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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.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 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. If you’re looking for a job, S&P Data is having a job fair today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center. Managers want to hire 100 people. Plus, UPS is starting to hire holiday workers and Walmart is opening a new neighborhood market in Rio Rancho and is hiring 100 people.

4. Today we should find out what major league team the Albuquerque Isotopes will be affiliated with. The Dodgers ditched the Duke City on Tuesday and rumors say we could end up with the Houston Astros. We’ll let you know what happens.

3. President Obama is at U.S. central command in Tampa, Fla., meeting with military commanders on how to strike ISIS next. He says no troops will be on the ground fighting, but on Tuesday, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress if air strikes don’t work, he’d recommend ground forces.

2. Also today, the U.S. House could vote on the president’s plan to spend $500 million to arm and train Syrian rebels.

1. Get ready for rain and lots of it. It’s all coming from what was hurricane Odile in the Pacific. The City of Albuquerque is putting extra workers on stand-by overnight to watch for flooding. The southwest part of the state could get hammered too.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are in Albuquerque today for the official grand opening of their new restaurant Rock and Brews, located on Montgomery west of San Mateo across from Lovelace Womens Hospital. The ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a military luncheon for more than 100 veterans and active military personnel. Later, Rock and Brews will present a check to the NM Healthcare system. Tonight there’s a charity gala at the restaurant for 400 guests. Tickets cost $150 per person.

4. The battle over the ballot in Bernalillo County is headed to the State Supreme Court a week from today. The court is preventing the county from mailing out absentee ballots this weekend because county commissioners want to put two poll questions on the ballot. The questions assess voters’ interest in decriminalizing marijuana and raising taxes to fund programs for the mentally ill, but they are not legally binding.

3. Interstate 25 at Paseo del Norte is closed overnight in both directions every night this week. The closures begin at 7 p.m. and continue through 6 a.m. the following morning. The push is so crews can get as much work done on the interchange reconstruction project before the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta begins the first week of October.

2. Today we could find out what the future holds for the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is the first day major league teams can change up their AAA affiliation. A report in the Houston Chronicle says the Isotopes could end up with the Astros, but the ‘Topes General Manager John Traub says he hasn’t been notified about any plans for a change.

1. There’s a 20 percent chance today of isolated showers and thunderstorms, amid partly sunny skies with a high near 85 and an east wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight the chance of precipitation increases to 30 percent with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. It’s a great day to head out to the New Mexico State Fair and not break the bank. It’s dollar day, admission and the rides will each cost a buck. This afternoon restaurants will compete for bragging rights in the Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge.

4. In Washington, D.C. This week, congress is set to vote on President Obama’s plan to spend $500 million to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Also, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris meeting with allies about a plan to defeat the brutal terrorist group which has beheaded three people in recent weeks.

3. Protesters will probably be back out again today, as Albuquerque hosts a national police shooting competition. This weekend protesters were in front of the State Fairgrounds, upset that the City would host the competition after all the controversial police shootings over the past few years. Mayor R.J. Berry says he’s honored to hold the law enforcement conference here.

2. Today we should know if Bernalillo County is going to take its ballot battle to court. The county wants to put two poll questions on the ballot, assessing voter’s opinions on reducing penalties for possessing less than a ounce of marijuana, and increasing the sales tax to help the homeless and mentally ill. The Secretary of State refuses to put poll questions on the ballot. Today, the County Commission will meet privately to decide what to do next.

1. There’s a 10 percent chance of more storms today after noon, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86 and a 5 to 10 mph wind becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a 40% chance of precipitation. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59 and an east wind 10 to 15 mph. C