News Briefs: New Mexico man offers reward to catch crypt vandals

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New Mexico man offers reward to catch crypt vandals

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico man is offering a big reward to catch the people who vandalized his grandparent’s crypt. Overnight someone took a rock and threw into the Adelo family’s crypt at Saint Anthony Church in Pecos. George Adelo’s grandparents Samuel and Lordes rest in the crypt and he’s outraged someone would de-face it. State police are investigating.

New company wants to use Spaceport America

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A new company wants to use Spaceport America. Texas based Exos Aerospace Systems and Technologies wants to launch reusable rockets next year from New Mexico. The goal is to give customers short periods of time in zero gravity. The team includes many members of the former Armadillo Aerospace. That company stopped operations at the spaceport two years ago after one of their rockets crashed.

Edgewood mother charged with child abuse

EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) – An Edgewood woman is charged with child abuse after deputies found her four kids living in filth. They were called to Yvonne Marrs’ house last week. Deputies say they found several dogs living inside. There was also feces, urine and mold everywhere and mice running around in the house. The kids, ages 5 to 10, are now with their grandmother.

Albuquerque City Council president to retire at end of term

ALBQUERQUE (AP) – The Albuquerque City Council’s president plans to step down at the end of his current term. Council President Rey Garduno was elected to the council in 2007. The Democrat represents a district that includes much of the Southeast Heights, including the University of New Mexico campus, Nob Hill and the International District.

Santa Fe school evacuated due to suspected electrical short

SANTA FE (AP) – Authorities in Santa Fe say a middle school has been evacuated because of a suspected electrical short. The Police Department says students at De Vargas Middle School were evacuated to the football field Monday morning due to what is believed to be a short in the school’s heating and cooling system. Police say school is not canceled.

I-25 reopens after crash

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – I-25 southbound at Montano is back open after being shut down for a few hours Sunday night. Albuquerque police say a pair of motorcyclists were hurt in a crash just before 10 p.m. They were both taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK. No information on what caused the crash or if the pair was hit by another driver has been released.

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