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

Morning Rush

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

1. KRQE News 13 has learned Victoria Martens’ was on CYFD’s radar before her murder. Staff at Victoria’s elementary school called CYFD with concerns on at least two separate occasions and two different social workers visited with Victoria at school. One of those visits took place just three months before police say she was brutally murdered. CYFD would not comment on Victoria’s case specifically.

Full story: Victoria Martens interviewed by CYFD before murder

2. The former girlfriend of the man accused of shooting and killing Rio Rancho Police Officer Gregg Benner could take the stand as early as Wednesday. Tabitha Littles is expected to testify against Andrew Romero in his trial. Last month, she took a plea deal for lesser charges in the case. Prosecutors say she was in the car with Romero after Benner pulled over Romero on Memorial Day last year.

Full Story: Witnesses take the stand as Andrew Romero trial continues 

3. Wednesday, mostly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Then partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70’s to mid 80’s. Wednesday night, partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the 50’s.

Video: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast 

4. The city of Albuquerque is facing a lawsuit over a newly adopted cat. Andrea Hauff brought home a one-year-old cat from the Eastside Shelter in 2014. According to court documents, she claims the cat hid under a couch and bit her when she reached to get it. Hauff claims she underwent surgery and spent $18,000 on medical bills. The city isn’t commenting on the lawsuit.

Full story: Woman sues city shelter after her adopted cat bites her

5. There’s a new Chicharron Champion: Los Chavez in Belen walked away with the win after competing against six others at the State Fair Tuesday. Wednesday is also “Dollar Day” at the New Mexico State Fair.

Full story: New Chicharron Champion named at State Fair

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