ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – President Obama says U.S. air strikes will continue against terrorists from ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, despite one American journalist being beheaded and threats of the same thing happening to another one. The U.S. says it tried to rescue the hostages this summer, but troops couldn’t find them.
APS says it hopes to have the school bus problems resolved in the next few days. The district and the bus companies it contracts with are about 40 drivers short. That leaves some routes behind schedule and causes other problems.
APS hopes to have an interim superintendent picked by tomorrow. The board hopes to pick five finalists today and vote on one tomorrow. Former superintendent Winston Brooks resigned last week, but neither he nor the board will say why.
Today we should learn more about yesterday’s massive manhunt for a suspected murderer near Taylor Ranch. Bernalillo county sheriff’s deputies say they got into a gunfight with Trinidad Gallegos. That’s when he took off, broke into two homes and was found hiding in a closet inside one of them. Deputies say Gallegos killed a man and dumped his body off I-40 near the Route 66 Casino back in May.