ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Metro area residents are waiting to see if the City Council will pass a tax hike Monday night. The council is also expected to consider some new rules of conduct for audience participation. The most controversial item on the council’s agenda is what to do with the Police Oversight Committee. Council President Ken Sanchez and Councilor Brad Winter both want to see the current POC gone and give a reconstituted POC more power.
Albuquerque police are still searching for whoever shot a woman in the face as she was driving westbound on Paseo Del Norte near Unser around 4 p.m. Friday. The woman will survive.
The Summer Free Lunch Program starts Monday for kids ages 1 through 18 in Bernalillo County. The program costs a couple of million bucks to feed hungry children in need.
A green and yellow glowing blob emerging out of the metro area after sundown freaked out people at the local chapter of the National Weather Service who thought their radar must be faulty. The crew at the NWS in Oklahoma asked if there was a insect infestation. Turns out the ongoing infestation of grasshoppers caused the phenomenon on radar. The grasshopper invasion is expected to last another couple of weeks.