Sunday Morning’s Top Stories

FBI Searches for Bank Robber

Federal authorities are searching for a bank robber this morning. Just before 1 p.m. on Saturday, a man entered the bank of Albuquerque on Montgomery near San Mateo. Investigators say he was carrying a handgun when he demanded money from a teller. The suspect is described as a heavy-set male around 6 ft. tall. The FBI says he fled in a four door sedan with tinted windows. There’s a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. If you have any info, call the FBI.

Guidelines for Health Services

New Mexico’s congressional democrats are pushing for legislation that would establish guidelines for the funding of health services when there are allegations of fraud. The lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to allow for continued access to care as well as due process for providers. The bill comes three years after Governor Susana Martinez’s administration froze payments to 15 nonprofit providers after an audit raised questions about fraud and abuse.

Cavern Elevators to be Fixed

The elevators at the Carlsbad Caverns are expected to be fixed soon. The national park announced a company based in Illinois will do the overdue repair work. Efforts to get the broken elevators up and working again will begin on April 11th with a deadline of Memorial Day, but it won’t be cheap. It will cost more than $230,000 to fix the elevators. The secondary elevators have been out of service since the summer of 2015. Passenger elevators stopped working in November. Since then visitors have had to hike down to the caves.

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