ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is on his way to Ferguson, Missouri today. The visit comes after another night of violent protests over the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black teen. An Albuquerque photographer, Leo York, was one of the journalists who was tear-gassed in Ferguson during the last 10 days of protests.
There’s a recall this morning of peanut butter and almond butter. The brands impacted include private label butter at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods as well as Maranatha, and Arrowhead Mills brands.
We expect to learn more this morning about the school bus driver shortage facing the Albuquerque Public School district. The new acting superintendent of APS is holding a news conference at 8:30 a.m. In one case, a parent says the district and Herrera Buses lost her 7-year-old for 45 minutes last Thursday. Two sisters claim a bus driver at Beal Bus Company told them they either had sit on the floor or wait for the next bus.
Later today, UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs will address the media to talk about the hazing investigation involving the UNM women’s soccer Team. The team’s first game has been canceled, and two freshman players are leaving UNM entirely. The departures are being blamed on hazing on the women’s soccer team.