Tuesday’s Five Facts:
- The Valencia County Fire Chief and some of his crew are officially apologizing after racy photos from a training trip surfaced. Last month they were in Indianapolis for a conference when they stopped by a bar with dancers in uniform polos. That’s where the photos were taken.
- It appears someone is trying to cash in on the abduction and tragic death of a 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike. Her family tells KRQE News 13 there have been a couple fake GoFundMe accounts in Ashlynne’s name. They say they’re not using the site, only a Wells Fargo account. The fake online accounts have been removed.
- Tuesday, expect it to be mostly sunny, high’s in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s. West winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. Tuesday night, mostly clear, lows in the mid 40’s to lower 50’s. West winds 10 to 15 miles per hour.
- New Mexico college students could get a break. Governor Susana Martinez is calling on state colleges to streamline credit hour requirements saying they should work toward limiting degree paths to 120 credit hours. It’s all in an effort to get students graduated in four years and cut costs.
- Sign-up for kid summer programs are already underway. Some ideas include the BioPark’s week-long classes that teach kids from preschool through ninth grade about science through hands-on activities. There’s also the summer recreation program for ages 5 to 15 years old. Outdoor city pools open May 28. Most of the programs start in June.
Top Morning Headlines:
A convicted felon suspected of fatally shooting an Albuquerque Police officer in October has pleaded guilty to federal drug and firearm charges. Police say Davon Lymon fatally shot Officer Daniel Webster during an Oct 21 traffic stop, but he has not been charged in that killing.
The Navajo Nation’s president is reacting to concerns raised by the abduction and death of an 11-year-old girl by setting a goal for establishing a new tribal alert system within 60 days. Eight hours passed between the initial May 2 missing-persons report by the family of Ashlynne Mike to tribal police and the May 3 issuance of an Amber Alert by New Mexico State Police at the FBI’s request.