Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The Five Facts You Need to Know:

  1. Holly Holm says she’s anxious to get back to training after her stunning defeat to Miesha Tate. In an emotional news conference afterward, Holm said she’d be ready for a rematch. Fans at a watch party were disappointed with Holm’s loss of the Bantamweight Championship belt, but say they still have her back. UFC Head Dana White had wanted Holm to wait for a highly anticipated rematch with Ronda Rousey. That did not happen.
  1. A local couple is warning others about a grant-writing scheme police say affected more than a dozen metro-area businesses. The couple hired an alleged grant writer who promised to help them score federal dollars to grow their small business. The money never came. That’s because police say the grant writer Monica Mastrovito-Lopez never sent the grant. She pleaded guilty to several counts of fraud and is now required to pay back her victims.
  1. In the metro, it will be mostly clear with chances of rain in the afternoon. Monday’s high will be 63 degrees.
  1. City council could take final action as soon as Monday night on an amendment Albuquerque’s food truck ordinance. Councilor Isaac Benton is proposing reducing the required buffer between food trucks and restaurants during business hours from 100 feet to 75 and allowing them to operate within that buffer when the restaurant is closed. We’ll report what happens on the KRQE News app.
  1. A New Mexico bartender is getting national attention. In January, 25-year-old Andrew Roy, who works at Radish and Rye in Santa Fe, won the Last Slinger Standing competition in Arizona. It’s where bartender’s from the Southwest go head-to-head in a series of iron-chef style contests.

Top Morning Headlines: 

Beginning today, students at UNM will be able to receive free STD and pregnancy testing as part of “Sex Week.”  The event is being hosted by Students for Life UNM. The group says the week will feature workshops ranging from STI education, birth control and sexual assault.

The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office is conducting DNA testing on a 2015 Ford F150 believed to be involved in a rash of crimes. It was found just east of the San Felipe Hollywood Casino. Deputies say it was stolen and used in a crime spree, possibly involving liquor, mail, and identity thefts. Inside, deputies say they found evidence that tells them it may have been used in the murder of one or more people.

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