Entertainment
9:08 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Disney's "The Lion King" at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque

Fri. 10/5 10a:  The North American tour of "The Lion King" is in residence at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall through October 28.   This is the first time the Broadway hit musical has visited New Mexico.  Spencer Beckwith talks with one of the stars of the production, Brent Harris, who plays the villain of "The Lion King," Scar.

Local News
8:58 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Police report big drop in Santa Fe burglaries

Police in Santa Fe are reporting a dramatic drop in the number of burglaries they're attributing to a focused effort to trim the numbers.

Police Chief Ray Rael says only 33 residential burglaries were reported in the city last month. That's half the number reported in August and a 55 percent drop from September 2011.

It's also the lowest monthly total since 2006.

Local News
8:57 am
Fri October 5, 2012

'Elvis' among new balloons at Albuquerque event

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A new Elvis hot air balloon and another in the shape of a child in a wheelchair are among the new shapes scheduled take part in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

The 41st annual event is set to begin Saturday with the launched of hundreds of hot air balloons.

Fiesta officials hope for better weather for the nine-day affair after wind and rains sidelined balloons for a few events last year cutting attendance by around 100,000 visitors.

Still, last year organizers broke a world record sending 345 balloons up at one time.

Local News
8:40 am
Fri October 5, 2012

NM launches SIDS awareness Web page

The New Mexico Department of Health has a new Web page aimed at educating parents about ways to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related causes of infant deaths.

Interim Health Secretary Brad McGrath says parents should put their babies to sleep in a bassinet or crib to keep them safe rather than sleeping in the same bed.

The Web page also stresses the importance of having infants sleep on their backs in safe places free of any soft bedding, blankets or quilts.

Local News
8:38 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Tiny presence, unknown impact for 3rd parties

Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race, but even that might make them a big deal.

Democratic President Barack Obama's campaign quietly has been keeping track of the two former Republican officeholders who could prove pivotal in key states where he and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are in a tight race.

Johnson is a former New Mexico governor running as the Libertarian Party nominee. Goode is a conservative ex-congressman from Virginia competing as the Constitution Party candidate.

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Local News
8:38 am
Fri October 5, 2012

NM forest plans to round up free-roaming cattle

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Forest officials plan to round up cattle that have been roaming freely for years in the Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico.

The Wilderness Ranger District announced its impoundment order this week. It stems from reports of cattle roaming along the Gila River near Turkey Creek, Johnson Canyon and Miller Springs.

Forest officials say the cattle are leftover from a 2006 impoundment effort.

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The Two-Way
8:35 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Court Clears Way For Terror Suspect To Be Sent From U.K. To U.S.

"After a legal battle covering several years in each case, five suspected terrorists, including radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri will be extradited to the U.S, U.K. judges have ruled." And, the BBC adds, Britain's Home Office "said it welcomed the High Court's decision. 'We are now working to extradite these men as quickly as possible,' a spokesman said."

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The Two-Way
8:19 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Labor Secretary Says Talk Of Fudged Jobless Numbers Is Insulting

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
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The news that the nation's jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent in September from 8.1 percent in August immediately led some of President Obama's critics to charge the the books had been cooked to help his reelection campaign.

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The Two-Way
6:44 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent; 114,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 9:27 am

The nation's unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September from 8.1 percent in August even though just 114,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Those hard-to-reconcile figures — a decline in the jobless rate even though job growth was relatively weak — appear to be at least partly explained by a sharp increase in the number of Americans who found part-time jobs and counted themselves as employed.

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The Two-Way
6:24 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Sacre Bleu! French Bees' Taste For M&Ms Makes For Colored Honey

We knew the Honey Nut Cheerios bee liked sweet stuff. But imagine what would happen if he met green M&M?
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Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 9:32 am

Why were their bees producing honey in shades of blue and green, wondered beekeepers in the Alsace region of France?

The answer, according to France 24 and Le Monde, was that the bees apparently like M&M's.

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