The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. A state of emergency is in place in North Carolina Thursday morning following more overnight protests. Sparked by the death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man shot by a black officer. One person is in critical condition shot by another protester Wednesday night. Businesses were vandalized and the mayor says the city is considering a curfew. The ACLU is calling for the release of any dashboard or body cam video from the original incident. Charlotte’s police chief says the officer who shot Scott wasn’t wearing a body camera, but also says the investigation prevents him from releasing video from other officers.
2. The Albuquerque Police Department’s lead investigator in the police killing of James Boyd in 2014 will take the stand again Thursday. Detective Geoffery Stone was questioned by prosecutors Wednesday as they painted a picture of how things built up in March 2014. Former officers Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy are charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. The defense says Sandy is not to blame for threatening Boyd.
3. Thursday, partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 80’s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night, partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid to upper 50’s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
4. Runaway drivers are costing the city big bucks. This weekend, someone went over the curb on Lead and Yale, nailing the trees and a light pole. Then, a car flipped on its side at Oak and Coal. Albuquerque’s Clean Cities Division says over the last couple of years, the city spent around $100,000 to replace trees and fix landscaping.
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5. The Albuquerque zoo is celebrating World Rhino Day on Thursday. Everyone is invited to learn more about Chopper and Bertha, the zoo’s two white rhinos.
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