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June 13 Morning Rush: San Juan County evacuation order to be lifted amid 416 Fire

1. In just a few hours people in San Juan County Colorado, north of Purgatory will be able to head back home as evacuation orders are expected to be lifted starting at 8 a.m. But residents will stay under a pre-evacuation until further notice. The news comes as officials say highway 550 will reopen at noon to escorted traffic until 6 p-m. Our cameras went behind the fire lines along highway 5-50 capturing some of the fire's damage. It ripped through the area nearly a week ago, but hot spots can still be seen -- that's what firefighters are monitoring today.

Full story: Evacuation orders to be lifted in San Juan County Colorado amid 416 Fire

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2. A teen is waking up behind bars, accused of nearly stabbing his five-year-old sister to death. The little girl remains on life-support this morning. Police say they believe it was the 15-year-old who called 9-1-1 to say someone broke in yesterday afternoon at a home near Candelaria and Carlisle. When officers arrived, they found the boy's grandmother and his little sister stabbed. APD says the boy then took off, broke into a nearby home and had a knife when officers eventually found him. The grandmother is said to be stable.

Full story: Police respond to stabbing in NE Albuquerque; teen in custody

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3. Another toasty afternoon on tap with Wednesday's high temperatures reaching the 80s, 90s and low 100s.

Full story: Kristen's Wednesday Morning Forecast

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4. The Bernalillo County Sheriff is getting his wish, more time before county commissioners decide if his department should use dash cameras. Commissioners now say they will wait until next meeting to decide on a resolution that would pay for the dash cams. Sheriff Manny Gonzales and an attorney for the sheriff's department say they still want to iron out details with the county's attorney. Gonzales who is seeking re-election has refused to get cameras for his deputies questioning whether they are effective.

Full story: Bernalillo Co. considering funding for sheriff's deputy dash cameras

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5. Photos meant to capture a special moment for one couple now capturing a moment many will never forget. Sara Kramer and her new husband posted their wedding photos in front of the 416 wildfire in Colorado. Kramer says she did this to show her appreciation of the crews battling the blazes and keeping the area safe. The photographer says the couple had to move the spot of the wedding because of the fire and decided to use the fire for a backdrop. The couple says they would like to encourage people to donate to the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado.

Full story: Colorado couple's wedding photos feature 416 Fire as backdrop

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