Video: Morning News, Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The deportation of immigrants from the Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia is being halted because of the chicken pox virus. The virus has been detected in a couple of the detainees who have been isolated. Other detainees are being vaccinated, according to Congressman Steve Pearce. He says the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell is now handling the medical needs of the detainees, rather than Artesia General, which had been handling their needs.

After 51 years on the air in New Mexico, veteran broadcaster, Dick Knipfing signs off for good after this evening’s 10 p.m. newscast on KRQE News 13. The New Mexico broadcasting legend and icon is being honored for this unprecedented achievement in the New Mexico television market by Gov. Susana Martinez who has proclaimed today, July 30, 2014 “Dick Knipfing Day.”

A new audit by the Albuquerque Public School district shows more than $350,000 worth of equipment was stolen in the district during the last school year alone. Two-thirds of the stolen property was comprised of computers ripped off from classrooms. Almost half of the thefts are linked to a man named Anthony Pargas, and two other burglars. The District says starting this school year, it is coming up with a better inventory system.

Workers at McDonald’s nationwide just got a big boost in their quest to make more money. The National Labor Relations Board said yesterday McDonald’s can be considered a “joint employer” and held liable for wage and work-related violations at its franchise-owned stores. Workers say the nation’s biggest hamburger chain should be held accountable because it controls how the restaurants are run. McDonald’s says it will fight the change.

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