Video: Morning News, Tuesday, June 17, 2014


 

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A state of emergency has been declared on the Navajo Nation where a massive wildfire has torched about 17 square miles and it continues to grow. More than 700 people are battling the fire burning north of Gallup. Tribal Police issues an evacuation Monday for the 400 people who live in the Naschitti and Sheep Springs area.

The cost of the Albuquerque Police Department mess continues to escalate. Now the attorney, hand-picked by the mayor’s office to negotiate the recommended Department of Justice reforms, first got a $70,000 contract. Now the city’s paying him another $150,000 on top of that. The cost of attorney Scott Greenwood’s services could end up costing the city a half a million dollars before it’s all over.

Major news out of Iraq this morning. The U.S. And Iran are talking about working together to stop the fighting instigated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Fighting in the region has already caused a 4 percent spike in crude oil prices this month, and gasoline prices have gone up a few cents per gallon this week.

The United States won its first match of the World Cup last night beating Ghana 2-1. It certainly helped when Clint Dempsey scored one of the fastest goals in World Cup history. The U.S. takes on Portugal on Sunday.

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