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.
5. New Mexico’s State Police Chief will meet with concerned citizens over that controversial traffic stop in Taos last month. An officer smashed a minivan’s window and another shot at its tires. Critics say the officers used excessive force. There will be a protest held in Taos this Sunday.
4. After it tied up millions of dollars and put the county in a cash crunch, The Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office now says it wants some investment help. The county’s now saying it’s looking for a firm to give some advice on its investments. It’s taking proposals until December 19.
3. You still have time to buy tickets for the Luminaria Tour in Albuquerque on Christmas Eve. They were supposed to go on sale at Midnight, but it actually happened a little later than that. If you want to go, don’t delay your purchase. These tickets go fast! Click here to get yours.
2. It’s Black Friday. That means tens of thousands of shoppers are out and about trying to bag the best bargains. Some retailers even opened their doors early on Thanksgiving, yesterday. Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy were among those eager to get shoppers through the doors early.
1. Today is going to be mostly sunny. Highs will climb to the upper 40s to mid 50s. For tonight you can expect mostly clear skies with lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
5. If you don’t want to stuff yourself at the Thanksgiving table here’s a tip, chew more and you’ll eat less. The folks at Iowa State University studied almost 50 people. They found the more people chewed their food before swallowing they less they eat.
4. If someone at your Thanksgiving meal indulges in too much alcohol. They might have a mutant gene. That’s what a group of researchers in Great Britain say they’ve discovered when the gene that regulates alcohol consumption is even the slightest bit faulty it increases the desire for alcohol..
3. State, county and city law enforcement agencies are out in force this holiday weekend and they’re not messing around. There’s an officer every 20 miles along the I-40 corridor in New Mexico. They’re looking for drunk drivers and all kinds of traffic violators, so be careful on the roads and remember to watch out for other drivers.
2. On top of the Thanksgiving holiday and meal, another big talker this time of year is shopping. Retailers are aiming to ramp-up sales on this family holiday. It’s even being called “Brown Thursday” by some. The idea has taken off with some shoppers, while others say it’s unfair for workers.
1. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
5. The northeast quadrant of the state still has some icey and dicey conditions. The slick roads are mostly from Santa Fe north to the state line and to the eastern border. Also, look for the cops to be out enforce looking for drunk drivers and other offenders during the holiday weekend.
4. What changes do you think the state should make to the criminal justice system here in New Mexico?Today you have the chance to weigh in. A legislative subcommittee will be talking about that at nine this morning at the roundhouse. You’re welcome to go and share your opinion.
3. for almost three years the New Mexico Senate has refused to hold a vote to confirm Hanna Skandera as the Education Secretary. That could change this upcoming session. Senator Linda Lopez, who is also running for governor says she intends to bring Skandera’s appointment up for a vote in the session which starts January 21st. Skandera says she’s prepared for whatever happens this time around.
2. New Mexico teachers vow to keep fighting against teacher evaluations based on student test scores. The educators latest effort got struck down in court last Friday but the teacher’s union vows to keep fighting.
1. We’re off to a chilly start that will turn into a chilly day. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower to mid 40s. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 20s.
5. Still a lot of talk today about the new nuclear deal the U.S. signed with Iran this weekend. That country is supposed to slow down its enriching of uranium and in exchange the U.S. is easing economic sanctions.
4. Some parents from Monte Vista Elementary in Nob Hill are now passing around a petition to get a probation and parole office moved after two pipe bombs were left there last Thursday.
3. Dozens of schools are closed or delayed this morning. All APS schools, Rio Rancho schools and Santa Fe schools are on a 2-hour delay.
2. Please be extremely careful and give yourself plenty of extra time as you head out today because there’s a good chance the streets will be slick. They’re pretty good in Albuquerque but the farther north you go the worse they get.
1. Today there’s a slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Tonight some areas could have freezing fog after 2am. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 21.