Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

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Pope Francis looks out the window a plane as he prepares to depart Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, on his way back to Rome. Pope Francis wrapped up his 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States on Sunday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

  1. Happening Monday, a house committee is expected to look into impeaching secretary of state Dianna Duran. Five republicans and five democrats will investigate the allegations against Duran. This comes after the Attorney General’s office filed charges against the secretary accusing her of turning campaign donations into spending cash.
  2. An Albuquerque woman is facing charges after police said she was busted trying to sell stolen property back to the victim. Police said 32 year old Crystal Romero asked the victim for $400 in exchange for his stolen electronics recently taken from his home. She agreed to meet up with the victim and that’s when police made the bust.
  3. Today is expected to be mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80’s to mid-90’s. Tonight should be mostly clear, with lows in the mid to upper 50’s.
  4. The City of Albuquerque is wanting to put in a new warning system to alert people of flood dangers in arroyos. We’ve seen it before, people—including kids, hanging out in the arroyos when storms further up send fast moving water downstream and they’re swept away. The new system would be set up in the arroyo along I-40 and alert AFD when the water levels are dangerous. They would then warn the public. But it’s not a done deal yet, the public needs to vote yes on the bond come November.
  5. An Albuquerque pilot is waking up a new record holder. This weekend Jon Sharp beat an air speed record for planes that weigh less than 23,000 pounds. How fast did he fly? 420 miles per hour. The previous record held was 356 miles per hour.

Top Morning Headlines

5 shot while driving that’s what a victim said happened to him Sunday morning. Now Albuquerque police are looking for the shooter. Detectives said a man came into UNM hospital with a gunshot wound around 1:30 A. He told them he was driving on Girard near Gibson when a car coming the other direction shot at him hitting his car twice. He’s expected to survive. Police don’t know if the shooter and victim knew each other and haven’t caught the shooter yet.

A picture of a New Mexico police officer and a baby is making the rounds online. Sunland park police posted this photo on their Facebook page Thursday. Police said Officer Donald Venable was responding to a domestic violence call when another call came in of a choking baby a few blocks away. The officer rushed to the home and was able to clear the baby’s airway. The photo has been shared more than 14 hundred times. 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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