The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Monday, rain in the morning, then rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 50’s. South winds 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Monday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in the evening. Then partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow in showers after midnight. Lows in the lower to mid 30’s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening.
2. District Attorney Kari Brandenburg is expected to hand over documents to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Monday over allegations that the Albuquerque Police Department deleted or altered videos in high profile cases. That’s according to the Albuquerque Journal. In an affidavit filed in the Mary Hawkes case, Reynaldo Chavez, a former custodian of records, alleges police cover ups in the Hawkes shooting and another case. Chavez, who was fired from APD, has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the city. In a statement, the city says it questions Chavez’s motives and that it plans to fight his legal claims.
3. President-elect Donald Trump is heading back to New York City to resume meetings over forming his cabinet. Over the weekend he met with several prominent Republicans in New Jersey, including former rival Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, both under consideration for Secretary of State. He also met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Trump told news crews that he has made a couple of decisions, saying “we’ll let you know soon.”
4. UNM police are investigating a reported assault on campus. Officers say a woman reported an unknown attacker knocked her unconscious as she was leaving her vehicle in the Lomas parking structure Sunday night. They don’t have any suspects right now. Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call.
5. Soldiers serving overseas are about to get some love from New Mexico. A thief stole a box of more than 1,000 holiday letters written for soldiers from Carol Sanchez’s car two weeks ago. The Rio Grande Valley Blue Star Mothers had planned to include the letters in care packages. UNM and local communities rallied in a big way to write an additional 13,000 cards of encouragement and thanks. The cards were sent out on Saturday.
The Morning’s Top Stories
- 2 police officers shot in ‘targeted attacks’
- Police investigate possible shooting near Central and Broadway
- New Mexico Senate Democrats pick Wirth as majority leader
- Obamacare enrollment encouraged despite concerns after Trump’s win
- Tourists robbed at gunpoint on Canyon Road in Santa Fe
- Albuquerque man arrested after alleged assault with hypodermic needle
- President Obama continues foreign trip, to meet with Putin
- ‘Hamilton’ member gives Pence earful; Trump: “Apologize!”
- Hummus recalled due to possible listeria contamination
- Food safety tips to avoid getting sick this Thanksgiving
- Wal-Mart kicks off Cyber Monday on Friday