May 10 Evening Rush: Man sought for baseball player’s murder has long criminal record

1. The manhunt is on for the suspect in the murder of a UNM baseball player outside a Nob Hill club. Darian Bashir has a long criminal record, and he had been left out of jail not long before the murder. 

Full Story: Police identify suspect accused of shooting UNM baseball player


2. Mayor Tim Keller, in partnership with several Albuquerque agencies, detailed plans to fight violent crime in the city on Friday. The mayor began the announcement by highlighting recent crimes that took place including the shooting deaths of UNM baseball player Jackson Weller, and mail carrier Jose ‘Pepe’ Hernandez.

Full Story: Gov. assigns 50 NMSP officers to assist in Albuquerque crime crackdown


3. Deep moisture along with weather disturbances will keep widespread showers over the state on Saturday. Highs were warm into the 60s in the Albuquerque metro area.

Full Story: Mark’s Friday Evening Forecast


4. Virgin Galactic will move its Mojave Air and Space Port in California to New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic’s founder, and Gov. Lujan Grisham made the announcement Friday.

Full Story: Virgin Galactic moves all spaceflight activities to Spaceport America


5. Bernalillo County officials are planning to use $100,000 to help asylum seekers. The money is coming from behavioral health tax revenues.

Full Story: Bernalillo County reveals $100K plan to aid asylum seekers


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