Law Enforcement

A Black life ends in a New Mexico police shooting

Rodney Applewhite, 25, was driving through New Mexico late last week on his way to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with his mother and other family members. Just outside of Los Lunas, on the last leg of a trip that started in South Bend, Indiana, a New Mexico State Police officer attempted

New developments in the dramatic prison riot caught on video

Larry Barker Follow-Up Investigation CLAYTON, N.M. (KRQE) – “We don’t want to ever see something like this happen again,” says Northeast New Mexico Prison Warden Tim Hatch. He’s referring to a defining moment at the Clayton, NM prison on September 23, 2017.

Hobbs Police search for family missing since May

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Hobbs Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing family. Hobbs Police say the family, Andrei C. Ducila, Luiza Badea, Andreea Andrei-Ducila, Raoul Badea and Elisabeta Badea, were last seen May 2, 2020 at about 5:48 p.m. in the area of Hobbs.

Local teacher arrested for helping felon who was also former student

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police arrested a New Mexico teacher for harboring or aiding a felon, who was also her former student. New Mexico State Police said 45-year-old Denise Romero, a teacher at an Albuquerque charter school, now faces two felony charges for helping a former student break the law and

4 Investigates: State prison system cuts funds to help newly released inmates

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State legislators and community advocates are questioning funding cuts by the New Mexico Department of Corrections that reduce services for newly released inmates.  Lawmakers have long argued that investing in rehabilitative services for this population decreases the chances they re-offend and increases their ability to thrive after they’ve paid