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October 1st, 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. Just a heads up this morning, if you’re planning on getting a free flu shot from UNM, you’re going to have to wait. The hospital says the vaccines are getting delayed until the middle or end of this month.

4. The big national story this morning is the latest on the case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. It’s with a man in Texas who’s now quarantined in a hospital. The CDC says there’s no public health threat because of this and the disease is only spread through direct bodily fluid contact, not through the air or water.

3. Is Tommy Rodella still the Sheriff of Rio Arriba County, even though he’s now a convicted felon and headed to federal prison? That’s what county commissioners are talking about at 10 a.m. this morning. They want the sheriff-elect, James Lujan, to take over now. We’ll let you know what happens.

2. Former APD Sergeant Adam Casaus will not be headed to prison for a deadly crash last year. Yesterday a jury found him guilty of careless driving instead of the more serious vehicular homicide charges. Casaus is out of jail right now. He’s set to be sentenced in December and could spend up to 90 days in jail.

1. Expect a sunny day with light wind.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

September 30th, 2014 at 6:19 am by under 5 Things

Here are the five things you need to know for Tuesday, Sept. 30.

5. In just a few hours, the head of the Secret Service will be in the hot seat before Congress talking about the guy who had a knife and broke into the White House last week. This morning we know the security breach is worse than first thought and the guy overpowered one guard and made it all the way to the green room before getting caught.

4. Another major store has been hacked this time its Albertsons. The grocery store says hackers got shoppers’ personal information including their credit and debit card numbers sometime near the end of August and the beginning of September. It hasn’t said if the data breach includes New Mexico.

3. We’re still waiting for answers from Albuquerque’s Police Department about new audio released from the deadly shooting of James Boyd in the foothills back in March. The audio is from a State Police Officer and shows Detective Keith Sandy saying he was going to shoot Boyd hours before he did.

2. Anytime today we could learn what the verdict will be for former Albuquerque Police Sgt. Adam Casaus. The jury got his vehicular homicide and reckless driving causing great bodily harm case yesterday. If they don’t convict him on those charges the judge says they could go with careless driving which is a misdemeanor. This is all for the crash last year when Casaus was off-duty in his police SUV and killed Ashley Browder and badly hurt her sister.

1. No umbrellas needed today. It will be sunny with a high near 80. Tonight we can expect mostly clear skies with a low around 49.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

September 29th, 2014 at 6:13 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts

5. President Barack Obama now admits the U.S. underestimated ISIS. He talked about that and more on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night. The president said he hoped Iraq’s army could defeat the terrorist group, but that didn’t happen. House Speaker John Boehner says if the airstrikes aren’t enough, the U.S. might have “no choice” but to send ground troops after ISIS.

4. If recreational pot was legal, how much money could it make and draw in for taxes? A new study says $135 million of pot would sell here every year if it were legal, and that would mean an extra $28 million in taxes. Opponents still say that would be a bad decision.

3. The respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 is now in New Mexico. It’s like a cold, but can make it difficult to breath. It’s especially bad for kids with asthma.

2. Closing arguments will start in just a few hours for former APD Sgt. Adam Casaus. He’s accused of running a red slight and crashing into an SUV, killing one young woman and badly hurting her sister.

1. Grab your umbrella on the way out the door because rain is on the way.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 26th, 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. You remember those horrible ISIS beheading videos we’ve seen the past few weeks? Well, this morning the FBI says it knows who the masked man is. They aren’t saying who the man is, but we do know he speaks English with a British accent.

4. A basketball star from here in New Mexico is in the spotlight this morning, and not for a good reason. Former Hobbs star and current Charlotte Hornets player Jeff Taylor was arrested not once, but twice in one day on domestic assault and destroying property charges. The NBA suspends players 10 games for a felony domestic violence conviction, but Taylor was picked up on misdemeanor charges. The NBA hasn’t said what’ll happen to him.

3. We could have a verdict as soon as today in the federal trial for Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella. He’s accused of roughing up a driver and violating his civil rights earlier this year. Closing arguments start this morning.

2. The defense is now taking over in the trial of former APD Sergeant Adam Casaus. He’s charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving causing great bodily harm. Casaus was allegedly rushing home when he hit another SUV with his police truck, killing Ashley Browder, 21, and injured her sister. Yesterday, a sheriff’s office investigator testified he never found the so called drunk driver Casaus says he was going after when the crash happened. KRQE will be back in court today.

1. Today will be warm with a slight chance of rain.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 25th, 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’s a new dinosaur that’s been discovered and now you and your family can go check it out. The Ankylousaur roamed New Mexico 73 million years ago. Doctor Robert Sullivan discovered the skull in the San JuanBasin in 2011. You can see it now at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

4. If you’ve gotten some grub at Jimmy John’s lately, listen up. Locations all across the country have been hacked, including some here in New Mexico. This includes the Albuquerque store on Holly Avenue and Paseo del Norte from July 1 through Aug. 2 and the Roswell store on Main Street from July 1 through August.

3. The defense is set to take over today at the trial for Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella. He’s accused of roughing up a driver during a traffic stop earlier this year. Yesterday a jogger who saw some of what happened testified he saw Tafoya almost hit the sheriff with his car.

2. In another high profile trial, the lead investigator for former APD Sgt. Adam Casaus’s deadly crash will be on the stand. Yesterday was very emotional, as two witnesses talked about seeing the crash and trying to help afterward. Casaus could face nine years in prison if he’s convicted of vehicular homicide for killing Ashley Browder and badly hurting her sister.

1. Isolated showers are expected in the afternoon.