Wednesday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Dallas officers
Dallas officers

The 5 Facts You Need to Know:

  1. The first funerals for the fallen Dallas police officers killed by a sniper are set to begin Wednesday, and some of New Mexico’s men and women in blue will be there. Five Honor Guard from the Albuquerque Police Department are Dallas bound. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office sent its motor unit. Rio Rancho police, Sandoval County deputies and New Mexico State Police are also making the trip. They will join law men and women from across the country.
  2. The man accused of firing a gun in an Albuquerque neighborhood over the weekend is expected to appear in court Wednesday. Derek Foote was arrested and charged with a felony. He posted bond Tuesday afternoon, which left neighbors worried. Albuquerque Police say they did monitor the neighborhood overnight.
  3. Wednesday, mostly sunny with highs 97 to 102. Wednesday night, mostly clear with lows in the upper 50’s to mid 60’s.
  4. You could soon be paying more to get into high school games at APS facilities. Since 2003, ticket prices ranged from $3 to $4, but a proposal working its way through a school board committee could up ticket prices by a dollar next school year. While the change would bring in more money for the school and district, some worry it could mean less students at games.
  5. Let the games begin. The City of Albuquerque has been chosen to host the 2019 National Senior Games. The event attracts athletes over 50 who compete in basketball, archery, bowling and more. It’s expected to be a $34 million economic boom for the Albuquerque.

Top Morning Headlines:

It will likely be up to the nation’s highest court to settle a dispute between Texas and New Mexico over management of water from the Rio Grande. Officials in both states have been waiting for nearly a year for a recommendation on the handling of the case that could dramatically curb groundwater pumping in some of New Mexico’s most fertile valleys and force the state to pay as much as $1 billion in damages. Now, a special master assigned by the U.S. Supreme Court is recommending the rejection of a motion by New Mexico to dismiss the case.

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is wasting no time in courting backers of Bernie Sanders after the Vermont senator endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton. Johnson appeared Tuesday in a new YouTube video to urge people who are still “feeling the Bern” to consider the Libertarian Party option. The former two-term New Mexico governor is urged Sanders supporters to ‘google Gary Johnson’.

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