Wednesday Morning 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Wednesday’s 5 Facts

  1. New Mexico is the only state to have an in-state nurse on-call hotline, running 24-7. Now the hotline is getting national attention as it’s being presented during a Centers for Disease Control Conference. What we do here could be adopted in other states. There are on call hotlines in other states, but they’re not locally based which means they cannot recommend primary care doctors.
  2. Police need your help identifying three men captured on surveillance video before officers say they shot at a good Samaritan. Police say the men were harassing a woman at a Valero gas station on Unser and McMahon last month. When the good Samaritan told them to stop, they chased him around the parking lot, then raced after him during rush hour – before shooting at the man’s car.
  3. A man charged for pointing a rifle at his neighbor over a parking spot plans to sue the city of Las cruces saying they plan on suing for $12.5 million. Russ Flynn’s attorney says the incident happened after his handcuffed client kicked a cell door and talked back to the officers. In a police report, the officer says the knee kicks were to distract Flynn from grabbing the officer’s belt.
  4. There is a very small chance of snow showers in the metro area today. There will be a high near 45.
  5. The PARCC protests are taking a dangerous and disruptive turn – according to Albuquerque Public Schools. Hundreds of kids from Rio Grande High School marched up and sometimes right in the middle of Coors to West Mesa. APS is now warning students could be charged with criminal trespassing and face suspension if they go onto another campus.

Top Morning Headlines

Police are looking for three men they say shot at a good Samaritan. Police say the good Samaritan was defending a woman at the Valero gas station at Unser and McMahon last month. The three men chased the man out of the parking lot then followed him in their car and shot at him twice. Police believe the men were driving a dark blue car, possibly a KIA.

A bill to help stop bullying is headed to the state House this morning. The Senate unanimously approved the anti-bullying bill named for Carlos Vigil yesterday. Vigil was 17 when he committed suicide. His family says he was bullied. The Carlos Vigil Memorial Act will create an office to come up with ways to stop bullying and raise money for prevention programs.

A warning for people living in Rio Rancho: The city is asking residents to boil their water before use. Rio Rancho officials say a well pump failed in the area west of 10th Street near Northern. The request doesn’t mean your water is contaminated. The city is simply taking precautions while they repair the well. Residents can expect low water pressure.

Police need help finding a driver who intentionally ran over a young woman, putting her in a coma. Police say Tailor Dunn, 21, was hit by a red SUV early last February on Louisiana and Paseo Del Norte. Her boyfriend allegedly got into a disagreement with another driver. That’s when the driver hit Dunn as she exited her car.

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