Monday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Five facts you need to know:

  1. Menual is back open to traffic Monday morning after a burglary at a local business. Police said the suspects barricaded themselves inside and refused to comply with officers’ demands to come out of a business near Menaul and Louisiana. It all began about 8 p.m. Sunday night. The scene is now clear. No word yet on whether anyone was taken into custody.
  2. An officer is on leave as the investigation begins into an deadly officer-involved shooting in Roswell. According to police, it began with a report of a man driving recklessly and pointing a gun out of his truck. When officers tried to pull 33-year-old Robert Guerin over, they said he got out of the truck holding a shotgun. After 20 minutes of negotiating, police said he pointed the gun at them. One officer opened fire. Guerin was later pronounced dead.
  3. Monday, expect things to be mostly sunny, in the morning then things become partly cloudy. Breezy highs in the upper 60’s to mid 70’s. Monday night, partly cloudy breezy, lows in the lower to mid 40’s.
  4. As we begin the week, the fire danger in our state is high. According to New Mexico State Forestry, we’ve already seen double the number of fires compared to this same time last year. The number of of acres burned is also up 500 percent over 2015. Recent dry, warm and windy conditions are to blame.
  5. Just in time for spring break, the Biopark Aquarium is scheduled to reopen its touch pool. After five months of renovations, the whitespotted bamboo and epaulette sharks, bluespotted and Atlantic rays and more will be on display once again. The renovation cost about $12,000.

Top Morning Headlines:

New Mexico regulators have scheduled a special meeting today to consider changes in horse racing schedules at Sunland Park and the disbursement of some $3 million in purse money in the wake of a horse herpes outbreak. The outbreak forced the cancellation of live racing for weeks at the track near the New Mexico-Texas border.

A Massachusetts college student has been arrested in Santa Fe after drunkenly entering the wrong home. An attorney for 22-year-old Garrett Curran said Sunday that he was working on securing bail for his client. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, police say Curran fell asleep at the foot of a bed occupied by a 7-year-old girl.

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