Wednesday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. A YouTube account named Free Mind Videos, appeared online in the last couple months. It shows more than a dozen brawls at schools. Three of the videos show boxing matches in a bathroom, including one with gloves and a crowd of students. The description said it happened at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. Rio Rancho school district officials say they’re investigating the video page after KRQE News 13 brought it to their attention. The page was also taken down after our report.
  2. A road to nowhere is leading to a lot of trouble for one New Mexico neighborhood. Stampede Drive near Unser and Gibson in Albuquerque runs along a neighborhood and a park before a dead end across from an apartment complex. There’s nothing on it except broken bottles and other trash. However, a video shot by KRQE News 13 shows drivers doing donut after donut and nearly hitting someone trying to film the action. We spoke with City Councilor Klarissa J Pena. She says she will be asking the fire and police department to check it out sometime Wednesday morning.
  3. Today will be mostly sunny in the morning and then will become partly cloudy and breezy. Highs will be in the mid 40s to lower 50s and west winds from 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear and breezy with lows 15 to 25.
  4. This could be a very good week for New Mexico ski resorts. Our meteorologists said between this week and the middle of next, the weather could provide the best opportunity for snow those areas have seen in the last two years. Stores like Sport Systems in northeast Albuquerque are expecting to be busy Thursday and Friday as people head to the high country.
  5. Blue Cross Blue Shield says Anthem will send letters to the 12,000 New Mexico customers affected by a security beach in the next two weeks. Medical and credit card information is safe, but social security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth, are among the information stolen. Anthem is offering credit monitoring and identity repair services to those affected.

Top Morning Headlines

A bill that would force certain people with mental illnesses to get court-ordered treatment is making progress at the state capitol. The senate approved the measure Tuesday. The proposal allows judges in some parts of New Mexico to order patients to get medicine and treatment if they’re considered a danger to themselves or the community. The bill now heads to the house for approval.

A new budget has cleared the New Mexico house and now moves forward. Last night, the state house passed the more-than $6 billion budget. It calls for more spending on education, job training programs and CYFD. Democrats tried to make changes to the bill, hoping to shuffle money from Governor Susana Martinez’s education reforms to school districts themselves. The measure failed. The budget now heads to the senate.

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