News Briefs: Saturday September 13, 2014

KRQE News in brief September 13, 2014.

Man killed after sliding motorcycle under vehicle

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle in Grants Saturday.

New Mexico State Police say 19-year-old Alec Jaramillo was killed when the motorcycle he was riding became pinned underneath a vehicle Jaramillo was trying to avoid. According to NMSP Jaramillo was traveling west at a high rated of speed when a vehicle driven by 93-year-old Russell Douglas was trying to make a left turn in his vehicle. Jaramillo tried to avoid the vehicle and laid the motorcycle down, skidding underneath the bottom of the vehicle.

Jaramillo sustained severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Santa Fe school district settles lawsuit

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Two Santa Fe teens were awarded $475,000 after settling a lawsuit against the city’s school district.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports former senior Candice Herrera and her younger sister, Tiffany Herrera, filed a lawsuit in 2011. Herrera says a security guard put her hands on Herrera’s breasts and bra and conducted embarrassing body searches on her and her sister.

The claims against the security guard were not dismissed.

ABQ company recalls beef jerky products

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There’s a beef jerky recall you may want to know about. The jerky comes from an Albuquerque company.

The recall includes all vacuum packed plastic bags of Claude’s Beef Jerky with red chile. During a routine inspection, the U.S Department of Agriculture found that the products were produced without USDA inspection.

Additionally, the company Jerky By Art, which produces the product contains wheat and anchovies allergens which are not stated on the product.

Families gather to watch State Fair parade

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The fair is just starting to get into full swing. This is the first weekend and it was a perfect day for a parade.

The annual State Fair parade marched down Central Saturday morning. Families lined Route 66 to see horses, fire trucks and floats roll through. The fair runs through next Sunday.

One-armed NM basketball player in national spotlight

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A one-armed New Mexico high school basketball player is now in the national spotlight.

KRQE News 13 introduced you to 17-year-old Omar Ndiaye’s basketball skills earlier this year. Now USA Today is showcasing his talents along with video from City League Hoops.

Omar is a senior at Monte del Sol, a Santa Fe Charter School. He averages 20 points a game and plays with only one arm. He was born without a lower right arm.

Omar’s coach says he has both the skill and the mentality to play college ball. Omar says he plans on it.

Dexter man killed in late night crash

CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE)A Dexter New Mexico man was killed Friday after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a post. State Police say 46-year-old Jrefugio Hernandez-Valdivia was traveling westbound on State Road 2 near Hagerman when he crashed.

According to police, Hernandez-Valdivia was speeding and failed to navigate a curve when he went off the roadway and hit a wooden post. Hernandez-Valdivia was ejected from the vehicle. Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say it is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. A toxicology report is being conducted by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Albuquerque.

Group files lawsuit to protect salamanders

SANTA FE (KRQE) – An environmental group is accusing Santa Fe National Forest of not doing enough to protect endangered salamanders in the Jemez Mountains. Wildearth Guardians filed the lawsuit this week.

The group says the forest didn’t consult federal wildlife officials over the effects of motorized activities on salamanders. The group says motorized travel can lead to their death.

The lawsuit wants portions of the forest’s travel management plan suspended.

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