Wednesday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. More testimony Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for two Albuquerque officers who shot and killed James Boyd in the foothills. Tuesday, the lead investigator told the judge, that the now-retired Keith Sandy told detectives he shot Boyd because less lethal tactics weren’t working and he claims Boyd took an aggressive stance.
  2. Wednesday morning, we’re getting a better look at the moments before APD shot and killed armed kidnapping suspect, Rafel Molina. In the newly released lapel cam video, you can hear the tense moments when officers are trying to spot the gun, witnesses said Molina had. Then you hear more than half a dozen shots fired. APD said Molina raised the gun toward officers. He died on scene. Two officers are on standard leave -pending the investigation.
  3. Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the 90s. In the evening, expect it to be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
  4. Road repairs continue, on Menaul after another sinkhole, due to a burst water pipe that was roughly 50-years-old. The same thing happened two weeks in the Uptown area where a sinkhole swallowed an SUV. It’s bound to keep happening and will be costly. The Water Utility Authority plans to spend $76 million a year on upgrades, which would could effect your water rates.
  5. A New Mexico company is getting national attention. Old wood flooring company made millions for its unique idea of using trees burned up in forest fires and was picked to premier on CNBC’s “Blue Collar Millionaires”, Wednesday night at eight. The trees are used to create tile-like wooden flooring.

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The mayor is refusing to sign off on a proposed plan, that he’s calling a job killer. The Fair Workweek Act was introduced by city councilors Isaac Benton and Klarissa Pena. Supporters of the act say it would give Albuquerque workers more rights. For example, it calls for employers to give their workers schedules three weeks in advance, flexible schedules, guaranteed shifts and sick time. Monday, councilor Ken Sanchez, along with local business associations, called it a job killer especially for the restaurant industry. The mayor agrees and says he’ll fight it. Councilor Sanchez says he will also delay any action on the bill for 90 days.

What might seem like a petty prank is costing homeowners big in Los Lunas and they say they’ve had enough. Someone is egging homes and cars in Huning ranch. Some have been hit twice in the last month. Homeowners say egg is incredibly difficult to get off. They tell KRQE News 13 that there’s still residue from the eggings that happened last year. One woman even says she had to buy a power washer to clean up the mess which took hours. Police say these kinds of crimes tend to go up in the summer, when a lot of teens have nothing to do.

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