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Amber Alert issued for missing 6-year-old boy from Belen

Valencia County sheriff's deputies issued an Amber Alert early Monday morning for a missing boy from Belen. Deputies believe 6-year-old Freddie Drake is with his mother, Arlene Drake, 35, who doesn’t have custody rights.


Complaint: Triple homicide suspects were kicked out of a party, returned with a gun

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. - A criminal complaint details what seems to have led up to a triple homicide in Valencia County over the weekend. Valencia County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shots fired call early Saturday morning. When crews arrived on the scene, off of East El Cerro Loop, they found t


Witnesses: Teens opened fire after getting kicked out of birthday party

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - KRQE News 13 is learning more about what led up to a triple murder in Valencia County this weekend. Darren Bernal, 40; Nathan Morrison, 28; and Joseph Santiago, 29; were shot and killed at a home off El Cerro Loop and Sun Valley Road.


Valencia County may have permanent solution for animal overpopulation

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - Help is coming for a New Mexico animal shelter. The Valencia County Animal Shelter is euthanizing 70 percent of the animals that come in—that's nearly 3,000 dogs and cats. Now, there may be a permanent solution.


New Mexico man holds a child, three adults hostage in stand off

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lea County Sheriff’s office deputies were engaged in a stand off Sunday, April 29, that involved four hostages. Jared T Pendleton, 34, of Hobbs, NM, was spotted by deputies in his front yard. According to the Lea County Sheriff’s Office, Pendleton was wanted for several felony w


Latest: New Mexico man charged after weapons found at home

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Latest on weapons charges filed against a member of an armed civilian group that detained migrants on the US-Mexico border (all times local):. A member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border was charged Monday with being a felon in po


Court documents: 3 teens killed men for ‘disrespecting’ them

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On Saturday night — three days before his 29th birthday — Nathan Morrison hosted a small birthday party at a Los Lunas home. He invited a couple of friends and an 18-year-old co-worker, who then invited two other teenagers.


Sheriff's Deputies investigate triple homicide in Valencia County

We're learning more about a triple murder on the eastern edge of Los Lunas. It happened early this morning and the sheriff's department says three suspects are now facing charges after fleeing the scene.


Three teens charged in El Cerro triple homicide

Valencia County Sheriff's Office deputies took three teenagers into custody early this morning in connection with a triple homicide on East El Cerro Loop. All three are being charged with three open counts of murder at this time.


46 of 57 miles of new border wall will be in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Construction on the borer wall in New Mexico is scheduled to begin next month. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the majority of the construction will replace vehicle barriers with new structures that are 18 to 30 feet tall. The Army Corps of Engineers in Albuquerque a


April 22 Evening Rush: Strong spring storm moves into New Mexico

1. A strong spring storm will move to New Mexico on Tuesday. It will spread storms across the east and scattered showers in central sections. Highs will max out in the mid to high 50s. We could even pick up some more high mountain snow. The storm will move out of the state on Wednesday leaving behin


Community survey shows Los Lunas residents want pool, less traffic

The village of Los Lunas asked residents what improvements they'd like to see. The results are in, and people there want a pool so badly they're willing to pay more in taxes for it.


New Mexico may step in to preserve trove of art

The fate of a treasured $4 million art collection may be one step closer to security — and perhaps, opportunity. The state Department of Cultural Affairs has approached the city of Santa Fe about partnering on a plan that would move a trove of prized works by master artists into a single building on


Program's end means more northern New Mexico defendants may end up in court

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - More people could end up in court after a popular program was canceled in northern New Mexico. The Technical Violations Program or TVP was created to free up the court system. It allowed people with minor probation violations like failing a drug test, to avoid a probation


Sheriff's Office: 3 arrested in 3 killings in New Mexico

LOS LUNAS, N.M. – The Valencia County Sheriff's Office says three suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of three men at a home near Los Lunas early Saturday. Sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Rowland says 18-year-old Brandon Dowdy, 19-year-old Robert Wilson and a male 17-year-old were arrested on three


Petty Politics Damaging New Mexico’s National Brand

Sometimes, New Mexico can’t help but snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Three years ago, New Mexico won a national competition to bring Facebook to our state. Facebook agreed to build its new data center in Los Lunas, and in exchange, New Mexico promised the company that the state would upgrade


2020 could disrupt New Mexico’s all-male Senate lineage

SANTA FE – A woman is knocking on the door of an enduring boys’ club in New Mexico politics, as Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver signals her interest in the 2020 race for U.S. Senate.