5. A June 11th trial date has been set in the case of a former Albuquerque cop accused of killing his wife five years ago. Levi Chavez is accused of killing his wife Tera with his police issued gun in their Valencia county home in 2007, then trying to make it look like it was a suicide.
4. An effort to revamp I-25 at Paseo may have hit another snag. Right now, a plan to re-do the interchange is set to go before Albuquerque voters in November. But the state Attorney General says a city issue can’t be on the general election ballot. A final decision is expected to be made by the secretary of state next week.
3. It’s going to be another hot day. Today will be mostly sunny with highs 93 to 101. Tonight will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows will be in the 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.
2. The Department of Health is asking you to vaccinate your kids against whooping cough before school starts. Officials say there’s been a significant surge of the disease in New Mexico. A 2-month-old baby has already died this year from whooping cough in the state.
1. School starts bright and early on Monday. We’re expecting a big announcement this afternoon regarding lunches for students from low-income families. We’re told it’s very good news.
5. The family of a girl who used a cell phone to tape her school bus driver molesting other girls in Santa Fe is now suing the school district. Vanessa Vigil says Martin Gonzales was still driving the bus, days after she told the district about what happened. That’s why she took the video. The district won’t talk about the lawsuit, and Gonzales admitted to molesting the girls, but didn’t get any time behind bars.
4. The two men who were arrested yesterday in connection to the New Mexico Finance Authority fraud case are out of jail on bond right now. Investigators say former Controller Greg Campbell, and Chief Operating Officer John Duff, hid the fact that the state legislature took $40M of the NMFA’s money to help cover the budget.
3. West Nile is here in Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties, and here’s how you can protect yourself: Get rid of standing water by your home, and wear bug spray and long pants and sleeves, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are out the most.
2. Great jobs news– Lowes Home Improvement stores wants to expand its call center here in Albuquerque. That would rent out another building and hire an extra 300 workers. County commissioners are set to talk about an incentive plan for Lowes next week.
1. Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Light winds increasing 5 to 10 MPH in the afternoon. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 63.
5. Gas prices are going up, again. Here in New Mexico, they’ve gone up $0.10 in just the last week, averaging $3.37 for a gallon of regular unleaded. And analysts think prices are going to continue to rise, partly because of the Chevron refinery fire in California, and Hurricane Ernesto in Mexico.
4. Don’t be alarmed if you hear some explosions and see smoke near Kirtland Air Force Base for the next few days. Sandia National labs is testing some explosives today through Friday, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
3. A man wanted in a series of robberies in New Mexico and two other states is still on the run this morning. Police yesterday served a warrant at an apartment near Pennsylvania and Montgomery, causing a 6-hour SWAT situation. 27-year-old Chris Perea wasn’t in the apartment that officers had surrounded for hours.
2. The aunt of the toddler who died when he was left inside of a scorching car on Monday morning is still in jail this morning. The woman’s attorney says the whole things was just a tragic accident, but the judge disagreed, and now the case is going to the District Attorney’s office.
1. Grab that umbrella again. There will be isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1:00 PM today. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Tonight, isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1:00 AM. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chances of precipitation is at 20-percent.
5. The troubled town of Sunland Park finally has a new mayor this morning. 24-year-old Javier Perea was appointed last night, a Sunland Park city official confirmed. Perea was appointed after Mayor-Elect Daniel Salinas has been in and out of jail on numerous charges, including trying to blackmail another candidate with a lapdance video.
4. Agents from the state’s securities division raided the New Mexico Finance Authority in Santa Fe, after obtaining a search warrant. They are searching for evidence in connection to a fake audit from 2010. Agents are trying to determine if millions of dollars are really missing. The Finance Authority is in charge of lending money to cities and counties all around the state.
3. Today is the deadline for a grand jury to indict Eloy Aguilar– the man police say shot and killed a worker at a 7-Eleven in Albuquerque last month. Investigators say Aguilar, his cousin, and a friend were all together when Aguilar decided to hold up the convenience store on Central and University. Aguilar ended up shooting and killing Chad Mercer. All three are facing murder charges.
2. The brand new city website is set to be launched later today. Mayor R.J. Berry’s office says the website will be easier to use, and even have an interactive Town Hall page. The site is said to be launched today at 2:00 PM.
1. Today will be mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 90s, winds 10 to 15MPH in the afternoon. Tonight, partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s. Winds 10 to 15MPH in the evening.