Monday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts: Senate panel to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Monday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts: Senate panel to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee


WE START WITH JOHN SMITH… WE START WITH JOHN SMITH… WE START WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS OUT OF RUSSIA–WHERE WE START WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS OUT OF RUSSIA–WHERE RUSSIAN MEDIA IS REPORTING TWO EXPLOSION AT A ST. PETERSBURG SUBWAY STATION. AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN IN THAT TWIN BLAST. NO WORD ON HOW MANY OTHERS WERE INJURIED. INFORMATION IS STILL COMING IN, WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AND BRING YOU THE LATEST ON AIR-AND ON OUR KRQE NEWS. AS YOU GET READY TO HEAD OUT THE DOOR… WE’RE FOLLOWING THE DAY’S TOP LOCAL STORIES. WE START WITH DAVID ROMERO. PUBLIC INPUT IS SOUGHT OUT IN A MEETING TONIGHT TO GET THE TINY HOME VILLAGE PROJECT — ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING REALITY. THAT MEETING WILL ALSO HOST AN ORGANIZATION CALLED SARANAM — A GROUP KNOWN FOR WORKING WITH AND HOUSING THE HOMELESS. VOTERS APPROVED TWO-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PROJECT WHICH WILL HOUSE UP TO 80 HOMELESS PEOPLE IN ALBUQUERQUE. TONIGHT’S MEETING WILL BE IN THE LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SOUTH VALLEY MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER … THAT GOES FROM 5-30 TO 7. ADAM… PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ON THE HOOK FOR 25 MILLION DOLLARS THIS MORNING. A FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVED THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AGREEMENT FRIDAY TO SETTLE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT INVOLVING TRUMP UNIVERSITY. STUDENTS PAID UP TO 35-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR REAL ESTATE SEMINARS WHERE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO LEARN TRUMP’S INVESTMENT SECRETS. NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING — AN ARREST WARRANT IS NOW ISSUED FOR A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY ACCUSED OF RAPING A TEENAGE GIRL AND STREAMING IT LIVE ON FACEBOOK. POLICE ALREADY ARRESTED A 14- YEAR-OLD BOY IN THE CASE AND CHARGED HIM WITH AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DISSEMINATING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. HAPPENING TODAY– A DOUBLE MURDER SUSPECT IS EXPECTED BACK IN COURT — FOR A DIFFERENT CRIME. IN DECEMEBER — DEPUTIES SAY SHE AND PAUL GARCIA WERE CAUGHT BREAKING INTO MAILBOXES IN PLACITAS … LATER ALMOST HITTING A DEPUTY WITH A CAR. SHE’S DUE FOR AN ARRAIGNMENT FOR THAT ACCUSED CRIME THIS MORNING. A MONTH LATER IN JANUARY, A-P-D SAYS GROVES AND GARCIA STOLE A VAN, AND CRASHED IT INTO A FAMILY’S CAR… KILLING TWO PEOPLE. A MAN IS FACING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGES THIS MORNING — AFTER ALLEGEDLY GOING AFTER TWO A-F-D FIREFIGHTERS WITH A KNIFE. IT HAPPENED IN THE WALMART PARKING LOT AT WYOMING AND MENAUL. POLICE SAY FIREFIGHTERS WERE TRYING TO HELP OUT A MAN PASSED OUT IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF HIS CAR. BUT OFFICERS SAY 43-YEAR-OLD HECTOR MARTINEZ — HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND