Thursday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

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The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. A former student at Espanola Valley High school is facing charges after he was accused of carrying a loaded gun and knife, onto campus. 18-year-old Sonny Romero was arrested at the school, sending the building into lockdown. Class is also back in session today.
  2. Today will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid-70s.
  3. People living in an Albuquerque neighborhood are on edge, after catching a group of thieves breaking into cars on security camera. It happened Wednesday morning, just before two, at the Orchards at Anderson Heights, near 118th and Dennis Chavez. In the past week, at least four cars have been broken into.
  4. A balloon pilot is hoping someone spots something very special, stolen from him in Albuquerque. Steven Letherer says his pilot’s bag was taken from his truck while he was visiting the aquarium. In it, was his pilot log book, where he has logs on the people he has flown with for the last 15 years.
  5. A dog rescued in Roswell is preparing to head to a new home in Colorado. Angel the Doberman was picked up by Roswell animal control last week, found wandering the streets. Madison’s rescue group is offering a reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Top Morning Headlines

Much of the nation will mark Columbus Day on Monday, but in Albuquerque it will be Indigenous People’s Day. The city council voted to recognize the October 12th holiday to honor the struggles of Native Americans. It will be the first year the city recognizes the day.

A Rio Arriba county employee is without a job this morning after deputies arrested and accused him of driving while on heroin. According to the criminal complaint, someone reported 33 year old Carlos Trujillo driving recklessly on October 1st.   When deputies found him… they say he was parked behind a trailer in Espanola and had fresh injection marks on his arms. Trujillo told the deputy he used heroin that morning as well as Xanax. Trujillo was the public information officer for the county, before resigning last night. He was also the campaign manager for Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in 2008.

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