Video: Morning News, Monday, July 7, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Rio Rancho Police are investigating a homicide. It happened overnight at near Sandia and 5th Street NE. Police were out there most of the night, but nobody’s talking. We expect to learn more later today.

The immigration crisis is continuing as immigrants continue to pour into the United States illegally over the Mexican border. The White House now wants to change the laws that say the government cannot reject most children from entering the U.S. Following a tour of the facility, Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, says people in Artesia are warming up to the Law Enforcement Training Center that’s holding women and children.

Albuquerque firefighters received 1,233 calls about illegal fireworks over the weekend. The number’s down more than 100 calls from last year. Fire crews issued 17 citations, including one to a group of Buddhist Monks who said they didn’t know their fireworks were illegal.

Topping international headlines this morning: 63 girls and women in Nigeria who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram are now free after escaping overnight.

New Mexico leads the nation, topping another undesirable list. According to a new study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found, per capita, New Mexico experienced more deaths because of alcohol that any other state, 51 deaths per 100,000 people. 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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