Chris McKee, KRQE News 13

Chris McKee

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Recent:
  • KRQE News 13
Past:
  • CBS 17
  • WFLA NEWS
  • WAVY_News
  • WWLP-22News
  • KAMR Local 4 News
  • WATE 6 On Your Side
  • WDTN
  • WISH-TV

Recent articles by Chris:

APD Chief, Bernalillo Co. DA to discuss GPS records of criminal suspects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In a news conference planned for this morning, leaders from the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office are expected to discuss GPS records of criminal suspects. KRQE News 13 will live stream coverage of the news conference here on this page starting around 11:15 a.m. According to a […] → Read More

State health leaders to update New Mexico’s COVID-19 trends

The briefing will mark the first update from health leaders in two weeks, since before the Thanksgiving holiday. → Read More

Behind the story: How much did COVID affect New Mexico’s school kids?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closures that came with it affected New Mexico’s school kids. But how much of an impact did the pandemic have on learning in the state, and how is the state trying to measure it? A recent KRQE News 13 investigation from Gabrielle Burkhart […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

UNMH, Presbyterian health leaders to update hospitals status amid ‘crisis’ standards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Health officials from two of New Mexico’s most prominent health care systems, University of New Mexico Hospital and Presbyterian are expected to update the public this morning about the ongoing crisis standards of care (CSC) status in their facilities. KRQE News 13 will live stream the news conference here on this page with […] → Read More

New Mexico News Podcast: Hospitals Declare ‘Crisis‘

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – In the last month, at least six New Mexico hospitals have declared the rare “crisis standards of care” (CSC) designation amid a continued high-number of new COVID-19 cases. But for some New Mexicans, it’s not quite clear what a CSC designation means for hospitals or how it will affect medical care in […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

New Mexico News Podcast: Recreational Cannabis Producers Seek Green Light

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – More than 2,000 people have started filling out applications in hopes of becoming some of New Mexico’s first recreational cannabis producers ahead of the April 1, 2022 deadline for product sales. Who’s applying is the broad focus of this week’s episode of the New Mexico News Podcast. Who’s applying to be New […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

KRQE Live Stream: A closer look at who wants to produce New Mexico’s cannabis

So far, more than 2,000 applications have been submitted to the state. → Read More

Behind the story: Is Albuquerque keeping up with vacant business problems?

KRQE News 13 Digital Anchor Chris McKee recently spoke with Ann about her story in an extended interview segment. Watch the "behind the story" video above to learn more about the process Ann took in putting together the story and more. → Read More

UNMH, Presbyterian see little relief from crisis standards of care so far, project more COVID hospitalizations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Operating under “crisis standards of care” (CSC) for the last week amid hundreds of COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide, two of the state’s largest Albuquerque-based hospital systems addressed the continued emergency status at their facilities during a news conference Thursday morning. While the hospitals say they made the declaration to address the overwhelming… → Read More

New Mexico health officials update state’s COVID-19 trends

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico health officials are expected to provide an update on the status of the state’s COVID-19 response in a news conference Wednesday. KRQE News 13 will livestream the news conference on this page. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to attend Wednesday’s news conference as well, “schedule permitting.” The governor hasn’t […] → Read More

Behind the story: Larry Barker investigates cannabis producer license rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A recent Larry Barker investigation exposed a loophole in the state’s new recreational cannabis law now being looked at by some state lawmakers. The law currently allows for some convicted drug traffickers to get a state license to legally produce and sell cannabis. KRQE News 13 Digital Anchor Chris McKee recently sat […] → Read More

City leaders to break ground on new downtown Albuquerque rail crossing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than two years since its inception, city leaders are expected to break ground Tuesday on a new railroad crossing along Marquette Avenue in downtown Albuquerque. KRQE News 13 will livestream coverage of the event here on this page starting around 12:00pm. The project at Marquette and First Street will add the […] → Read More

New Mexico News Podcast: The challenges with cannabis in Colorado

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – By April 1, 2022, at the latest, New Mexico’s recreational cannabis retail scene will be open for business, ushering in a new industry to the state. Meanwhile, the Land of Enchantment’s northern neighbor Colorado has nearly nine years of experience and perspective on some of the side effects of the industry. Colorado’s […] → Read More

Behind the story: small business’ sales tactics questioned after $60K in charges

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A recent KRQE News 13 investigation tells the story of a Santa Fe man’s experience fighting back against $60,000 worth of charges for skincare products he claims he didn’t want. The situation happened in mid-2021 at a shop near the Santa Fe Plaza and was only resolved after lawyers got involved. Shedding […] → Read More

Presbyterian, UNMH enact ‘crisis standards of care’ in Albuquerque hospitals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Leaders from Presbyterian Healthcare Services and the University of New Mexico Hospital are addressing the new “crisis standards of care” (CSC) status the hospitals have entered as New Mexico continues to deal with a high number of new COVID-19 cases. The new status beginning Thursday in part means “non-medically necessary” procedures are […] → Read More

Behind the story: Larry Barker investigates health care sticker shock

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In the second part of a series on medical billing practices, KRQE News 13 Investigative Reporter Larry Barker highlights a new practice in the metro area involving a medical group charging for the use of its facilities on both in-person and virtual or telephone visits. The $300 fee left one Albuquerque woman […] → Read More

New Mexico health leaders to update COVID-19 case trends Wednesday afternoon

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Amid a sustained high number of new COVID-19 cases across the state, New Mexico health leaders are expected to address the virus’ latest trends in a news conference Wednesday afternoon. KRQE News 13 will carry a livestream of the video briefing on this site with coverage beginning around 2 p.m. According to […] → Read More

Behind the story: COVID test leads to $4K bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In the first part of a two-part series on medical billing practices, KRQE News 13 Investigative Reporter Larry Barker highlights the story of an Albuquerque woman who was left with a more than $4,000 dollar bill after getting a COVID-19 test at a newer free-standing Albuquerque emergency room and hospital on the […] → Read More

New Mexico News Podcast: ‘Rust‘ shooting & guns on movie sets

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The tragic shooting on the film set of ‘Rust’ in Santa Fe has sparked discussion about the use of real weapons in movie productions. Investigators say actor Alec Baldwin fired a revolver while rehearsing a scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch in October, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and injuring the film’s director, […] → Read More

Behind the story: What happens to New Mexico’s AMBER Alert cases?

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – As of November 3, New Mexicans have been notified of 11 different AMBER Alerts in 2021 alone, more than double the number in 2020. Fortunately in each case this year, every child has been found safe. The surge in the use of the alert system and what happens to the suspects’ cases […] → Read More