Friday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts and Top Stories


The 5 Facts You Need to Know

1. Bernalillo County Jail officials are trying to decide if a sergeant was too violent with an inmate at the county jail. Newly released lapel video shows inmate Susie Chavez screaming on the floor after being put in a wrist lock and hit with a stun gun last September. Sergeant Eric Allen can be heard saying, “Now you’re getting into stuff where we’re going to hurt you.” The union president says the county hasn’t provided context for the video.

Full story: MDC officer’s treatment of inmate under investigation, lapel video released

2. More construction begins Friday near the Big-I and it could affect your drive over the weekend. Crews are preparing to do bridgework on I-25 southbound over Menaul and eastbound I-40 over University. They’ll be closing various lanes beginning at 9 p.m. through early Monday morning.

Full story: Crews repairing sinkhole ahead of weekend road construction

3. Friday, mostly sunny and breezy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80’s to mid 90’s. North winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Friday night, windy and partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 60’s. East winds 10 to 20 mph.

Video: Kristen’s Friday Morning Forecast

4. As students go back to class, 32 new schools are now using a state-run program aimed at preventing kids from dropping out. The “Dropout Early Warning System” is designed to help educators monitor students to see if they may need special attention. It also tells educators ahead of time when a student isn’t meeting graduation benchmarks. Seventeen New Mexico schools have already taken part in the program.

Full story: Early Warning Dropout Prevention System launches statewide 

5. Calling all chile and salsa makers: Bernalillo County is inviting you to prove that your recipe is the best. The Bosque Chile Festival Competition happens August 20th. The winner gets $250 and a trophy.

Full story: Bosque Chile Festival seeks New Mexico’s best chile, salsa

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