Monday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa., Sunday, April 3 2016. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) PHIX OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Five facts you need to know:

  1. 10,000 University of New Mexico students are expected to a receive a university survey on Monday, on how to improve their response to sexual assaults on campus. It’s been a hot topic at UNM  after the DOJ opened a review into the university’s sex assault protocol in 2014. An outside firm UNM hired also called their multiple sexual violence policies confusing. UNM’s Title 9 coordinator said the anonymous survey will help clear up how prevalent it is on campus and why it’s under reported.
  2. Many metro-area students are back from spring break and preparing to take the PARCC test. According to the public education department, school districts now have a window from April 4 until May 13 to give the test. The controversial exam sparked student protests last year and some teachers feel it takes away from valuable classroom time. Educators said parents can expect results at the beginning of the next school year.
  3. Monday expect it to be sunny, high’s in the mid to upper 70’s. Monday night, mostly clear, lows in the upper 30’s to mid-40’s.
  4. An art gallery owner is missing valuable merchandise after she said a man broke into her store with his pickup truck. Surveillance video shows a person drive the vehicle through a window at the eclectics art gallery in Eldorado then jump into the store. The total value of all the merchandise stolen an estimated $80,000.
  5. The owners of an Albuquerque food truck are giving back to the community in a unique way, by relying solely on donations. The founder and president of Food Karma leaves it up to the customers to pay what they can afford. Food Karma is now hoping to set up 5 to 6 days a week around town.

Top Morning Headlines:

Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego is scheduled to appear in court on fraud and bribery charges in a long-simmering scandal over his role in the sale of a state-owned building. State prosecutors say the Democrat used his job as a senator to orchestrate the sale and later earn a sales commission from a private company without proper disclosure.

The University of New Mexico is denying a claim by Lt. Gov. John Sanchez that it bought or sold fetal tissue. The school’s Health Sciences Center issued the statement Sunday, a day after Sanchez posted the allegations on Facebook. Officials say any tissue was donated with a woman’s consent.

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