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September 24th, 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. An inmate is now suing the state corrections department saying he can’t worship Satan properly. Bernard Pritchard wants $140,000 in damages, too. The state isn’t talking about the suit, but says it does what it can to accommodate inmates. Some followers of a viking religion are allowed to use a small version of Thor’s hammer made out of cardboard in ceremonies.

4. President Obama is leading a special UN Security Council meeting in New York today specifically to talk about stopping fighters from joining ISIS and other terrorist groups.

3. In Albuquerque, the trial of a former APD sergeant accused of vehicular homicide has started. Yesterday, Lindsey Browder testified she remembers driving her sister Ashley home, then waking up in a hospital and learning Ashley died in the crash. Causaus says he was going after a suspected drunk driver, but prosecutors say there’s no evidence to support it.

2. Here’s some good news with all the flooding in Eddy county. A lot of county roads could re-open today now that they’re drying out, especially ones to oil and gas fields. But others will take months to fix, particularly the Callaway and San Jose bridges in Carlsbad. The county hasn’t said how much it’ll cost to fix everything.

1. Expect isolated showers in the evening.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Henry the Tortoise is going home today. He wandered away from The Jurassic Pet Store near Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe, then ended up in an animal shelter. After he was recovered, it was learned that Henry’s been a regular fixture at the shop for about the past decade. Welcome home, Henry!

4. Internationally this morning, the United States and five Arab allies are now bombing ISIS strongholds in Syria. They launched the strikes overnight. They come as world leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly in New York to talk about how to defeat the terror group.

3. People in southeastern New Mexico hard hit by flooding have been advised to boil their water. The state has issued a precautionary boil water advisory near the Pecos River, just to be on the safe side. The state is encouraging people to boil water for five minutes before cooking or cleaning with it, or drinking it, or use bottled water.

2. Heavy rain over the past few days have caused a lot of flooding in Carlsbad and Eddy County. Today schools in Eddy County are open, after closing yesterday because of the flooding. Dozens of people had to be rescued from the rushing water. People in the area say this is the worst flooding they’ve seen in a decade.

1. It’ll be mostly sunny with a high near 85 today, and a 10 percent chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms with a southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight it’ll be partly cloudy, with a low around 56 , and a southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5) The Isis Crisis takes center stage in New York City today. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with world leaders gathering for the United Nations General Assembly. The goal is to garner more global support to fight ISIS terrorists. President Obama will meet with world leaders later this week.

4) The battle over what will make it on the ballot in November in two counties has been resolved by the New Mexico State Supreme Court. The high court ruled Friday that controversial poll questions will be allowed on the ballot in Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties. The court ruled Secretary of State Diana Duran was not doing her job when she refused to put questions on the ballot about reducing penalties for marijuana possession and increasing the sales tax to fund programs for the mentally ill.

3) A deadly crash involved a former Albuquerque police sergeant is finally going to court. IN 2012, then-Sergeant Adam Casaus was off-duty when he ran a red light, slamming into an SUV killing Ashley Browder and badly injuring her sister. Casaus says he was going after a drunk driver, but prosecutors disagree. Casaus was fired from APD after the crash.

2) Flooding in southern New Mexico is prompting emergency workers to evacuate people in Carlsbad, specifically along James Street because the Pecos River is about to overrun its banks. For the latest on the flooding, stay tuned to KRQE on air and online here at KRQE.com.

1) There’s a 40 percent change of scattered showers and thunderstorms today which could produce heavy rain. It’ll be partly sunny, with a high near 82 and a south wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight the chance of precipitation drops to 20 percent with isolated showers and thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies , with a low around 59 and a south wind around 5 mph.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 19th, 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. This is the day all you Apple lovers have been waiting for, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus will be hitting store shelves today. Apple already sold a record 4 million of the smart phones last Friday. We will be out at the Apple Store in Albuquerque this morning to get a look at the lines.

4. If you’re looking for a good time, there’s a ton of stuff happening this weekend to do. You can, of course, hit the State Fair. The first 1,000 people who hit the Pepsi Refreshment Center Saturday there, get a free t-shirt. Plus there’s the junior livestock sale tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Also, for $30, you can spend the night at the Bio Park’s Aquarium. Tonight, sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tail. Also, don’t forget about the party for the elephants at the zoo tomorrow. You’re only bored if you want to be.
3. The Albuquerque City Council unanimously approved it’s own plan to revamp the citizen’s committee overseeing the police force. The new plan gives the agency more power than the old commision had to review investigations into officers and make recommendation on discipline. The police union is threatening to sue because it says the council’s plan goes too far in. Stripping officers of due process, Mayor R.J Berry has to sign off on the new oversight board plan, but the council does have enough support to override a veto if necessary.
2. We’re a state of extremes it seems. Last year it was all about the drought. Now, the remnants of tropical storm Odile are causing flooding in Doña Ana County and parts of Texas. There have been rescues and evacuations because of flooding in Ruidoso, more than three inches of rain has fallen in the last two days alone.
1. Scattered showers are possible later today.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 18th, 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. Bad news for poverty in New Mexico: It’s getting worse. The U.S. Census Bureau says that 21.9 percent of New Mexicans lived in poverty last year, which is up more than 22,000 over 2014. Mississippi still leads the nation in poverty.

4. Albuquerque could be getting a new agency to police the police department. The City Council is having a special meeting to vote on a new civilian police oversight agency. This one would have more power than the last including allowing it to subpoena officers and witnesses.

3. A big day in federal court here in Albuquerque. Secretary of State Diana Duran is asking the federal court system to referee the ballot battle with Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties, instead of the state court. This is all about whether the counties can put poll questions on the ballot. These are questions to get voters opinions, not to change any laws.

2. The governor is deploying the New Mexico National Guard to help with possible flooding, particularly in areas burned out by wildfire. The Red Cross is on standby in Sunland Park, New Mexico, in case heavy rains produce flooding.

1. More rain will be seen throughout the state today.