The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Poll workers in New Mexico will be taking the day to prepare for Election Day Tuesday. More than 520,000 people voted early or absentee, up nearly 13 percent compared to 2012. Forty-nine percent are registered Democrats and 36 percent are registered Republicans. Both presidential candidates are in a last minute tour of multiple battleground states Monday. Trump is criticizing FBI Director James Comey, who wrote a letter to Congress over the weekend revealing investigators looking into Clinton’s emails found no evidence to warrant criminal charges. Clinton didn’t mention the development on the campaign trail.
2. Police still have not reported any arrests in the shooting death of a man over a game of beer pong. Police say the fight broke out after a party at a home near Girard and Central early Sunday morning and moved to a neighbor’s property. Multiple shots were fired. Angel Martinez, 22, was taken to the hospital where he died. Police are asking anyone with information to call 242-COPS.
3. Monday, partly cloudy. Highs in the 60’s. Monday night, mostly clear and windy. Lows in the upper 30’s to lower 40’s.
4. In just one week, the state will begin issuing new federally compliant driver’s licenses and so-called driver’s authorization cards. Real ID compliant licenses will be given to those here legally. “Driver’s Authorization Cards” will be given to those here illegally. However, there’s not need to rush to get that new license until your current one expires, or unless it expires after 2020.
5. Just over two weeks from Thanksgiving and Santa’s Workshop is already open at the Cottonwood Mall where he’s taking pictures with people and pets. Some are asking if it’s just too early, but families say they’re grateful to get a headstart on their holiday to-do lists.
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