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April 28th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. Making headlines in New Mexico and around the world, a successful dig for bunch of old Atari games dumped years ago in an Alamogordo landfill. Over the weekend, a documentary film crew unearthed hundreds of old games that Atari dumped because they were called the “worst game ever made, and the company had nothing else to do with them.

4. A deadly weekend in the midwest and southern part of the United States, which is bracing for another round of severe storms today. Tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma killing two people, and Arkansas killed 16. Search and rescue crews are out this morning looking for others who may be buried in the rubble

3. Starting today, Albuquerque Police officers will get more crisis intervention training to help de-escalate tense situation instead of the using force. Officers currently all get 55 hours of crisis intervention training at the Police Academy, starting today, they’ll get an additional 40 hours of training

2. Albuquerque residents have three chances to tell the Department of Justice what they think of the Albuquerque Police Department. As part of its investigation into APD, Justice requested community input meetings. They will be held from 5 to 7 pm nightly today, tomorrow and Wednesday. The first is tonight at the Alamosa Community Center,Tuesday’s is at the Palo Duro Senior Center, Wednesday’s meeting is being held at the Cesar Chavez Community Center.

1. Another very windy day in New Mexico this Monday, but this should be the last of the big winds for a while. Expect blowing dust after noon, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 67. Starting out as a 10 to 20 mph northwest wind, it will increase to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 45 mph. There will be areas of blowing dust before midnight with mostly clear skies and a low around 33. A northwest wind 25 to 30phm will decrease to 15 to 20 mph after midnight, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

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