More stories by Larry Barker


Four years, state employee’s pay goes unchecked

Inside this Story: Breakdown of Overtime & Pay

A News 13 review of state payroll records finds a mid-level state bureaucrat padding his time cards every day for four years. As a result, h…

Larry Barker switch blade

Old town gift shop sells illegal weapons

Inside this Story: Switchblade Law (local & national)

It’s a weapon so unusual and so dangerous that it’s illegal to sell or even own one. However, according to a KRQE News 13 investigation, som…

Encanto Supercomputer

New Mexico’s supercomputer a $20 million giga-flop

Inside this Story: Top Ranked Super Computers

Three years ago, t New Mexico’s supercomputer, Encanto, was kept under wraps in a high-security clean room at a guarded facility. Today, it …

red river sting

News 13 Investigation: The Red River Sting

Inside the Story: Maps, Undercover Video

To most people, Red River is the name of a picturesque mountain town. However to some New Mexicans, just the mere mention of ‘Red River’ wil…

Larry Barker

2014 Best of Barker

Here is a look back at the top Larry Barker investigations of 2014. In the past year, 13 Investigates has exposed a gang at the BioPark, a $…

The Hitoshi Hoshi Collection

13 investigates: Guardians of the Tomb

Inside this Story: Interactive Map of the Hitoshi Hoshi Asian Art Collection

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – They are symbols of wealth and power; priceless treasures steeped in mystery created half a world away by faceless arti…

13 investigates ABQ’s $50M headache

13 investigates ABQ’s $50M headache

Inside this Story: Interactive ADA Sidewalk Map

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There is something terribly wrong on the streets of Albuquerque. It is right out in the open and to the untrained eye n…