Here are the five things you need to know before you go today.
5) You’re going to start to see a big new anti-texting and driving campaign. It’s from the four major cell phone companies and it’s targeting teens.
4) If you’re looking for a job…here you go. The “Gobs of Jobs” Career Fair is back at the Marriott Pyramid from 11am to 3pm today. More than two dozen companies will be there…including ABQ Health Partners, MVD Express, and HR Block.
3) Tonight…Bernalillo County Commissioners could finally solve the MDC’s overcrowding problem. They’re set to vote on a plan to spend more than $7-million dollars to send inmates to other jails. The County deadlocked on this last month…but Commissioner Lonnie Talbert wasn’t at the meeting…however he will be there tonight.
2) More fire restrictions could go into effect today. This time for the unincorporated parts of Bernalillo County. Commissioners are set to vote on that tonight.
1) Here comes the heat! Today will be a warmer day but with isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. The high will be near 83 with a light and variable wind becoming West 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 10%. Then tonight will have isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds with partly cloudy skies and a low around 59. There will be a West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light Northwest. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Here are the five things you need to know before you go!
5) It’s your chance to name the new baby orangutan at the Zoo in Albuquerque. The choices are Pixi, Sian, Betty and Indie…go to our website and click on KRQE Links to find out how to vote. Also…the name of the new baby giraffe has been name Abique…or Abi for short.
4) An important court hearing today for the former veterinarian accused of hoarding dozens of dogs at her home in Edgewood. A judge should decide what will happen to Debra Clopton’s dogs that are at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter now. Forty-five dogs were originally there…but some had puppies…and now that number’s up to 78!
3) A grand jury has until today to officially indict the young man accused of going on a stabbing spree inside a church in Albuquerque two weeks ago. Police say Lawrence Capener stabbed three people and hurt another at St. Jude Thaddeus because he thought the choir leader was a free mason.
2) Even more fire restrictions start today. These are in the Cibola National Forest where you can no longer smoke or have any fires. Most other parts of the state already have fire restrictions because it’s so dry.
1) It’s going to be a warm one…Today will be sunny, with a high near 82 and a calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Then tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 54 and a Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming Southeast in the evening.
5. This could very well be a miracle. Seventeen days after that building collapsed in Bangladesh a woman has been found alive in the ruble. Soldiers found her and say she waved to them. More than 1,000 have died in the worst garment factory disaster ever.
4. On a very different note, ya felling lucky? Go get yourself a Powerball ticket because tomorrow’s jackpot is already up to $270 million that’s $175.8 million in a one-time payout. Good luck!
3. Please don’t forget there are major fire restrictions in place all over New Mexico. In fact starting tomorrow you won’t be able to have any campfires or smoke in the Lincoln National Forest. There are already restrictions for other national forests and all state land.
2. Despite those restrictions and the drought the state still wants you to get out and enjoy the mountains the bosque and more. Later today it’ll be pushing people to go outside and have fun but just be very careful and follow the rules.
1. Today will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s with east winds 10 to 20 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated rain showers after midnight. Lows will be in the 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening.
5. Thousands of underprivileged kids will be the new owners of free books today. It’s part of the Read With Me program that’s already collected 36,000 books. Learn how you can get the books for your kids and how to donate them by clicking on newslinks.
4. Talking Lobo Basketball again. We now know if UNM fires Coach Craig Neal it’ll have to pay him a million bucks. That the biggest buyout ever for a coach at the school. If Steve Alford would have signed his new contract his fee for getting fired in the first four years would have been up to four million dollars.
3. Veterans there’s a special job fair just for you today in Albuquerque. It’s the New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and job fair from 8am to 4pm at the Convention Center in Downtown Albuquerque. Lots of companies will be there just looking for Veterans, National Guard Soldiers and the Reserves.
2. The man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them hostage for years in Cleveland, Ohio is supposed to be in court today facing rape and other charges. Right now his brothers are not facing charges connected to the kidnapping. The women are now back with their families.
1. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74. If you are heading out tonight you may want to grab a jacket. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 46. There is a 20% chance of precipitation.
Here are the five things you need to know before you go!
5) Pay extra attention on the roads today…you’ll probably see more kids on their bikes…because it’s National Bike to School Day! For everyone else…it’s a great time to get your bike tuned up because next week is National Bike to Work Week.
4) Parents…here’s another reason to keep an eye on your teens. The FDA now says no one under 18 should use a tanning bed…and it wants more warnings about how they can damage your skin. Doctors say that’s not enough and the government should simply ban teens from using the beds altogether…saying they can cause skin cancer.
3) The three brothers accused of holding three women captive in Cleveland, Ohio for about 10 years…could be officially charged today. The women are now in a secret area reuniting with their families and talking with Special FBI Agents. One escaped this week when the brothers left a door unlocked.
2) If you’re looking for a job, grab your resume and head to Sitel’s Call Center off I-25 and Jefferson from nine to four today. Sitel’s hiring 200 full-time and 150 temporary workers. If you can’t make it today…don’t worry…the company’s having another job fair next Wednesday.
1) The wind is back today and it’ll be partly cloudy,with a high near 69 and a Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Then tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 46 and a West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.