Kim Vallez, KRQE News 13

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KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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VIDEO: Man leads Aztec police on high-speed chase

AZTEC, N.M. (KRQE) – A chase, reaching speeds of 110 miles per hour, in La Plata County ended in an interesting way with the suspect thanking police. Just before 11 p.m., Aztec Police received word of a stolen vehicle out of Colorado. An officer spotted the vehicle and tried to pull over the driver but he […] → Read More

The one-of-a-kind decadent treats at River of Lights

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The River of Lights not only offers dazzling light displays, but also one-of-a-kind treats. Executive Chef Tom Garton and his team are ready to serve during this massive light event. The focus this year is on sweets. Garton says there will be lots of chocolate and caramel treats. Another tasty treat that […] → Read More

City of Belen brings back siren for emergencies

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A piece of history is coming back to the town of Belen. The old siren that used to be sounded nightly will soon ring through the community once again. It’s a sound that brings back a lot of memories for anyone who grew up in Belen. “It has been here for many […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Tech Company connected to former state rep. files federal suit

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The company at the center of the fraud case against former House Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton claims they are an innocent victim. The owner of Robotics has filed a federal suit to get almost a half-million dollars the feds have seized. The suit claims Stapleton took advantage of her 30-year relationship with […] → Read More

Video shows moments after wild police chase with 12-year-old boy

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – New video shows the destruction and chaos a 12-year-old boy caused. The boy led police on a chase in a stolen SUV last month in Dona Ana County. When the chase was over, everyone was in shock to learn the circumstances of it all even the deputies involved. The driver could […] → Read More

VIDEO: Murder suspect from New York arrested near Edgewood

EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) – Police never know what they’re going to find on the interstates in New Mexico. This was the case when a New Mexico State Police officer spotted a woman with a flat tire on the side of I-40 last month. It turns out, the woman was wanted for murder out of New York […] → Read More

Video shows San Juan deputies arresting thief that stole car with a baby inside

Deputies on patrol get a call about a stolen SUV with a baby still inside, taken from a Safeway store in Aztec. → Read More

AFR is keeping an eye on bosque after recent fires

Right now the Albuquerque Fire Rescue is conducting daily patrols of the bosque. Crews are also assigned most of the day to look for anything suspicious and to be on hand quickly if a fire does break out. → Read More

Man awaits federal sentencing for entering country illegally

Luis Talamantes-Romero is still awaiting trial for Jacqueline Vigil's murder, Vigil was shot and killed in the driveway of her westside home. Talamantes-Romero has pleaded guilty to entered the US illegally. → Read More

NMSP Ofc. Darian Jarrotts’ widow plans to file wrongful death lawsuit

Correction issued below NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The widow of a New Mexico State Police officer killed in the line of duty in February plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Her attorney argues that while being a police officer always presents a risk, Officer Darian Jarrott should have been warned who he was dealing with […] → Read More

City of Albuquerque pays over $300K in lawsuit settlements

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A former officer with the Albuquerque Police Department, a grandmother, and Black Lives Matter protesters are some of the people the City of Albuquerque paid out legal claims to in the last three months of 2020. City council is getting a closer look at all the civil cases and settlements paid out. […] → Read More

More referees needed to officiate condensed high school sports season

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – It’s been a busy week for high school athletes and referees across the state. Now that high school athletics is allowed, the New Mexico Activities Association has managed to cram seasons for 13 sports into just a few months. That has required some creativity and patience by athletes, parents, and referees. […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

CYFD’s Broken System Part 4: Changes and what still needs to be done

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – There are too many child abuse cases in New Mexico to count. Too many that are so horrendous, New Mexicans are left wondering how someone could do that do a child and what is being done to stop it. It’s a question the public has been asking of the New Mexico Children, Youth […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

CYFD’s Broken System Part 3: We can’t ever let it happen again

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – We’ve heard time and time again from officials, from the public after the killing of a child, that we can’t let it happen again. It’s a crime that often includes details that are so sickening it’s hard to fathom. The leadership of the agencies involved has come and gone, as have […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Police investigate homicide in southeast Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Officers with the Albuquerque Police Department are investigating a homicide early Wednesday morning in the southeast region of the city. Police report officers reported to a residence in the area of Broadway and San Jose Ave. in reference to a suspicious person. Officers discovered a deceased individual at the home. Information […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in… → Read More

CYFD’s Broken System Part 2: The issues CYFD is facing

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – One after another after another New Mexico children are being killed through abuse. Some tortured in secret, others had someone stand up for them, only for the system to fail them. In many cases, New Mexico Child Youth and Families Department (CYFD) stepped in and made the decision to return a child to […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

CYFD’s Broken System Part 1: The death of 4-yr-old James Dunklee

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – In 2013 it was Omaree Varela. In 2016 it was Victoria Martens. In 2018 it was Jeremiah Valencia. All New Mexico kids killed after experiencing horrendous abuse. Police, the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), and other agencies promised to do better to keep this from happening again but it […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Volunteers invest thousands of hours into restoring historic locomotive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s been a labor of love for 20 years. Volunteers with the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society have been working day after day, month after month and year after year to restore the Santa Fe 2926 Locomotive that sat for decades in Albuquerque’s Coronado Park. On Tuesday, the sweet […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

‘Glampers’ get to experience Balloon Fiesta in a different light

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – For many, part of the fun of Balloon Fiesta is waking up super early, getting in the car half asleep, and getting on the road to beat the crowds. But it appears more people are choosing a much more glamorous option. Balloon Fiesta means early mornings, braving the traffic, the elements, […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Teen’s death inspires family’s fight against trucking industry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A semi-trailer company will pay millions of dollars for the crash that killed a Manzano High School student. His family has won their fight in court, but they have a much bigger fight ahead of them. They say if the company had installed a simple device, their son may still be […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More