5.Topping international news, a train with more than 250 bodies from down Malaysian Flight 17 is now in Kharkiv, Ukraine on its was to The Netherlands. The downed airliner’s black boxes have been recovered and turned over to Malaysian authorities. A United Nations passed yesterday calls for more access to the crash site, and for the fighting in the region to cease.
4. Do you have a question for your doctor? Today’s the day to get it answered. Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 pm you can ask your question on Twitter. ABQ Health Partners is sponsoring the doctor Twitter chat. Just tweet @ABQ-H-P and include the hashtag #AskABQDocs
3. A hint of good news for New Mexico’s children. The latest Kids Count survey is out, and New Mexico no longer ranks 50th in the nation, we’re now 49th. Mississippi ranks lower. The survey says the number of kids living in poverty and the teen birth rate have both dropped. while high school graduation is up.
2. Three teens accused of killing two homeless men in Albuquerque will be charged as adults. Alex Rios, Nathaniel Carrillo, and Gilbert Tafoya could get a life sentence if they’re convicted as adults. Now the question is; where were their parents? And, could they get in trouble too? The district attorney says to charge parents she would need evidence to prove they knew about the criminal behavior and didn’t do anything about it.
1. Another hot one today with isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
5. Happy birthday to Andrew Martines of Albuquerque, who had the rare life-experience of having his wish come true. The 10 year old, who has Muscular Dystrophy, got to be sworn in on Friday and help APD catch a “bad guy” in a pretend bank robbery Sunday.
4. The Albuquerque homeless shelter, Joy Junction, which provides 16,000 meals a month to needy families, is running out of food. The 28 year old shelter is hoping people can help out by donating food to feed the hungry. If you want to help out, we have a link here on our website at KRQE.com.
3. International outrage continues to grow after more than 250 bodies are removed from the wreckage of Malaysian Flight 17 which was shot down last week. There is also concern that pro-Russian fighters guarding the area where the plane crashed have been tampering with the evidence. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports a cooperative investigation, but it looks like the crash site may already be compromised.
2. Three teenagers, charged with beating three homeless men, killing two of them, could be in court as soon as today. Albuquerque police arrested 18 year old Alex Rios, 16 year old Nathaniel Carrillo and 15 year old Gilbert Tafoya this weekend. The three claim to have been attacking homeless people in the Metro area throughout the last year. The district attorney will decide if they will be charged as adults.
1. It’ll be hot with the possibility of spot showers and thunderstorms after noon, with a high near 98. A North wind around 5 mph becomes northwest in the afternoon with a 10 percent chance of precipitation. Tonight a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight, with a low around 67.
5. The Fox hit show “American Idol” is sending its bus to Albuquerque today. They’re auditioning contestants to see who could be the next American Idol. Auditions are going on today from 9am to 5pm in Old Town Albuquerque. There’s entertainment for those waiting to audition. Check out KRQE.com Links for everything you need to know about auditioning.
4. The first wave of immigrants from Central America have been deported from the Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia where they were being housed. Forty immigrants were bused to a plane in Roswell and flown back to Honduras yesterday. Immigration officials say the deportations are a sign to others fleeing poverty and persecution in Central America that the United States will send them back to their homeland.
3. A small group of protesters gathered at a busy intersection in northeast Albuquerque last night, close to the home of Mayor R.J. Berry. Some are calling for Berry to resign his post as mayor saying he’s done little or nothing to fix the city’s ongoing problems with the police force.
2. The Albuquerque Police Officers Union isn’t talking yet about the lawsuit filed against it by two of its members. Officers John Doyle and Robert Wollever were fired after a security camera captured one of them kicking a suspect while he was face down. The officers say the union failed to represent them and conspired with then Police Chief Ray Schultz to hold them up as sacrificial lambs as the Department of Justice was investigating APD.
1. Isolated showers and thunderstorms today, partly sunny, with a high near 90. A 5 to 10 mph east wind becoming light and variable, with a 20% chance of precipitation. Tonight scattered showers and thunderstorms which could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
5. Do you have what it takes to be the next American Idol? Auditions for the Fox hit show are being held from 9am to 5pm Tuesday in Old Town Plaza. Check out KRQE.com links for all the information you need to audition.
4. Amtrak’s future in New Mexico could be in jeopardy. The Chief Executive Officer of the railroad was in New Mexico to talk about the possibility of rerouting the train because of deteriorating tracks. Now Albuquerque Mayor R.J. Berry is prodding officials in other cities serviced by Amtrak to pitch in an pay their share to keep the train on track in the southwest.
3. Los Lunas Police are looking for two women and two men in an tan SUV in connection with a deadly shooting that began as a argument at a convenience store. Police discovered the body of Charles Davlin dead in an area off of Los Lentes Road, the search continues for his killer.
2. Helping Albuquerque pull out of the recession is the whole point of a summit set for this week. The good news is, so many people have signed up to help, the venue for the summit was changed from the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid to the Convention Center to accommodate the 500 people who’ve signed up to participate.
1. There’s a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, it’ll be partly sunny with a high near 91. A calm wind becomes south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight, there’s 40% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, some which could produce heavy rain. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 65, and a southeast wind of 5 to 15 mph becoming east after midnight.
5. Today’s date is 7-11. The convenience store that bears the same name 7-Eleven is celebrating the date with lots of freebies. Download the app and check out the in store deals.
4. There’s an arsonist on the lose in Roswell torching vehicles. The last one got out of hand burning several cars and a couple of homes, destroying one of them. Roswell Police are on high alert looking for the firebug.
3. The video recorded by an undercover Albuquerque Police officer during a protest against the Department a few weeks back has been released. One of the things of concern is how long the officer focused on the father of a man killed by APD.
2. Another hot and mostly sunny day with a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, and a high near 94. Tonight that 30 percent chance of precipitation continues mainly before midnight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 66.
1. The Department of Homeland Security secretary and Senator Martin Heinrich are in Artesia today touring the Law Enforcement Training Center there. It is housing some of the immigrants fleeing Central America. Their visit comes as President Obama continues to try to secure $3.7 billion in emergency funding to handle the influx of immigrants entering the U.S. Illegally.