Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines


The 5 Facts You Need to Know:

  1. More arrests have been made after clashes between protesters and police turned violent in Louisiana. However, protests in Atlanta were peaceful for the most part. In California, a freeway will likely be back open to traffic Monday morning after hundreds of protesters blocked traffic on several roads there. The protests follow the recent killings of two black men by police in two different U.S. cities.
  2. Albuquerque Police officers showing up for work Monday will likely see a big show of support after volunteers decorated the Downtown Main Station with “Thank You” signs. Law enforcement support group “Stand True 4 Blue” collected the signs. This comes after protests against officers continue across the nation.
  3. Monday, mostly sunny and breezy with highs 98 to 103. West winds 10 to 20 mph increasing 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Monday night, mostly clear and breezy. Lows in the upper 50’s to mid 60’s. West winds decreasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight with gusts up to 35 mph.
  4. An Albuquerque man is turning to social media to find the person he says broke into his Nob Hill home last week. The homeowner believes a man captured on surveillance video hanging out near his front door broke into his home. He says a window and his door were broken and tools, electronics and bikes were stolen.
  5. The Isotopes are Breaking Bad… Soon you’ll be able to see a special guest at an upcoming game. Bob Odenkirk, star of the “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul” is scheduled to be at the August 6th game where the ‘Topes will don special “Better Call Saul” themed jerseys.

Top Morning Headlines:

A federal land management official says more enforcement officers have been put on patrol in the Caja del Rio area near Santa Fe after the reported killing of a burrowing owl. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the species is among those protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management says such a killing is rare and the incident is being taken seriously.

Authorities say a 44-year-old Dexter woman has died after his car was hit by a train. New Mexico State Police say the collision happened shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday north of Dexter. According to investigators, Delefina Chairez was driving on Lupton Road near Old Dexter Highway when she failed to yield at the railroad crossing.

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