Thursday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. New details about the carjacking suspect killed in a police-involved shooting in Albuquerque. Investigators say 21-year-old Edgar Alvarado terrorized his neighbors and was wanted on four felony warrants. Officers say Alvarado went on a crime spree Tuesday, shooting and injuring a man, carjacking drivers and running from police. Investigators say Alvarado had a gun and shot at law enforcement first.  One APD officer and two deputies are on leave during the investigation.
  2. Outrage over a rivalry between Cleveland and Rio Rancho high schools. Some parents say Rio Rancho students went too far singling out Cleveland players with the signs they held up during Tuesday’s basketball game. It’s not the first time the rivalry has flared up. During the past football season, students vandalized cars and even schools before the game. The signs were taken away by security.
  3. Today will be mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs will stay between the 30s to lower 40s.
  4. The IRS is not accepting tax returns filed electronically. The agency is blaming a computer glitch. Taxpayers can continue to send electronic returns to companies, but they’ll have to hold onto your return until it’s fixed. The IRS says most taxpayers will still get their refunds within three weeks.
  5. Holly Holm’s trainer is offering a $500 reward for information that helps get his stolen championship belt back. Video shows the two thieves who took it from his home. Police say they’ve committed crimes all over the city.

Top Morning Headlines

A national research group says about a million people in the U.S. could lose food benefits this year. The research group says the drop in benefits is due many states returning to a work for benefits frame. The rules mean those who don’t have minor children or aren’t disabled will have 3 months to find part time work or a job assistance program in order to get benefits. New Mexico qualifies for a waiver on the time limit because of high employment, but the state has chosen not to apply. According to the New Mexico center on law and poverty, about 17,000 New Mexicans are subject to the time limits.

State lawmakers are getting close to reaching a deal on the Real ID Act on Tuesday a senate committee nearly unanimously approved a bill to make the state’s licenses federally compliant. Under that bill legal residents would have the option of getting a federally accepted license or a simple driver’s permit. Those here illegally could only get that permit because it’s called a permit. Tuesday a senate committee nearly unanimously approved a bill to make the state’s licenses federally compliant. Under that bill legal residents would have the option of getting a federally accepted license or a simple driver’s permit. Those here illegally could only get that permit, because it’s called a permit the biggest issue is requiring immigrants to get fingerprinted for the permit. A January letter signed by Democrat leaders indicates they would support quote “security measures such as fingerprinting in a driver’s license bill.” So if it passes, who will pay the tab for legal residents to get a new license? Under the compromise bill, it won’t be you, the driver.

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