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Five Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 14th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. It eclipses both the construction and manufacturing industries in New Mexico as far as revenue. A new report shows New Mexico’s art and culture communities contribute more than a billion dollar to the state’s economy annually. The state Cultural Affairs Department commissioned the UNM study. Now the state, the city of Albuquerque and growth stimulators plan to collaborate better on how to better capitalize on New Mexico’s many assets to improve our economy and employment.

4. The most popular story on our website is still about the so called grim reaper at the old cemetery near Gibson and I-25. The church pastor in charge of it says he’s stumped and has no clue who or what it is and isn’t jumping to conclusions.

3. Two lobo football players who were suspended from the team after being charged with raping another student are now officially in the clear. The district attorney says there’s not enough evidence to press charges against lobo players SaQwan Edwards and Crusoe Gongbay. Ryan Ruff has also been exonerated. Now Gongbay and Edwards have to earn their starting spots back.

2. Take a look at this, amazing video of two Albuquerque Police officers and a firefighter rescuing a 16-year-old girl after she fell into an arroyo full of rushing water near Winrock Mall. She was just one of a couple people who had to be rescued.

1. More storms are on the way for today.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 8th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Otters could be on their way to the ABQ BioPark Zoo. BernalilloCounty is talking about pitching in $2 million for a River Otter exhibit similar to the one in Oregon.

4. Be thankful you’re not on vacation in Hawaii right now. Hurricane Iselle is now a tropical storm, but is still pounding the islands. Julio, with 115 mile per hour winds is set to hit Hawaii this weekend.

3. The Ebola outbreak is now an international public health emergency. That’s what the world health organization is saying this morning and the U.S. is changing some rules so an experimental medication can be used to treat Ebola.

2. Later today we should learn more about a shooting involving a SandovalCounty sheriff’s deputy. It happened late last night in Algodones. Neighbors called 911 saying they heard gunshots, then they say police told someone to put a gun down. That’s when they heard more shots. The person who was shot was rushed to the hospital.

1. The storms are on their way back.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 7th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Should some rural post offices close here in New Mexico? The Postal Service wants to close them up or cut hours and services to save money, but senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are against it, saying it’ll mean thousands of people will have to drive a long way to get to a post office.

4. Some good news here, I-40 near Grants should be back to normal this morning, after a deadly crash yesterday. Three semi’s crashed and caused a huge fire just east of Grants yesterday morning. The driver of one truck was killed. Investigators think it started when one truck blew a tire and crossed into oncoming traffic.

3. Today’s a big step in the process to clean up the Kirtland Air Force Base fuel spill. Crews are set to start removing soil from the old fuel off-loading rack, where a lot of the fuel spill happened. We’ll be there and let you know how it goes.

2. Take a look at this, dramatic surveillance video that shows what happened just before Bernalillo county sheriff’s deputy Sam Rodriguez shot and killed Manuel Flores earlier this week. The video shows Flores slamming into his girlfriend’s car, then a deputy’s car twice. See more of it…at krqe dot com.

 

1. Today will be another good pool day. 


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 1st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. A big day for Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place in Albuquerque. He gave President Obama one of his signature hugs last night. Tim is the only person in the United States with Down Syndrome to own a restaurant. He got to meet the president during a news conference in Washington yesterday’s celebration 46 years of the Special Olympics. Way to go Tim!

4. Search and rescue crews continue to look for a missing Santa Fe woman who went missing while hiking on the Windsor Trail near the ski basin. Audrey Kaplan and her husband left Wednesday morning. We’re told Kaplan’s husband got tired and went back to the car without his wife, but she never came back.

3. All this rain and flooding has forced Taos to declare a state of emergency. The county manager says flash flooding has damaged some roads and several homes. They’re telling people in the area who need sand bags to pick them up at county offices.

2.Tax free weekends begins today. Things like clothes, school supplies, electronics, and other items are tax free. For a list, go to our website at KRQE.com.

1. Expect a stormy weekend ahead.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 31st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Are you a problem solver? Then get to work on reducing long lines at TSA checkpoints at the airport. The Transportation Safety Administration is offering $5,000 to whoever can come up with a plan that takes into account changing flight schedules, peak hours and TSA staffing.

4. Proponents of reducing the penalties for pot possession in Albuquerque aren’t a bit happy a miscalculation on the part of the city clerk. The number, which was verified by the city attorney’s office, was off on the number of signatures needed to put the reduced pot penalty measure to a vote in November. The city says it’s the petitioners fault. Petitioners are now saying they’ll fight the city on its mistake. Stay tuned to see how this one ends up.

3. The report is out and Albuquerque ranks third in the nation for pedestrian fatalities. The report ranks the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians, topping the list, Central and San Mateo. For pedestrian deaths, the National Highway Transportation Safety Bureau cites “driver inattentiveness” or “pedestrian error,” but there’s something else at play. In a third of the deaths, alcohol is involved, used by either the driver or the pedestrian. 

2. The video is just spectacular, but the situation is pretty darn scary. Railroad tracks suspended in mid-air, but they’re not supposed to be that way. The earth washed away under the tracks, beneath the Union Pacific mainline at a spot between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa. The railroad hopes to get the repairs done in the next few days.    

 

1. You can expect more showers & thunderstorms today.