Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Victoria Teakell
Victoria Teakell

Five facts you need to know:

  1. An Amber Alert issued for a missing New Mexico teen is now cancelled. State Police said 16-year-old Victoria Teakell was found nearly two hours away from where she first went missing in Santa Rosa. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Deputies say Teakell disappeared under what they’re calling “suspicious circumstances.” No word on what happened to her, but State Police say she is okay.
  2. New Mexico could play a big role in this year’s republican primary, Ted Cruz and John Kasich said they’re teaming up to beat GOP front runner Donald Trump in three upcoming primaries. The new strategy encourages Cruz supporters in Oregon and New Mexico to back Kasich. Kasich is asking his supporters in Indiana to help Cruz.
    New Mexico’s primary is June 7.
  3. Monday, expect it to be mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Windy, highs in the 70’s, south wind 10 to 15 miles per hour increasing to southwest 25 to 35 miles per hour in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Monday night, mostly clear, windy lows in the mid 30’s to lower 40’s.
  4. Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is already looking ahead to his next fight, following a win over the weekend. Jones took home the interim light heavyweight title on Saturday. It was his first fight in the octagon since being stripped of the title after facing charges in a hit and run that hurt a pregnant woman. He could take on Daniel Cormier next in UFC 200.
  5. A New Mexico mother is working to turn her own personal tragedy into something good. Sharon Kirkpatrick’s 20-year-old son, Drew,  died from an overdose in August. He played YAFL as a child. Now she’s helping other young local athletes play football by selling t-shirts, decals, wrist bands and raffle tickets.

Top Morning Headlines:

Hundreds of New Mexico teenagers are capitalizing on a new state law that allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general election in November to vote in the June primary. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that more than 800 teens in New Mexico have registered to vote in June with more than half registering as Democrats.

Fire officials in Kirtland are warning residents not to burn weeds in the wake of fires that have destroyed five homes in two days. San Juan County Fire Chief Craig Daugherty told the Farmington Daily Times on Saturday that both blazes could have been prevented. Daugherty says a fire on Friday was caused by someone burning weeds. The cause of the second remains under investigation.

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