Tuesday’s Five Facts:
- Dozens of people are out of their homes after a fire at motel building on Central near San Mateo. The flames first broke out around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Desert Sands Motel and burned about two-thirds of the building. Fire investigators haven’t confirmed a cause, but witnesses said they heard a loud noise, followed by flames. Two people suffered smoke inhalation. The Red Cross is helping those who lived there.
- Donald Trump and Bill Clinton are preparing to head to New Mexico this morning. Albuquerque Police are prepping for Trump’s arrival at the Convention Center in Downtown Albuquerque. APD said they don’t expect any problems, but they said they’re prepared. Former President Bill Clinton will be in Espanola, campaigning for his wife Hillary at the Plaza de Espanola at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, then in Albuquerque on Wednesday.
- Tuesday expect things to be breezy, highs in the 80’s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 miles per hour in the afternoon, gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Tuesday night, mostly clear, breezy. Lows in the upper 40’s.
- The murder trial for a former New Mexico deputy continues. On Tuesday, the slain deputy’s wife could take the stand. Tai Chan is accused of killing fellow deputy Jeremy Martin during a fight at a Las Cruces hotel in October 2014. Chan’s attorneys say he acted in self-defense.
- A new report shows half of teens are addicted to their mobile devices. Common sense finds tweens spend almost six hours per day on media devices. For teens it’s nine hours. Experts recommend parents establish media-free times and also consider limiting their number of social media posts to around five per week.
Top Morning Headlines:
Former president Bill Clinton and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump are bringing the 2016 campaign to New Mexico. Clinton will stop in a northern New Mexico city that is ground-zero for heroin addiction, while Trump is holding a rally in Albuquerque amid promises of protests from immigrant rights groups.
Albuquerque Police say they are hoping planned protests targeting GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s Albuquerque visit don’t turn into “chaos.” Authorities say parts of Downtown will be closed Tuesday and mounted patrols will roam the streets as Trump makes his first campaign stop in the most Hispanic state in the nation.