Video: Morning News, Monday, September 22, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Flooding in southern New Mexico is prompting emergency workers to evacuate people in Carlsbad, specifically along James Street because the Pecos River is about to overrun its banks.

A deadly crash involving a former Albuquerque police sergeant is finally going to court. In 2012, then-Sergeant Adam Casaus was off-duty when he ran a red light and crashed into an SUV. Ashley Browder was killed and her sister was and badly injured. Casaus says he was going after a drunk driver, but prosecutors disagree. Casaus was fired from APD after the crash.

The battle over what will make it on the ballot in November in two counties has been resolved by the New Mexico State Supreme Court. The high court ruled Friday that controversial poll questions will be allowed on the ballot in Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties. The court ruled Secretary of State Diana Duran was not doing her job when she refused to put questions on the ballot about reducing penalties for marijuana possession and increasing the sales tax to fund programs for the mentally ill.

The ISIS Crisis takes center stage in New York City today. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with world leaders gathering for the United Nations General Assembly. The goal is to garner more global support to fight ISIS terrorists. President Obama will meet with world leaders later this week. 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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