Five Things You Need to Know Before You GoJuly 8th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Mary Ann Hatchitt under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show
5. A thrill ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain turned out to be a whole lot more thrilling than advertised. A roller coaster car hit a branch, leaving the upside down and dangling for hours last night. A few people were injured, others will be okay.
4. An off-duty Albuquerque firefighters is being heralded as a hero this morning. He helped save a bicycle rider’s life after she was hit by a car. Kerry McKinstry saw the woman get hit by a garbage truck near Yale and Lomas. He used part of a tire to save her. McKinstry lost her let in the crash but will survive.
3. If you’re headed toward the Jemez Mountains, beware, a federal firefighter from California is recovering this morning after being injured during an explosion. He encountered the homemade explosive in a glass jar at a sign post directing people to a campground near Fenton Lake. The firefighter should survive. Investigators are trying to find who put the explosive there.
2. Topping national headlines, the influx of immigrants from Central America entering the United States illegally. Today President Obama is expected to ask Congress for two billion dollars to deal with the immigration crisis. Part of the money is for patrolling the US/Mexico border. Some could go to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia that’s housing women and children caught entering the U.S. illegally. There’s a meeting to discuss the crisis Thursday in Nicaragua. The United Nations wants the U.S. And Mexico to call this a “refugee crisis” which would mean the immigrants would receive international protection, and can stay in the U.S. and not automatically be sent home.
1. Sunny and hot with a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The high today will be near 95 with a light east wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. It’ll be mostly cloudy, with a low around 64 and an east wind 5 to 15 mph, with a 60% chance of precipitation.