Wednesday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. APS board members are scheduled to meet this evening. It’s their first meeting since the resignation of former superintendent Luis Valentino.The board will be making a number of decisions with several people in interim positions, including an interim superintendent and an interim CFO. Also, an APS parent, hoping to oust board members, is bring recall petitions to tonight’s meeting, to gather more signatures.
  2. Torrance County deputies say a man, accused of using his 3-year-old daughter to help him break into homes and businesses, was on a two-week crime spree. Jared McMeans is accused of stealing a car in Albuquerque, then ditching it and stealing an SUV. He’s also suspected of breaking into an auto garage near Moriarty with the help of his daughter. Mcmeans is in jail. His daughter is now in CYFD custody.
  3. Today will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the
    afternoon and highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
  4. Police are looking for a group of teens who could be responsible for damaging several Albuquerque businesses. Surveillance video shows four teens, who neighbors believe gouged windows near Coors and Central. The Western View Diner, a Sonic restaurant, and a Smith’s gas station were targeted.
  5. A new restaurant could be built at the top of the Sandia tram. Plans are in the works to tear down High Finance and replace it with something bigger and better. The current timeline calls for construction to start in October, next year.

Top Morning Headlines

Next month, the state supreme court will start hearing arguments on whether terminally ill patients should be allowed to end their lives with the help of a doctor. The case at the center of it all began in Santa Fe. Aja Riggs is a cancer patient who has been fighting for the right to die for years. She believes it’s a fundamental right for terminally ill patients, who are mentally competent. Arguments begin in court on october 26th.
The state is narrowing a list of potential medical marijuana producers seeking license he health department had 86 applications, but has weeded it down to 17. The department is not releasing their top picks. The state says a decision will be made within 30 days. His department expected to hold hearings on the matter this fall.

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