December 18 Morning Rush: Suspects caught on camera installing credit card skimmers

AS HOLIDAY SHOPPING RAMPS UPPOLICE SAY THIEVES ARE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS TO GET YOUR CASH THIS MORNING, ANOTHER WARNING AFTER POLICE SAY THIEVES WERE CAUGHT ON CAMERA ATTACHING A CREDIT CARD SKIMMER TO AN ATM

POLICE SAY THEY CAUGHT THIEVES ON CAMERA AT THE BANK OF ALBUQUERQUE ON WYOMING NEAR PASEO POLICE SAY ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF– IS TUG ON THE READER IF THERE ARE LOOSE PARTS OR WIRE STICKING OUT–THOSE COULD BE SIGNS OF TAMPERING NEW AT SIX – AUTHORITIES IN DURANGO ARE WORKING TO TRACK THE PHONE NUMBER LINKED TO BOMB THREATS — CALLED IN TO THREE DURANGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – CAUSING EVACUATIONS ACCORDING TO THE DURANGO HERALD, DURANGO POLICE SAY THE CALLS WENT OUT AT ABOUT 2:25 PM TO NEEDHAM, PARK AND RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

POLICE SAY THE CALLS ALL CAME FROM THE SAME NUMBER THE CALLER CLAIMED THERE WERE MULTIPLE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES THROUGHOUT EACH OF THE SCHOOLS POLICE SAY ALL SCHOOLS WERE SWEPT AND ARE SAFE FOR CLASS THIS MORNINGTODAY

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon Highs in the lower 50s Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph

TONIGHTMostly clear

Lows in the upper 20s Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph THIS MORNING — WE )RE FOLLOWING THE SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN IN D-C THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS ARE STILL TRYING TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT TO AVOID A PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LAWMAKERS ARE STILL IN DISAGREEMENT OVER FUNDING PRESIDENT TRUMP )S BORDER WALL

IF AN AGREEMENT CAN )T BE MADE BY THE END OF THE WEEK– 420-THOUSAND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WOULD HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT PAY IF THE PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN HAPPENS—IT WOULD REMAIN THAT WAY UNTIL THE HOUSE AND SENATE PASS A FUNDING BILL THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD SIGN NEW AT SIX — LEGISLATION – GIVING PAID LEAVE TO NEW PARENTS WHO WORK WITH THE CITY IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE MAYOR THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE POLICY YESTERDAY ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA, IT WOULD GIVE CITY EMPLOYEES UP TO 12 WEEKS OF PAID LEAVE — WHEN THEY — THEIR SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER HAVE A BABY

IT ALSO APPLIES FOR ADOPTION THE POLICY WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 10 DAYS –UNLESS VETOED BY MAYOR TIM KELLER HIS ADMINISTRATION HAS VOICED SUPPORT CURRENTLY EMPLOYEES CAN TAKE UNPAID LEAVE OR USE SICK TIME OR VACATION NEW MEXICO )S 60-DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION WILL GAVEL-IN ON JANUARY 15TH

BUT THIS MORNING, LAWMAKERS ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO PRE-FILE LEGISLATION HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL GO INTO THE SESSION WITH A 46 TO 24 MAJORITY OVER REPUBLICANS DEMOCRATS ALSO OUT NUMBER REPUBLICANS 26 TO 16 IN THE SENATE, AND THEY WILL HOLD GOVERNOR )S SEAT

TOPICS STATE LAWMAKERS ARE EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON INCLUDE — RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE, AND INCREASING FUNDING FOR EDUCATION, THIS MORNING, TWO BILLS ARE AIMING TO INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE — ONE OF THOSE, PREFILED IN THE HOUSE — BY DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE MIGUEL GARCIA IS CALLING TO BUMP THE CURRENT MINIMUM WAGE OF 7-50 TO 10 DOLLARS BY 2020 AND THEN A DOLLAR BUMP FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS – FOLLOWING DEMOCRAT REPRESENTATIVE PATRICIA ROYBAL CABALLERO )S BILL IS CALLING TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO 15-DOLLARS-AN HOUR BY JANUARY OF 2020, BOTH WOULD THEN INCREASE BASED ON INFLATION ALSO PRE-FILED THIS MORNING, A HOUSE BILL THAT WOULD (END A DECADES-OLD BAN ON ABORTION

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOANNE FERRARY OF LAS CRUCES INTRODUCED HOUSE BILL 51 IT )S TARGETING A 1960S-ERA NEW MEXICO LAW THAT MAKES IT A FELONY FOR AN ABORTION PROVIDER TO TERMINATE A PREGNANCYWITHO UT CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS THE PROCEDURE WAS MADE LEGAL (NATIONWIDE IN 1973 WITH THE LANDMARK ROE VS WADE DECISION FERRARY, SAYS SHE IS INTRODUCING THE BILL — IN CASE THE U-S SUPREME COURT (OVERTURNS THAT DECISION POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY PUT SUPER GLUE INSIDE THE DOOR LOCKS OF A LOCAL BUSINESS

JESPAH TORRES OWNS "THE DIVINE EYE" TATTOO SHOP ON MENAUL NEAR PENNSYLVANIA TORRES SAYS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT A MAN PUT SUPER GLUE IN THE DOOR (LOCKS OF HIS SHOP HE SAYS THERE WAS NO OTHER DAMAGE TO THE SHOP BUT TORRES HAS SINCE PUT IN EXTRA SECURITY CAMERAS SINCE THE INCIDENTTODAYMostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon Highs in the lower 50s Northwest winds 15 to 20 mphTONIGHTMostly clear Lows in the upper 20s

Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph TOSS TO CRYSTAL ALBUQUERQUE POLICE AND THE AUTO THEFT UNIT ARE SCHEDULED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH TWO BUSINESSES AS PART OF THEIR BAIT PACKAGE PREVENTION PROGRAM OFFICIALS SAY THEY HOPE TO STOP PACKAGE AND MAIL THEFT AMAZON AND RING ARE ASSISTING IN THE EFFORTS BY DONATING SHIPPING SUPPLIES AND VIDEO DOORBELLS

THE PROGRAM WORKS BY OFFICERS PLACING FAKE PACKAGES WITH G- P-S DEVICES IN THEM, AROUND THE CITY, TO SEEK OUT POTENTIAL THIEVES BIG THINGS COULD SOON BE IN THE WORKS FOR NEW MEXICO AS NETFLIX SAYS THERE IS MORE CONTENT COMING YOUR WAY THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS THE STREAMING GIANT IS SET TO PRODUCE 90 MOVIES A YEAR — WITH BUDGETS OF UP TO 200 MILLION DOLLARS EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE STATE AND THE CITY AGREED TO GIVE INCENTIVES TO NETFLIX TO BUY ALBUQUERQUE STUDIOS IN EXCHANGE, THEY PROMISED TO SPEND A BILLION DOLLARS ON FILM PRODUCTIONS OVER THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF OPERATIONS

NOW LET )S GET A LOOK AT THAT MORNING DRIVE FINALLY THIS MORNING– THE CITY )S ANIMAL WELFARE DEPARTMENTIS TUGGING AT YOUR HEART STRINGS THIS MRONING A KITTEN AT A LOCAL SHELTER–IS IN NEED OF A SPECIALIZED SURGERY

THIS AFTER BEING BORN WITH A HOLE IN HER HEARTPOTENTIALL Y CUTTING HER LIFE SHORT NOW–HER FOSTER PARENT AND THE CITY ARE WORKING FAST TO SAVE HER LIFE— SO THEY )RE CALLING ON HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY THE SURGERY WILL COST 625 DOLLARS YOU CAN DONATE MONEY AT ANY OF THE SHELTERS– OR THROUGH KENNEL COMPADRES THE FIVE FACTS IN 90 SECONDS

morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon Highs in the lower 50s Northwest winds 15 to 20 mphTONIGHT

Mostly clear Lows in the upper 20s Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph

TIME NOW FOR THE FIVE FACTS AT NUMBER FIVE A NEW PROPOSAL TO BRING MORE HIKING AND CLIMBING TO THE TAOS SKI VALLEY IS MOVING FORWARD THE CARSON NATIONAL FOREST IS LOOKING TO INSTALL VIA FERRATAS IN THE KACHINA BOWL AREA A VIA FERRATA IS A PROTECTED CLIMBING AND HIKING ROUTE THAT USES STEEL CABLES, IRON RUNGS, PEGS, AND LADDERS, FOR CLIMBERS

THE PROJECT COULD BE APPROVED AS SOON AS THIS SPRING AT NUMBER FOUR I-25 MAY SOON LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT THE CITY WANST TO CONSTRUCT A SOUND WALL ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE — FOR A TWO MILE STRETCH BETWEEN CENTRAL AND GIBSON

RESIDENTS IN THE AREA SAY THE SOUND WALL WOULD HELP WITH NOISY TRAFFIC CITY COUNCIL IS NOW WAITING TO SEE IF THEIR REQUEST FOR HELP–TO BOTH THE STATE AND THE FEDS–WILL BE ANSWERED THE PROJECT IS ON THE CITY )S WISH LIST OF ROAD PROJECTS AT NUMBER THREEADLIB WEATHER AT NUMBER TWO POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOU HELP – FINDING THE PERSON WHO SNATCHED AN ALBUQUERQUE FAMILY )S ENGLISH BULL DOG STRAIGHT FROM THEIR BACK YARD

THE VALDEZ FAMILY SAYS IT HAPPENED AT THEIR HOME NEAR LOMAS AND WYOMING THEY SAY — AROUND 5-15 SATURDAY A MAN OPENED UP THEIR GATE TO THEIR BACKYARD AND DRAGGED THE 7-YEAR-OLD DOG OUT OF THEIR YARD THEY BELIEVE THE MAN HAD BEEN CASKING THEIR HOME ONE OF THE FAMILY MEMBERSSAYS SHE HEARD THE COMMOTION AND IT FRIGHTENED HER SO SHE RAN BACK INSIDE

THAT )S WHEN SHE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND SAY THE MAN DRAGGING RAMBO OUT THE YARD RAMBO WAS LAST SEEN WITH A LIME- GREEN COLLAR THE FAMILY SAYS THEY GOT A TIP THAT DAY – THAT THE SUSPECT WAS SEEN IN A SILVER SUVWITH THE DOG AT NUMBER ONE AS HOLIDAY SHOPPING RAMPS UP — POLICE SAYS THIEVES ARE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS TO GET YOUR CASH THIS MORNING, POLICE CONTINUE TO WARN PEOPLE TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR CREDIT CARD SKIMMERS AFTER THEY CAUGHT THIEVES ATTACHING ONE TO AN A-T-M

POLICE SAY THEY CAUGHT THIEVES ON CAMERA AT THE BANK OF ALBUQUERQUE ON WYOMING NEAR PASEO POLICE SAY ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF– IS TUG ON THE READER IF THERE ARE LOOSE PARTS OR WIRE STICKING OUT–THOSE COULD BE SIGNS OF TAMPERING THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS UPDATES JUST LOG ONTO KRQE-DOT-