The 5 Facts You Need to Know:
- Four families are displaced from their homes Friday morning after a fire overnight in southeast Albuquerque. Video shot by witnesses show the flames that the Albuquerque Fire Department says broke out just after midnight at the El Pueblo apartments on Anderson. One person suffered from smoke inhalation. The families who were displaced were given hotel rooms. No word on a cause yet.
- A big bank is offering a reward for any information that leads to a suspect in the death of an Army veteran. Wells Fargo is offering $25,000 to anyone who can help find 24-year-old Tyler Lackey’s killer. Police just released a new photo of a man standing behind Lackey at an ATM near Gibson and Yale last Friday, who they believe robbed him and shot him when he fought back. They’re also looking for a woman.
- Today is sunny with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Tonight is expected to be clear with lows in the upper 20s to mid-30s.
- A local group is asking for your help to keep its long history of assisting people in Albuquerque. You probably remember when homeless tent cities popped up across the metro. The Albuquerque Rescue Mission is using federal grants to turn its downtown temporary shelter into a dorm where people can stay for almost two years. The transformation is expected to start on Monday.
- Video of a police officer taking time out to shoot hoops with a group of kids is getting a lot of attention on social media this morning. After he was finished dealing with a call in the North Valley this week Officer Wolffbrant asks the kids if he can play basketball with them. Their mom says her kids couldn’t stop talking about Officer Wolffbrant at the dinner table.
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A new ordinance is in in place in one New Mexico city, designed to crack down on a problem with pigeons. The City of Carlsbad has decided to take action against what they’re calling a dirty and dangerous problem. City councilors approved an ordinance that ban residents from feeding or providing environments that attract pigeons. It all has to do with the mess the non-native birds leave behind. If you’re caught feeding or harboring pigeons or rock doves in Carlsbad you could face fines up to $500 or even jail time he city says people can still feed or set up houses for native wild birds just be sure to keep pigeons away.