5 Things You Need to Know Before You GoMay 6th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Mary Ann Hatchitt under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. A story to touch your heart and bring a tear to your eye. Yesterday we told you about Robert Blake, the 81 year old Corrales man who died last weekend cross country skiing. Now we’ve learned his dog Buddy stayed by Blake’s side until searchers found him, a fact providing some comfort to Blake’s widow.
4. Grasshoppers are invading Albuquerque, particularly the Four Hills neighborhood. Experts say our mild winter allowed a lot of grasshopper eggs to survive, and they’re hatching early because of our early Spring. Cover your plants or put a net on them to protect them from the grasshoppers.
3. It’s going to be another dry, breezy day. Expect sunny skies with a high near 81 and a light variable wind becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Tonight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 43 and a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
2 Later today we could see the lapel camera video from APD’s latest shooting. 50 year old Armand Martin was shot in the chest Sunday by a New Mexico State Police officer after a long standoff at Martinez’s Ventana Ranch home. Once a lieutenant colonel who served 22 years in the US Air Force, oolice say Martin has a history of mental problems.
1. Angry protesters took over Albuquerque’s City Council meeting last night, shouting and screaming, and even utilizing a bull horn. The crowd called for the ouster of the Mayor, members of the City Council and Police Chief Gorden Eden, going so far as to try to give Eden an arrest warrant. Eden walked out of the meeting. The council canceled the meeting because things were so out of control, no arrests were made.