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.

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