Skip to Content

Good Morning El Paso 01.15.16

from our round the clock news team— a fire in south central el paso forces the evacuation of several residents at an apartment complex–we have the details. / also from our round the clock news team— anthony police are investigating a stabbing that left two people injured. “on tuesday, i watched stor time with barack obama” the gloves game off in last night’s g-o-p presidential debate— we’ll have the big moments from south carolina. a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i’m stephanie valle. and i’m hillary floren. good morning, everyone. before we get to the first forecast — we start with round the clock coverage from south central el paso — the el paso fire department is investigating a fire that happened early this morning. it happened just before 4 a.m. at 212 lisbon in south central el paso. that’s the rio grande apartments. witnesses told our round the clock news crew they saw flames coming from the upstairs apartment and called 9-1. when our round the clock crew arrived the fire was already under control. according to the public information officer for the el paso fire department, now one was home at the time of the fire. no one was injured. the cause is still under investigation. now to more round the clock coverage from the upper valley— anthony police are investigating a stabbing that happened overnight at the family dollar located at 517 main street. that’s in the upper valley. when our round the clock crew arrived, anthony police were still on the scene early this morning. according to police… two people were stabbed. one of then was stabbed in the back. no word on the condition of the victims or what led up to the stabbing. now let’s send things over to krystal…. quick hitting pacific storm system will move through the borderland this afternoon and evening …creating gusty winds and mountain snow showers. the sacramento mountains could receive three to five inches by late tonight. the storm quickly exits east tonight and drier west flow will will develop over the weekend and into the first part of next week. after a cool weekend… temperatures will warm back above normal monday through much of next week. the gop presidential contenders faced off on the debate stage for the first time in 2016. the showdown in charleston south carolina…just a couple of weeks before the first votes are cast in iowa. here’s abc’s stephanie ramos with the details. its your voice..your vote. 7 g-o-p presidential candidates… one debate stage…and no lack of attacks. first up …president obama…fresh off of tuesday’s state of the union address. sot cruz: president obama didn’t so much as mention the ten sailors that had been captured by iran. sot christie: on tuesday, i watched story time with barack obama a high profile effort to persuade voters before the february 1st iowa caucuses. the gloves coming off between donald trump and ted cruz..this bromance apparently over. a testy exchange between the 2 candidates about accusations that cruz might not be legally able to serve as president because of his canadian roots. sot trump: you have great constitutional lawyers who say you can’t run. sot cruz i’m not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. cruz also forced to defend a new report that says he didnt tell the federal election commission about a million dollar loan from wall street banks for his senate campaign. sot cruz i made a paperwork error disclosing it on one piece of paper but not on the other.” cruz then throwin more jabs at trump, attacking his chief rivals conservative credentials by saying he represents “new york values” s cruz not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. trump called the jab insulting, and praised new york’s response to 9/11… sot trump when the world trade center come down i saw something no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york. tag: attacks on democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton… were also in full force… she was on a different stage..with … tonight show host jimmy fallon. the democrats have their next debate sunday. stephanie ramos abc news washington. new information this morning– indonesian police arrested 3 men today in connection with the attacks in jakarta yesterday. they also confirmed this morning that an extremist group, associated with is, was behind the deadly attacks in jakarta on thursday. 5 men attacked a starbucks as well as a traffic police booth with hand- made bombs, guns and suicide vests. the attacks killed two people and injured twenty. all of the attackers were killed. a police spokesperson said authorities have increased security at police stations, foreign embassies, transport hubs and places popular tourists. / the mexican government says it’ll be at least a year until the world’s most wanted drug lord is possibly sent to the u-s to face charges. continuing our complete coverage this morning of the the capture of el chapo guzman– we put this map together to show you where in the u-s el chapo faces charges. about a half-dozen u.s. attorneys’ offices filed indictments against him. cities like chicago, san diego, new york city, new hampshire, and miami. plus, here