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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 18th, 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.

  1.  Lots of people, especially parents, are talking about this. The 14-year-old girl from Albuquerque who had an Amber Alert out for her for almost three weeks has been found. U.S. Marshals say she was with Robert Butler,26, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Investigators say the two met online and took off last month.
  2. This is still making headlines all across the country the article from Mother Jones magazine and some audio of Governor Martinez and her staff ridiculing her opponents, women, teachers and more. The governor is responding now, but she’s not apologizing.
  3. If you’re thinking about making the pilgrimage to Santuario de Chimayo or Tome Hill, it’s time to get a move on. Hundreds of the faithful are making the trek to pray and reflect on the meaning of Good Friday. If you’re driving through these areas, remember to look out for people walking.
  4. We hope you have a safe and Happy Easter this weekend. Lots of churches have sunrise service and you can always go to the big one at University Stadium at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. For more Easter fun, head to KRQE.com and click on links.
  5. Better keep that umbrella handy it could rain this weekend.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 17th, 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. A bigger talker this morning a lot of water in Portland, Oregon is getting flushed down the toilet, because one guy apparently couldn’t find a toilet. Investigators say he relieved himself in a drinking water reservoir this week and now the city has to dump all 38 million gallons of water that was in there. The guy got a ticket for trespassing and public urination.

4. Take a look at this video from back here in New Mexico State Police just released it. It shows an officer trying to pull over Shae Russell Nakai Blair for going nearly 100 miles an hour near Taos. Once the officer pulled blair over he wrestled with the officer…pinning him to the ground yelling, see the video at krqe.com.

3. A lot of parents in Valencia county are worried about this, a guy police say tried to kidnap a little girl Tuesday night. They say the girl was walking home alone on Festival court near LosLunasHigh School, when a guy in a red vehicle got out and grabbed her shirt. The girl was able to get away, police don’t know who the guy is.

2. Not what we want to hear on a dry week, but there are fires in the Bosque. Firefighters have been out all night long looking for hotspots after a number of fires overnight…some with flames six feet tall. these were in the area off Atrisco almost a mile south of I-40. Investigators haven’t said how they started.

1.A number one, thank goodness fire danger shouldn’t be up today.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 16th, 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. A grim story from the other side of the globe where a ferry with almost 500 people on it, mostly students, has sunk. So far we know at least 2 are dead. Dozens hurt are hurt and a couple hundred are missing.

4. Take a look at this, we’re now getting a glimpse of what’s going on underground at the WIPP site as investigators try to find where a radiation leak came from back in February. The teams are wearing hazmat suits and are more than 2,000 feet below ground. See all the pictures and learn more at krqe.com.

3. It’s a story everyone’s looking at on KRQE.com to see a kid who fell off a cliff in Sandoval county yesterday. Sky News 13 caught the rescue on camera. The 12-year-old fell when he was hiking with his dad and some friends. The child is in the hospital this morning. We haven’t heard how he’s doing.

2. A big talker this morning, Albuquerque’s police oversight commission is looking for three new members. After Jonathan Siegel, Richard Shine and Jennifer Barela quit yesterday. This is the same POC the Department of Justice criticized last week, saying it had no real power.

1. Expect more snow in northern New Mexico today.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 15th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Five things you need to know before you go.

5. Did you see the moon overnight? At one point, it was blood red, the Blood Moon, is part of the total lunar eclipse. If you missed it, you’ll have three more chances to catch it again within the next year.

4. Internet giant Google is buying Moriarty’s Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drone manufacturer. Google wants to use the drones to help take the Internet into remote parts of the world. Right now about 30 people work for Titan, but that’s expected to grow to a couple of hundred.

3. A disturbing case of child abuse in Albuquerque. Ashley Montano is in jail this morning. Investigators say she beat her boyfriend’s two-year-old daughter so badly, the toddler’s brain was bleeding and she had to be rushed to emergency surgery. Police say Montano told them she did it because the child was having a temper tantrum.

2. It’s April 15th, income tax day. Don’t forget, you have until Midnight tonight to file your taxes or an extensions. The main post off in Albuquerque on Broadway near Lomas is open until 7 pm. There are plenty of tax day deals and freebies out there, to get a list check here on KRQE.com.

1. Bundle up, we’re getting a chilly start to the day but it’ll warm up to be sunny with a high near 72 and a light wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph this morning. Tonight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 40 and a south wind 5 to 10 mph .


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 14th, 2014 at 5:18 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Today’s big national headline, three people were murdered at Jewish centers near Kansas City. Investigators say a white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader, Frazier Glenn Cross killed a grandfather and grandson at a Jewish Community Center Sunday, then a woman at a Jewish retirement home.

4. One of the most popular stories on KRQE.com, UFC champ Jon “bones” Jones has his exotic cat back home this morning, and the man who helped find the missing feline has a nice reward. The cat, Mufasa was returned to Jones Friday after Kyle Dropinski heard the story started looking for Mufasa. He found him in a tree and Animal Control officers helped get Mufasa down. Jones then forked over the $1500 reward.

3. Dozens of people turned out Sunday to remember James Boyd, four weeks to the day after he was shot by Albuquerque Police. The confrontation started after residents complained Boyd, was camping illegally in the foothills. Boyd died as a result of his injuries. At a Sunday funeral services for the homeless man with mental issues, those who knew Boyd remembered him as a generous and kind man who was often misunderstood.

2. Cleanup begins this morning at Zia Elementary School in northeast Albuquerque after a fire in the cafeteria yesterday. Albuquerque firefighters are getting a lot of praise for knocking this fire down quickly in some wicked winds. No word on what started the fire, but neighbors say a couple of kids were playing on the roof of the school earlier today. This doesn’t effect students today because this week is Spring break for APS.

1. Expect a cooler day indoor day for kids on Spring break. It’ll be sunny but the high is projected at 57, with an east wind of 10 to 15 mph which will become variable in the afternoon. Tonight, it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 31, and a north wind around 5 mph becoming calm.