March 26th Morning Rush: Albuquerque mom seeks change at intersection where 12-year-old died


1. An Albuquerque mom is asking for changes to an intersection where a young girl was recently struck by a car and killed. Last week 12-year-old Justine Almuina was hit while crossing Louisiana near Cleveland Middle School. The driver stopped to try and save the girl. He has not been charged. More than 2,000 names are already on the petition calling for changes to the intersection, including more safety measures, such a crosswalk light. Councilor Diane Gibson says she’s going to try and bring change as quickly as possible.

Full Story: Albuquerque mom petitions for change at intersection where 12-year-old died


2. A district court judge could make a decision involving the woman charged with killing a mother and daughter in a crash. Police say Elexus Groves and Paul Garcia stole a van and crashed into Shaunna Arredondo’s car last year. Arrendondo and her 14-year-old daughter died. Groves is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Her attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss some of the charges, but the state says a jury should make the decision.

Full Story: Suspect in deadly stolen van crash wants charges dismissed 


3. Monday we will have increasing cloud cover and breezy conditions ahead of our next big weather maker set to move in Monday night into Tuesday.

Full Story: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast


4. March for Our Lives rallies including some in New Mexico are still all the talk this morning. Now, some students say their movement is just starting and are planning another protest for April 20, the Columbine massacre anniversary. Some Parkland, Florida school shooting survivors say they’re now turning their attention to this year’s midterm elections targeting candidates who refuse to support what they call common sense laws. At least one Parkland survivor doesn’t think new legislation is the answer and that existing laws just need to be enforced.

Full Story: Thousands take part in March For Our Lives in Albuquerque


5. We are now down to four and one of those teams is Loyola-Chicago. One fan of the Loyola Ramblers is Sister Jean. The 98-year-old sister is known for her prayers before the game and is now the Ramblers secret weapon, predicting the team would go far. Her original bracket had them losing in the Sweet 16, but as it turns she actually has faith that they will go all the way. The last time the team made into the tournament was 1985. They are the last double-digit seeded team left in the tournament.

Full Story: Loyola proves it is far more than just a feel-good story


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