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

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Morning Rush

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

1. Jurors in the murder trial against two former Albuquerque police officers are expected to see lapel video from the moment James Boyd was shot in the Foothills. A policing expert is also set to finish testifying in court. Both sides gave their  opening statements Monday. Prosecutors say Boyd was getting ready to surrender when former officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez killed him. The defense argues they had no choice but to shoot.

Full Story: Trial of former police officers Sandy, Perez enters day two


2. The man accused of placing bombs in New York City and New Jersey is now in a hospital. Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan immigrant, is also facing charges of attempted murder after a shootout with two police officers. Federal prosecutors are preparing a list of terrorism charges against the 28-year-old, saying they’ve directly linked him to explosions in both New York and New Jersey over the weekend, and five more bombs found near a New Jersey train station. Investigators are also looking for two other men seen in surveillance video.

Full Story: Wealth of clues led to quick arrest of suspected bomber


3. Tuesday, partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80’s to lower 90’s. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.

Video: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast 


4. A New Mexico teen is making history. Anissa Martinez, 18, is set to become the first female from New Mexico to enlist in the United States Army and fight next to men in combat. Martinez is an Española Valley High School grad. Since the military dropped its gender-based restrictions last year, women have been slowly integrating into combat arms units.

Full Story: Teen to make military history for New Mexico


5. Sample some locally-grown food while helping the Albuquerque BioPark. Tickets for the Heritage Farm Harvest Dinner in October are now on sale. Guests get to sample the fare grown there, including a four course meal and dessert.

Full story: BioPark hosts dinner featuring food items from its ‘Heritage Farm’ 

The Morning’s Top Stories

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