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  1. A move to keep parks safe in Albuquerque is now dubbed Park Patrol. Two new security guards will now cruise around 15 of the city’s most dangerous parks looking for trouble. The city will also start putting up small motion activated cameras at dangerous parks. All of it costing almost seventy grand. The move comes almost a year after a deadly shooting at Los Altos Skate Park left one teen dead.
  2. Research by UNM, requested by the mayor, suggests APD’s lapel camera policy is confusing. For example, it requires officers to record everything yet the department lists specific scenarios officers should record, making it unclear of what needs to be on camera. Researchers recommend axing the current policy and make a policy on what happens when video is missing.
  3. Today is mostly sunny with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows between 10 and 20. Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the 40s.
  4. A bill that requires New Mexico colleges and universities to award veteran’s academic credit for their military training, is moving on to the house. The bill is designed for active duty military.
  5. A New Mexico couple is warning other dog owners about a woman posing as an animal humane employee. They say after posting an ad selling puppies on craigslist a woman in a red van stopped by claimed she was with animal humane threatened them with animal neglect charges and took a puppy. Valencia County officials remind everyone county shelter workers will be in uniform.

Top Morning Headlines

New details this morning in the investigation into the death of an Albuquerque teen. According to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, his body was found near Unser at Bandalier, at the bottom of an arroyo last night. The 16-year-old’s family had called authorities after their son hadn’t returned home and wasn’t answering his phone. Detectives spent several hours processing the scene and interviewing family members. OMI will determine the exact cause of death, but this investigation is being treated as a suicide. No names have been released.

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