December 6 Morning Rush: Released police video shows former client accuse therapist of rape

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1. A newly released video will likely be used in the case against a therapist facing rape charges. In the video, police interview one of doctor Lamarr Edgerson’s clients who accuses him of multiple sexual assaults. The former client of his is the only victim whose allegations have led to charges. In February of last year, the woman told APD that doctor Edgerson would put her under hypnosis during therapy sessions. On another occasion, one night after having a few drinks at a restaurant, she says Edgerson offered to give her a ride home but took her to his house instead where she was raped. Edgerson was charged with five counts of rape.

Full story: Police video: Woman accuses therapist of rape
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2. Parents continued to speak out about a Cibola High School teacher, recently involved in a racist incident. APS announced this week it cut ties with the teacher who’s accused of cutting a Native American student’s hair and calling another Native American student a “bloody Indian.” It happened in a language arts class on Halloween. After an apology from APS superintendent Raquel Reedy at a district board meeting Wednesday night two parents spoke in support of the teacher. KRQE News 13 has reached out to those who know the accused teacher for her side but have not heard back.

Full story: APS superintendent apologizes for Cibola racial incident

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3. Thursday will start mostly quiet with just some cloud cover and chilly temperatures (20s, 30s and 40s).

Full story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast

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4. Albuquerque Police are putting a new plan in place to try and catch porch pirates in the act.
The department says they are using bait packages to catch the crooks. Inside the phony package is a tracking device that will help officers locate the thief. APD says anyone can volunteer their home and allow detectives to put bait packages out on the porch. 

Full story: Albuquerque Police take on porch pirates with ‘bait packages’

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5. The UNM women’s basketball team are waking up winners after claiming victory over the UTEP Miners right here in Albuquerque. Fresh off wins against Oklahoma and rival New Mexico state, the Lobo women did not back down from this challenge. The Lobos won by 18 points with a final 69-51. This makes their record now 6-1. They’re now preparing for a match-up with Northern Arizona on Sunday.

Full story: Lobo women start slow before finishing UTEP

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