5. Cops or no Cops? That’s the debate in the Metro area. Last week the Bernalillo County Sheriff announced the TV show is going to shoot here to highlight good deputies and how they work with the community. Albuquerque’s Mayor doesn’t like it, he wants to cast the City in a more positive light. Now, two Bernalillo County Commmissioners, Debbie O’Malley and Maggie Hart Stebbins say they don’t like the plan either and want Sheriff Dan Houston to reconsider.
4. This is a day that’s been a long time coming for New Mexico Education Secretary Designate Hanna Skandera. There’s a confirmation hearing for her this morning before the Senate Rules committee. Keep it tuned to KRQE News 13 on air and KRQE.com online to learn what happens.
3.Investigators are still trying to figure out what started a brush fire near Belen Sunday near Maestas Road and the railroad tracks. The fire did not burn any buildings or homes.
2. Firefighters are keeping an eye on a fire in the bosque on the Isleta Pueblo south of Albuquerque. Isleta Pueblo Police said this morning the fire is contained but it is not out, and no roads are closed because of the fire.As of last night, the fire had burned at least 30 acres, and was being battled by a crew of about 50.
1. It’s going to be a cooler day this President’s Day with sunny skies and a high near 67 and a north wind of about 5 mph becoming calm. It’ll be mostly clear tonight with a low around 36 and a south wind around 5 mph.
5. The Albuquerque Public School district is changing summer school curriculum this year. Instead of going over information students have already learned during the regular school year, APS now intends to cover new information in summer classes, which the district says will help students progress even more.
4. Nathanial Tavarez, the boy shot last Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, is now breathing on his own. Kendal Sanders, the other student hit, remains hospitalized as well following a second operation. The alleged shooter, 12-year-old Mason Campbell remains in Albuquerque at a psychiatric hospital.
3. Students and families at Roswell’s Berrendo Middle School, site of last Tuesday’s shooting by a student, will be getting some extra support this weekend when 23 students at Arapahoe High School in Colorado travel to Roswell to share their experience after a student at their school shot a killed a 17 year old girl last month, then killed himself.
2. The constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for recreational use, officially filed late last week, could allow the state to tax it. Lawmakers would have to approve the constitutional amendment making marijuana possession, sale, distribution and recreational use legal, then it would have to be approved by voters before becoming law.
1. You can expect another mild day on this Monday, sunny skies with a high near 59 and a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight it will be mostly clear with a low around 23 and a northwest wind from 5 to 10 mph.
Time for the 5 things you need to know before you go.
5. An outbreak of the flu has already claimed the life of one New Mexico woman. Health officials say symptoms include coughing, congestion, fever, body aches and overwhelming fatigue. Doctors say the best form of protection for any of these strains of influenza is a flu shot.
4. The city has reached a proposed $300,00 settlement with the estate of Jacob Mitschelen, who was shot and killed by Officer Trey Economidy after a 2011 traffic stop. The amount is roughly what it would have cost the city to fight the federal lawsuit filed against Economidy and APD in court.
3. According to an online advertisement, some female students at the University of New Mexico are signing up to find a “sugar daddy” online to pay their tuition.
2. New Mexico is now the fifth state in the nation to allow doctors to help terminally ill patients die. District Judge Nash ruled yesterday it’s a fundamental right. With this ruling, New Mexico doctors can no longer be prosecuted under the state’s assisted suicide law.
1. It’ll be mostly clear today with a low around 26 and a northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight, it’ll be mostly clear with a low around 24, a north wind of 5mph becomes calm in the evening.
5. Investigators say a 16 year old missing from Washington State since Thursday may have been in Albuquerque this weekend along with Logan Moncada, the two are believed to be enroute to Crystal City, Texas.
4. The widening project of US 550 from the I-25 interchange to NM 313 in Bernalillo was supposed to be complete in November, but delays coordinating with utilities, and keeping traffic moving have pushed completion back until Spring.
3. Expect new traffic control at the Paseo Del Norte and I-25 project this morning, the I-25 Southbound frontage road is reduced to one lane
in the construction zone, motorists should expect delays or seek an alternate route
2. The Albuquerque Public School district says cuts may be coming, if either the governor or legislature’s budget bill are passed, the district saying these budget focus on agendas rather than needs.
1. Sunny and breezy today, with a high near 52 and a northwest wind from 5 to 10 mph. Tonight it’ll be clear with a low around 21 and a northwest wind of 10 to 15 mph.
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Peanut butter recall
Special shape balloons!
Check your cabinets! The peanut butter recall that started with a Trader Joe’s peanut butter produced at Sunland Inc. in Portales is getting bigger. It now includes peanut, almond and cashew butters and tahini sold at Target, Whole Foods and other stores. You can get the full list of everything that’s recalled here.
If you drive a Honda, pay attention to this – because half a million of the cars are getting recalled because the engine could catch fire. The recall affects the 2003 to 2007 V6 Honda Accords. The dealer will fix them for free, but the parts might not be in until the beginning of the year.
Guess what?! We know about a few extra special shape balloons that will be at Balloon Fiesta this year! They include Simba, from the Lion King, Aaron, as in Elvis Aaron Presley and a chocolate ice cream cone. Don’t forget, the fiesta starts this Saturday!
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