Sunday’s Top Morning Headlines
Amtrak will continue running its passenger rail service on the same route through New Mexico, even though lawmakers did not come up with funding. Even without New Mexico funding, Colorado and Kansas have solid plans to keep the route running. The route has stops in Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy and Albuquerque.
The 11-year-old boy killed in a hang gliding accident Friday is Arys Moorhead. He was in the fifth grade at Mesa Verde Elementary School. Police say he was on a spring break vacation with his family, when he and a hang gliding pilot were killed. Police say a rope used to pull the glider into the air never disconnected from the truck, causing the accident.
The department of health says the flu virus has hospitalized 40 out of every 100,000 thousand this flu season. That’s up from 29 per 100,000 two years ago. One child and 27 adults have died from flu related complications since the beginning of this season.
Thousands gathered in Vatican City Sunday morning to join n the Palm Sunday Mass led by Pope Francis. For Christians, Palm Sunday, commemorates Jesus’ procession into Jerusalem.
Materiality, a 3-year-old colt owned by Gil Moutray and Eddie Harrell of New Mexico, is headed to the Kentucky Derby. The horse won the $1 million Florida Derby yesterday earning the spot in Kentucky.