5. Another night of violence in Ferguson, Missouri where police fired tear gas on a crowd of protesters, who police say are primarily people from out of town. The violence stems from last week’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. An autopsy shows the white police officer shot Michael Brown six times, but doesn’t say if the teen had his hands up at the time. US Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Missouri tomorrow.
4. It looks like we’ll have to wait until the end of the week to see if a 30 year old Bernalillo County woman hospitalized at UNMH has the Ebola virus. That’s when results of blood work sent to the Centers for Disease Control should be complete. IN the meantime, the woman is isolated, and doctors say there is no public health threat.
3. This November Albuquerque voters could decide if they want to increase sales tax in the city by an eigth of a percent to help people with mental health issues. Last night, the City Council approved a plan to hike the sales tax, but Mayor RJ Berry has to approve it first.
2. Albuquerque’s City Councilors say voters should get a say in deciding whether penalties should be reduced for marijuana possession. The Council approved the measure on a 5 to 4 vote along party lines, with the Democrats on the Council voting for it. It is not a done deal however, since Republican Mayor R.J. Berry still has to approve it. If he does not, it would take six councilors to veto him. Meanwhile there are enough valid signatures on a petition to put the reduced pot penalty measure on the ballot in Santa Fe.
1. More rain could be on the way today. There’s a 20 percent chance of precipitation today and and a 40 percent chance tonight. It’ll be partly sunny with a high near 91, and light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight it’ll be mostly cloudy, with a low around 65, and a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
5. It’s 50 cent hot dog night at Isotopes Park tonight. The ‘topes take on Nashville at 6:35pm. The Isotopes have just six home games left this season.
4. Missouri’s governor is calling out the National Guard to help get people in Ferguson under control after another night of violent rioting. Violence has been ongoing for more than a week now after an officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last weekend. Police say people were shooting guns and throwing Molotov cocktails.
3. Albuquerque City Council has a full agenda tonight which includes a number of important issues. They include a measure to reduce penalties for pot possession on the ballot, and increase sales tax in Albuquerque by an eighth of a percent, also, the council will vote tonight on dualing proposals to revamp the Police Oversight Commission.
2. A possible case of the Ebola virus has UNM Hospital taking extra precautions this morning while doctors await the results of tests on a 30 year old woman. She recently returned from Africa, and checked herself into the hospital after experiencing Ebola-like symptoms. The woman is currently in an isolation unit. Stay tuned to KRQE on air and online for the latest developments.
1. New Mexico will be drying out today with a high near 97, it’ll be sunny and hot. There’s a 10 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms afternoon and this evening.
Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. It eclipses both the construction and manufacturing industries in New Mexico as far as revenue. A new report shows New Mexico’s art and culture communities contribute more than a billion dollar to the state’s economy annually. The state Cultural Affairs Department commissioned the UNM study. Now the state, the city of Albuquerque and growth stimulators plan to collaborate better on how to better capitalize on New Mexico’s many assets to improve our economy and employment.
4. The most popular story on our website is still about the so called grim reaper at the old cemetery near Gibson and I-25. The church pastor in charge of it says he’s stumped and has no clue who or what it is and isn’t jumping to conclusions.
3. Two lobo football players who were suspended from the team after being charged with raping another student are now officially in the clear. The district attorney says there’s not enough evidence to press charges against lobo players SaQwan Edwards and Crusoe Gongbay. Ryan Ruff has also been exonerated. Now Gongbay and Edwards have to earn their starting spots back.
2. Take a look at this, amazing video of two Albuquerque Police officers and a firefighter rescuing a 16-year-old girl after she fell into an arroyo full of rushing water near Winrock Mall. She was just one of a couple people who had to be rescued.
5. First it was grasshoppers, now it’s worms! Bagworms and caterpillars are invading trees and leaves and building cocoons in the Metro area. Experts say they’re not bad for trees, and pesticides usually don’t work on them.
4. Have you seen the pictures of the Grim Reaper at at an Albuquerque cemetery floating around Facebook? People saw a person in a cloak at the San Jose Cemetery near Gibson and I-25 Sunday night. They have no idea who it was.
3. We’re learning more about Marcos Delgado, the man wanted for killing his ex-girlfriend Friday who shot and killed himself early yesterday. Undercover officers got a tip Delgado was in the area of 12th and Candelaria in Northwest Albuquerque when they started following him. They say that’s when Delgado started shooting, ran away, and later killed himself.
2. Like it or not, it’s back to school time for students in the Albuquerque Public School district. Be on the lookout this morning for kids at bus stops, walking, or on their bikes. Also, don’t forget about stopping for school buses and slowing down in school zones.
1. A 30 percent chance of precipitation today with scattered showers and thunderstorm that could produce heavy rain mainly after noon. It’ll be partly sunny, with a high near 90 with a light and variable wind becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Tonight the chance of precipitation increases to 50 percent with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61 and a south wind 5 to 15 mph.
5. Marcos Delgado, the suspect accused of shooting four people Friday in northeast Albuquerque, is dead. Police say he shot at them overnight, then died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have established a scene at 12th Street and Griegos in northwest Albuquerque, and are expected to be there throughout the morning. Police say they were conducting an investigation in the area early this morning when Delgado started shooting at them.
4. Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks’ future is still in limbo. The APS Board met for five hours last night in a closed-door session to discuss a “serious personnel issue” and its recent investigation into Brooks.
3. The massive Ebola virus outbreak in Africa has now killed more than a thousand people according to the World Health Organization. A Spanish missionary who’d been working in Africa has died of the virus in Madrid. There’s no known cure for Ebola.
2. Fans, friends, and family are mourning the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Investigators say the 63 year old Academy Award winner, committed suicide. He was found dead in his home near San Francisco yesterday. Williams had been battling severe depression. He was 63 years old.
1. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 10%.Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.