5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

March 20th, 2014 at 5:27 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. Are you ready for some basketball? March Madness starts today! The New Mexico State Aggies play against San Diego State tonight at about 8pm on TRU-TV. The University of New Mexico Lobos play tomorrow morning at 11:45 on TBS. March Madness on KRQE means there will not be a Noon nor a 5:30 newscast today.

4. From now through Monday, you have a chance to honor Vietnam Veterans. The traveling Vietnam *Memorial wall, like the one located in Washington, D.C. is on display at Fort Marcy Park 24 hours a day. The names of 58,000 troops who died in the Southeast Asia conflict are on the wall, including 400 from New Mexico.

3.The library at Albuquerque’s Lowell Elementary School will be renamed. Last night the Albuquerque Public School board voted unanimously to remove Manny Aragon’s name from the library because the former state senate leader went to prison for ripping off the state.

2. We still do not know the name of the homeless camper shot and killed Sunday evening in the Albuquerque foothills after a SWAT standoff with police. APD has identified the officers who shot, they are Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy. Sandy was involved in another high profile case involving former APD officer Matt Kindle who was busted in a prostitution sting.

1. Today will be sunny with a high near 70, and a light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 37 and a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

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