CHARGED AT THEM WITH A KNIFE. TWO CHILDREN ARE IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING– AFTER POLICE SAY ALCOHOL WAS BEHIND A DEVASTATING CRASH ON I-40. IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY MORNING ON I-40 WESTBOUND NEAR UNSER. A-P-D SAYS STACEY LEON AND HENRY LUKE WERE EJECTED FROM THEIR CAR AND DIED ON SCENE. POLICE SAY A THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WHILE A SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS IN STABLE CONDITION. TODAY — WE’RE EXPECTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING… THAT LEFT ONE DEPUTY INJURED. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE CHAVES COUNTY NEWS NETWORK. WE DO KNOW — A SUSPECT IS WAKING UP IN CUSTODY AFTER THE SHOOTING OF A LINCOLN COUNTY DEPUTY YESTERDAY MORNING. NO NAMES HAVE BEEN RELEASED. THE DEPUTY WAS TAKEN TO EL PASO AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. ANOTHER CANDIDATE IS OFFICIALLY IN THE RUNNING THIS MORNING — HOPING TO BECOME ALBUQUERQUE’S NEXT MAYOR. BERNALILLO COUNTY COMMISSIONER WAYNE JOHNSON MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OVER THE WEEKEND. SINCE 2011 — JOHNSON HAS REPRESENTED DISTRICT 5. THERE ARE 14 CANDIDATES IN THE RUNNING SO FAR. THAT ELECTION HAPPENS IN OCTOBER. MEANWHILE– AN ALBUQUERQUE CITY COUNCILOR WILL BID FOR RE-ELECTION. CITY COUNCILOR KEN SANCHEZ SAYS HE PLANS TO BE ON THIS YEAR’S OCTOBER REPRESENTS DISTRICT-ONE ON THE WESTSIDE. REGISTRATION IS ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR MANY SUMMER CAMPS THROUGHOUT ALBUQUERQUE AND RIO RANCHO. PARENTS CAN START SIGNING UP FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CAMPS IN ALBUQUERQUE AND RIO RANCHO. THEY’RE EXPECTING SPOTS TO FILL UP FAST SO ITS BEST TO SIGN UP NOW. THERE ARE ALSO OVER 150 CAMPS AND CLASSES OFFERED AT U-N-M FOR KIDS 5 TO 17. REGISTRATION FOR ALBUQUERUQE’S SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM AND RIO RANCHO’S KAMP RIO STARTS IN JUST A WEEK. WE’VE POSTED ALL OF THIS INFORMATION ON KRQE DOT COM. JOHN? SEVERE WEATHER COULD SPAWN TORNADOES ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTH TODAY. A LOUISIANA WOMAN AND HER 3 YEAR OLD CHILD WERE KILLED WHEN A TORNADO DESTROYED THEIR MOBILE HOME ON SUNDAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A RARE HIGH RISK FOR THE STATE. TOSS TO ADAML A LOT OF MONEY IS GOING TOWARDS A GREAT CAUSE THIS MORNING — BECAUSE TOWARDS A GREAT CAUSE THIS MORNING — BECAUSE OF U- N-M STUDENTS’ MOVES ON THE DANCES FLOOR. STUDENTS DANCED FOR OVER 12 STRAIGHT HOURS FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY FORTHE ANNUAL LOBO- THON DANCE MARATHON. THE MONEY GOES TO THE UNM CHILDREN HOSPITAL’S CHILD LIFE AREA. THE FUNDRAISER SURPASSED ITS GOAL — BRINGING IN MORE THAN 51-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. NEW FACTS THIS MORNING–A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS VACCINATING PREGNANT WOMEN AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE IN PROTECTING THEIR NEWBORNS. RESEARCHERS AT KAISER PERMANENT FOUND WHEN EXPECTANT MOMS HAD T-DAP VACCINES, THEY WERE MORE THAN 90-PERCENT EFFECTIVE IN PROTECTING INFANTS DURING THE FIRST MONTHS OF LIFE. NEW THIS MORNING — DOCTORS IN NEW YORK REPORT TWO NEW GENE-BASED BLOOD TESTS CAN RELIABLY DETECT SKIN CANCERS. THE NEW BLOOD TESTS, ONLY TAKE 48 HOURS TO