March 27 Morning Rush: Dreamer arrested in New Mexico for allegedly transporting illegal immigrants

1. A dreamer arrested in New Mexico by the US border patrol is accused of smuggling undocumented immigrants.  This happened last week near Rodeo, southwest of Lordsburg near the Arizona border. The driver was reportedly a DACA recipient and admits he knew the men he was transporting into the US were entering illegally. The driver's name and where he was living hasn't been released. President Trump set a March 5 deadline for lawmakers to deal with dreamers however, there has yet to be any action taken.

Full story: "Dreamer" accused of smuggling immigrants into U.S. through New Mexico __________________________________________________________________________________

2. A storm system moving in from the west in combination with a cold front diving in from the northeast will help spread scattered to widespread showers over the state on Tuesday.

Full story: Kristen's Tuesday Morning Forecast

3. Two dogs are recovering this morning after being rescued from reportedly horrendous conditions. The group, NMDOG says last week, a driver passing a home in Sandoval County found Taffy, a pit bull chained and dangling from a fence. They say a good Samaritan jumped in to help Taffy. In another case, a husky, was found in Mora County shot in the back while also chained up. So far, no one has been charged in that case. Members from NMDOG say as for Taffy, her previous owners will be cited for animal cruelty. Both will be up for adoption.

Full story: Driver spots dog hanging by chain, helps rescue her


4. Albuquerque will soon see the rest of the money needed for the ART project. This after being approved by the feds. President Trump signed the new federal budget on Friday. It provides all the money needed for the ART project and then some. The city says it has until December of next year to use the funds. That gives it plenty of time to work out the kinks and get the buses going. The city was counting on at least $70-million from the feds to help pay for the $119-million-dollar project.

Full story: Federal funds approved for ART project
5. A Lobo could soon be playing basketball as a pro. This as the WNBA sets their sights on guard Cherise Beynon. The WNBA contacted UNM sports information yesterday about her. It's still not clear what team or teams are showing interest, but Beynon has done her part. She wrapped up her Lobo career leading the women's team to a 25-to-11 record, including an appearance in the women's NIT. In her final year, she averaged nearly 17 points per game. The WNBA draft is April 12.

Full story: Beynon may get a chance at the WNBA

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