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  • Fire at Edgewood Walmart linked to arson

    Fire at Edgewood Walmart linked to arson
    EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) -- The Edgewood Walmart is closed until further notice after three separate fires were set in the store Sunday evening. Fire crews from multiple agencies responded to the Edgewood Walmart around 8:30 p.m. and found flames shooting from the building.Story continues belowCOVID: What’s the difference between a PCR and antigen COVID-19 test?Business: FAA taking steps to tighten requirements for commercial hot air balloon pilotsWeather: With warm temperatures, Monday is ca
  • Moisture returns to parts of New Mexico late this week

    Moisture returns to parts of New Mexico late this week
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –  Temperatures climb well above average through Christmas across New Mexico. Increasing moisture will bring chances for rain and snow to parts of the state around Christmas too.
    Forecast Continues BelowCOVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: BCSO arrest suspected drunk driver linked to fatal hit-and-runBusiness: Early data is encouraging’ for NM tourism recoveryAlbuquerque: Candlelight vigil honors Pronoy Bhattacharya, local
  • Proposal restricting alcohol sales at Los Altos Park fails

    Proposal restricting alcohol sales at Los Altos Park fails
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A proposal to restrict alcohol sales at an Albuquerque park has failed, at least for now. The proposal was just one part of a resolution expanding the changes at Los Altos Park near Eubank on I-40 where a major makeover is underway.COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval CountyAlbuquerque: Video shows wrong-way driver that caused crash on MontgomeryNew Mexico: Early data
  • New Mexico sheriff continues helping others through second job

    New Mexico sheriff continues helping others through second job
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – He's the top lawman in an area hit hardest by COVID-19. Following a devastating loss of his own, the San Juan County sheriff also took on another full-time job. Last December, San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari lost his father, Vince, to COVID."I still struggle with it, to be honest with you. I haven't had time to mourn my father because I've been trying to help everybody else through their loss right now," said Ferrari.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early
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  • Suspected thief arrested with more than $200K worth of jewelry in backpack

    Suspected thief arrested with more than $200K worth of jewelry in backpack
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Police officers arrested a suspected thief they say had hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise in his backpack. The burglary happened early Monday morning at the Momeni Gallery near the Santa Fe Plaza.COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval CountyAlbuquerque: Video shows wrong-way driver that caused crash on MontgomeryNew Mexico: Early data is ‘
  • Santa Fe Police looking for suspect in road rage shooting

    Santa Fe Police looking for suspect in road rage shooting
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Police are looking for a suspect who shot and wounded another driver in a road rage incident on Sunday morning. Police say that man is 27-year-old, David Dean Gallegos. The victim told officers that Gallegos side-swiped her car on Cerrillos Road near Herrera Drive, so she followed him to get his license plate number.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval CountyAlb
  • UNM announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for events at The Pit

    UNM announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for events at The Pit
    The University of New Mexico Department of Athletics has announced a change in the entry requirements for all events at The Pit.
  • Sports Desk: Lobos ready for a break

    Sports Desk: Lobos ready for a break
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Lobos have dropped two straight, and with the holiday break on the horizon, it's easy to forget about basketball. However, coach Richard Pitino must stay focused as the team prepares for the final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday against Norfolk State.
    "Not going to be an easy game, by any means," says Pitino. "You cannot focus on your flight, you can't focus on any of that. Every coach hates that game. They hate it. Let's get a win. Let's find a wa
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  • Shooting leaves 1 in critical condition in northwest Albuquerque

    Shooting leaves 1 in critical condition in northwest Albuquerque
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says a shooting sent one person to the hospital on Monday night. APD says the shooting happened on the 200 block of 63rd St. They say the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval CountyAlbuquerque: Video shows wrong-way driver that caused crash on MontgomeryNew Mexico: Early dat
  • 1 in critical condition after shooting in northwest Albuquerque

    1 in critical condition after shooting in northwest Albuquerque
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital on Monday night. APD says the shooting happened on the 200 block of 63rd St. They say the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval CountyAlbuquerque: Video shows wrong-way driver that caused crash on MontgomeryNew
  • Group of local business owners leave $5,555 tip at Albuquerque restaurant

