August 15 Morning Rush: Details of 6-year-old’s death released in search warrant


1. Shocking new details have just been uncovered in the homicide of a 6-year-old Rio Rancho girl. This as police are still waiting for an official autopsy report Wednesday morning. Some of the details are difficult to hear. Police say the body of Ariana “Jade” Romeo was found in bloody sheets with drugs nearby.  According to the Albuquerque Journal, a search warrant describes officers finding Romeo dead in the home’s garage which had been converted into a make-shift bedroom. That garage was said to be in disarray. The Journal also reports police have seized multiple tablets and USB’s looking for any evidence of child pornography. Police still haven’t made any arrests but continue to interview people at the home.

Full story: Search warrant offers new details in death of 6-year old girl


2. Three of the five suspects in the Amalia compound case are getting ready to be released from jail while they await their trial. KRQE News 13 had previously been reporting four but have learned that one of them is being held by ICE and will possibly be deported. This was the ruling handed down by District Judge Sarah Backus. Staff are likely still shaken up after threats came down Tuesday. Prompting the courthouse to be placed on lockdown. Many in the community were outraged citing the group is a danger to the community. None of the threats were acted upon.

Full story: Judge receives threats after ordering release of Amalia Compound suspects

3. More storms are expected to develop Wednesday afternoon favoring the mountain areas of New Mexico.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast


4. In just two days, the UNM Board of Regents is scheduled to hold a re-vote on which sports programs will be cut from the athletic department. Last week, the attorney general sent UNM a letter calling the Board’s first vote illegal and threatened legal action if UNM did not hold the meeting again within 15 days. UNM maintains they were not in violation of the Open Meetings Act since they posted the agenda about the proposed cuts, 72 hours earlier. The re-vote is set for Friday.

Full story: UNM gets specific on upcoming sports meeting agenda


5. An East Mountain family got quite the surprise while eating breakfast. When Anne Marie looked out her window yesterday, she says she saw a young bear standing up against her front door pawing at the handle. Anne Marie and her three little boys were inside. When she reached out to the forest service, they say they can’t risk moving the bear because they’re worried it may try and find its way back to the neighborhood and get hit by a car.

Full story: Family describes suspenseful encounter with bear at East Mountains home


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