Tuesday’s Five Facts-
- Today expect it to be mostly cloudy, scattered rain and snow in the morning. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Highs in the mid-30’s to lower 40’s. Tonight, will be mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and more and snow.
- Police are actively searching for the man who they say drove off in a stolen car with a little Albuquerque girl still buckled inside. APD said they’re checking the stolen vehicle for evidence. They’re also hoping to question a man seen talking with the suspect in surveillance video just before the theft Saturday night. 3 year-old Coraline Leon-Alcocar was found hours later sitting cold and alone in an empty parking lot near San Mateo and Indian School.
- The two Albuquerque police officers accused of killing a homeless man are scheduled to present their case to a judge today, they want their trial moved. Lawyers for Keith sandy and Dominique Perez argue media attention would prevent a fair trial in Albuquerque. Both are facing second-degree murder charges after they shot homeless camper James Boyd to death in the foothills in 2014. They’re pleading not guilty.
- Teachers at Wilson Middle school are ready for students to return to class Tuesday after spending hours cleaning up their classrooms. Vandals caused $85,000 in damage over the winter break. Police still have not identified the three vandals. APS believes it might be the work of current students.
- Holly Holm could be back in the octagon soon. The bantamweight champion inked a contract extension with the UFC. Now we’re just waiting to hear from the UFC when her next fight will be. That announcement could come as early as Friday.
Top Morning Headlines
There’s still a lot of snow on the ground in southern New Mexico this morning and more is falling right now. A state senator is encouraging ranchers who’ve suffered losses to apply for federal aid. Many were worried about their livestock, when the storm hit southeastern New Mexico last week. Dairy officials had estimated around 20,000 cows wouldn’t survive. Ranchers were having a hard time getting them fed, and some were getting lost. Senator Martin Heinrich recommends people contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service.
Happening today, the so-called ‘affluenza‘ teen who received probation for a drunk driving crash that killed four people is expected to appear in court in Mexico for an extradition hearing. 18 year-old Ethan Couch fled to the country with his mother a few weeks ago as prosecutors in Texas investigated whether he had violated his probation. Couch’s mother, who is already back in the states, will also appear in court today in Los Angeles.