The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. More information is expected Monday about a deadly officer-involved shooting in Las Cruces. It happened as the funeral for Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez was wrapping up there. Police say the suspect is accused of stealing a pickup and pulling a knife on officers. Officers say they opened fire and the suspect later died at the hospital. No officers were hurt.
2. Monday, partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 80’s. Monday night, partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50’s to lower 60’s.
3. A citizens’ panel is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the quality of local drinking water and how it was affected by the Gold King Mine spill. This comes as the state and the Navajo Nation are both suing the EPA over the effects of the August 2015 spill, claiming conditions are far worse than the federal government is claiming.
4. As kids start the school year, local experts are predicting there may be more cases of “super lice.” It’s a problem in Albuquerque and studies have shown an increase of the critters in 48 other states. If you or your kids do get lice, experts recommend using tea tree oil and peppermint in your hair after treatment. Those with long hair should keep it tied back and experts also recommend kids don’t share their hair brushes and hats.
5. The Isotopes’ mascot is hoping for your vote for the “Best Mascot in Minor League Baseball.” As of Monday morning, “Orbit” is number one on the leader board in the West Region. Only four mascots will advance to the final round.
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