights. Applications are now being accepted for up to 14 crew members for the annual holiday tradition. The 2019 installation season kicks off Sep. 16. Group interviews are this Friday. Resumes must be submitted beforehand. For more information, click here. → Read More

Several CABQ Pools to remain open through September

The city of Albuquerque is not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. The Parks and Recreation Department has announced that six of the city’s outdoor pools will remain open through Sep. 29. The decision came after Mayor Tim Keller and the Aquatics Division decided that temperatures are still warm enough for families to continue […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas cancels Westside Summerfest appearance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Just days before the event, Westside Summerfest has lost its headliner. Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, announced Monday that Thomas ruptured a disk in his back and will have to undergo surgery. The city calls the news an unfortunate circumstance but says it will allow more local talent to be showcased. Summerfest is this Saturday at Ventana Ranch Community Park. → Read More

Four-legged New Mexico icon passes away

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A beloved, four-legged New Mexico celebrity has passed away. Travelin’ Jack died over the weekend at the age of 11. His owner, Jill Lane, says his heart valve tore and could not be repaired. Travelin’ Jack was an icon for New Mexico’s tourism industry, traveling and reporting from all over the […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Last Mariachis game of the season is also ‘Lowrider Night’ at Isotopes Park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The final Mariachis De Nuevo Mexico game of the season is going to be filled with style. This Sunday night will not only be the fifth specialty game for the Albuquerque Isotopes’ alter ego, but it’s also “Lowrider Night.” The team is partnering with the city to feature roughly 50 lowriders […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

July 12 Evening Rush:

1. Two infants have been taken to the hospital and one person is in custody after a fire at an apartment complex in the Northeast Heights. The fire is near San Pedro and Topke. That’s just north of Montgomery. Full Story: AFR responding to apartment fire in NE Albuquerque 2. Santa Fe police have confirmed Thursday’s double […] → Read More

Santa Fe PD: New Mexico singer killed in murder-suicide

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe police have ruled the fatal shooting of a popular New Mexico signer and her husband a murder-suicide. Singer Ernestine Romero and her husband, Jessie Saucedo, were found dead in a parking lot in downtown Santa Fe Thursday afternoon. Police believe Saucedo shot Romero twice in the chest as […] → Read More

Police responding to bomb threat at South Valley Walmart

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police are responding to a reported bomb threat at a Walmart in the South Valley. It happened just Friday before 4 p.m. at the Walmart off Coors and Rio Bravo. Details are extremely limited. KRQE News 13 will provide updates. → Read More

Rio Bravo interchange project nearing completion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Work is wrapping up on the Rio Bravo interchange. A ribbon cutting will be held Friday to celebrate the construction on the project, which first began in August 2017. The entire interchange is set to be finished on schedule this August. The interchange is designed to reduce congestion and improve traffic […] → Read More

U.S. mayors travel to El Paso for border visit

EL PASO, Texas (KRQE) – A group of mayors from across the U.S. visited El Paso on Friday to learn more about the border and the immigration crisis. The mayors met with Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan in a closed-door meeting Thursday afternoon. Not only did they press their case for the federal government […] → Read More

July 11 Evening Rush: Two people fatally shot in downtown Santa Fe

1. Two people are dead after a shooting in the parking lot of the State Education Department on Don Gaspar just south of the Santa Fe Plaza. Police have identified those two people as 32-year-old Ernestine Saucedo and 34-year-old Jessie Saucedo. Full Story: Popular New Mexico singer fatally shot in downtown Santa Fe 2. A proposed apartment […] → Read More

June 28 Evening Rush: Murder victim’s father shouts at suspect in court

1. It was an emotional day in court as family watched the man accused of murdering an Albuquerque mother and daughter, face a judge for the first time. Full Story: Father of murder victim emotional during suspect’s court appearance 2. Two of the state’s most infamous convicted murderers won’t face the death penalty anymore. The State Supreme […] → Read More

Accident prompts replacement of three diving boards at city pools

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque is taking a closer look at the diving boards at its pools after an accident this past weekend. The city says as a man jumped off the diving board at Highland Pool, the board bounced then broke and fell into the water. As a result, the city […] → Read More

KRQE News 13 celebrates Founder’s Day of Caring through volunteering

Monday evening, staff members from KRQE News 13 were out serving meals to people in need. It’s part of the Founder’s Day of Caring, organized by KRQE’s parent company, Nexstar. This year, KRQE is lending a hand at Casa Esperanza and the Ronald McDonald House, which both serve families who need a place to stay […] → Read More

Albuquerque Isotopes Youth Skills Clinic

Do you want your kids to learn from baseball pros? The Isotopes are holding its annual youth skills clinic the next two Saturdays. → Read More

Thursday Food Truck Fest returns for the summer

The wind didn't stop people from coming out and enjoying opening day of Thursday Food Truck Fest at Alvarado Park in Albuquerque. → Read More

May 1 Evening Rush: Man killed during officer-involved shooting in Valencia County

1. State Police say a Valencia County man pointed a gun at deputies before they opened fire and killed him. Police say the suspect, 37-year-old Isaac Pineda, had stolen a gun and threatened to harm his own family. Pineda let the family leave the house, but State Police say he came out with his rifle drawn. Deputies then shot Pineda. → Read More