ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A mother accused of driving high and crashing her car with her four kids inside made her first appearance in court Friday.
Juana Vargas is charged with felony child abuse, and now it's going to cost her a lot more money to get out of jail.
After she flipped her car near Ladera Road NW and Tessa Drive at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, police found two of her children were not property restrained. Police reported only minor injuries.
On Friday a judge raised her bond to $40,000, twice what it had been.
Police said Vargas admitted she was on two prescription drugs at the time. She has a history of and failing to appear in court to face the charges, according to court records.
The Sunland Peanut Company just can’t seem to catch a break.
Some Albuquerque kindergartners are pitching in to help some needy kids.
A federal jury continues to deliberate the fate of John McCluskey.
A winter storm bared down across New Mexico on Thursday, causing snowpacked icy roads, closures, and a series of crashes, one that critically injured a sergeant.
KRQE Sports has learned that a developmental soccer team is coming to Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Sol FC will be affiliated with Major League Soccer.
KRQE News 13 is hosting a phone bank for Toys for Tots! To help and make a donation please call 505-768-2299 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday.