Video: Morning News, Friday, June 6, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — This is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy when Allied Troops liberated the French from the Nazis, marking a turning point in World War II.

Albuquerque’s Police Department is facing another lawsuit over a deadly shooting. This one happened four years ago in a westside Walmart parking lot, when Detective Kevin Sanchez shot and killed suspected car thief Mickey Owings. The U.S. Department of Justice used this shooting as an example of APD’s recklessness in using deadly force. Attorney Shannon Kennedy filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of Owings’ three children

Another warning about scammers in Albuquerque, this time about a bogus security group pretending to work at the Sunport. They take people’s cash and personal information. For details, check out Kim Holland’s, “On Special Assignment” report here on

If you thought Albuquerque’s grasshopper infestation was bad, at least they don’t bite. So many mosquitoes have hatched in Clovis that the bloodsuckers are visible on radar. They invaded after the heavy Memorial Day rains. The City of Clovis is working to get them under control.

Job seekers –  there’s a a recruiting event today at Workforce Connections at 501 Mountain Road, near Edith. A discount store is opening a second Albuquerque location and they’re hiring for 60 open positions. You can apply from 9 to 4 today at Workforce Connections anytime between now and June 13th.

Tingley Beach is stocked with catfish in anticipation of tomorrow’s National Free Fishing Day. Anglers won’t need a license to fish, and there are free classes all day long. 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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