Tuesday’s 5 Facts
- Tuesday morning hundreds of fellow scout members are honoring the teen killed in a flash flood in a northern New Mexico canyon over the weekend. State police say 13-year-old Alden Brock of Sacramento California and three other teens were swept away in flood waters early Saturday morning. It was around 4:30 a.m. when a 23-foot deep wall of water rushed through the canyon. Three made it to safety. Alden did not, he was with a troop camping on the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron.
- Turns out a pizza delivery driver is the one who shot a suspected robber Sunday night. Police say the driver shot Gerardo Alvarado, who was allegedly robbing the store at gunpoint then tried to steal the worker’s car. Police say it was self-defense.
- Today expect it to be mostly sunny. Highs in the 90’s. Tonight will be mostly clear with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the 60’s.
- MSN worked fast to fix a big mistake that left New Mexico out of the U.S. MSN published a list featuring the best hotels in every state, but skipped over New Mexico. When we checked, we found there was New Hampshire, New Jersey, and then New York. New Mexicans we spoke with were not happy. MSN has not returned our calls about why our state was left out.
- A 6-year-old boy battling cancer became the youngest hero to join the Santa Fe Police Department Monday. Johnny Snyder donned a uniform, was pinned by the mayor and played cop for a day. It’s been his life-long dream. Johnny has been battling leukemia for about a year. He’s in remission right now, but still has three more years of treatments. His day ended with a surprise birthday party.
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Albuquerque police are asking for your help in locating 10-year-old Mercedes Talamante. She left her home in Southwest Albuquerque near Central and Wyoming. She was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and faded blue jeans. If you see her your asked to contact police.
Its four days until the 4th, and the city’s biggest party. The Freedom Fourth at Balloon Fiesta Park is also the biggest 4th of July event in the state. This year, the city is hoping to draw in a bigger crowd, with a bigger budget of $220,000. The fireworks show is free. But there’s also the VIP treatment. You can buy tickets that include front row concert seats, dinner and reserved parking.