TEST. THEY HOPE THEIR FINDINGS MAKE IT EASIER FOR PHYSICIANS TO PICK UP EARLY SIGNS OF THE AGGRESSIVE FORMS OF SKIN CANCER. NOW LET’S GET A LOOK AT THAT MORNING DRIVE… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DORIS DAY! THE CHARMER WHO STARRED IN “PILLOW TALK” AND “MOVE OVER DARLING” TURNS 95 TODAY. IT’S A SURPRISE TO EVEN THE STAR HERSELF, WHO HAS LONG PEGGED HER AGE TO A 1924 BIRTHDATE THAT WOULD MAKE HER 93. BUT– A COPY OF DAY’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE… SETTLES THE ISSUE: SHE WAS BORN IN CINCINNATI ON APRIL 3, 1922, MAKING HER 95. BUSINESS FOR ONE UPSCALE RESTAURANT IN NORTH CAROLINA IS BOOMING. THAT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BABY BAN. CARUSO’S RECENTLY SAID NO… TO KIDS 5 AND YOUNGER. AFTER CUSTOMERS COMPLAINED ABOUT CRYING AND MISBEHAVING KIDS. SINCE THE BAN… RESERVATIONS ARE WAY UP. TIME FOR THE FIVE FACTS. NUMBER FIVE… IN JUST HOURS — NORTH CAROLINA AND GONZAGA FACE OFF — IN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. ON SATURDAY– THE TEAMS FROM OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE COUNTRY PULLED OFF HARD-FOUGHT WINS IN THE SEMIFINALS TO SET THE STAGE FOR THE TITLE GAME. NORTH CAROLINA HAS FIVE NATIONAL TITLES, AND GONZAGA IS MAKING ITS FIRST APPEARANCE IN A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. COVERAGE STARTS AT SIX-30 TONIGHT, RIGHT HERE ON KRQE. NUMBER FOUR… U-N-M IS SEARCHING FOR A NEW BASKETBALL COACH THIS MORNING. THAT’S AFTER THE BOMBSHELL NEWS THAT CRAIG NEAL WAS RELIEVED FROM HIS DUTIES— JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY. NEAL’S CONTRACT ALLOWS HIM A ONE MILLION DOLLAR BUY-OUT. ACCORDING TO CREDIBLE SOURCES– U-N-M HAS ALREADY BEGUN THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. FORMER UNM ASSISTANT AND FLORIDA GULF COAST HEAD COACH JOE DOOLEY HAS INTERVIEWED FOR THE JOB. NUMBER TWO… NEW GUIDELINES AIMED AT NUMBER TWO… NEW GUIDELINES AIMED AT IMPROVING TEACHER EVALUATIONS IN NEW MEXICO — ARE SET TO BE USED STARTING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. THE P-E-D AND GOVERNOR MARTINEZ ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THE WEIGHT OF STUDENT TEST SCORES HAS NOW DROPPED FROM 50-PERCENT TO 35-PERCENT. TEACHERS CAN NOW USE UP TO SIX SICK DAYS WITHOUT BEING PENALIZED — UP FROM THREE. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE NEW GUIDELINES WERE DEVELOPED AFTER CONSULTING WITH HUNDREDS OF EDUCATORS ACROSS THE STATE. BUT THE TEACHER’S UNION DOESN’T THINK THEY COME CLOSE TO ADDRESSING SHORTCOMINGS. NUMBER ONE… A KEY VOTE IS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN TODAY… ON JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH’S NOMINATION TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. IF HE GETS THE GO-AHEAD FROM THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, IT SETS UP A VOTE BY THE FULL SENATE. REPUBLICANS REMAIN CONFIDENT THAT GORSUCH WILL BE CONFIRMED. DEMOCRAT MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER SAYS HE THINKS IT’S UNLIKELY GORUSCH WILL GET ENOUGH SUPPORT TO AVOID A FILIBUSTER. BUT YESTERDAY– A THIRD DEMOCRAT JUMPED ON BOARD. REPUBLICANS CAN CHANGE SENATE RULES — COMMONLY CALLED “GOING NUCLEAR” — SO THAT ONLY A MAJORITY OF 51 SENATORS IS NEEDED TO CONFIRM GORSUCH. THANKS FOR JOINING US.

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