Kim Vallez, KRQE News 13

Kim Vallez

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Kim:

New Mexico teacher placed on leave for allegations of inappropriate contact with students

While he was accused of the same thing five years ago, he remained with the district. Some former students are speaking out on social media, demanding he is removed. → Read More

Man involved in crash that injured 2 teens arrested 2.5 years later

The person who caused the crash fled the scene, leaving Amay pinned in the mangled car for 45 minutes. Police say that person was identified as 41-year-old Francisco Perez. → Read More

Mark Ronchetti concedes to Michelle Lujan Grisham in governor’s race

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Republican Mark Ronchetti has conceded in New Mexico’s governor race. His campaign team expected the race to be close, but the spread was too great to overcome in the end. Ronchetti gave his concession speech saying the result was becoming clear. “The reality is, is we sat in the war room tonight. […] → Read More

Another moose sighting surprises people in New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico Game and Fish believe the latest moose to be sighted in New Mexico is the same one that’s been spotted before. People in Mora were surprised this week to see a moose hanging around the area. The moose has also been spotted in the area between Mora and Las Vegas. New […] → Read More

Retired New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman looks back on his time in Congress

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – He is New Mexico’s second longest-serving U.S. Senator and now retired, Jeff Bingaman is talking about his 30 years in Congress. He’s been retired for nearly ten years now and has written about it in his new book ‘Breakdown’ which has lessons for a congress in crisis. “It’s on the institution of Congress […] → Read More

CYFD plans for major changes after fatal child abuse cases

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – CYFD promises big changes to the agency following some deadly child abuse cases and some allegations that CYFD didn’t do enough to protect those children. Some of those people making allegations say they’re hopeful but still concerned. Rachel Berenson represents James Dunklee‘s grandfather in a wrongful death lawsuit against CYFD, claiming CYFD failed […] → Read More

Video: Moments after DWI crash in Wagon Mound that killed 3

Warning: The video included with this story may be hard to watch NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Video has been released showing what happened after a violent DWI crash that killed a grandmother and two young girls in Wagon Mound. There was only one survivor after the driver rear-ended them at an estimated 85 miles per hour. The […] → Read More

APD, BCSO lead major weekend street racing bust

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A major street racing bust in Albuquerque happened this weekend, about 60 drivers were caught all in one spot. Little did those drivers know, APD and BCSO knew of their plans and were watching from above. Deputies were watching from their helicopter, APD on the ground. They learned of a planned event dubbed […] → Read More

Carlsbad dognapping: Man with bizarre past accused of taking ex-wife’s dogs

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s been a bizarre new twist in the search for three search and rescue dogs stolen in Carlsbad. Those dogs were taken from Dr. Kim Lark, allegedly by her ex-husband. KRQE news 13 has now learned that her ex-husband has quite the past that has made international headlines. Dr. Lark has been searching […] → Read More

Video released of interview with woman accused of causing deadly crash

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have released video of their interview with Jeannine Jaramillo, the woman accused of fleeing from police and driving the way down I-25 and eventually causing a crash that killed a police officer and retired firefighter. On March 2, officers thought they were trying to rescue Jaramillo after she told them […] → Read More

Video: Car crashes into Albuquerque school bus with students inside

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New video released by the Albuquerque Police Department shows the chaotic and terrifying moments when a car crashed into a school bus, causing it to roll over onto its side in February. One-second kids are talking and laughing, the next they are trying to figure out what happened. The video shows the middle […] → Read More

Video shows moments after car hit bus full of students in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New video shows what first responders were up against when they arrived at a school bus full of kids that overturned after a crash with a speeding driver. The bus driver tells officers that she only had a split second to respond when a car slammed into the bus. Parents searched for […] → Read More

Chaves County family claims wrongful death, suing sheriff’s office

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The family of Oscar Najera who was shot and killed by Chaves County Sheriff’s Office deputies in July last year has filed a lawsuit. They claim wrongful death but also that deputies were lacking important training that day. Deputies were called by Najera’s girlfriend who said he was violent and had pulled […] → Read More

Car stuck in snow in Edgewood ends with gunfire, suspect dead

Warning: Video above contains graphic content that may be difficult to watch EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) – Graphic new videos show the day a Torrance County deputy thought he was going to die. It happened after a car crashed into a snowy ditch last month, and ended with a hail of gunfire and the suspect dead. On […] → Read More

New details released about crash that killed officer, a retired firefighter

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The woman arrested for last week’s alleged kidnapping turned deadly crash on I-25 is scheduled to make her first court appearance Tuesday. New court documents reveal more about the day of the crash. Jeannine Jaramillo was arrested Saturday and charged with murder for the deaths of Officer Robert Duran and retired […] → Read More

Man charged in shovel attack requesting shorter sentence to see family

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – He’s gotten break after break but he’s asking for yet another one. Justin Hansen who beat a Cibola High School student with a shovel and got away with it for nearly a decade is asking a judge to reduce his sentence again. His reason this time – he wants to be around for […] → Read More

VIDEO: Officers question people who found baby in Hobbs dumpster

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – Video shows what officers encountered the night a newborn was found in a Hobbs dumpster. Alexis Avila is accused of throwing her newborn baby in the trash earlier this month. Police video released on Thursday shows offices had a difficult job in trying to figure out who was responsible and it shows just […] → Read More

VIDEO: Police confront Hobbs teen charged with tossing baby in dumpster

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A newly released video shows a Hobbs police detective interviewing a teen mother who is accused of throwing her newborn baby in the trash. During the interview Alexis Avila, 18, insists she didn’t know she was pregnant until the day before. “I just thought I was gaining weight. I was eating more. Nothing […] → Read More

Mother accused of throwing baby in dumpster calls 911 about alleged assault

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Hobbs teen accused of throwing her newborn in the dumpster called 911 months earlier, claiming her boyfriend at the time had assaulted her. That boyfriend is the same teen who she identifies as the baby’s father. Alexis Avila made a 911 call on June 12, 2021, for assault. Avila: “Get the […] → Read More

New Mexico PED reduces required COVID quarantine from 10 to 5 days

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The rules for quarantining after a COVID exposure in schools is changing. The Public Education Department on Wednesday, Jan. 12 announced a revised tool kit that reduces the required quarantine from 10 days to five days to align with CDC guidelines. Another change is that teachers and staff must quarantine after a […] → Read More