Video: Morning News Monday February 24, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Look for a radically different traffic pattern today at I-25 and the Paseo Del Norte project. Lanes are being shifted along PDN at the interstate to allow crews to build a grade separation- that’ll eventually have Paseo Del Norte pass overhead the Jefferson intersection.

The brouhaha over the TV show “Cops” filming in Albuquerque has entered another round. Now a couple of Albuquerque city councilors are joining the Mayor in asking Sheriff Dan Houston to disinvite the popular TV show from filming here for fear it will tarnish Albuquerque’s image. The Sheriff countered saying no one has ever released any data showing that show has hurt Albuquerque’s economic interests.

Will they or won’t they? We’ve been down this road before. Last week we heard New Mexico was leading the competition in getting automaker Tesla’s multi-billion dollar battery factory built here. Now there’s word the plant could go to Nevada. The plant would employ 2000 workers. A decision is expected soon

Deliberations continue this morning in the double murder trial of Ronald Santiago. He’s accused of killing Greg and Bernadette Ohlemacher in their Albuquerque home back in 2005. The defense has repeatedly pointed the finger at the murdered couple’s daughter, Renee. A verdict could be reached before weeks end.

 

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