April 19 Evening Rush: Warrant issued for journalist accused of drunk driving

1. A warrant is out for the arrest of a journalist. Records show alcohol was found in her system after a recent DWI arrest. She claimed police brutality. Jenni Monet was arrested for DWI earlier this month at a Santa Fe liquor store on Old Pecos Trail. According to the incident form, she tested 13 times. Results show she failed five times.

Full Story: Warrant issued for journalist accused of DWI


2. A New Mexico county is asking the governor to deploy the National Guard to the border to reopen checkpoints, but the governor says the National Guard does not operate federal checkpoints. This comes after the Border Patrol temporarily closed checkpoints to the north of the border so agents can help processing migrant. Otero County says the problem is increasing crime. 

Full Story: Otero County declares state of emergency to reopen border checkpoints


3. High pressure will push many places above 80 in the Land of Enchantment tomorrow. Simultaneously, some mid-level moisture will slip into the region creating cloud cover north. Any measurable precipitation will likely be reserved for the mountains. The metro could get some sprinkles around 4 p.m. tomorrow. The sun comes back out for a perfect Easter Sunday.

Full Story: Connor’s Friday Evening Forecast


4. A New Mexico toddler is getting a second chance at life after being diagnosed with the ‘Bubble Boy Disease,’ a disease that meant getting sick could cost him his life. That all changed after a doctor at UNM Hospital helped create a brand new treatment program.

Full Story: UNM Hospital doctor helps ‘cure’ boy of ‘Bubble Boy Disease’


5. The Bernalillo County Commission could take up a proposal to eliminate the use of a weed killer. The county uses the herbicide glyphosate to fight weeds. That’s a popular herbicide found in sprays like Roundup, but the chemical has been linked to cancer. 

Full Story: Bernalillo County looks to eliminate use of weed herbicide


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