5. A very touching tribute to Nelson Mandela happened earlier today at a packed soccer stadium in South Africa. His body will now lie in state for three days before being buring in his hometown. Nelson Mandela was 95 years old when he passed away last week.
4. Good news for New Mexico. We could have almost $300 million extra dollars in the state’s budget for next year. Now the question comes what to do with it. The governor wants some saved and some to go to education. Others want to see a road and building boom.
3. Today your kids have the chance to learn the basics of computer science, an industry that’s growing in New Mexico but training for it is lacking. Take them out to Deep Dive Coders tonight from 5pm to 7pm. It’s on Central and Broadway.
2. We’ve learned the the guy Albuquerque Police shot and killed yesterday morning may have had a hammer. Police haven’t exactly said what kind of weapon he had or released his name or the names of the officers involved. They say he charged officers over and over again before they shot him.
1. Get those gloves and scarves ready, it’s going to be a bone chilling day. It will be mostly sunny with a high in the 30s. Tonight temps will be low about 15 to 25 degrees.
5. Today congress is set to vote on a plan to keep banning plastic weapons, the ones that could pass through metal detectors and x-ray machines and not get noticed. The current ban expires tomorrow.
4. One of your last chances to help less fortunate kids have a Merry Christmas. The Marines and Toys for Tots will be out at Carlisle and Menaul until 7pm tonight collecting money and toys. They have almost five thousand kids to help out this year.
3. A deadly police shooting in Albuquerque overnight. Investigators say it started with a fight near Central and University when they went after the guy who did it they say he had a weapon and wouldn’t put it down. Police say they shot him with a bean bag and the guy was still aggressive so they shot him with again with their normal guns. He died at the hospital.
2. If you’re driving out of Albuquerque today give yourself plenty of time especially if you’re driving north and west.
1. Today will be breezy and mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow in the morning then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 20s to lower 30s with north winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows 5 to 15 degrees.
Today will be breezy and mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow in the morning then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 20s to lower 30s with north winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows 5 to 15 degrees.
5. Bundle up and go enjoy some holiday fun this weekend starting tonight with the Old Town Shop and Stroll from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, The Nob Hill Shop and Stroll starts at noon with the Twinkle Light Parade kicking off at 5:15 p.m.
4. An important date is set for next week in Taos…New Mexico State Police chief Pete Kassettas is getting together with the community’s leaders to talk about the controversial shooting caught on camera last month. Officer Elias Montoya is now suspended for shooting at her tires.
3. Give yourself plenty of time this morning. The roads aren’t as bad as yesterday, but they could still be slick, especially with black ice. Have a look at New Mexico’s road conditions here.
2. More than 50 schools are closed or delayed this morning. APS East Mountain Schools along with Santa Fe schools and many more are all on a two-hour delay. To get that information go to KRQE.com’s homepage or click here.
1. Bundle up, today you’ll see areas of freezing fog before noon. It’ll be mostly sunny with a high near 34 degrees. Wind will come in from the southwest at around 5 mph. Tonight you’ll see partly cloudy skies with a low around 12. East winds will blow at five to 10 mph.