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Police arrest Albuquerque couple accused in road rage shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Albuquerque Police Department has arrested the couple they say is behind a road rage shooting. Police say the victim was driving on I-25 south near Martin Luther King last week when he was cut off.


Albuquerque police ID girl whose body was found in arroyo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating the death of a teenager whose body was found in an arroyo as a homicide. Police identified the girl Thursday as 16-year-old Tomica Yellowhorse.


Albuquerque Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Windy until afternoon and mixed precipitation (1–2 in. of snow) starting in the afternoon.


APD Trying To Repair Its Reputation On Streets Of Albuquerque

There are headlines around the country about officers abusing their power, coercing, assaulting or trafficking sex workers. Not being able to trust police enough to report violent experiences is part of what makes people especially vulnerable to serial killers and rapists. Now, 10 years after a mass


BNSF Railway plans $80 million investment in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — BNSF Railway plans to invest $80 million in New Mexico this year. The freight company made the announcement Wednesday, saying the money will go toward maintenance projects as well as rail upgrades to ensure its network remains safe and reliable.


Suspected drunk driver tells police she considered career in law enforcement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It was an odd scene: a suspected drunk driver telling police she wants a career in law enforcement after crashing into a patrol car on the I-40. A suspected drunk driver tried to blame her vision.


Foster parent facing sexual assault charges to be sentenced

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A New Mexico foster parent who sexually assaulted children in his care is awaiting his sentence in court Thursday. Manual Preciado, 64, was arrested in 2015 after a teenage boy came forward saying Preciado raped and molested him while he stayed in his Tucumcari home. Accor


Mark's Thursday Evening Forecast

A storm moving out of Arizona will move into New Mexico on Friday spreading snow from west to east as it moves through. The mountain areas should pick up 12"+ of snow through easly Saturday morning. The metro areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe will get 1"-4" Friday evening. Snow will dissipate around


Two Roswell boys missing from Albuquerque facility found

Two Roswell teenagers who escaped from the Albuquerque Boys’ Reintegration Center Saturday were found before they had the chance to leave Albuquerque. Randy Torrez and Jose Lopez — both 16 and from Roswell — were found after New Mexico State Police received an anonymous tip that Lopez and Torrez wer


New Mexico's House approves automatic voter registration

The New Mexico House of Representatives has voted in favor of automatic voter registration legislation. Lawmakers late Tuesday night approved a bill that would change that state’s voter registration to be “opt-out” at motor vehicle offices, according to Las Cruces Sun News.


Albuquerque restaurant owners react to possible plastics ban

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) - City council is expected to make a decision on the proposed plastic ban Wednesday evening. The ban wouldn't just be on plastic bags, like in some other cities. It would also include straws, styrofoam cups and containers. It's all part of the council's initiative to make Albu


State Police hopes video series helps recruit new officers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Just about every police department in New Mexico is short officers—but State Police are trying a new way to attract recruits. They're highlighting some of the unusual jobs they have to offer in a Youtube campaign.


FBI Seeks Two Men Who Robbed Albuquerque Bank

Anyone who recognizes this man is urged to call the FBI at at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI. Anyone who recognizes the getaway truck is urged to call the FBI at at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505.843


Exhibit spotlighting drug abuse opens at Natural History Museum

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A museum exhibit created by the DEA hopes to teach local families just how damaging drugs can be. The "Drugs: Cost and Consequences" exhibit opened Thursday at the Natural History Museum in downtown Albuquerque. The DEA says drug use can be difficult to talk about with chi


Events happening in Albuquerque this week

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - This week in Albuquerque, dive deep into New Mexico’s favorite symbol, enjoy numerous fine arts performances and get your hands dirty in the great outdoors.


Water contamination puts New Mexico dairy farmer out of business

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - A New Mexico dairy farmer says he may have to kill thousands of his cows and he's dumping out tens of thousands of gallons of their milk daily. He says it's all a result of the water contamination caused by Cannon Air Force Base and the firefighting foam they used.


N.M. Shop Closes Without Notifying Customers

Feb. 21, 2019—Maurer's Collision in northeast Albuquerque, N.M. appears to have shut down and several cars are being held behind locked gates, reported KOB 4. The customers said they were given no notice.


APD Talks 10-Year Investigation Into West Mesa Murders

Three detectives are still working a combined 40 hours each week to solve the murders of nine woman and two teen girls whose remains were discovered on Albuquerque’s West Mesa in 2009.


Municipalities, county report crime stats

BELEN — Belen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez reported that crime in the Hub City is on the decline — most notably in the areas of burglaries and motor vehicle theft. During a recent city council meeting, Rodriguez reported the city hasn’t had a homicide or rape in the past two years, and one more rob


New Mexicans debate Daylight Saving vs. Mountain Standard Time

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Daylight Saving or Mountain Standard Time? That's the debate lawmakers are having at the Roundhouse this week, and so are other New Mexicans. However, if you ask around, people are split when it comes to the time zone they want to be on.