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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.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 11th, 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. Quick work by Albuquerque police who managed to locate a stolen diamond. A thief lifted the three carat diamond that’s been housed at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Wednesday. The thief was trying to hock it at local pawn shops. One store owner recognized it and contacted police.

4. Even though it’s still spring, the boys of summer are already playing hard this season. Tonight, the Albuquerque Isotopes have their home opener. The game against Tacoma starts at 7:05 p.m.

3. Today will be sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be light at 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight you can expect cloudy skies with lows around 50. Winds could get up to 15 mph.

2. The Department of Justice federal 18-month-investigation into Albuquerque’s Police Department was brutal. According to the report there’s a pattern of excessive force in the department officers use deadly force too frequently on people who posed a minimal threat. Justice says APD officers need more training and tools to ensure they can protect without escalating potentially violent situations.

1. Today is a new beginning, a fresh start for Albuquerque police. as the department and the city start making changes based on the justice department’s recommendations. Mayor R.J. Berry says his administration is ready to make changes and the path forward is vital as Albuquerque begins negotiating with the justice department to reform the police force. The mayor says a key component will be public involvement.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 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. Before you get the bacon frying this morning, here’s some food for thought. A virus is making millions of pigs get sick and die. It won’t make humans sick though.  Pork prices are up at least 10 percent as a result of the virus.

4. If you’re looking for work there’s a job fair being held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.today at the New Mexico Workforce Connections at 501 Mountain Road. Hundreds of employers will be looking to fill many positions. Tweak your resume, dress for success and show up good luck.

3. Detectives in Roswell are investigating a death on campus at the EasternNew MexicoUniversity. No one is talking about whether the victim is a student. There’s no word so far this morning about any suspects. We’ll keep you posted.

2. It’s going to be an anxious day in Albuquerque.  We’ll get what many think will be a scathing report from the Department of Justice on APD tomorrow. On the heels of that APD has named a new deputy chief to help with the DOJ recommendations similar investigations in other cities have ended up costing as $55 million to make changes. We’re following this story on air and online and will live streaming tomorrow morning’s news conference at 10 a.m. on KRQE.com.

1. Today you can expect a high near 80. There will be southwestern winds coming at 10 to 15 mph this morning. Tonight it will be partly cloudy with a low around 48 and from 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 8th, 2014 at 5:47 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. UConn, the University of Connecticut basketball players are waking up champions this morning. UConn beat Kentucky 60-54 in the men’s NCAA final game, destroying most people’s brackets. Few expected either team to make it to the finals. U-Conn was suspended last year because of problems with grades, and Kentucky is a team comprised mostly of freshmen.

4. The US Supreme Court is refusing to hear a New Mexico photographer’s case. Elaine’s Photograpahy refused to shoot a gay couple’s commitment ceremony in 2006. The State Supreme Court ruled the business violated New Mexico’s anti-discrimination lawsuit

3. Get outside and enjoy the weather today, it’ll be sunny with a high near 75, and a light northwest sinde increasing 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight, it’ll be clear with a low around 44, and a northwest wind of 5 to 10 mph becoming variable after midnight.

2. About 115 people signed up to speak about the Albuquerque Police Department at last night’s City Council meeting. The Council cleared its agenda to hear the public comments, most were critical of APD, however a handful of people spoke in favor of the department. Councilors listened but made no decisions.

1. Thursday the Department of Justice will finally release its results of its year and a half long investigation into the culture in the Albuquerque Police Department and officers’ use of deadly force. The report is expected to include better ways to hir and train officers and changes to APD’s internal affairs division. Keep it tuned to KRQE onair and KRQE.com online for the latest on the DOJ results