April 24 Morning Rush: Investigation of Rail Yards fire begins

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1. New video of the historic Albuquerque Rail Yards, where Albuquerque fire officials are monitoring hot spots this morning following a massive fire, that spread across three buildings. That fire is now under control as fire officials move into the investigative phase. Here’s what it looked like yesterday. Officials say a person was seen running from the building after the fire exploded and burning wooden pallets were found inside one of the buildings. It took crews around two hours to get the part of the roof that caught fire under control.

Full story: Officials investigate fire at Albuquerque Rail Yards

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2. This morning, APD is asking for help in solving a homicide case. This after a woman was shot and dropped off at Lovelace Hospital. Police say they need help identifying the woman and the car that dropped her off. Investigators say she is Hispanic, with long dark hair in her early to mid-twenties. If you believe a friend or relative is missing call crime stoppers at 843-STOP.

Full story: APD seeks woman who dropped off shooting victim at hospital

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3. A cool and quiet start to our Tuesday with morning temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s across New Mexico.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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4. The Public Education Department is considering mandatory retention for third graders and some lawmakers aren’t happy about it. According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, PED Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski is proposing a new rule that would require districts and charter schools to administer plans to help students who are not reading at grade level. Members of the legislative education study committee argue it’s a veiled attempt to impose mandatory retention.

Full story: Lawmakers question PED’s mandatory retention proposal

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5. The University of New Mexico will soon be building an on-campus tap room. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the taproom has passed its final hurdle in the State Board of Finance.  UNM can now move forward with construction in the southeast corner of the Student Union Building.
Officials say they expect to have the 650-thousand-dollar taproom open by this fall.

Full story: UNM taproom to begin construction after final state board approval

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