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%.
5. The United States is continuing its air strikes in Iraq, and it appears to already be making a difference. Kurdish fighters say they’ve taken back two cities since the U.S. started dropping the bombs from fighter jets and drones on Friday. This weekend President Obama sad the bombs could be falling in the area, for a long time.
4. A big meeting is scheduled today about Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks. The board is set to met in a closed door session to talk about a “serious personnel issue”. We’ll let you know what we find out about the meeting later today.
3. Good traffic news for commuters in the Metro area this morning. I-25 is back open effective at 6am, at Paseo Del Norte. The interchange was shut down all weekend while crews worked on the girders for the Jefferson flyover.
2. A massive manhunt is underway for an accused killer named Marcos Delgado. Police consider Delgado armed and dangerous. They say he shot four women, killing one of them Friday afternoon at a car detailing shop near Candelaria and Vasser. Delgado’s family is begging him to turn himself in. If you see Delgado, you’re asked to call police, but do not approach him.
1. Expect more scattered showers and thunderstorms early this morning and after 1 pm. It’ll be partly sunny with a high near 89, and a southwest wind of 5 pm with a 40 percent chance of precipitation. Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue after 7 pm, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 59 and a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph with a 30 percent chance of precipitation.
Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. Otters could be on their way to the ABQ BioPark Zoo. BernalilloCounty is talking about pitching in $2 million for a River Otter exhibit similar to the one in Oregon.
4. Be thankful you’re not on vacation in Hawaii right now. Hurricane Iselle is now a tropical storm, but is still pounding the islands. Julio, with 115 mile per hour winds is set to hit Hawaii this weekend.
3. The Ebola outbreak is now an international public health emergency. That’s what the world health organization is saying this morning and the U.S. is changing some rules so an experimental medication can be used to treat Ebola.
2. Later today we should learn more about a shooting involving a SandovalCounty sheriff’s deputy. It happened late last night in Algodones. Neighbors called 911 saying they heard gunshots, then they say police told someone to put a gun down. That’s when they heard more shots. The person who was shot was rushed to the hospital.
Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. Should some rural post offices close here in New Mexico? The Postal Service wants to close them up or cut hours and services to save money, but senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are against it, saying it’ll mean thousands of people will have to drive a long way to get to a post office.
4. Some good news here, I-40near Grants should be back to normal this morning, after a deadly crash yesterday. Three semi’s crashed and caused a huge fire just east of Grants yesterday morning. The driver of one truck was killed. Investigators think it started when one truck blew a tire and crossed into oncoming traffic.
3. Today’s a big step in the process to clean up the Kirtland Air Force Base fuel spill. Crews are set to start removing soil from the old fuel off-loading rack, where a lot of the fuel spill happened. We’ll be there and let you know how it goes.
2. Take a look at this, dramatic surveillance video that shows what happened just before Bernalillo county sheriff’s deputy Sam Rodriguez shot and killed Manuel Flores earlier this week. The video shows Flores slamming into his girlfriend’s car, then a deputy’s car twice. See more of it…at krqe dot com.
5. A warning this morning from the State Poison Control Center about a product that’s already claimed the life of an Ohio teenager. Powdered caffeine is easily found online, and is difficult to measure properly which can easily lead to an overdose. Health officials warn, even if you don’t overdose, the product could cause problems. The Federal Food and Drug Administration is looking at regulating powdered caffeine products, but in the meantime, it’s recommended that people avoid them all together.
4. The folks at the New Mexico Rail Runner are taking saving lives seriously. The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), which operates the commuter train, has installed five crossing guards at various stops along the track. The Rail Runner will also slow down a bit at these crossings, which MRCOG says will delay the train a minute or two. The hope is these safety innovations will keep deadly accidents from happening along the train line.
3. New Mexico congressman Steve Pearce and a couple of his House Veterans Affairs committee colleagues are holding a hearing in Roswell today about getting medical services to veterans in rural areas. The meeting comes on the heels of a national scandal revealing some veterans actually died while waiting for an appointment. A recently concluded study by the State VA shows in the cases they looked at, no New Mexico veterans died while waiting for an appointment.
2. School starts a week from today, and administrators at Albuquerque Public Schools have their hands full making sure damage at various district properties from recent heavy rains is cleaned up before the school year begins. AlbuquerqueHigh School’s Performing Arts Center got hit hard. The district is working hard to complete repairs at all the schools that were damaged before the first day of school next Wednesday.
1. A warm and dry day is in store for us, with no storms in the forecast. Sunny, with a high near 93, and calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 62 and a southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.