Rebecca Valdez

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

May 9th, 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. Get out, enjoy the beautiful weather and head to the Botanic Gardens for free. It’s NationalPublicGardens day, so from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can get in for free. Just print off a ticket from KRQE.com links on our website.

4.  Americans are now on the ground in Nigeria and will help to find almost 300 girls who’ve been kidnapped and possibly sold into sex slavery. A number of other countries are helping too, after the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped them, saying girls shoudn’t be educated.

3. One of the top stories on our website is all about pot. It’s pot that’s legal in Colorado, but is making its way here illegally. It’s causing a lot of problems for cops in the Four Corners area. Check out all of Kim Holland’s on Special Assignment reports on KRQE.com.

2. Another person is dead. Shot and killed by police here in New Mexico. This happened in Las Vegas yesterday, where state police shot and killed Arcenio Lujan after they say he raised a rifle at them at them at the DaveJonesMobileHomePark. Lujan worked for the city of Las Vegas and police say he had some kind of altercation at work earlier in the day.

1. It’s a good and warm weekend to head outside and do something fun!


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

May 1st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Here are the 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go this morning.

5. The big national news you’re going to be hearing about today, an explosion at a jail in Florida’s panhandle. So far, It’s killed at least two people and hurt 150 more. This was at the Escambia County jail in in Pensacola. Investigators haven’t said what caused the blast.
4. Here’s a talker, what’s the longest you’ve ever had to wait in the emergency room? Try 12 or even 16 hours. This is what our Larry Barker looked at with his latest investigation, head to KRQE.com to see what he found.
3. Lots of people are heading to KRQE.com to learn more about this story. The step dad of a nine-year-old boy who police say was kicked to death by his own mother last year, is now facing criminal charges. Steve Casaus is facing six series child abuse charges because police say he didn’t do anything to stop the abuse of Omaree Varela. Find out more at KRQE.com.
2. What was that haze in the air yesterday? That’s what everybody wants to know and if we’ll have it again today. It turns out, it was dust blowing here from the eastern part of the state and texas thank the wind and dry weather for that one.
1. Slight chance of rain today.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 30th, 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. Bad news for some city workers in Albuquerque, they’re getting furloughed. Security officers are being told to take two unpaid days off this year. That was in their old contract and they haven’t been able to agree on a new one with the city. The issue could end up in arbitration.
4. This is the story every one is looking at on KRQE.com. The mother of a teen accused of killing another kid is now in jail herself. Loretta Villalobos got arrested yesterday. She’s charged with negligent child abuse resulting in death. Investigators say her son, Brandon killed a 12-year-old boy earlier this year.
3. Another UNM football player is in a lot of trouble this morning. SaQwan Edwards was arrested yesterday. He’s accused of raping another student along with two other men more than two weeks ago. Edwards is now suspended from the team so is running back Crusoe Gongbay.
2. Tonight is your last chance to tell the Department of Justice how you think APD should be reformed. Head to the Cesar Chavez Community Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to give your input. If you can’t make it, head to KRQE.com to find out how to write a letter to the justice department.
1. We’re still not warming up. Today will be sunny with a high near 62 degrees.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 24th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the 5 things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. You may soon be able to watch your favorite shows online without those annoying digital hiccups. The FCC is looking at a new set of rules that would prevent internet providers like Comcast from slowing websites like Netflix in order to get you to buy their streaming service.

4. The idea to add fluoride to BernalilloCounty’s water supply went down the drain at the Water Authority meeting last night, but the agency promises to revisit the fluoridation issue in the future.

3. A Clovis teacher at GattisMiddle School is back in the classroom this morning. This after being accused of slapping a seventh grade student across the face last week after the boy made a joke. The boy’s father has filed a police report the school district and police are investigating. The teacher was put on leave for two days and the principal says the district thought a two-day leave was a fair punishment.

2. Following Monday’s deadly shooting of a 19-year-old woman who was a suspected car thief,  Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden held a news conference. He provided few answers to basic questions. The chief said they have not been able to retrieve video from officer Jeremy Dear’s lapel cam. They sent it to the manufacturer. They are looking to see if other officers in the area captured the fatal encounter with Mary Hawkes.

1. Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72. Tonight you can expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the 5 things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority may have to raise rates. They’re considering it at a meeting tonight. The reason for the possible hike is we all did such a fine job of conserving water, rates are down and the utility needs to raise rates.
4. As part of its investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department the U.S. Department of Justice is holding community meetings with Duke City residents to talk about APD and what changes there needs to be made within the department. Log onto KRQE.com for the dates and times of those three DOJ meetings.
3. Expect a packed house at a town hall meeting in Carlsbad at 5:30 tonight. The Department of Energy will discuss how well the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is prepared to deal with events like the Valentines Day radiation leak.
2. We’ll hear more today at an APD news conference over Monday’s use of deadly force. Mary hawkes,19, was shot to death near Zuni and Wyoming by an APD officer with a troubled past who says she pointed a gun at her. This use of deadly force comes on the heels of the DOJ investigation which found a culture of violence within APD.
1. Today will be sunny with a high near 76. It’ll also be breezy with winds reaching up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight it will be mostly clear with a low around 45. Breezy winds could get as high as 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.