5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

September 30th, 2014 at 6:19 am by under 5 Things

Here are the five things you need to know for Tuesday, Sept. 30.

5. In just a few hours, the head of the Secret Service will be in the hot seat before Congress talking about the guy who had a knife and broke into the White House last week. This morning we know the security breach is worse than first thought and the guy overpowered one guard and made it all the way to the green room before getting caught.

4. Another major store has been hacked this time its Albertsons. The grocery store says hackers got shoppers’ personal information including their credit and debit card numbers sometime near the end of August and the beginning of September. It hasn’t said if the data breach includes New Mexico.

3. We’re still waiting for answers from Albuquerque’s Police Department about new audio released from the deadly shooting of James Boyd in the foothills back in March. The audio is from a State Police Officer and shows Detective Keith Sandy saying he was going to shoot Boyd hours before he did.

2. Anytime today we could learn what the verdict will be for former Albuquerque Police Sgt. Adam Casaus. The jury got his vehicular homicide and reckless driving causing great bodily harm case yesterday. If they don’t convict him on those charges the judge says they could go with careless driving which is a misdemeanor. This is all for the crash last year when Casaus was off-duty in his police SUV and killed Ashley Browder and badly hurt her sister.

1. No umbrellas needed today. It will be sunny with a high near 80. Tonight we can expect mostly clear skies with a low around 49.

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

September 29th, 2014 at 6:13 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts

5. President Barack Obama now admits the U.S. underestimated ISIS. He talked about that and more on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night. The president said he hoped Iraq’s army could defeat the terrorist group, but that didn’t happen. House Speaker John Boehner says if the airstrikes aren’t enough, the U.S. might have “no choice” but to send ground troops after ISIS.

4. If recreational pot was legal, how much money could it make and draw in for taxes? A new study says $135 million of pot would sell here every year if it were legal, and that would mean an extra $28 million in taxes. Opponents still say that would be a bad decision.

3. The respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 is now in New Mexico. It’s like a cold, but can make it difficult to breath. It’s especially bad for kids with asthma.

2. Closing arguments will start in just a few hours for former APD Sgt. Adam Casaus. He’s accused of running a red slight and crashing into an SUV, killing one young woman and badly hurting her sister.

1. Grab your umbrella on the way out the door because rain is on the way.

Extras needed for African village scene

September 28th, 2014 at 3:10 pm by under Latest Posts

Warner Brothers is looking to hire extras for a movie that will be filmed near Deming in mid-November.

Actors 8 and older are needed to recreate an African village scene. Entire families are welcome to apply.

Extras will make $100 per day for up to eight hours and will be paid overtime after eight hours. Hotels and meals will also be provided.

Those interested should submit the following information by email:

Families: A current photo with everyone’s names, dates of birth, a contact number and email address. Family submissions should be sent in one email, not separately.

Individuals: A current photo, date of birth, height, clothing size, contact number and email address.

Veterans, military members honored at fair

September 17th, 2014 at 12:33 pm by under Latest Posts

Today is military and veterans day at the New Mexico State Fair.

Active service members and veterans were honored in a ceremony Wednesday morning. They also get free admission along with everyone else.

Gates opened at 10 a.m.

The governor is also declaring the day Purple Heart Appreciation Day in honor of those injured or killed in the line of duty.

Tattoo shop to be featured on TV

September 7th, 2014 at 4:06 pm by under Latest Posts

An Albuquerque tattoo shop is looking for the next reality star.

The owners of Disciple Tattoo on San Mateo near Lomas say there’s a production in the works.

Producers say when they found out the shop donates a portion of its revenue to local charities, the shop had to become a reality show.

“I really liked how they went off and started a really good thing here which is trying to help people and do really positive things in the community, and they’re doing it through a rather hole-in-the-wall location,” said producer Jarred Cleerdin.

The producers say the focus of the show will highlight the work Disciple Tattoo does in Albuquerque.

Right now they’re looking for people ready to tell interesting stories about why they’re getting inked.

Shooting is expected to start next week.