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July 23rd, 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. It’s a national day of mourning for the Netherlands. That’s where the Malaysian Airline plane took off from before it was blown out of the sky above Ukraine last week. The U.S. admits it has no evidence Russia was directly involved, but blames it for creating the situation that brought the plane down.

4. Back here in Albuquerque a warning, if people come to your door saying they’re with Crimestoppers and wanting to come inside, don’t let them. Crimestoppers says it never goes door to door and people may be trying to scope out your house.

3. Should Albuquerque have a curfew for teenagers? A lot of people are asking that question this morning after three teens are accused of killing two homeless men last weekend. Albuquerque had a teen curfew years ago, but the state supreme court said it violated state law. Mayor R.J. Berry says he doesn’t have an opinion on it right now, but wants to talk with other cities that already have the curfew.

2. Today we’re hoping to learn more about the latest deadly Albuquerque police shooting. Officers shot and killed Jeremy Robertson yesterday afternoon, near Central and Eubank after they say he had a gun and ran from them. They have not said if Robertson pointed the gun at police, but they do say he’s the guy who rammed their cars when they tried to arrest him back in January.

1. It’s going to be another hot one today.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5.Topping international news, a train with more than 250 bodies from down Malaysian Flight 17 is now in Kharkiv, Ukraine on its was to The Netherlands. The downed airliner’s black boxes have been recovered and turned over to Malaysian authorities. A United Nations passed yesterday calls for more access to the crash site, and for the fighting in the region to cease.

4. Do you have a question for your doctor? Today’s the day to get it answered. Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 pm you can ask your question on Twitter. ABQ Health Partners is sponsoring the doctor Twitter chat. Just tweet @ABQ-H-P and include the hashtag #AskABQDocs

3. A hint of good news for New Mexico’s children. The latest Kids Count survey is out, and New Mexico no longer ranks 50th in the nation, we’re now 49th. Mississippi ranks lower. The survey says the number of kids living in poverty and the teen birth rate have both dropped. while high school graduation is up.

2. Three teens accused of killing two homeless men in Albuquerque will be charged as adults. Alex Rios, Nathaniel Carrillo, and Gilbert Tafoya could get a life sentence if they’re convicted as adults. Now the question is; where were their parents? And, could they get in trouble too? The district attorney says to charge parents she would need evidence to prove they knew about the criminal behavior and didn’t do anything about it.

1. Another hot one today with isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Five Things You Need To Know Before You Go

July 21st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Happy birthday to Andrew Martines of Albuquerque, who had the rare life-experience of having his wish come true. The 10 year old, who has Muscular Dystrophy, got to be sworn in on Friday and help APD catch a “bad guy” in a pretend bank robbery Sunday.

4. The Albuquerque homeless shelter, Joy Junction, which provides 16,000 meals a month to needy families, is running out of food. The 28 year old shelter is hoping people can help out by donating food to feed the hungry. If you want to help out, we have a link here on our website at KRQE.com.

3. International outrage continues to grow after more than 250 bodies are removed from the wreckage of Malaysian Flight 17 which was shot down last week. There is also concern that pro-Russian fighters guarding the area where the plane crashed have been tampering with the evidence. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports a cooperative investigation, but it looks like the crash site may already be compromised.

2. Three teenagers, charged with beating three homeless men, killing two of them, could be in court as soon as today. Albuquerque police arrested 18 year old Alex Rios, 16 year old Nathaniel Carrillo and 15 year old Gilbert Tafoya this weekend. The three claim to have been attacking homeless people in the Metro area throughout the last year. The district attorney will decide if they will be charged as adults.

1. It’ll be hot with the possibility of spot showers and thunderstorms after noon, with a high near 98. A North wind around 5 mph becomes northwest in the afternoon with a 10 percent chance of precipitation. Tonight a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight, with a low around 67.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 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. So much for a cease-fire in Gaza. The fighting continues there this morning. In fact, Israel is now rolling tanks into Gaza to fight Hamas. This is on top of the rockets both sides are firing.

4. The big question this morning surrounds the jumbo jet from Malaysia Airlines that went down in Ukraine yesterday and killed all 295 people on it. Who shot it down? Just about everyone agrees it was an anti-aircraft missle that blew it out of the sky, but no one knows if it’s from Ukraine or the pro-Russian fighters.

3. Back here in New Mexico, we’re hoping to learn more soon about the medical helicopter that crashed yesterday in the eastern part of the state and killed three people. The Tristate Careflight took off from Christus Saint Vincent. Wednesday night and crashed east of Santa Rosa. The pilot, paramedic and flight nurse were all killed.

2. Time to lighten things up with Summerfest in Albuquerque. Tomorrow you and the family can head out to central in Nob Hill for music, food and fun. It goes from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

1. We should be dry for Summerfest this weekend.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 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. There are a lot of questions right now about the five-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israel says at least two rockets were fired from Gaza…about two hours into a humanitarian ceasefire deal. The ceasefire was supposed to be for Palestinians to gather food, water and other supplies.

4. It’s a big day for Albuquerque’s VA Hospital. Acting Secretary, Sloan Gibson will be here to take a look at the hospital. This is all in response to long waiting lists and many veterans not getting the care they need.

3. Thank you for all the pictures from last night’s severe storm. You’ve been sending in a ton of them to Report-It at KRQE.com. Please keep them coming and if you want to see all of them, head to our website. There’s a great gallery there.

2. How about that storm last night in Albuquerque? Take a look at this time-lapse from downtown. It shows two storms coming together, with lots of rain wind and even hail.

1. We can expect more wet weather today.