April 24 Morning Rush: Teen suspect remains on the run following fatal shooting of postal worker

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1. The search for the teenager accused of killing an Albuquerque mail carrier is intensifying as police now ask for the public’s help finding 17-year-old Xavier Zamora. A memorial continues to grow for the victim, Jose Hernandez, in the neighborhood where he was fatally shot. Neighbors say he was on the job as an Albuquerque USPS worker when he tried to break up a fight between Zamora and his mother. That’s when neighbors say the teen grabbed a gun and shot the mail carrier. Zamora is still on the run, facing an open count of murder. Hernandez is remembered as someone who was helpful and always had a smile on his face.

Full story: Friends, neighbors in shock over fatal shooting of Albuquerque postal worker


2. A New Mexico family is hoping a new podcast will bring in fresh leads on their missing loved one. Holly White’s family is still searching for answerws, three years after her disappearance. White disappeared on May 6, 2016, from her hometown of Taos after not showing up to meet a friend. Her SUV was later found at the Taos Gorge Bridge. Her family says she wasn’t suicidal and her body was never found. White case is now getting national attention after being featured on the Mysteriously Missing Podcast. 

Full story: Three years later: Questions remain in disappearance of Taos resident Holly White


3. Day 1 of our midweek warming trend will start with morning temperatures in the 30s, 40s, and 50s and will finish with afternoon highs in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Most of us will see quite a bit more sunshine compared to what we saw on Monday and Tuesday. 

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast


4. A third casino may soon be adding its name to the list of sports betting venues in New Mexico. The Isleta Pueblo says their casino is expecting to begin operating their own sportsbook as early as this summer. Isleta will join Buffalo Thunder Casino and the Santa Ana Star Casino after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal sports gambling ban last year.

Full story: Isleta Casino may soon offer sports betting


5. An Albuquerque softball team is ready to debut their new uniforms on the field, supplied by a national hot dog company. The spring softball team has gone through a few new name changes over the years. At the end of last season, they voted to change their name to the Hebrew Nationals just like the Kosher hot dog company. The Michigan-based company was okay with it and is now sponsoring the team.

Full story: Albuquerque softball team sponsored by national hot dog company


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