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5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

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

Time for the five facts you need to know before you go this morning.

5. If you need free legal advice, listen up. Law-La-Palooza is today from 3 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the WestMesaCommunity Center. Lawyers, judges and more will be giving out free legal advice on a number of issues. It’s first come first served, so get there early.

4. Time for another solar eclipse. A partial one will happen today when the moon will move in front of the sun. We’ll see it starting about 3:00 p.m. Remember, don’t look directly at the sun without special glasses. You can get them and check out the eclipse at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

3. Today we should know what’ll happen to the woman accused of kidnapping her own kids from Albuquerque and taking them to England almost 20 years ago. Eileen Clark’s attorney says she’s changing her plea to guilty, for international parental kidnapping. One report from Britain says she won’t go to prison.

2. The reward money to find out who killed Jasper the Tasmanian Devil at the ABQ Biopark Zoo has just been doubled. It’s now at 1$10,000 after Laurel Westman of Corrales saw this on the news and felt bad. Jasper was killed when a piece of asphalt was thrown and cracked his skull.

1. Today will be warm

5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

October 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five facts you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Pistol Pete is in a good ol’ fashioned duel. OklahomaState is now suing New MexicoState claiming Pistol Pete looks a lot like its mascot. They claim they had the mascot first. Needless to say, NMSU says that’s not true and was surprised with the lawsuit.

4. We finally know who’s telling us not to ‘Call Saul’ the fictional lawyer from breaking bad. Revo and Smith, a law firm in town put up the billboard, saying Saul gives defense attorneys a bad name. They also say they’re surprised by how much attention the billboard’s getting.

3. Starting next Monday you’ll be able to give the city your two cents when it comes to fixing APD. That’s when the actual public comment sessions start. The city had the first APD reform meeting last night, but it was just for city leaders to talk, not for the public. Find out more about them at KRQE.com.

2. Murder charges for a deadly robbery in the SouthValley, but not for the clerk who pulled the trigger. This happened Monday night as deputies say Christopher Garza and Ruben Lucero robbed the Pajarito Store and pointed a gun at the clerk. That clerk shot and killed Garza and now Lucero’s charged with murder because investigators say the death happened as a result of his crime.

1. The sun returns today.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

October 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.The city of Albuquerque is now accepting applications for a new citizen board to “police the police. It’s part of an effort to reform the Albuquerque Police Department as recommended by the DOJ. The group will have a lot more power than the prior police oversight commission.

4. Parents at one elementary school are outraged. They want to know why kids were found in a classroom with their mouths duct-taped shut. The principal at Alcalde Elementary near Espanola says it was not the teacher who did this. The school says it was a student who had an idea to get the class to quiet down and thought it would be funny to tape their mouths shut. The principal is meeting with parents to answer all questions.

3. The ABQ Biopark Zoo is still investigating the sudden death of on of its Tasmanian Devils. We told you yesterday how it was found dead with a skull fracture. Now the zoo is worried plans to expand the exhibit may be in jeopardy. The train that takes people between the zoo and the aquarium could also be on the chopping block. The master plan being sent to city councilors calls for the train to be replaced with a faster shuttle.

2. Albuquerque police are blocking the area near 3rd and Silver in Downtown. That’s an area near a night club where police have been out there for several hours. Police have confirmed they are investigation a shooting. There is a lot of police activity in that area at this time. Your best bet is to avoid it and take an alternate route. We’ll monitor the traffic situation and keep you updated with any new information that we get.

1. Sunny start to the weekend.

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five facts you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Fewer peanuts will be harvested in New Mexico this season. Federal officials say it’s thanks to a salmonella outbreak a couple years ago. The decrease is due to the Portales peanut-processing plant that shut down. A Canadian company bought the Sunland Peanut Plant in Portales. It’s not up and running yet, so there were no contracts this year to grow the Valencia peanuts.

4. Today will be partly cloudy and warm.

3. The race for State Auditor here in New Mexico is getting national attention. Democrat Tim Keller released this campaign ad yesterday and it references Breaking Bad. His opponent, Republican Robert Aragon, calls the charges in the ads half-truths. He says using a Breaking Bad reference he is implying he is a criminal.

2. A graphic sign about an adult issue is up near a school and it has parents upset. It’s an anti-abortion sign and the group behind isn’t apologizing. The sign, put up by ABQ protest, shows pictures of a late-term abortion. It’s up outside the only late-term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, but that’s four blocks from Longfellow Elementary. The city told us it’s free speech and there’s nothing it can do about it.

1. Bernalillo County Sheriff Deputies arrest a man who they say used a spy camera app to take inappropriate pictures of young girls. Now detectives are worried there could be more victims out there. Deputies arrested 35-year-old Chris Armijo on Tuesday. Investigators say Armijo was using apps called Spy Cam and Gotcha to take pictures of girls without them knowing. He’s being held on $30,000 cash or surety.

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 15th, 2014 at 6:10 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

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

5. Today will be sunny with a high near 76.

4. Oil and gas executives are defending their use of fossil fuels in the Four Corners after an alarming study out by the the University of Michigan. The state environment department says it will now review the study. The study identifies the Four Corners area as a hot spot for methane gas in the U.S. due to to leaks in natural gas production and processing equipment.

3. A New Mexico principal is under investigation for how he allegedly disciplines and rewards his students. Michael Granado, the principal at Chaparral Elementary school in Santa Fe is under investigation by the school district for putting kids who misbehave into a naughty box, a taped off area of the cafeteria floor. According to The Santa Fe Reporter he rewards other students who do well with special taxi rides. A taxi ride would be a child sitting down in a rolling chair and being pushed down a hallway.

2. U.S. Marshals are looking for two men on their most wanted list who are connected to a homicide near the sandia ski area. They are Danny Trujillo, 32, and Ignacio Gallegos, 25. They’re wanted for the murder of Eloi Leyba, 26. Leyba’s body was found recently on Crest Road.

1. A second health care worker has tested positive for Ebola. The Texas health department says this latest victim also worked at the same hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan who died last week of Ebola. This makes two hospital workers that have tested positive for the disease. Nina Pham, a nurse who was diagnosed is doing better now.