Video: Morning News, Tuesday March 18, 2014


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –  The I-25 northbound frontage road at Comanche is closed this morning and traffic is being diverted onto Aztec in northeast Albuquerque following an overnight crash.

The man shot by Albuquerque police after a SWAT standoff in the foothills Sunday has died of his injuries. Chief Gordon Eden says the man, who has yet to be identified, threatened officers’ lives before he was shot.

An APS bus driver is accused of driving recklessly with students onboard the bus, while having drugs in her possession. The driver, Linda Baretto is on paid suspension for a road rage incident near Bridge and La Vega yesterday. Baretto works for Herrera Bus company, long time school bus contractor for APS. Police say she has prescription drugs in her possession that were not prescribed for her.

Today is the first of three of three public information meetings about the recent trouble at WIPP is being held from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Southwest Organizing Project office at 10th and Gold Southwest in Albuquerque. This meeting comes as rumors abound on the Internet about evacuations at the southeast New Mexico nuclear waste repository. The federal government discounts the rumors as 100 percent false and has even set up a Facebook page to address them. Workers have still not gone underground to see what caused the radiation leak on Valentine’s Day.

The UNM Lobo basketball team is getting read to head to St. Louis for the big game against Stanford Friday. A lot of disgruntled fans say the team should have gotten a higher seed than seven in NCAA tournament. Monday the team the rankings, and said it gives them more motivation, and they’re just happy to be in the tournament.

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