KRQE Newsfeed: Arroyo’s recovery efforts, new details on the FBI shooting, dry weather, vaccine effectiveness, taste of Chile


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Wednesday five facts

[1] Arroyo rescue teams move on to recovery mission after heavy rain – Rescue teams are expected to continue their search Wednesday morning after three people were reportedly swept away by dangerous and swift waters in the arroyo. On Tuesday, more than a dozen firefighters searched the waters in search of the missing. They eventually moved to the collection pond just north of town where the arroyo empties. At the height of the storm, water levels were almost 12 feet deep. The Bernalillo County Fire Department said two victims were spotted face down. However, they have not confirmed whether there have been any deaths. [2] New details revealed of suspect killed in FBI shooting – The man who was shot dead by federal agents last week shot them first according to recently unsealed court documents. According to the FBI, a search warrant has been issued against suspected gang leader Marquez Floyd. Officers stopped his SUV behind a shopping mall in Wyoming near the Indian school. They say Floyd refused to get out of the car and then started shooting. An officer was shot with his bulletproof vest. The agents retaliated, killing Floyd. Investigators believe Floyd had ties to a gang called KTP and trafficked in guns, drugs and women. [3] Dry Weather in New Mexico Wednesday Morning – Wednesday morning is foggy but dry throughout the state. It will be a mostly dry day, especially in eastern and southern New Mexico. The humidity will remain confined to central and northwestern New Mexico.

[4] – A booster may be needed for J&J shooting as the Delta variant spreads; some experts are already taking them – The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine may not be as effective in combating the Delta variant, according to a new study. According to New York University researchers, all three vaccines produce antibodies against the variants. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines produce better antibodies than J & J’s single injection vaccine. Johnson and Johnson dispute the results, saying their data shows strong protection against variants.

[5] New Mexico’s Green Chili to be Featured at Texas Festival – The Chile Association is preparing to host the 3rd Annual Chili Taste Off in September in Texas. The executive director of the New Mexico Chile Association said festivals like this are important in helping the industry grow in other parts of the country. About 250,000 pounds of Hatch peppers will be going to Central Market stores across Texas.