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August 28th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. A plant to help with flood control is causing concerns because it’s also poisonous. The City of Albuquerque planted the Virginia Creeper vine at Zuni park to help keep water from running into the street. But the City admits, the plant’s berries are toxic. Neighbors are concerned the children or animals will eat the berries, and get sick.

4. Protesters took to the streets of Albuquerque again last night. They’re opposed to a national law enforcement shooting competition scheduled to take place in the city. They say the competition is inappropriate given the number of police shootings.

3. Santa Fe’s City Council voted five to four last night to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. There were questions whether the City could get the measure on the November ballot, so instead, councilors passed the law themselves. Santa Fe’s Mayor supports the decision.

2. The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating a plane crash that killed four people near the Las Cruces airport last night. Witnesses tell State Police the plane was flying low before it went down shortly after takeoff, about a mile south of Interstate 10. The plane burst into flames on impact, killing everyone on board. So far, no names have been released. The plane was headed to Phoenix.

1. Expect it to be drier and warmer today. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88 and northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight partly cloudy, with a low around 58, a 5 to 10 mph northwest wind becoming light and variable in the evening.

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

August 27th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. Investigators are going to be listening closely to an audio tape capturing a white police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. a man inadvertently recorded the gunfire and there’s a distinct pause between shots that could prove to be critical to the investigation. That’s if the case ever goes to trial.

4. APS, The city of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and the Department of Transportation are brainstorming about what to do to keep traffic moving and make things safer around New Mexico’s largest high school. Atrisco Heritage Academy has 2,600 students and just one road going to it. The situation may get worse when a new elementary is completed nearby. We’ll keep you posted on what they decide.

3. A new report from Allstate insurance, tracking the best and worst drivers in the country, ranks Albuquerque 126 out of 200 cities for safe driving falling below Denver and Phoenix. it cost us more in insurance premiums. Albuquerque’s driving record has been getting worse over the past five years, Allstate doesn’t have a theory why.

2. The search is now on to find whoever shot and killed a 20-year-old man in southwest Albuquerque yesterday morning. Sheriff’s deputies say Kenneth Perez was found shot to death at Coors and Blake early yesterday. He lived nearby and his family says he left to go talk with someone about money. If you know anything about what happened, call Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies.

1. Today you can expect more storms.

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August 26th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Breaking Bad was a big winner at the Emmys bringing home five awards. It won for Best Drama. Bryan Cranston won for Best Actor in a Drama. Aaron Paul won Best Supporting Actor, and Anna Gun wont for best Supporting Actress. The show also took home an Emmy for writing. Stories surfaced quickly about a sixth season of Breaking Bad, but don’t believe it, it’s a hoax.

4. The United States is now sending manned and unmanned planes to do surveillance over Syria according to the Associated Press, this morning. Reports say President Obama is looking at what to do next with ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

3. Albuquerque Police and The Cottages Apartments are trying to figure out a way to stop problems that have plagued the complex over the past couple of weeks. Nearly 700 University of New Mexico students live at the private apartment complex. It’s only been open for two weekends, and so far police have been there for both of them, once for a huge party, the second time, last weekend for a shooting.

2. This morning officials from the City of Albuquerque, the State Department of Transportation, Bernaillo County and Albuquerque Public Schools are meeting to figure out a solution to the big traffic problem at a southwest Albuquerque neighborhood. Atrisco Heritage Academy High School is the state’s largest high school with more than 2600 students. Just this year, a new elementary school with 1800 students opened nearby, creating a lot more traffic in the already congested area.

1. There’s a 60 percent chance of precipitation in the Metro area this afternoon and evening. Today showers and thunderstorms are likely with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 85. Tonight, it’ll be cloudy with a low around 58 and a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

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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

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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.