ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A traffic alert this morning for Downtown Albuquerque commuters. A water main break on Second Street and Roma caused a sinkhole. The area around these streets is a mess this morning, crews expect to have it repaired later today.
Among the agenda items scheduled for the Albuquerque City Council meeting, councilors will discuss repairing the relationship between the Albuquerque Police Department and the community. Councilors are earmarking $150,000 to finance community meetings to get public input on how to fix the Department’s image problems. Councilors are also considering a program with Bernalillo County to help get people with mental illnesses off the streets.
Today the State of New Mexico is soliciting feedback about the medical marijuana program. There’s a massive medical pot shortage in New Mexico now, so the state is considering letting producers grow more, whole limiting the amount people with medical marijuana cards can grow. The meeting is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harold Runnels building in Santa Fe.
President Obama says air strikes are possible in Iraq, where the situation is growing more intense as the fighting gets worse. One hundred United States Marines and soldiers are on their way to Iraq to help protect the American Embassy. An Islamic terrorist group claims it captured and killed almost 2,000 Iraqi soldiers over the weekend, however the U.S. doesn’t know if the claim is true.