Video: Morning News, Feb 7, 2014


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)-Commuters in Albuquerque’s northeast heights may be delayed by a ongoing SWAT situation on Candelaria at Juan Tabo.  A pregnant woman reported her boyfriend hit her at Lowe’s around 9p.m. last night.  The suspect fled to a nearby apartment where he’s been holed-up ever since.  Police have closed Candelaria on both sides of Juan Tabo while they try to resolve the situation.

West side commuters in the Metro area, Southbound Coors Boulevard closes this morning at 9 a.m. from the Coors Bypass to Irving.  The area will be shut down to traffic until tomorrow night so city crews can repair a water main break.

It appears New Mexico lawmakers are closing in on a state budget for the year. The State House is supposed to vote today on the $6.2 Billion spending plan, which is five percent more than last year.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry is creating a task force to find out what went wrong in the Omaree Varela case. Police and state agencies are being accused of dropping the ball in preventing the child from being kicked to death, allegedly by his mother, last year.

Get ready for some pain at the gas pump.  Some refineries are getting ready to shut down for winter maintenance, and will start switching to a “summer blend” soon, which could boost gas prices to about $3.55 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to AAA. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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