Video: Morning News, Tuesday, July 8, 2014


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Today, President Obama is expected to ask Congress for $2 billion to deal with the immigration crisis. Part of the money is for patrolling the U.S./Mexico border. Some could go to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia that’s housing women and children caught entering the U.S. illegally. There’s a meeting to discuss the crisis Thursday in Nicaragua. The United Nations wants the U.S. And Mexico to call this a “refugee crisis” which would mean the immigrants would receive international protection, and can stay in the U.S. and not automatically be sent home.

A federal firefighter from California is recovering this morning at UNM Hospital after being injured during an explosion in the Jemez Mountains. He encountered the homemade explosive in a glass jar at a sign post directing people to a campground near Fenton Lake. The firefighter should survive. Investigators are trying to find who put the explosive there.

An off-duty Albuquerque firefighter is being heralded as a hero this morning. He helped save a bicycle rider’s life after she was hit by a car. Kerry McKinstry saw the woman get hit by a garbage truck near Yale and Lomas. He used part of a tire to save her. McKinstry lost her leg in the crash, but will survive.

A thrill ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain turned out to be a whole lot more thrilling than advertised. A roller coaster car hit a branch, leaving passengers upside down and dangling for hours last night at the amusement park outside of Los Angeles.  A few people were injured, others will be OK. 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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