Saturday Morning’s Top Headlines

Suspicious death investigaton

Police are investigating a suspicious death in southeast Albuquerque.Officers blocked off the roads leading to the Portals apartments on Alvarado near Gibson and San Mateo. Police are not saying much about the case at this time, but News 13 is working to get more information.

Congress may Hold hearings over Animas spill

The spill in the Animas River has caused a fallout in Washington D.C. Members of congress are now planning a series of hearings regarding the Gold King mine spill. The EPA’s critics are using the disaster to undercut the Obama administration’s push for major regulations that would cut down greenhouse gas emissions at the nation’s power plants. The agency was already a frequent target for republicans and pro-industry groups. The Animas disaster came two days after the Obama administration unveiled the clean power plan.

7-year-old causes house fire

A home was badly damaged in southeast Albuquerque after a 7-year-old, playing with a lighter in his room, started a fire. As the fire grew an older girl home at the time grabbed the boy and ran to a neighbor’s house. The neighbor used a fire extinguisher to try and put the fire out before AFD arrived. The 7-year-old has minor burns and the girl suffered smoke inhalation. AFD says it’s a reminder to talk to your kids about playing with lighters and matches.

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