December 6th, 2013 at 6:30 am by avicraluckey under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. Bundle up and go enjoy some holiday fun this weekend starting tonight with the Old Town Shop and Stroll from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, The Nob Hill Shop and Stroll starts at noon with the Twinkle Light Parade kicking off at 5:15 p.m.
4. An important date is set for next week in Taos…New Mexico State Police chief Pete Kassettas is getting together with the community’s leaders to talk about the controversial shooting caught on camera last month. Officer Elias Montoya is now suspended for shooting at her tires.
3. Give yourself plenty of time this morning. The roads aren’t as bad as yesterday, but they could still be slick, especially with black ice. Have a look at New Mexico’s road conditions here.
2. More than 50 schools are closed or delayed this morning. APS East Mountain Schools along with Santa Fe schools and many more are all on a two-hour delay. To get that information go to KRQE.com’s homepage or click here.
1. Bundle up, today you’ll see areas of freezing fog before noon. It’ll be mostly sunny with a high near 34 degrees. Wind will come in from the southwest at around 5 mph. Tonight you’ll see partly cloudy skies with a low around 12. East winds will blow at five to 10 mph.
December 5th, 2013 at 6:00 am by avicraluckey under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. Parents in Albuquerque will be able to have their kids opt out of the state’s new standardized tests. They will not receive letters to let them know about the opt out option. That was decided during a heated board of education meeting last night. APS School Board vice president Kathy Korte wanted a letter sent out informing parents that their students could opt out of the tests, but it was voted against in a 2-5 vote.
The New Mexico Public Education Department says the tests help schools see where kids stand academically.
4. The winter weather moved in overnight. Snow started to fall lightly at about 1 a.m. and continued to fall and pile up all morning long.
3. With the snow already here those roads could be a little dicey. To get a look at New Mexico road conditions click here.
2. The winter blast has caused a number of school delays and closures. You can also check here or visit KRQE.com’s homepage to see if your child’s school is closed or delayed.
1. Snow is here! It’s expected to fall mainly before 11 a.m. It’s expected to be partly sunny with a high near 38. East winds will blow between 5 and 10 mph and switching to the southwest in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation could reach 1 to 2 inches. Tonight there will be a 20 percent chance of snow with a low around 20. Wind will sweep in from the west around 5 mph.
December 4th, 2013 at 6:30 am by Rebecca Valdez under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. The IT company General Dynamics is adding 200 jobs in Las Cruces right now. They’re hiring for every position from back office service representatives and supervisors to managers and trainers.
4. Life in prison or the death penalty for convicted killer John McClusky? We’re closer to knowing the answer to that question because closing arguments in the penalty phase of his trial are supposed to start in just a few hours. McCluskey was convicted of killing Gary and Linda Haas after breaking out of an Arizona prison in 2010.
3. It’s going to be a long day for BernalilloCounty sheriff, Dan Houston. He’s going before the county’s Code of Conduct Review Board this afternoon. Houston is accused of using county offices and workers for his re-election campaign. The meeting is at 3 p.m. downtown anyone is free to watch.
2. Tonight’s your chance to hear about an alternative to the New Mexico’s new end of course exams for high school students. The state says students have to pass them and if they don’t they won’t get a diploma. APS is looking at alternatives to the tests go hear about them at the board meeting starting at 5 p.m. today (Dec. 4.)
1. The wind will continue today. There may also be some rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s to lower 60s. Southern winds will come at 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon and may get as high as 40 mph.Tonight you can expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain and snow in the evening. The chance for that rain and snow will increase after midnight, possibly leaving as much as one or two inches. Low will get down to the 20s to mid 30s. Southwest winds will start at 10 miles and hour and may climb to 20 in the evening.
December 3rd, 2013 at 6:30 am by Rebecca Valdez under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. Today we could get autopsy results for actor Paul Walker. He and his friend died in a horrible crash near Los Angeles this weekend, after their Porshe hit a tree and burst into flames. Walker became a star after his role in ‘The Fast and Furious’ movie franchise about street racing.
4. Today’s the last chance for you to sign up to for free Christmas gifts from Toys for Tots to register in person, head to the Los Griegos center on Candelaria from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. Make sure you take some identification, your kids’ birth certificates and proof of residency.
3. If you’re behind on your student loans, you’re not alone. So many people are behind, there’s a watchdog group teaming up with the federal government to start keeping a closer eye on organizations collecting student loan debt. Similar to how banks and collections companies currently operate.
2. APS School Board’s outspoken vice president is urging parents not to let their children take state tests. Kathy Korte wants parents to boycott their kids taking the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) tests and end of course exams. They have a lot to do with teacher evaluation and school grades.
1. Expect a bright day today with mostly sunny skies and a high near 59. Make sure you’re ready for some wind at five to 10 miles per hour, coming from the southeast. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 33. Wind will stay around the same speed, just coming from the south during the evening and night hours.
December 2nd, 2013 at 6:15 am by Rebecca Valdez under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. Did you do some shopping this weekend? Stores say you didn’t do enough. They’re hoping you make up for it today, on Cyber Monday. Overall, they think holiday spending will be down this year.
4. Looking for some holiday fun? Head out to Santa Fe tonight at 5 p.m. for the annual New Mexico State Christmas Tree lighting. You can even get yourself some free hot cider and biscochitos at the event.
3. Weather should be mild and breezy today.
2. Albuquerque police are investigating another officer involved shooting. Frightened shoppers were ducking for cover when police opened fire near a mall yesterday in northeast Albuquerque. Someone made a 911 call and said a woman was worried about a man she was with. She reportedly asked them to arrest the man. That is when a confrontation and gunfire broke out. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
1. Today will be sunny with a high near 55. During the evening you can expect mostly clear skies with a low around 31.