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Threat against Belen High School under investigation

BELEN — Police are actively investigating a threat made Wednesday evening against Belen High School. “The threat, which was disclosed to us yesterday, Feb. 13, was a threat against the school in general,” said Belen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. “It was a threat that could put anyone in harms way —


79-year-old man arrested for making wigs out of dozens of neighborhood dogs

A New Mexico man has been arrested and accused of kidnapping local neighborhood dogs and making wigs and various accessories with their fur. Los Lunas authorities became increasingly alarmed after dozens of pets had disappeared in the area in the past year.


'Valencia County Day' matanza held at the Roundhouse

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - Friday, Valencia County leaders shared a New Mexico tradition with lawmakers in Santa Fe. Valencia County, the village of Los Lunas, the city of Belen and other entities within the county hosted a matanza outside the Roundhouse.


New Mexico To Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration, Spending Plan and Teacher Raises Advance

New Mexico To Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration - Associated Press. New Mexico's attorney general and governor say the state will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.


APD searching for kids possibly ejected during crash on I-40

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A stretch of I-40 is shut down as police search the river for two kids. Officers are out near I-40 and Rio Grande searching the area by air, boat and by foot.


Old Belen City Hall to be considered as historic property

BELEN—For more than 80 years, the two-story, dust-colored adobe building on the corner of Becker Avenue and Fifth Street has stood as a reminder of what Belen once was. Today, the old and unused Belen city hall is in need of more than a million dollars worth of repair and renovation. Some of the woo


2 Lubbock men killed in New Mexico crash

GUADALUPE COUNTY, NM (KCBD) - Two Lubbock men were killed in a crash on I-40, west of Santa Rosa, New Mexico just after midnight this morning. New Mexico State Police say a 2011 Chevy truck was traveling east on I-40 pulling a trailer and collided with the wire cable divider.


Gilbert Duran arrested, charged with murder of girlfriend

A man wanted for murder was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, after a three-hour standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies. The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip on Tuesday, Feb. 6, that Gilbert Duran, 42, of Los Lunas, was at an apartment complex on the 100 bloc


New Mexico deputies ask for help catching gas station thieves

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) - San Juan County deputies need help finding some thieves. They struck last month at the Giant Gas Station near McGee Park in Farmington. Photos show two of the suspects and the three vehicles used. One of them appears to be a Jeep. There's also a truck and a car.


Deadly shooting at Central and I-25

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting near Central and I-25. The Albuquerque Police Department says around 10:30 p.m. Monday a man was found with a possible gunshot wound. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he later died.


February 19th Morning Rush: Winter storm brings snow & cold temps throughout New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - 1. Once east canyon winds relax across the Rio Grande Valley, a band of moderate snow will be allowed to cross east into the Albuquerque metro. Accumulation of 1" - 4" of snow is possible with higher numbers in and around Rio Rancho and the Foothills. Snow showers will con


February blood drives in Valencia County

During February, Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, is holding several blood drives here in Valencia County, eliminating the need to drive to Albuquerque to donate. •10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, Isleta Resort and Casino, Ballroom C, 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque; donors receive t-shirts


Man recalls witnessing New Mexico hunter shoot his dog

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - The hunting partner of the man accused of shooting his own dog is speaking out. Bailey Perez says he won't forget seeing a 3-year-old yellow lab named "Gypsy" get shot. Her owner, Dustin Coker, worked with Perez, and went duck hunting with him in Carlsbad last month.


Groundwater contamination devastates a New Mexico dairy – and threatens public health

For months, Clovis dairy farmer Art Schaap has been watching his life go down the drain. Instead of selling milk, he is dumping 15,000 gallons a day – enough to provide a carton at lunch to 240,000 children. Instead of working 24/7 to keep his animals healthy, he’s planning to exterminate all 4,000


NMSP search for 2 teens who walked away from reintegration center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police are searching for two teens who walked away from the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center. Officials believe 16-year-olds Randy Torrez and Jose Lopez were picked up by someone in a vehicle Monday night. Police say they could be heading back to thei


Woman who escaped New Mexico jail sentenced to prison

CURRY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - An inmate who escaped from the Curry County jail last year has been sentenced to more than a decade behind bars. Kaitlyn Martinez-Arington was able to slip out a door by following a healthcare worker who was leaving. She then attacked that woman when she tried to stop her


Westside Albuquerque, Rio Rancho get hit hard with snow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The area hit the hardest with snow Tuesday was Albuquerque's westside and Rio Rancho. The snow started falling around 4 a.m. and it didn't stop until around 10 a.m. Roads in the area were covered with snow and ice, which made it very tricky for morning commuters.


New Mexico rancher shares his version of a snow day

DES MOINES, N.M. (KRQE) - In Albuquerque, a snow day means a day off for a lot of people. Out on the ranch, there is no day off. During bad weather, the workload for ranchers only increases. In Des Moines, New Mexico, John Vincent is providing insight into that work, documenting a day in the life of


New Mexico mother fighting to get 'Katie's Law' passed in North Carolina

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The mother who fought to get "Katie's Law" passed in New Mexico is now fighting to get it passed in another state. Jayann Sepich's daughter Katie was raped and murdered in 2003 while going to school at New Mexico State University.


139 barrels of crude oil stolen from New Mexico oilfield, police say

CARLSBAD, N.M. - Officials in New Mexico are investigating the theft of 139 barrels of crude oil from an oilfield in Eddy County, the Carlsbad Current Argus reported. Eddy County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Matt Hutchinson told the newspaper the barrels disappeared from Conchos Resources, most li