Video: Morning News, Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Even though school is out, grief counseling is still being offered to students at Aldo Leopold Charter School in Silver City. Three good friends who had just finished their sophomore year, described by their teachers as “the best and the brightest,” died in a plane crash Friday along with their pilot, an Albuquerque doctor. The NTSB is investigating.

Roswell got a record-breaking four inches of rain over the holiday which caused flooding and partially unearthed dozens of graves at a local cemetery. New Mexico’s lake levels are up over last year: two feet at Cochiti, 15 feet at Elephant Butte. Some parts of the New Mexico got an early taste of the monsoon over the holiday, while others, including Albuquerque, are still experiencing drought.

With one week to go until New Mexico’s primary election, the GOP is bringing in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to campaign down south for Gov. Susana Martinez’s re-election. Political pundits speculate a Christie/ Martinez pairing could make for a strong Republican ticket in the next presidential race.

People will be buzzing about Seattle, Washington’s “weed fairy” who emerged over the holiday weekend. A woman is leaving flyers and free samples of marijuana posted on trees and light poles. Her flyer say, “These are tough times, take the weed and keep your spirits high.” 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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