Wednesday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. One person is dead and another is in the hospital, after a shooting at a Motel 6. It happened just after 11 p.m., Tuesday. Albuquerque police said officers found the shooter dead from a gunshot wound in the parking lot Iliff Rd. near Coors and I-40. Another victim was found, shot once, in a hotel room. Police are still investigating, but say it appears a fight broke out between the two people.
  2. Today will be mostly sunny in the morning then, partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. highs in the 90s.
  3. New laws go into effect today, in New Mexico. One of them is a new law that adds criminal charges for “revenge porn.”
    Another allows New Mexico breweries and wineries to sell each other’s products.
  4. The Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce said a proposal by President Obama, could force business owners to cut jobs, hours and benefits. The proposal guarantees people making up to about $50,000, overtime pay. The president’s plan would affect about 20,000 people in the state.
  5. The state is working to fix a big mistake Wednesday morning. A man said the MVD issued him a veteran’s license, even though he never served in the military. Roman Castillo uses a wheelchair. He’s paralyzed from the waist down after being shot during a 2005 home invasion. Castillo says he didn’t have to provide any documentation to get the license and just wants to be honest.

Top Morning Headlines

APD is looking for the driver who slammed into a pedestrian then, left her lying on the street. The victim survived and is now in the hospital.Police said, Tuesday afternoon, they found the 32-year-old woman lying on the ground on Vermont St. near Central. She was unconcious and bleeding. The initial thoughts were that she had been shot, but police later found out she had serious head injuries and believe she was hit by a car. If you have any information, call APD.

There’s been a big fight over whether Buffalo Thunder should shut its doors. Federal officials are letting Pojoaque Pueblo’s casinos stay open for now. Officials said yesterday, the decision is pending the results of a federal court decision. The basis behind this, the pueblo has not signed a new compact for it’s Buffalo Thunder resort and Cities of Gold casinos. The governor’s office didn’t like the tribe’s original compact because it loosened payments to the state, lowered the gambling age to 18, and allowed alcohol in gambling areas. It’s now in a fight in New mexico in federal court. We’ll let you know how it turns out. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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