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August 25th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. Cleanup is underway in Napa, California after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the area early Sunday morning. The quake damaged a lot of buildings and wineries, sending about 200 people to the hospital. Officials say this is the strongest quake to hit the area is 25 years.

4. A traffic alert this morning for commuters in Rio Rancho. A funeral procession for Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Shannon Key being held this morning. Gold Course Road between Southern and Westside Boulevard will be closed around nine this morning, then again at around 11:30 a.m. for the procession. Deputy Key lost his battle with brain cancer last week.

3. Two men are behind bars this morning, following two shootings overnight Sunday. Police say the first happened at The Cottages, an apartment complex for college students. The other happened in a road rage incident nearby. Police say both involved Tyvon Green and Shanoah Cauley. Police say it does not appear that anyone was injured in either shooting.

2. The Albuquerque Public School District has a new interim superintendent this morning, it’s Doctor Brad Winter. He recently retired as the district’s Chief Operating Officer, and is currently an Albuquerque City Councilor. Dr. Winter says he hopes to restore stability to APS, but he does not want the Superintendent job’s permanently.

1. Get ready for more rain, there’s a 20 percent chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms,but skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Tonight there’s a 50 percent chance of precipitation, mainly after 7pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy, with a low around 62, and a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 22nd, 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. There’s lots of free fun for you in and around Albuquerque this weekend. The last Summerfest is Saturday night on Ellison, between Cottonwood and Alameda. Plus Bernalillo County is having its last weekend of Movies in the Park with Smurfs 2 tonight at the Los Vecinos Community Center. There’s also a nature event tomorrow at the Guitierrez Hubble House.

4. The U.S. is still pounding ISIS with airstrikes in Iraq, but a new report from the Pentagon says if the U.S. really wants to destroy the terrorists group; it’ll have to attack it in Syria. The White House hasn’t said if that’ll happen.

3. An important meeting is happening today that could affect if your kids go on field trips this year. The state nursing board is set to talk about a new rule that says only nurses and health assistants can give kids prescription and over-the-counter medicine. That means if nurses don’t go on field trips, kids won’t be able to either. We’ll keep you posted.

2. Anytime today we could find out who’ll be the interim APS superintendent. The board has four finalists and is interviewing most of them today. They’re set to vote on one to replace Winston Brooks who resigned a week ago today. Find out about the candidates at KRQE.com.

1. Expect possible showers in the afternoon.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 21st, 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. President Obama says U.S. air strikes will continue against terrorists from ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, despite one american journalist being beheaded and threats of the same thing happening to another one. The U.S. says it tried to rescue the hostages this summer, but troops couldn’t find them.
4. APS says it hopes to have the school bus problems resolved in the next few days. The district and the bus companies it contracts with are about 40 drivers short. That leaves some routes behind schedule and causes other problems.
3. APS hopes to have an interim superintendent picked by tomorrow. The board hopes to pick five finalists today and vote on one tomorrow. Former superintendent Winston Brooks resigned last week, but neither he nor the board will say why.
2. Today we should learn more about yesterday’s massive manhunt for a suspected murderer near Taylor Ranch. Bernalillo county sheriff’s deputies say they got into a gunfight with Trinidad Gallegos. That’s when he took off, broke into two homes and was found hiding in a closet inside one of them. Deputies say Gallegos killed a man and dumped his body off I-40 near the Route 66 Casino back in May.
1. Today will be warm and partly cloud with a chance of isolated storms.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 20th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

5. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is on his way to Ferguson, Missouri today. The visit comes after another night of violent protests over the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black teen. An Albuquerque photographer, Leo York, was one of the journalists who was tear-gassed in Ferguson during the last 10 days of protests.

4.  There’s a recall this morning of peanut butter and almond butter.  The brands impacted include private label butter at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods as well as Maranatha, and Arrowhead Mills brands. For a list of everything to avoid check here on KRQE.com, links.

3.  We expect to learn more this morning about the school bus driver shortage facing the AlbuquerquePublicSchool district.  The new acting superintendent of APS is holding a news conference at 8:30 a.m. In one case, a parent says the district and Herrera Buses lost her 7-year-old for 45 minutes last Thursday. Two sisters claim a bus driver at Beal Bus company told them they either had sit on the floor or wait for the next bus.

2. Later today, UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs will address the media to talk about the hazing investigation into the UNM Women’s Soccer Team.  The team’s first game has been canceled, and two freshman players are leaving UNM entirely. The departures are being blamed on hazing on the women’s soccer team.

1. There’s a better chance for rain and thunderstorms today.  It’ll be partly sunny with a high near 89 today, and a low of 61 this evening, with a northwest wind of 5 to 10 mph and a 10 percent chance of precipitation.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 19th, 2014 at 6:05 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

5. Another night of violence in Ferguson, Missouri where police fired tear gas on a crowd of protesters, who police say are primarily people from out of town. The violence stems from last week’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. An autopsy shows the white police officer shot Michael Brown six times, but doesn’t say if the teen had his hands up at the time. US Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Missouri tomorrow.

4. It looks like we’ll have to wait until the end of the week to see if a 30 year old Bernalillo County woman hospitalized at UNMH has the Ebola virus. That’s when results of blood work sent to the Centers for Disease Control should be complete. IN the meantime, the woman is isolated, and doctors say there is no public health threat.

3. This November Albuquerque voters could decide if they want to increase sales tax in the city by an eigth of a percent to help people with mental health issues. Last night, the City Council approved a plan to hike the sales tax, but Mayor RJ Berry has to approve it first.

2. Albuquerque’s City Councilors say voters should get a say in deciding whether penalties should be reduced for marijuana possession. The Council approved the measure on a 5 to 4 vote along party lines, with the Democrats on the Council voting for it. It is not a done deal however, since Republican Mayor R.J. Berry still has to approve it. If he does not, it would take six councilors to veto him. Meanwhile there are enough valid signatures on a petition to put the reduced pot penalty measure on the ballot in Santa Fe.

1. More rain could be on the way today. There’s a 20 percent chance of precipitation today and and a 40 percent chance tonight. It’ll be partly sunny with a high near 91, and light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight it’ll be mostly cloudy, with a low around 65, and a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.