in el paso! the indictment here accused el chapo of bringing cocaine and marijuana into the u-s through the desert and other routes — then smuggling the profits back into mexico. it’s not clear which of the offices would prosecute first! but it’ll likely be whichever has the strongest case against el chapo. after city hall was demolished in 2013– its departments were spread out through downtown el paso. in 2014– the capital improvement department– moved into the mulligan building at 218 campbell. that building is known as city 2. the first floor was supposed to house businesses– but nothing has opened up. new this morning. good morning el paso’s denise olivas has the latest. it’s a story you’ll see only on abc-7: it cost more than 11-million dollars to renovate city 2. but if you pass by the historic building– the empty space on the first floor is still there. new this morning– abc-7 has learned it won’t be long before part of it is filled with a new coffee shop. if you work at city hall or in the downtown area– you will soon be able to stop by at “express my coffee.” it locally owned. jessica herrera– the assistant director for the city’s economic development department says we can expect the new addition in the next couple of months. “they should be…the operation up and running” this is what the building used to look like when it was first built in 1915 by john mulligan– an irish immigrant. the century-old brick fa?ade was restored. coming up in our next half hour– why filling city 2’s first floor has taken nearly two years. new this morning– the el paso county sheriff’s office is asking for your help in locating a wanted sex offender. they are looking for this man—william eaton. according to the sheriff’s office, eaton was transported to del sol medical center from a half-way house located at 16- 50 horizon on wednesday. he cut off his monitor at the hospital and then did not return to the halfway house. he is now in violation of his parole. if you have any information–call the el paso coutny sheriff’s office at 915-538-2008. also new this morning— an el paso woman is behind bars this morning after being arrested by el paso county sheriff’s deputies on thursday. the sheriff’s office told abc-7 that 44 year old, jessica celestine was wanted for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance. through an anonymous tip through crime stoppers of el paso, she was located in east el paso at the 7700 lock of gateway east. she was booked into the county jail with no bond. / abc-7 is still waiting to learn the punishment for former el paso county judge anthony cobos. from our new mexico mobile newsroom— cobos was found guilty by a jury earlier this week of embezzling over 20- thousand dollars from a chaparral couple. they said they made payments to cobos for a mobile home which really belonged to his late step-mother. cobos did not forward the payments on the house to the bank and the couple eventually received a foreclosure notice. the judge did not hand down a sentence during yetserday’s hearing because she said she need more information … and time… before deciding what cobos’ sentence should be. cobos is already serving four years for the public corruption case. he could face an additional 9 years in prison in this case. / a local club dj is awaiting a jury trial after being charged with sexual assault of a child .. 41-year-old jose rodriguez was arrested in june of last year. he stood in front of a judge for his final pre- trial hearing yesterday. a relative of the accuser – a former friend of rodriguez – was in the courtroom during the entire process. she says her daughter lives in constant fear following the incident – and wants justice. but rodriguez’s attorney says it was a delayed outcry from the victim and believes she only came forward after her mother was arrested for theft and family violence assault against rodriguez. jury selection will begin august 19th. if convicted rodriguez could face 2 to 20 years in prison. now it’s time to take a look at the tx-dot traffic cams… we still have much more to come here on good morning el paso— the state of new mexcio is now suing the environmental protection agency over the mine waste spill that happened last year—we have the latest. and later—14 people are dead and several others injured– after a tour bus slides down the side of a mountain.. we’ll have the details. meteorologist krystal klei has your detailed forecast. krystal… and this is abc-7, where news comes first! new this morning— environmental officials in new mexico are planning legal action over last year’s toxic spill into the animas river. state authorities said thursday they plan to sue the e-p-a, the state of colorado, and the owners of the gold king and sunny-side mines. the spill happened in august when an e-p-a crew accidentally caused a leak at the dormant gold king mine. that leak sent three million gallons of heavy metal filled wastewater into the river. don’t let the cold weather fool you—it’s the perfect temperature for harvesting grapes in vermont. shelbourne vineyard took advantage of

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo



KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content