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ABQ aquarium in running for best aquarium title

July 22nd, 2014 at 8:20 pm by under Latest Posts

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque BioPark Aquarium has made a very impressive list.

It has been recognized as one of the best in North America.

It’s all because of the kinds of fish featured in the exhibits, attendance and affordability.

But making the list isn’t enough; voters will choose the best aquarium.

You can vote online to make sure it’s the number one aquarium for the USA Today’s Readers’Choice list.

The Albuquerque aquarium has some stiff competition.

It’s up against the national aquarium and aquariums in Georgia and Texas.

You can vote until August 18th.

ABQ officer involved shooting

July 22nd, 2014 at 3:48 pm by under Latest Posts

Albuquerque police have confirmed that an officer has been involved in shooting Tuesday. @TinaJensenKRQE and @ChrisMcKeeTV  were at the scene. Most recent tweets appear first.

Japanese students visit Santa Fe for cultural experience

July 22nd, 2014 at 2:52 pm by under Latest Posts

Six Japanese students will stay in Santa Fe with host families through Sunday as part of an exchange program with the city of Tsuyama, Japan.

According to a news release from the city of Santa Fe, the cities have been sister cities since 1995. Every two or three years, 20 students from Santa Fe have the opportunity to visit Tsuyama.

The six students from Japan who arrived in New Mexico on Tuesday studied English before their arrival. During their stay, they will take part in historical, educational, and outdoor experiences around Santa Fe.

Tsuyama is one of 10 sister cities in the sister cities program.

Weeks later, man discovers lottery win

July 22nd, 2014 at 2:03 pm by under Latest Posts

An Albuquerque man drove around with a winning lottery ticket for months and didn’t know it until Friday.

Dennis Romero realized he won $385,000 after he decided to check his Roadrunner cash tickets he bought back May that he left in the back seat of his car.

Romero then pulled into a store and scanned the tickets. That’s when he learned of his good fortune.

He says he’s going to use his winnings to pay bills and get ready for retirement.

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%.