Tuesday’s 5 Facts
- Police are now confirming the Rio Rancho police officer who was shot last night has died. There are few details as to what happened moments before the shooting. Officials said it appears the officer engaged a traffic stop that’s when the suspects, a man and woman, ran off. Sometime during the chase the officer was shot. It all happened near the main Rio Rancho post office around eight last night. One suspect is believed to be in custody, meanwhile, police are still searching for the other suspect.
- Police are looking for the vandals who ripped through the Torreon Mission Cemetery just before Memorial Day knocking over flags and desecrating grave sites. Families of those buried there were not allowed to visit yesterday because of this. Now they might lock up the cemetery to cars for good.
- Today mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s. Tonight expect it to be partly cloudy.
- Big changes coming for the rail runner at least around the tracks. Gates will soon surround areas where people can get to the track easily. This is all to keep people from getting near the tracks after several near misses and debris left behind that can be dangerous.
- This morning, dog tags found in a dumpster are now with their rightful owner. A Roswell couple looking for scrap metal recently found them. After taking to social media, they found 81 year old Jim Robertson. The dog tags belonged to his son basil who died last year from heart problems. Turns out crooks broke into a storage locker and took the dog tags along with some war medals. The medals are still missing.
Top Morning Headlines
Living in higher altitudes, like here in Albuquerque where there’s less oxygen may be a contributing factor to sudden infant death syndrome or “SIDS.” A Colorado study just published in “The Journal Pediatrics” found babies who live at an elevation of 8 thousand feet had a higher risks than normal for SIDS. That’s almost double that of places where the altitude is less than 6 thousand feet.
The Santa Fe city council could vote this week on a proposal that would make it easier for food trucks to sell to you. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the resolution allows three food trucks to park within the plaza. Under the proposal, they can’t park in any one spot for more than three hours. They also can’t set-up shop near a restaurant when it’s open for business.