5. If you’re looking for a new job, there are some openings right now. Dave and Buster’s is taking applications for 260 new jobs. The new restaurant and game joint is opening this fall at Albuquerque’s Winrock Mall. Smith’s Grocery store chain is also hiring another 200 workers in New Mexico. You can get information on both jobs here on KRQE.com. Click on links.
4. Amazon is dropping the price of its disappointing Fire Smartphone to 99 cents. The price cut comes just in advance of today’s expected unveiling of the new iPhone 6 by Apple. Word is the new iPhone will be faster and come in two different sizes with a better camera. There are also rumors that Apple could also reveal a new Smart Watch today.
3. President Obama will talk about the Isis crisis today with members of Congress returning to the Hill today from their summer recess. One Senate Republican already introduced a bill authorizing airstrikes in Syria. The White House says the approach to defeating ISIS will be political, diplomatic and military. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is also traveling abroad today, looking to build an international coalition to combat the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria.
2. The Bernalillo County Commission last night trumped recent actions by the Albuquerque City Council and Mayor R.J. Berry about what will be on the ballot this November. Last night the commission approved the exact opposite of what the Council and the Mayor okayed last week. Commissioners approved putting two poll questions on the ballot, assessing voters’ interest in decriminalizing marijuana, and increasing the sales tax to help the mentally ill. The measures on the ballot assess interest only and are not legally binding. In doing so, the Commission nixed putting special elections, GO Bonds, and Council approval of hiring and firing the City’s police and fire chiefs on the ballot. The City Council indicated among those, hiring and firing the city fire and police chief was its priority.
1. Another rainy day in New Mexico, expect isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon with mostly sunny skies and a high near 89. A south wind of 5 to 10 mph becomes west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of precipitation both today and tonight. This evening expect isolated showers and thunderstorms, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 60 with a west wind of 5 to 15 mph.
5. Today’s date is 7-11. The convenience store that bears the same name 7-Eleven is celebrating the date with lots of freebies. Download the app and check out the in store deals.
4. There’s an arsonist on the lose in Roswell torching vehicles. The last one got out of hand burning several cars and a couple of homes, destroying one of them. Roswell Police are on high alert looking for the firebug.
3. The video recorded by an undercover Albuquerque Police officer during a protest against the Department a few weeks back has been released. One of the things of concern is how long the officer focused on the father of a man killed by APD.
2. Another hot and mostly sunny day with a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, and a high near 94. Tonight that 30 percent chance of precipitation continues mainly before midnight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 66.
1. The Department of Homeland Security secretary and Senator Martin Heinrich are in Artesia today touring the Law Enforcement Training Center there. It is housing some of the immigrants fleeing Central America. Their visit comes as President Obama continues to try to secure $3.7 billion in emergency funding to handle the influx of immigrants entering the U.S. Illegally.
5. Forewarned if forearmed if you’re heading through the I-25 Paseo Del Norte job this week, be prepared for delays. All this week from 9am until 3pm, the left lane will be closed on I-25 Northbound. Through Wednesday, eastbound Ellison has the right land closed at the Southbound Frontage Road.
4. State Police are investigating the latest deadly police shooting in New Mexico. Responding to a suspicious person call, two Española police encountered 16 year old Victor Vialpando who they say was armed and pointed a weapon at the officers. One officer shot Vialpando who died later at the hospital.
3. Check out the wrath Mother Nature unleashed on New Mexico over the weekend at KRQE.com where we have pictures of the hail, tornadoes, and funnel clouds that his over the weekend. At least seven confirmed tornadoes touched down over three days, coupled with strong winds and hail.
2. We should find out more today from the National Weather Service about what looked like a tornado that ripped through destroying some homes east of Carrizozo Sunday. The storm leveled two homes and damaged five more, the NWS has yet to confirm whether the damage was the result of a tornado.
1. It’ll be mostly sunny, with a high near 90, and a northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 51 and a north wind around 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.