Friday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Top Morning Headlines

5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. Police said the suspicious deaths inside a Rio Rancho home are an apparent murder-suicide. Investigators believe a father shot his 7-year-old daughter, then himself. Investigators said the girl’s mother called police when she couldn’t get a hold of her ex-husband. The landlord tells KRQE News 13 the man had just lost his job and was in the middle of a custody battle over his daughter. Police are not releasing any names at this time.
  2. An attempted sexual assault on the UNM campus. Police are searching for a man who they said grabbed a student as she was leaving the library and held a pocket knife up to her Tuesday evening. The victim said she was able to kick him and run away, but she told police she was cut.
  3. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the 60s. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear. lows in the lower to mid 30s. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
  4. A bill that prevents undocumented immigrants from getting driver’s licenses in New Mexico is heading to the state senate. It passed the house 39 to 29. Many democrats are opposed to an outright repeal, but republicans say it would put New Mexico in line with federal requirements of the Real ID Act. The bill faces a tough fight in the democrat-controlled senate.
  5. On Special Assignment, Kim Holland shows the dangers around Rail Runner tracks. A school bus and cars were caught caught crossing gates and people were seen walking just feet from the train or running off the tracks at the last minute.

Top Morning Headlines

The homeless camp that was forced to leave “Tent City,” was given permission to move to a lot in the same area. Now there is word they may get booted out of there too. Campers moved from First and Iron on Wednesday night after the city told them they had to go or face a judge. The Barelas Neighborhood Association then gave campers permission to stay at an empty lot on Second and Santa Fe, but the lot owner said he didn’t want them there and neighbors agree. The community coalition is now calling on the city to find a solution.

A bill which would make it illegal for people to smoke in a car with a child inside has cleared a hurdle at the state capitol. It passed a house committee on a 6 to 3 vote. Some lawmakers said smoking with a child strapped in the back seat really amounts to a form of child abuse. The legislation includes cigarettes, e-cigs and other tobacco products. The penalty would be $250. Other lawmakers had civil rights concerns and felt the fine was too high.

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