Video: Morning News October 2, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Rio Arriba County could have a new sheriff today. County commissioners are meeting to appoint an interim one. Tommy Rodella, who’s now a convicted felon, refuses to step down. The commission could appoint James Lujan. He beat Rodella in the primary and is running unopposed in November. We’ll keep you updated.

UNM is now back tracking on “Sex Week.” The university says it was supposed to be a series of seminars to avoid sexual assault, but turned into racy classes teaching students how to have better sex. UNM says the program did not have enough supervision, but it will in the future.

Some parents in Dallas are keeping their kids home from school today because of an Ebola scare there. A hospital now admits it released an Ebola patient last week, potentially putting others at risk. Five kids from one school are now being monitored for signs of the disease.

Families who depend on the Albuquerque Rescue Mission may soon have to go hungry. The rescue mission gives boxes of food to families. Those boxes provide three meals a day for every person in the family for seven days. But the food pantry is almost empty forcing the rescue mission to stop giving out food for now. To help the rescue mission is now teaming up with U.S. Bank for a food drive. 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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