The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Funeral preparations are underway for Alamogordo Police Officer Clint Corvinus. Funeral services for officer Corvinus are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tays Center at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo. Officer Corvinus was killed Friday morning in the line of duty. Police say he was shot and killed by Friday by Joe Moreno, who also died in a shootout with law enforcement.
2. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Los Lunas for the trial of the man accused of killing a police officer. Police say Andrew Romero shot and killed Rio Rancho Police Officer Gregg “Nigel” Benner during a traffic stop on Memorial Day last year. Investigators say he and his girlfriend, Tabitha Littles, were looking for robbery targets at the time. The trial is set to begin sometime next week.
3. Monday, breezy and mostly sunny in the morning. Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s. Monday night, partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 50’s to mid 60’s.
4. Community members are getting ready for a final goodbye to Nhi Nguyen and her mother. The 11-year-old and her mother were killed last week by Trinh Tran Van in a murder suicide. Organizers hope the vigil will help raise awareness about domestic violence and child abuse. A funeral is planned in Albuquerque sometime next week and preparations are being made to send both bodies back to Vietnam.
5. One of the oldest operating schools in the state is closing its doors at the end of the school year. After more than 80 years, the San Antonio Elementary School community is remembering the historic building. The plan is to convert the old school house into a community center, and the city will still use the gym for local events.
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