Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. This morning, UNM will discuss if it will keep heightened security at Lobo games in place after many stadiums were put on high alert following the deadly Paris attacks. Fans were checked with a metal detector and had their bags checked before the game this weekend. It caused some long lines for those who arrived right before kick-off. UNM is also considering the security change at the pit.
  2. As we gear up for a week of holiday festivities, federal authorities say safety is their top priority. Expect to see increased security at virtually every airport, train station and tourist destination in the country. The heightened awareness comes after the Paris attacks and recent reports that an attack on the U.S. is in the works. The Department of Homeland Security said there are no credible threats anywhere in the U.S.
  3. Today’s weather will be mostly sunny. High’s in the 50’s, tonight expect it to be mostly clear, lows in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s.
  4. New details on New Mexicans needing passports to fly. The Real ID Act is the reason the feds say New Mexico’s driver’s licenses are not in compliance and that they would not be accepted at federal facilities come January. But in a recent letter the Albuquerque Journal, DHS said that’s not the case for now and that New Mexican’s will get at least a four month notice before changes go into effect.
  5. Roswell Senator Cliff Pirtle is making plans this morning to reintroduce a bill to stop daylight saving time in New Mexico. It’s his second attempt. If it passes and the feds go along with it New Mexico will be in line with Arizona.

Top Morning Headlines

This morning, the family of one of New Mexico’s greatest fighters is working on funeral arrangements. Champion boxer and Bernalillo County Deputy Bobby Foster died Saturday at the age of 76. His family said he died after about a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Foster fought in the golden age of boxing taking on legendary heavyweights like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier he was inducted into the boxing hall of fame in 1990. After retiring, Foster became a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy. Foster’s family said there will be a public service to remember foster, we will let you know when we get details on that.

A new recall this morning for Hyundai owners. The company said its recalling more than 300,000 of its midsize Sonata cars, affecting models from 2011 and 2012. They said it’s because the brake lights can stay on when the car is in motion. So far Hyundai said there have been no crashes or injuries reported due to this problem.

 

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