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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.


Body, blood found on County Road 201

La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies say a body, pool of blood and abandoned vehicle were found Monday near the end of County Road 201, north of Durango. Around 6:20 p.m., the county Road and Bridge Department was moving snow and discovered a pool of blood somewhere near the vehicle, said sheriff’s sp


Jicarilla Apache Nation president resigns

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation has resigned. The Farmington Daily Times report s the northwestern New Mexico tribe announced Levi Pesata resigned from office on Friday, citing personal reasons.


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.


Farmington teenagers accused of taking stolen guns to school

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) - Five Farmington teenagers have been arrested after police say they burglarized a home and stole guns, then took them to school. Farmington police say they got a call Thursday afternoon about a student bringing a gun and ammo to Piedra Vista High School.


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


New Digital Translator Signals Go Online in Farmington and Aztec

NEW MEXICO PBS Will Continue To Be Seen Digitally On Channel 5.1. Wednesday, Feb. 13 – In Aztec & surrounding areas. Wednesday, Feb. 20 – In Farmington & surrounding areas. The following digital translators for KNME / New Mexico PBS will continue to be seen on Channel 5.1, but you must rescan your c


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


Facebook Marks Opening Of NM Data Center, Lawmakers Seek Compromise On Coal and Clean Power

Facebook Marks Opening Of Sprawling New Mexico Data Center - Associated Press. Facebook has marked the opening of its New Mexico data center, a sprawling complex where the social media giant says servers have begun storing some of the millions of videos and other media its users post daily.


Police Blotter: Farmington police warn about credit card skimmers

Detectives with the Farmington Police Department are investigating a case of credit card skimming and have tips to help citizens avoid falling victim to this scam. On Jan. 26, officers responded to a local gas station after numerous gas pumps were found with damage. The pumps were inspected, which l


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.


Roswell: New Mexico Is Taking A Break - Here's When It Returns

Fans of The CW's Roswell: New Mexico will be disappointed to learn that there's no new episode this week, since several of the network's shows are currently on a short break. However, the good news is that you'll only have to wait another week for more sci-fi romance, as Roswell: New Mexico returns


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.


ONLY ON ABC-7: A southern New Mexico ghost town with ties to Black history

The State of New Mexico in enriched with history but sometimes, that history goes unknown. That includes the now vacant ghost town, located in southeastern New Mexico, called Blackdom.


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


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


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


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.


Bill to allow medical marijuana in schools passes New Mexico Senate

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - The bill that allows medical marijuana to be given to students at public schools passed the Senate on Monday. Sen. Candace Gould, a Republican from Albuquerque, is sponsoring the bill. It would establish a designated school official or parent to administer the medication for


Tiffany Haddish is New Mexico Entertainment Magazine's cover story

The month of love is full of comedy, music, and fun. Those behind New Mexico Entertainment Magazine are excited to share what's new in their February issue and the events that have caught their attention.