Tuesday’s Five Facts:
- Tuesday will be partly cloudy. Windy, isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Then scattered showers and thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs in the 60’s. East winds 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts to around 50-miles per hour. Tuesday night, windy mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
- In just hours, lawyers for a former Santa Fe deputy accused of killing another deputy are expected to appear in court to argue that his first-degree murder charge should be dropped. Tai Chan’s attorneys claim that while the state has collected lots of evidence, none of it legally supports a conviction. Police said after a night of drinking Tai Chan shot and killed deputy, Jeremy Martin at a Las Cruces hotel.
- Albuquerque city employees are about to get a 2 percent pay raise across the board. The increase is part of the city’s new $526 million budget for the next fiscal year just approved by Council Members Monday night. Councilors also passed “Angel’s Law” which allows the city to immediately take a dog that’s attacked a person or a pet. owners could get their dogs back only if they can prove they weren’t at fault.
- As kids start looking for summer jobs and spending more time online, experts are warning about sharing too much information. They suggest limiting what you divulge on social media, because someone could use it to answer security questions. Also, think twice about “friending” someone you don’t know and don’t automatically give out your social security number.
- Some familiar baby names top the list of the most popular in New Mexico. According to the Social Security Administration, for boys, the number one name in 2015 was “Noah” which has been the top name here since 2012. For girls it’s “Mia” for the second year in a row.
Top Morning Headlines:
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James is preparing to make her first tandem parachute jump with members of a special unit at Cannon Air Force Base. Base officials say the jump is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon over the plains of eastern New Mexico.
Immigrant advocates are complaining about U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers’ actions toward residents along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso and New Mexico. A coalition of advocacy groups said Tuesday that they filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security alleging at least 13 residents have experienced abuse.