March 28 Morning Rush: Funeral to be held for middle schooler killed in crosswalk

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1. Family and friends will gather for the funeral of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a car near Cleveland Middle School, the school she attended, last week. The funeral for Eliza Justine Almuina is planned for 11 a.m. APD says the driver who struck Justine didn’t see her and performed CPR to try and save her. School friends say Justine as a kind person with a dynamic personality. Her family calls her their princess. As of this morning, the family’s been able to raise more than $10,000 to help pay for funeral costs. That exceeds their goal of $8,000.
Full story: Funeral for middle schooler killed in crosswalk crash set for Wednesday

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2. CNM says it will step up patrols after police say a man was robbed then shot by three men on campus. They say it happened Monday night, outside Robert Matteucci Hall. APD says the victim is not a CNM student and was trying to get cash at an ATM when he was approached by the men. He was shot in the leg when he put up a fight and then had his truck stolen. APD says they are looking for video surveillance of the suspects and will speak with the man once he recovers from his non-life threatening injuries.

Full story: Man robbed then shot while using CNM campus ATM

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3. Areas that picked up rain and snow out of Tuesday’s spring storm will have the potential for fog development Wednesday morning.  
Full story: Kristenโ€™s Wednesday Morning Forecast      
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4. There’s a chance many in the metro will drive by a beat-up freeway barrier right above northbound I-25 near the Sunport. NMDOT says this summer it plans to repair the barrier, that’s beat up so badly pieces of it are starting to fall toward speeding traffic. Officials say it did its job, stopping speeding drivers who made a sharp right turn onto I-25 and crashed into it. NMDOT says despite how bad it looks, the wall is not dangerous.    
Full story: I-25 barrier wall near the Sunport takes a beating

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5. The Loboโ€™s baseball team will head to San Diego for a three-game series that starts Thursday and they’re packing a secret weaponโ€ฆitโ€™s a grill. After losing the first of a crucial three-game series against Air Force, the team felt they needed something a little extra and for some reason, they told pitcher Christian Tripp to bring his grill. So far its working, the team’s put a few more W’s on the board and are in fourth place in the Mountain West.
Full story: Lobo baseball is experiencing the thrill of the grill
 

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