Tuesday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts and Top Stories

Morning Rush
Morning Rush

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

1. The campaign trail is coming through New Mexico Tuesday. Donald Trump’s running mate is scheduled to speak to local voters in two town halls. The first is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Sandia Casino. The other is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Tickets are still available on a first come, first serve basis.

Full story: Pence to hold campaign events in Albuquerque, Roswell 

2. A public memorial service for the Hatch police officer shot and killed during a traffic stop will be held Sunday afternoon at the Pan American Center at New Mexico State University. The memorial is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. The body of Police Officer Jose Chavez is now back home in Las Cruces after a motorcade escort from Albuquerque Monday. Investigators say Officer Chavez was shot in the neck soon after pulling over Jesse Hanes, James Nelson and a hitchhiker last week.

Full story: Motorcade held for fallen Hatch officer, public funeral planned 

3. Tuesday, partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. HIghs in the mid 80’s to lower 90’s. Tuesday night, partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.

Video: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

4. A heads up for parents: Before you send your kids off to school Tuesday morning, you might want to take a closer look at how heavy their backpack is. Experts say kids who carry more than 10 percent of their body weight could be at risk for health problems. Doctors say make sure your child’s backpack is balanced and has good padding to keep the stress off their neck, back and shoulders.

Full story: Experts: Heavy backpacks could cause health problems 

5. New Mexicans will have the chance to get some fresh, locally made grape juice Tuesday. Grapes from the BioPark’s heritage farm will be pressed and bottled, and you’ll be able to buy the juice right away. It’s $5 for a half gallon. The event is included in regular admission.

Full story: BioPark Botanic Garden to offer homegrown grape juice

The Morning’s Top Stories

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