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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.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 24th, 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. An inmate is now suing the state corrections department saying he can’t worship Satan properly. Bernard Pritchard wants $140,000 in damages, too. The state isn’t talking about the suit, but says it does what it can to accommodate inmates. Some followers of a viking religion are allowed to use a small version of Thor’s hammer made out of cardboard in ceremonies.

4. President Obama is leading a special UN Security Council meeting in New York today specifically to talk about stopping fighters from joining ISIS and other terrorist groups.

3. In Albuquerque, the trial of a former APD sergeant accused of vehicular homicide has started. Yesterday, Lindsey Browder testified she remembers driving her sister Ashley home, then waking up in a hospital and learning Ashley died in the crash. Causaus says he was going after a suspected drunk driver, but prosecutors say there’s no evidence to support it.

2. Here’s some good news with all the flooding in Eddy county. A lot of county roads could re-open today now that they’re drying out, especially ones to oil and gas fields. But others will take months to fix, particularly the Callaway and San Jose bridges in Carlsbad. The county hasn’t said how much it’ll cost to fix everything.

1. Expect isolated showers in the evening.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Henry the Tortoise is going home today. He wandered away from The Jurassic Pet Store near Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe, then ended up in an animal shelter. After he was recovered, it was learned that Henry’s been a regular fixture at the shop for about the past decade. Welcome home, Henry!

4. Internationally this morning, the United States and five Arab allies are now bombing ISIS strongholds in Syria. They launched the strikes overnight. They come as world leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly in New York to talk about how to defeat the terror group.

3. People in southeastern New Mexico hard hit by flooding have been advised to boil their water. The state has issued a precautionary boil water advisory near the Pecos River, just to be on the safe side. The state is encouraging people to boil water for five minutes before cooking or cleaning with it, or drinking it, or use bottled water.

2. Heavy rain over the past few days have caused a lot of flooding in Carlsbad and Eddy County. Today schools in Eddy County are open, after closing yesterday because of the flooding. Dozens of people had to be rescued from the rushing water. People in the area say this is the worst flooding they’ve seen in a decade.

1. It’ll be mostly sunny with a high near 85 today, and a 10 percent chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms with a southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight it’ll be partly cloudy, with a low around 56 , and a southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.