April 30th Morning Rush: DOH urges clients of VIP Spa to get tested for HIV


1. A health warning remains in effect and is urging anyone treated at a downtown Albuquerque spa to get tested. The state has since closed down VIP Spa. Health officials say two clients from the VIP Spa has tested positive for HIV after getting a “vampire facial.” The procedure takes your own blood, extracts the plasma and then injects it back into your face. Officials say the aesthetician running the business was using unsafe practices and wasn’t licensed to practice the procedure. Two clinics in Albuquerque are offering free testing. 

Full Story: DOH urges clients of VIP Spa get tested after 2 confirmed cases of HIV

2. Santa Fe police are still searching for a 16-year-old who they say shot a man, leaving him in critical condition. Police have an arrest warrant for Hunter Woods. Santa Fe police responded to the Avaria of Santa Fe apartments Monday where they found a man with a gunshot wound. Police say Woods could be driving his mom’s silver Kia sedan and is considered armed and dangerous. There is still no word on what lead up to the shooting.

Full Story: Warrant issued for Santa Fe shooting suspect

3. A wet start to the day for those within central and northern New Mexico. Spotty to scattered showers will continue to push north through sunrise before eventually dissipating by Tuesday afternoon. Afternoon highs will be cooler than what was felt Monday as highs drop to the low 70s in the ABQ-metro (just a couple degrees below seasonal average for this time of year).

Full Story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

4. An Albuquerque family is still on alert after a fourth break-in at their home. This time they say neighbors were able to catch a video of the suspected thief. The break-in happened on Saturday near Eubank and Constitution. The couple says about $600 worth of tools went missing from their garage. Their neighbor spotted the crime in progress then followed the man, recording him with their dashcam. The video does not show a clear shot of the license plate, but say the thief got away in a blue SUV.

Full Story: Neighbors catch thief who broke into family’s garage on dashcam

5. Road construction at a major Albuquerque off-ramp could cause major delays for the next two weeks. Starting Wednesday, the I-25 southbound off-ramp at Gibson will be shut down for bridge maintenance. The right lane on Gibson will also be closed in both directions. It’s expected to reopen on May 14. 

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