Video: Morning News May 23, 2014

Carlsbad officials are warning people to be on the look out for strange acting skunks. Animal control’s gotten lots of calls about skunks exhibiting weird behavior. The fear is the critters have rabies.

New mexico Firecrews are doing a good job combating the signal fire in the southwest corner of the state, near Silver City. Enough progress has been made to re-deploy some of those firefighters to the fire burning near Flagstaff and Sedona more than 300 people are being evacuated from homes outside Flagstaff.

Memorial day travelers are re-thinking their plans to head to Red Rocks and Sedona this holiday weekend. A horrible crash in the southeast corner of the state has killed six people. State police say it was blowing dust during the height of yesterday’s storm that caused the chain reaction crash on I-25 near Lordsburg.

Another officer involved shooting in Albuqerque overnight, the 36th shooting since 2010. This the 26th fatal shooting involving the Albuquerque police department. Cops say a woman was being attacked, a good samaritan stepped in and the suspect slashed his throat then took off. Cops finally caught up with him near Second and McKnight. They shot him and he died. We expect more details on this later in the day. 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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