Thursday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. Classes resume at Española Valley High School this morning. The school was shut down after a threat was made on social media. The threat came from an Instagram post that shows a photo of the school with a caption “Arthur’s gonna shoot up school. RIP guys.” Police say the student who posted the comment was suspended from nearby McCurdy High School before the threat was made. No word on what action may be taken against the student.
  2. You can expect isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon today. There is a 20 percent chance of rain.
  3. Albuquerque City Councilor Ken Sanchez wants to give police officers bigger raises. The Albuquerque Journal reports Sanchez is working with a bi-partisan group of councilors to secure more than a million dollars to add to the already one-point-seven million for raises. Sanchez is hoping the raises will boost morale and keep officers on the force. No word yet on how it would be funded.
  4. New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran is expected in court today. She’s facing more than 60 charges for allegedly taking campaign money, spending it at casinos, and covering it up. We’ll report what happens in court on-air and on the KRQE News app.
  5. A Rio Rancho fifth grader’s way of giving back to his hero is expanding. R.J. Acosta started a change drive in honor of fallen officer Greg “Nigel” Benner killed in the line of duty back in may. He started a change drive — and there’s now a jar at every elementary school in Rio Rancho.

Top Morning Headlines

There are new, angry posts on the Carlsbad police Facebook page , but it seems people are confused about which Carlsbad they’re complaining about. Cell phone video taken in 2013, is now making its way around the internet.  Cindy Hahn says it’s a case of police brutality in Carlsbad, California. She says the officers there attacked after she complained about one of them. Residents say they don’t understand how people could have gotten it so wrong. People who have seen the posts online have tried to point out it’s the wrong Carlsbad.

Albuquerque police are investigating a report of a suspicious package in the Dillard’s parking lot at Winrock mall. One neighbor who lives in the area tells news 13 the bomb squad came out around midnight and was at the mall for about 2 hours, before she heard a big explosion. APD hasn’t confirmed what they may have found yet .

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