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April 11th, 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. Quick work by Albuquerque police who managed to locate a stolen diamond. A thief lifted the three carat diamond that’s been housed at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Wednesday. The thief was trying to hock it at local pawn shops. One store owner recognized it and contacted police.

4. Even though it’s still spring, the boys of summer are already playing hard this season. Tonight, the Albuquerque Isotopes have their home opener. The game against Tacoma starts at 7:05 p.m.

3. Today will be sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be light at 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight you can expect cloudy skies with lows around 50. Winds could get up to 15 mph.

2. The Department of Justice federal 18-month-investigation into Albuquerque’s Police Department was brutal. According to the report there’s a pattern of excessive force in the department officers use deadly force too frequently on people who posed a minimal threat. Justice says APD officers need more training and tools to ensure they can protect without escalating potentially violent situations.

1. Today is a new beginning, a fresh start for Albuquerque police. as the department and the city start making changes based on the justice department’s recommendations. Mayor R.J. Berry says his administration is ready to make changes and the path forward is vital as Albuquerque begins negotiating with the justice department to reform the police force. The mayor says a key component will be public involvement.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 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. Before you get the bacon frying this morning, here’s some food for thought. A virus is making millions of pigs get sick and die. It won’t make humans sick though.  Pork prices are up at least 10 percent as a result of the virus.

4. If you’re looking for work there’s a job fair being held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.today at the New Mexico Workforce Connections at 501 Mountain Road. Hundreds of employers will be looking to fill many positions. Tweak your resume, dress for success and show up good luck.

3. Detectives in Roswell are investigating a death on campus at the EasternNew MexicoUniversity. No one is talking about whether the victim is a student. There’s no word so far this morning about any suspects. We’ll keep you posted.

2. It’s going to be an anxious day in Albuquerque.  We’ll get what many think will be a scathing report from the Department of Justice on APD tomorrow. On the heels of that APD has named a new deputy chief to help with the DOJ recommendations similar investigations in other cities have ended up costing as $55 million to make changes. We’re following this story on air and online and will live streaming tomorrow morning’s news conference at 10 a.m. on KRQE.com.

1. Today you can expect a high near 80. There will be southwestern winds coming at 10 to 15 mph this morning. Tonight it will be partly cloudy with a low around 48 and from 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 8th, 2014 at 5:47 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. UConn, the University of Connecticut basketball players are waking up champions this morning. UConn beat Kentucky 60-54 in the men’s NCAA final game, destroying most people’s brackets. Few expected either team to make it to the finals. U-Conn was suspended last year because of problems with grades, and Kentucky is a team comprised mostly of freshmen.

4. The US Supreme Court is refusing to hear a New Mexico photographer’s case. Elaine’s Photograpahy refused to shoot a gay couple’s commitment ceremony in 2006. The State Supreme Court ruled the business violated New Mexico’s anti-discrimination lawsuit

3. Get outside and enjoy the weather today, it’ll be sunny with a high near 75, and a light northwest sinde increasing 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight, it’ll be clear with a low around 44, and a northwest wind of 5 to 10 mph becoming variable after midnight.

2. About 115 people signed up to speak about the Albuquerque Police Department at last night’s City Council meeting. The Council cleared its agenda to hear the public comments, most were critical of APD, however a handful of people spoke in favor of the department. Councilors listened but made no decisions.

1. Thursday the Department of Justice will finally release its results of its year and a half long investigation into the culture in the Albuquerque Police Department and officers’ use of deadly force. The report is expected to include better ways to hir and train officers and changes to APD’s internal affairs division. Keep it tuned to KRQE onair and KRQE.com online for the latest on the DOJ results


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 7th, 2014 at 5:27 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. Santa Fe’s popular Tecolote Café will soon be moving out of its location on Cerrillos Road. The owners could not agree on a new lease with the landlord and they have to be out by the end of the month. They’re looking for a new building for the eatery, which means some restaurant employees could be out of work until the restaurant relocates.

4. One of the most popular stories trending on KRQE.com, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm is waking up with a badly broken arm, she got during her fight with Julia Werner this weekend. Holm knocked Warner out and won the fight. It’s unclear how long the injury will keep Holm from fighting.

3. It’ll be a sunny day with a high near 66 and a north wind of 10 to 20 mph. Tonight, mostly clear skies with a low around 37 and a north wind of 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

2. Dolores Gonzales Elementary School in Albuquerque is open to students this morning after getting a good scrub down this weekend. The school sent home a letter to parents last week saying at least 10 students missed class because of a stomach bug. So, workers disinfected the entire school this weekend.

1. Albuquerque’s City Council meeting tonight is expected to be packed with as many as a thousand people, to talk about the most recent deadly police shootings. The City will have extra police in attendance to ensure the public safety. If you want to speak sign up between 4 and 6pm. The meeting starts at five, and there’s a two minute time limit per speaker.


5 Thing You Need to Know Before You Go

April 3rd, 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 least four people are dead after another mass shooting at FortHood in Texas, including the shooter behind the chaos. At least 16 more were hurt when investigators say Ivan Lopez went on a shooting spree yesterday. He was having mental health issues and taking medicine for it.

4. Kevin Jaramillo is now on house arrest. He’s charged with eight counts of child abuse, kidnapping and battery. Police are testing the fluid he squirted out of a toy gun into children’s faces to see exactly what it is.

3. Albuquerque’s mayor, R.J. Berry wants the Department of Justice to hurry up and finish its investigation so the police department can start making changes. He talked about some changes he already wants to make, including making it easier to go after bad cops. See all of what the mayor has to say at krqe.com and catch him on 2 KASA This Morning from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

2. One of the police officers on lapel camera investigating Omaree Varela’s parents has been fired. APD Chief Gorden Eden fired Gil Vigil yesterday saying he didn’t listen to the 911 call that shows verbal abuse or report it to CYFD. Vigil’s lawyer says they will appeal.

1. Today you can expect isolated showers with mostly sunny skies and a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent and winds could get as high as 30 mph. Tonight you can expect mostly clear skies with a low around 32. Northwest winds could get high as 20 mph.