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October 17th, 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 city of Albuquerque is now accepting applications for a new citizen board to “police the police. It’s part of an effort to reform the Albuquerque Police Department as recommended by the DOJ. The group will have a lot more power than the prior police oversight commission.

4. Parents at one elementary school are outraged. They want to know why kids were found in a classroom with their mouths duct-taped shut. The principal at Alcalde Elementary near Espanola says it was not the teacher who did this. The school says it was a student who had an idea to get the class to quiet down and thought it would be funny to tape their mouths shut. The principal is meeting with parents to answer all questions.

3. The ABQ Biopark Zoo is still investigating the sudden death of on of its Tasmanian Devils. We told you yesterday how it was found dead with a skull fracture. Now the zoo is worried plans to expand the exhibit may be in jeopardy. The train that takes people between the zoo and the aquarium could also be on the chopping block. The master plan being sent to city councilors calls for the train to be replaced with a faster shuttle.

2. Albuquerque police are blocking the area near 3rd and Silver in Downtown. That’s an area near a night club where police have been out there for several hours. Police have confirmed they are investigation a shooting. There is a lot of police activity in that area at this time. Your best bet is to avoid it and take an alternate route. We’ll monitor the traffic situation and keep you updated with any new information that we get.

1. Sunny start to the weekend.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five facts you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Fewer peanuts will be harvested in New Mexico this season. Federal officials say it’s thanks to a salmonella outbreak a couple years ago. The decrease is due to the Portales peanut-processing plant that shut down. A Canadian company bought the Sunland Peanut Plant in Portales. It’s not up and running yet, so there were no contracts this year to grow the Valencia peanuts.

4. Today will be partly cloudy and warm.

3. The race for State Auditor here in New Mexico is getting national attention. Democrat Tim Keller released this campaign ad yesterday and it references Breaking Bad. His opponent, Republican Robert Aragon, calls the charges in the ads half-truths. He says using a Breaking Bad reference he is implying he is a criminal.

2. A graphic sign about an adult issue is up near a school and it has parents upset. It’s an anti-abortion sign and the group behind isn’t apologizing. The sign, put up by ABQ protest, shows pictures of a late-term abortion. It’s up outside the only late-term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, but that’s four blocks from Longfellow Elementary. The city told us it’s free speech and there’s nothing it can do about it.

1. Bernalillo County Sheriff Deputies arrest a man who they say used a spy camera app to take inappropriate pictures of young girls. Now detectives are worried there could be more victims out there. Deputies arrested 35-year-old Chris Armijo on Tuesday. Investigators say Armijo was using apps called Spy Cam and Gotcha to take pictures of girls without them knowing. He’s being held on $30,000 cash or surety.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 15th, 2014 at 6:10 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Today will be sunny with a high near 76.

4. Oil and gas executives are defending their use of fossil fuels in the Four Corners after an alarming study out by the the University of Michigan. The state environment department says it will now review the study. The study identifies the Four Corners area as a hot spot for methane gas in the U.S. due to to leaks in natural gas production and processing equipment.

3. A New Mexico principal is under investigation for how he allegedly disciplines and rewards his students. Michael Granado, the principal at Chaparral Elementary school in Santa Fe is under investigation by the school district for putting kids who misbehave into a naughty box, a taped off area of the cafeteria floor. According to The Santa Fe Reporter he rewards other students who do well with special taxi rides. A taxi ride would be a child sitting down in a rolling chair and being pushed down a hallway.

2. U.S. Marshals are looking for two men on their most wanted list who are connected to a homicide near the sandia ski area. They are Danny Trujillo, 32, and Ignacio Gallegos, 25. They’re wanted for the murder of Eloi Leyba, 26. Leyba’s body was found recently on Crest Road.

1. A second health care worker has tested positive for Ebola. The Texas health department says this latest victim also worked at the same hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan who died last week of Ebola. This makes two hospital workers that have tested positive for the disease. Nina Pham, a nurse who was diagnosed is doing better now.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 10th, 2014 at 6:10 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. The New Mexico Department of Health is reassuring residents in New Mexico that it’s unlikely that the Ebola virus will show up here. However, officials want you to know either way they have a plan in place. If a patient shows up at a hospital with flu-like symptoms, workers will ask if the person has travelled to West Africa or knows someone who has. If they do, necessary precautions will be taken, like isolation.

4. Football players at EscalanteSchool near Chama are accused of getting video of girls changing in the locker room. Official say they are being disciplined. The superintendent says a few freshman players admitted to doing it. Now four boys are suspended and kicked off the J.V. football team. State police are conducting a criminal investigation.

3. Albuquerque police are looking for some violent robbers who are going around targeting elderly women using a U-Haul and posing as movers. Cops say the robbers are becoming more brazen. Now there is a second victim. This is happened near Montgomery and Tramway. Cops say the suspects forced their way into the home of a 77-year-old woman, tied her up with a cord, and then stole jewelry and car.

2. If the weather conditions are right there will be another Special Shape Rodeo this morning at 7:00 a.m. followed by a flying  competition at 8:00 p.m. Tonight, it’s the Special Shape Glowdeo at 5:45 p.m. with a fireworks show at 8 p.m.

1. Expect scatter showers and thunderstorms today.


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.