Rachel Knapp, KRQE News 13

Rachel Knapp

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

Albuquerque students discover rodent not yet recorded in Bernalillo County

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Students at Bosque School learn a lot about wildlife and the environment since the school actually backs up to the bosque. One student recently made a really important discovery during biology class. The Hispid Cotton Rat has never been spotted in Bernalillo County until Bosque School student, Dylan Jenkins, found one on […] → Read More

November election includes hundreds of millions in bond questions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s November election is focused heavily on the race for mayor and whether voters will help fund a brand new soccer stadium but there are other important bond questions you’ll be voting on. There’s more than $130-million worth in bond questions voters will decide on. Money that could affect public safety, schools […] → Read More

Pushback over proposed social studies curriculum

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s controversy over the New Mexico Public Education Department’s proposed changes to the curriculum for grades kindergarten through 12th. PED says more than 60 teachers across the state helped revise these k-12 standards for social studies but the Republican Party of New Mexico insists some of the proposed changes are biased. The […] → Read More

Murder suspect could be connected to disappearance of New Mexican woman

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – A suspected serial killer arrested in Texas may be connected to the disappearance of a New Mexico woman. Tanya Begay was last seen in 2017 in the Gallup area with her boyfriend, Jason Thornburg. Thornburg is now accused of murdering at least four people in Texas. Four years after Begay’s disappearance, Thornburg […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Bernalillo County employee accused of embezzlement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Bernalillo County employee is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a non-profit. Court documents said Michelle Luna took money meant to redevelop and beautify west Central and used it to pay for things like her home mortgage. Documents filed in court accuse 49-year-old Michelle Luna of embezzling $48,000 […] → Read More

New Mexico school districts facing substitute teacher shortage

New Mexico has struggled with a teacher shortage for years but because of the pandemic, it's only gotten worse and now districts are facing a shortage of substitute teachers. → Read More

Human trafficking victim advocates push for more resources, law enforcement operations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Sex trafficking is a part of Albuquerque’s crime problem we often don’t hear much about. Local victim advocates push for law enforcement to crack down on traffickers and the state to provide more resources for victims. Christine Barber is with Street Safe New Mexico, a nonprofit that helps homeless women and those […] → Read More

“I’ve never seen anything like it”: Cibola Co. residents concerned about number of dying trees

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Trees are dying off fast in a New Mexico forest. Now, neighbors are worried it’s creating a more than 50,000-acre fire hazard. Pine Meadow Ranches in Cibola County is a remote subdivision a few miles away from the El Morro National Monument. “See the little ones are getting it now, that’s only […] → Read More

City moving forward to honor burial site of Native American boarding school students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque and Native American community members are working to preserve the sanctity of a local park with a sad history. This park served as a final resting place for students from the Albuquerque Indian Boarding School. The city said while they can’t change what happened here, they’re ready to […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Albuquerque man vandalized brewery; tries to escape with meat and cheese

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As if local restaurants weren’t dealing with enough right now, an Albuquerque brewery is also picking up the pieces after an accused thief broke in and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. Police said the suspect smashed a window to get inside and wrecked the place, even trying to take off […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

City of Albuquerque still trying to fill vacancies; hiring bonuses continue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Like most places these days, the City of Albuquerque is short-staffed. So they’re trying to get the word out to fill dozens of vacant positions. At the City of Albuquerque’s Eagle Rock Convenience Center dumpsite, the one thing that is not going to waste here is time. It’s all hands on deck […] → Read More

Committee moves forward with some potential redistricting maps

The Citizens Redistricting Committee has a tough job to come up with districts that people on both sides of the aisle see as fair. → Read More

Local World War II vets take ‘dream flight’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A pair of local veterans took to the skies as part of a project honoring those who served in World War II. One of the vets said this flight was not only exciting but it also brought back a lot of memories. “I just thought it was great. I was scanning the […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

BioPark staff, community concerned after bacterial infection leaves one Siamang alive

A contagious bacterial infection has claimed another member of the Albuquerque BioPark's ape family. Rue, a two-month-old Siamang, has died. → Read More

Albuquerque lawmaker opts out of running for reelection

State Rep. Debbie Armstrong has decided against running for reelection, saying Tuesday that she wanted to focus on her family and other projects. → Read More

Justice Department’s oversight on APD’s use-of-force monitoring could change

APD has been under scrutiny of the Justice Department for more than seven years after the feds found a pattern and practice of excessive force. → Read More

Neighbors call woman ‘professional squatter’ after moving into half-million-dollar home

A woman is behind bars, accused of stealing a half-million-dollar home in Albuquerque's Four Hills neighborhood after the homeowners died. → Read More

School bus driver shortage leaves students crossing busy intersection

A mother of an Albuquerque middle school student is concerned for her child and other children's safety because they have to cross a busy westside intersection. → Read More

Some New Mexicans turn to livestock drug to treat, prevent coronavirus

Despite the drug not being approved by the FDA or other national health organizations to treat COVID, the state's Poison Center said they've seen an increase in New Mexicans statewide taking the livestock deworming drug, Ivermectin. → Read More

Lack of after-hour emergency animal clinics in Santa Fe raises concern

Since the clinic has been closed, people now have to make the hour drive to Albuquerque. → Read More