5 Things

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 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. AT&T customers listen up. The company has agreed to refund customers a total of $80 million for bogus charges. It’s part of a $105 million settlement in unauthorized charges on your phone bill.The FCC says AT&T was keeping part of the over charges. They were usually $9.99 a month for services like trivia, horoscopes and love tips that showed up in bills. Go to our website KRQE.com and click on the link to see if you are eligible for a refund.

4. About 100 Marines are headed to West Africa bringing helicopters and other transportation to aid workers this morning in the fight against the ebola outbreak. Meanwhile, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.,  has died in Dallas. Now authorities are closely watching a sheriff’s deputy who was in his apartment.

3. Police need your help solving the murder of a man in Rio Rancho. David Pickett, 57, was shot and killed in his home on July 16. Police now say this was a home invasion and think one or two people came into the house and opened fire.

2.  Here are some events you don’t want to miss at the Balloon Fiesta today. At 7:00 a.m. a show you don’t want to miss starts, the Special Shape Rodeo. A little fun fact for you, they’re the only balloons to launch from the field both today and tomorrow. The Special Shape Glowdeo is tonight at about 5:45 p.m., followed by the Afterglow Fireworks Show.

1. Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72. Strong chance of rain in the afternoon.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 8th, 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 Albuquerque City council has decided not to hold a costly mail-in election in December. The councilors wanted voters to weigh in on three proposals, one giving councilors the authority to hire and fire a police chief and another on bond money. The third was about special elections. It would put successful petition drives on the next scheduled ballot, instead of being forced to hold an election within 90-days.

4. Big talker in southeastern New Mexico, a confrontation caught on video. Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh and a former police officer. Kintigh says he showed up to the home of former police officer Brandon Beverly to get police gear back, but claims the former officer was refusing to return it. Officer Beverly claims he tried numerous times to return the equipment, but the department never coordinated with him. He is also claiming he was being harassed. The city has given him until Friday to return the equipment of face a civil suit.

3. State police are launching a criminal investigation regarding allegations of high school football players secretly video taping young girls as they changed in a locker room. This allegedly happened at Escalante school, a combined middle and high school in Tierra Amarilla, near Chama. The alleged victims are 7th and 8th graders.

2. There are no special events at the Balloon Fiesta today.

1. It will be partly cloudy with a high near 82 today.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 3rd, 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. We start on a serious note with the latest on the man with Ebola in Dallas. He’s still in a hospital and is family is now quarantined in there home. Doctors are also watching about 100 people he came in contact with. Meanwhile, a photographer is now on the way back to the U.S. after getting Ebola in Liberia.

4. If you didn’t have Lobo men’s basketball season tickets last year and want them this year, now’s your chance to get them. They go on sale today. UNM says overall attendance at the games last year was about 15,200 the highest in a decade.

3. I’m sure you don’t know this but this huge fiesta with 550 balloons 100 special shapes and hundreds of thousands of people starts tomorrow. It’s the 43rd Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta tomorrow. Today the kick-off Albuquerque a loft where balloons and pilots go to schools all around the DukeCity is today. We’ll have live coverage on KRQE This Morning starting at 7 a.m. on 2 KASA. For everything you need to know about the balloon fiesta head to KRQE.com.

2. Good news this morning, the new ramp from eastbound Paseo del Norte to southbound I-25 is opening up in just a few minutes. Here’s a live look that should make traffic move a lot quicker especially in the morning and after the mass ascensions.

1. Today will be clear and sunny.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 2nd, 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. Families who depend on the Albuquerque Rescue Mission may soon have to go hungry. The rescue mission gives boxes of food to families. Those boxes provide three meals a day for every person in the family for seven days. But the food pantry is almost empty forcing the rescue mission to stop giving out food for now. The rescue mission is now teaming up with U.S. Bank for a food drive.

4. Some parents in Dallas are keeping their kids home from school today because of an Ebola scare there. A hospital now admits it released an Ebola patient last week, potentially putting others at risk. Five kids from one school are now being monitored for signs of the disease.

3. UNM is now back tracking on “Sex Week.” The university says it was supposed to be a series of seminars to avoid sexual assault, but turned into racy classes teaching students how to have better sex. UNM says the program did not have enough supervision, but it will in the future.

2. Rio Arriba county could have a new sheriff today. County commissioners are meeting to appoint an interim one. Tommy Rodella, who’s now a convicted felon, refuses to step down. The commission could appoint James Lujan. He beat Rodella in the primary and is running unopposed in November. We’ll keep you updated.

1. Clear skies in the metro today.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 1st, 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. Just a heads up this morning, if you’re planning on getting a free flu shot from UNM, you’re going to have to wait. The hospital says the vaccines are getting delayed until the middle or end of this month.

4. The big national story this morning is the latest on the case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. It’s with a man in Texas who’s now quarantined in a hospital. The CDC says there’s no public health threat because of this and the disease is only spread through direct bodily fluid contact, not through the air or water.

3. Is Tommy Rodella still the Sheriff of Rio Arriba County, even though he’s now a convicted felon and headed to federal prison? That’s what county commissioners are talking about at 10 a.m. this morning. They want the sheriff-elect, James Lujan, to take over now. We’ll let you know what happens.

2. Former APD Sergeant Adam Casaus will not be headed to prison for a deadly crash last year. Yesterday a jury found him guilty of careless driving instead of the more serious vehicular homicide charges. Casaus is out of jail right now. He’s set to be sentenced in December and could spend up to 90 days in jail.

1. Expect a sunny day with light wind.