    Group of local business owners leave $5,555 tip at Albuquerque restaurant
    Two servers at Trombino's were surprised when a group of local business owners made sure they got the tip they deserved.
  • Members of Congress not running for reelection in 2022

    Members of Congress not running for reelection in 2022
    (The Hill) – Dozens of lawmakers have announced they won’t seek reelection in 2022, in what’s expected to be a tough year for Democrats trying to keep their narrow majorities in both chambers of Congress.Several House members are seeking other offices, such as in the Senate or their state’s governorships. But other lawmakers are citing decennial redistricting and the increasingly toxic environment in Congress in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol as they he
  • About $500K in damage done to Alvarado Square from October shooting

    About $500K in damage done to Alvarado Square from October shooting
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County officials estimate the damage to Alvarado Square may add up to more than $500,000. The county confirms the latest estimates of more than $473,000 in expenses. That's on top of about $38,000 spent to clean up and make repairs immediately after the shooting.
    Related coverageTwo more suspects arrested for Alvarado Square shootingSuspect in Alvarado Square shooting released from custody pending trialProsecutors seek pretrial detention for suspe
  • Warrants name suspects in homicide outside SW Albuquerque home

    Warrants name suspects in homicide outside SW Albuquerque home
    Police are now naming two teen suspects, and this isn't the only crime they're suspected of.
  • KRQE En Español: Lunes 20 de Diciembre 2021

    KRQE En Español: Lunes 20 de Diciembre 2021
    Sospechoso de atropello mortal todavía en libertad
    Sergio Almanza, de 27 años, es acusado de pasarse la luz roja entre la calle central y tingley el 12 de Diciembre, golpeando a Pronoy Bhattacharya y a su padre mientras la familia salía del río de las luces.
    Una garantía de detención dice que Almanza había estado beviendo antes del accidente. Un tip anónimo llevó a la policía al ATV en una casa en la calle 65, y los oficiales
  • Teens wanted in connection to February murder

    Teens wanted in connection to February murder
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A warrant is out for the arrest of two teens. One of them is accused of shooting the brother of a man they had just carjacked. The Albuquerque Police Department says on February 11, 16-year-old Anna Bella Dukes is accused of luring a man through social media.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval CountyAlbuquerque: Video shows wrong-way driver that caused crash on Montg
  • Councilor proposes to adjust timing of green lights on Louisiana

    Councilor proposes to adjust timing of green lights on Louisiana
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Anyone who does their holiday shopping around Uptown this time of year knows the traffic can get pretty hectic. Now, a city councilor has a plan to help traffic flow, specifically on a stretch of Louisiana Blvd. Councilor Diane Gibson is hoping people can avoid the long wait times at busy intersections by giving drivers the green light for a longer period of time along Louisiana.COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation
  • Warrant issued for man in southeast Albuquerque homicide

    Warrant issued for man in southeast Albuquerque homicide
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man accused of shooting a man in southeast Albuquerque is now behind bars. Police were called to 60th Street and Churchill Road on Sunday. Witnesses told police the victim, Jesse Castellano, got into an SUV which sped down 60th. He was then shot and tossed out of the vehicle.COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval CountyAlbuquerque: Video shows wrong-way driver that cau
  • Albuquerque faces another warm Christmas

    Albuquerque faces another warm Christmas
    Temperatures in Albuquerque this week should climb to the mid and upper 50s most days. That’s about 10 degrees above normal.
  • APD plans to crack down on off-highway vehicles

    APD plans to crack down on off-highway vehicles
    A new tactical plan is underway after a deadly hit-and-run prompted police to step up enforcement.
  • Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval County

    Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington found in Sandoval County
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Farmington Police say a Salvation Army van, filled with toys that was stolen, was found in Sandoval County, unfortunately, the toys were gone. Investigators say 37-year-old Anthony Crespin took the van from a Walmart on East Main Street last Tuesday after helping Salvation Army employees shop for toys and load the van.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Farmington Police search for man who stole car with $6,000 worth of toys in it
  • New Mexico reports 37 new deaths, 3,110 additional COVID-19 cases over three-day period

