5 Things You Need to Know Before You GoApril 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 am by Rebecca Valdez under 5 Things, Morning Show
Time for the 5 things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority may have to raise rates. They’re considering it at a meeting tonight. The reason for the possible hike is we all did such a fine job of conserving water, rates are down and the utility needs to raise rates.
4. As part of its investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department the U.S. Department of Justice is holding community meetings with Duke City residents to talk about APD and what changes there needs to be made within the department. Log onto KRQE.com for the dates and times of those three DOJ meetings.
3. Expect a packed house at a town hall meeting in Carlsbad at 5:30 tonight. The Department of Energy will discuss how well the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is prepared to deal with events like the Valentines Day radiation leak.
2. We’ll hear more today at an APD news conference over Monday’s use of deadly force. Mary hawkes,19, was shot to death near Zuni and Wyoming by an APD officer with a troubled past who says she pointed a gun at her. This use of deadly force comes on the heels of the DOJ investigation which found a culture of violence within APD.
1. Today will be sunny with a high near 76. It’ll also be breezy with winds reaching up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight it will be mostly clear with a low around 45. Breezy winds could get as high as 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.