5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go | July 18, 2013July 18th, 2013 at 6:15 am by Rebecca Valdez under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. It’s the news college students have been waiting for. The senate could vote today on a plan to cut federal student loan interest rates down to what they were before they doubled the beginning of this month. That could save current students thousands of dollars.
4. The pain at the pump’s a little steeper than has been recently. Gas prices in Albuquerque are up $0.15 in the past week. Experts say they could go up even more thanks to supply and demand and a number of refineries going through repairs.
3. You’ve heard a lot about stand your ground, the law that most likely got George Zimmerman acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in Florida. We checked up on it here, if you’re threatened you do not have to retreat. However, you cannot seek out trouble and you can’t legally shoot a gun to protect your property.
2. Parents a warning for you of what’s being called the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 60 years. Recently, 10 children have died from the bacterial disease. Make sure your kids have their vaccines.
1. There is a smaller chance for storms today with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 85.Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 62 and a 30% chance of precipitation.