    New Mexico reports 37 new deaths, 3,110 additional COVID-19 cases over three-day period
    The state reports that 539 individuals are currently being hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.
  • Video shows wrong-way driver that caused crash on Montgomery

    Video shows wrong-way driver that caused crash on Montgomery
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – People in Albuquerque say they're fed up with reckless drivers. A viewer shared a video from his dash camera showing someone going the wrong way on Montgomery between Louisiana and Pennsylvania Sunday night.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Farmington Police search for man who stole car with $6,000 worth of toys in itAlbuquerque: Albuquerque group leaves generous tip for waitress, hopes to inspire kindnessNew Mexico: Earl
  • Warmer weather heading into Christmas

    Warmer weather heading into Christmas
    Temperatures climb well above average through Christmas across New Mexico. Increasing moisture will bring chances for rain and snow to parts of the state around Christmas too.
    A warming trend has start today across New Mexico as a ridge of high pressure is building in to our west. This will continue to bring in warmer weather all the way through Christmas Eve for many. This westerly upper level flow will also bring in moisture. You will notice this as an increase in cloud cover over the next few
  • Popular ski area to remain closed due to storm damage

    Popular ski area to remain closed due to storm damage
    RED RIVER, N.M. (KRQE) – Parts of the state are still recovering from last week's storm and a popular New Mexico recreation spot, the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, is just one of them. The entire area was leveled by powerful winds and the owners say the damage is astounding and are calling it utter devastation. Winds up to 100 miles per hour brought down massive trees, blocked pathways, and left buildings severely damaged.COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms,
  • Video shows dramatic high-speed police chase, shoot out

    Video shows dramatic high-speed police chase, shoot out
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Video shows how a high-speed police shootout played out last month. It started with an armed robbery in Santa Fe and ended in Torrance County. Video shows officers having to return fire through their own windshields as the suspects shoot at them going 100 mph.
    COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Farmington Police search for man who stole car with $6,000 worth of toys in itAlbuquerque: Albuquerque group leaves generous tip for waitr
  • Lobo senior named Mountain West player of the week

    Lobo senior named Mountain West player of the week
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – UNM women's basketball senior forward, Shai McGruder, has had an impressive senior campaign thus far. She leads the team in scoring and rebounds, and her hard work has been recognized by the conferenceCOVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Farmington Police search for man who stole car with $6,000 worth of toys in itAlbuquerque: Albuquerque group leaves generous tip for waitress, hopes to inspire kindnessNew Mexico: Early data
  • Women charged in 2019 death of Albuquerque boy appear in court

    Women charged in 2019 death of Albuquerque boy appear in court
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque mother and her roommate charged with the death of her four-year-old son appeared in court on Monday. Charges were filed against Pamela Esparza and Krista Cruz last week in the death of James Dunklee Cruz.Related coverageWrongful death lawsuit outlines horrific life events in James Dunklee caseCYFD’s Broken System Part 1: The death of 4-yr-old James DunkleeMan still seeking answers in grandson’s deathArrest made in 2019 death of 4-
  • Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of US COVID-19 cases

    Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of US COVID-19 cases
    NEW YORK (AP) — Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections last week, federal health officials said Monday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers showed nearly a six-fold increase in omicron's share of infections in only one week.COVID: Watch out for these 5 early omicron symptoms, study saysCrime: Farmington Police search for man who stole car with $6,000 worth of toys in it
  • Suspect in deadly hit-and-run still at large

    Suspect in deadly hit-and-run still at large
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The reward continues to grow as police continue their search for the off-road vehicle driver suspected in a hit and run crash that killed a seven-year-old boy. Sergio Almanza, 27, is accused of speeding through a red light at Central Ave. and Tingley on December 12, striking Pronoy Bhattacharya and his father as the family was leaving the River of Lights.
    Related coverageMan accused of hitting, killing 7-year-old boy still on the runArrest warrant issued for

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