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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.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 25th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

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

5. Pojoaque Pueblo’s gaming compact with the state expires next year and the tribe is now suing, asking federal authorities to let them change the rules. They want to lower the gambling age to 18, allow alcohol in some gambling areas and let people cash their welfare checks at casinos by the end of August. The state has to prove why it thinks the proposed changes are a bad idea.

4. Scary report about disappearing groundwater in the Southwestern United States is out from NASA and the University of Californiaat Irvine. The reports sites NASA imaging which shows  a significant loss of water over the past decade in the southwest; enough to supply 50 million households for a year. The report says more than 75 percent of the loss in the ColoradoBasin is groundwater.

3. Most New Mexico schools improved their performance over last year, but a lot of schools are still failing according to the state education department annual report. Around the state, 332 schools received an “A” or a “B“, but nearly as many, 323 got a “D” or an “D“. The grades depend heavily on the growth of student performance, and standards based tests. see how your  child’s school fared by clicking on KRQE at KRQE.com.

2. It appears the two officers who shot and killed a career criminal this week, did not have their lapel cameras on. The latest police shooting comes as  the City of Albuquerque and the Department of Justice say progress is being made on a deal to reform APD. It’ll include a fix for everything from use of force to internal affair policies to police training. The mayor says he doesn’t agree with all the DOJ findings but he’s not saying what specifically.Neither side is providing a time line for these fixes.


1. It’s going to be hot and sunny today.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 23rd, 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’s a national day of mourning for the Netherlands. That’s where the Malaysian Airline plane took off from before it was blown out of the sky above Ukraine last week. The U.S. admits it has no evidence Russia was directly involved, but blames it for creating the situation that brought the plane down.

4. Back here in Albuquerque a warning, if people come to your door saying they’re with Crimestoppers and wanting to come inside, don’t let them. Crimestoppers says it never goes door to door and people may be trying to scope out your house.

3. Should Albuquerque have a curfew for teenagers? A lot of people are asking that question this morning after three teens are accused of killing two homeless men last weekend. Albuquerque had a teen curfew years ago, but the state supreme court said it violated state law. Mayor R.J. Berry says he doesn’t have an opinion on it right now, but wants to talk with other cities that already have the curfew.

2. Today we’re hoping to learn more about the latest deadly Albuquerque police shooting. Officers shot and killed Jeremy Robertson yesterday afternoon, near Central and Eubank after they say he had a gun and ran from them. They have not said if Robertson pointed the gun at police, but they do say he’s the guy who rammed their cars when they tried to arrest him back in January.

1. It’s going to be another hot one today.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 18th, 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. So much for a cease-fire in Gaza. The fighting continues there this morning. In fact, Israel is now rolling tanks into Gaza to fight Hamas. This is on top of the rockets both sides are firing.

4. The big question this morning surrounds the jumbo jet from Malaysia Airlines that went down in Ukraine yesterday and killed all 295 people on it. Who shot it down? Just about everyone agrees it was an anti-aircraft missle that blew it out of the sky, but no one knows if it’s from Ukraine or the pro-Russian fighters.

3. Back here in New Mexico, we’re hoping to learn more soon about the medical helicopter that crashed yesterday in the eastern part of the state and killed three people. The Tristate Careflight took off from Christus Saint Vincent. Wednesday night and crashed east of Santa Rosa. The pilot, paramedic and flight nurse were all killed.

2. Time to lighten things up with Summerfest in Albuquerque. Tomorrow you and the family can head out to central in Nob Hill for music, food and fun. It goes from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

1. We should be dry for Summerfest this weekend.