Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts: Rain, mountain snow expected across New Mexico

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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.

Video: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast


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.

Full Story: DA to deliver documents on APD cover up claims to the feds


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.”

Full Story: Trump the dealmaker keeps any Cabinet decisions under wraps


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.

Full Story: UNM alerts students after woman is struck unconscious by attacker


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.

Full Story: Thieves steal letters written for troops, community responds in even bigger way

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