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Detectives reevaluate details of teenager killed at riverside party
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Detectives are still investigating the details behind the death of a young girl near Belen last August and it could be a while before they find answers. At a riverside party in Rio Communities, 16-year-old Vanessa Ordonez was struck by a truck and found dead by police. She also h
New Mexico mayor to donate $10K for Judy Chicago museum
BELEN, N.M. — The mayor Belen has announced he will donate a year of his salary to help open a museum in town dedicated to a feminist artist. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports Belen Mayor Jerah Cordova recently announced he would give around $10,000 toward an effort to erect a museum celebrating artist
Family of man found dead in car still searching for answers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Family members of Jonathon Saiz are still looking for answers. He was found dead in the backseat of a car back in May. Surveillance video captured Saiz leaving the Downs Casino. Police are still looking to identify a person of interest.
Belen couple praying for the return of their dog
BELEN, NM (KRQE) - When a carjacker stole a Belen couple's truck he also took the beloved pet inside, and finding that dog is crucial for the mans health.
La Pastorela, a story of the first Christmas
The shepherd’s story of the first Christmas, La Pastorela, will be presented at Garcia Opera House next Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. The theater group La Gran Pastorela de Belen will again be performing this traditional story.
2 trains derail in collision near Belen Rail Runner Station
BELEN, N.M. (AP) - Two Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives have been involved in a train collision near the Belen Rail Runner Station in New Mexico. BNSF officials say two trains were derailed in Saturday’s incident and it doesn’t appear that there were any leaks or spills of any cargo.
New Valencia County hospital in limbo
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Plans to build a hospital in Valencia County may have hit a roadblock.
New Mexico man who was charged in brutal murder, dismemberment of 10-year-old Victoria Martens wants out of jail: Report
A man who had been charged with the brutal murder of a 10-year-old girl now wants to be released on bail until his trial on lesser charges. Fabian Gonzales is one of three people who were initially charged in the August 2016 murder of Victoria Martens, whose partially dismembered body was found burn
Winner of Valencia County sheriff race changes after official canvas
VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - The Valencia County sheriff race has already seen a flip flop since election night, but there won't be a recount in this case.
Mac's Steak in The Rough Cut Above The Rest Play of The Week: Jasia Reese
This week's winner of The Mac's Steak in The Rough Cut Above The Rest Play of The Week award goes to Roswell Coyote punt returner Jasia Reese. The Coyotes had a dominant performance in their Class 5A State Championship victory over Los Lunas, and Jasia Reese had a ridiculous punt return touchdown ea
Two inmates commit suicide within hours of each other at NM prison
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- December 2 turned out to be a deadly day at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas. Keith Kosirog was found hanging in his cell at 9:53 in the morning.
Is Davie really happy to be with the Lobos?
• • • Tessa Ortiz had herself quite the Saturday. The Las Vegas Robertson girls basketball player woke up at the crack of dawn in her own bed, battled a stomach bug that — ahem — forced her to deal the effects of esophageal gravity with her latest meal, then took her ACT exam.
Belen mayor donates year's salary to Judy Chicago Museum
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) - Belen Mayor Jerah Cordova says he will donate thousands of dollars to help open the Judy Chicago Museum in the town. After a November council meeting, Chicago backed out of a deal with the city to open a museum showcasing her art.
Letters: Follow Bernalillo County on mental health
On the front page of the Albuquerque Journal recently was a detailed plan for expanded mental health services including four phases involving crisis care, detox services and eventually a new hospital.
Shooting victim's body found in Belen; Police search for answers
Through tears, Lorenza Romero said nothing she will do bring back her son Brian Romero. Bernalillo County Sheriff's said in a statement they identified 22-year-old, Brian Romero, was involved in a shooting on November 9th at the Circle K south of Albuquerque on Rio Bravo. On November 13th his family
Albuquerque woman with multiple sclerosis loses disability benefits
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An Albuquerque woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is having her health benefits taken away. "I cried. I cried and I called my mom and was just like, ‘what do I do?’," said Taylor Coffman.
Five bobcats spotted in backyard on Albuquerque's westside
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque homeowner was babysitting his grandchildren when he spotted five trespassers in his backyard. He caught them on camera, but said he and his grandkids were excited to see these intruders.
Albuquerque police: 2 dead in home with 'signs of trauma'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say officers conducting a welfare check of residents of a home Friday night found two people dead with what police called "signs of trauma."
Storm start out strong on the mats
The Cleveland High School wrestling team swept its five matches at the annual Tom Torres Tiger Duals at Los Lunas High School last Saturday, returning to Rio Rancho with the tournament title after going 5-0 in dual matches.
Peralta considering commercial overlay plan
PERALTA — Peralta residents will have opportunities to share their visions of the town’s N.M. 47 curb appeal, starting with a workshop on Dec. 11. At a joint workshop Nov. 13, the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission raised several questions during a discussion on an overlay plan for