Wednesday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The 5 Facts You Need to Know:

  1. A city bus driver is under investigation after video surfaced on board a bus. Rider Kyle Lydell Canty was chatting with another passenger while traveling on Menaul and continued talking after that person left. The driver didn’t like that. The video shows her trying to throw Canty off the bus. ABQ Ride can’t say much about the investigation, but did say conversation can’t be stopped unless it’s a disturbance.
  2. Today, the warmer temps return. Expect it to be mostly sunny, breezy, highs in the 70s. Today will also be very windy with gusts up to 35 miles per hour.
  3. Thursday a local group is planning to hold a vigil to support the family of a child allegedly killed by his mother’s boyfriend. Albuquerque police said 14 month old Jayden was killed by Jorge Ortega. According to a criminal complaint, the boy had bruises on his stomach and head. Police said Ortega was drunk, and had blood on his chest. He’s in jail on $500,000 bond.
  4. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are waking up with a big boost in momentum after wins in several states. New Mexico’s primary isn’t scheduled for three more months on June 7, but political analysts said it likely won’t mean much for the candidates. A bill that would have moved the date up to mid-march wasn’t approved last year.
  5. You now have more time to sign up for the popular Lobo Mountain West bus trip. Organizers of the “Tix for Kids” fundraiser said they’re extending the deadline from Wednesday to Friday. The funds go to help underprivileged kids and they need more riders to Las Vegas.

Top Morning Headlines:

New major development this morning, a congressman claims the Gold King mine was purposely breached, causing the 3 million gallon spill that contaminated water in Utah, Colorado, and here in New Mexico. House Natural Resources committee chairman, Rob Bishop said an email has a federal official admitting the spill happened while a cleanup team was getting rid of a plug. The plug was at the entrance of the mine, holding back the waste-water. Still, the Interior Secretary is standing by earlier statements the spill was an accident.

Happening tonight, a message of love that’s caught the attention of commuter will be wiped. The work means lane closures on a busy street. The message simply says “You’re beautiful, all the love” It was spray painted across the Indian School Bridge over southbound I-25. APD got a call about the tagging at 4 a.m. Saturday, but they weren’t able to catch the vandals. The clean up will mean lane closures starting Wednesday night at 10 p.m.

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