May 15 Morning Rush: Judge to decide if parents accused of prostituting child to remain in jail

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1. A judge is likely pouring over testimony from school employees who brought to light allegations against the pair accused of prostituting their daughter. James Stewart and the children’s mother Teri Sanchez stand accused in the case. School employee testimony is something the judge could consider when deciding if he will keep the pair locked up until trial. In court, educators at Lew Wallace Elementary describing the way two of their students would show up to class almost every day. Over the years, CYFD had 14 interactions with Stewart and 21 with Sanchez but nothing was ever done.

Full story: Hearing continues for parents suspected of prostituting child

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2. Mayor Kellers administration says it will now do an economic analysis on a deal aimed at bringing top golf to Albuquerque. This after the city council’s finance committee approved more than $2.6 million of incentives to make that happen. The mayor says he’s concerned about them not bringing the jobs they’ve promised to Albuquerque. The mayor’s office says the deal doesn’t have any job requirements or penalties, so if the company leaves or doesn’t fill jobs, the city couldn’t get its incentive money back. City Councilor Ken Sanchez who co-sponsored the bill says he’s okay with the lack of job requirements because the company has a proven track record.

Full story: Keller administration criticizes City Council’s TopGolf incentive deal
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3. A quiet start to the day with morning temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s under a mostly clear sky.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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4. Albuquerque neighbors continue defending a local sports league despite a recent complaint. Someone complained to the city on its 311 site about weekend soccer at snow park near Indian School and Eubank. The complaint says more than a hundred people show up on Saturdays, creating parking problems and claims the kids are tearing up the grass. A spokesman for the city says it’s never received any complaints about the Zia Soccer League that uses the park.

Full story: Albuquerque neighbors defend sports league hosting games at park

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5. If your kids are interested in becoming a first responder, here’s their chance to get a glimpse of what they do. Albuquerque Police Department will be hosting two summer camps for children between nine and 12 years old. They’ll focus on activities centered around team building, self-responsibility, and education. Camps will be held at Valley High School and The Boys & Girls Club.

Full story: APD Summer Camps

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