February 13 Morning Rush: BCSO searches for endangered missing person

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1. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding an endangered missing person. Fifty-six-year-old Leticia Ortiz was last seen on January 23 near Tapia Boulevard and Sanford in southwest Albuquerque. That’s close to Rio Grande High School. She’s described as 4 foot ten inches tall, Hispanic, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Deputies say the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are cause for concerns but didn’t disclose any other details. Anyone with information on her location is asked to call 505-975-9609.

Full story: BCSO searches for endangered missing woman


2. If your morning commute takes you through Coors and Central, you might be seeing more police officers patrolling the area.  For the last month, police have dedicated one sergeant and two officers solely to the area directly around that area.  Although the program is still in its early stages, officials say it’s already paying off. Mayor Tim Keller says once APD has more officers he would like to expand the program into other problem areas around the city.

Full story: APD unveils new strategy to fight crime at busy intersection


3. Moisture streaming in from the west will spread cloud cover over New Mexico through the day Wednesday. 

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast


4.  A warning for CNM westside students this making their way around campus, administrators are warning about possible attacks by nesting owls. As of right now,  CNM could not confirm any attacks or injuries but for safety reasons, the school has put up signs and tape around the area where the owls are nesting. The great horned owl is a protected species which means the school can not move them.

Full story: CNM blocks off part of campus to protect nesting owls


5.  Some very special guests will likely be in attendance for tonight’s Lobo men’s basketball game. MMA trainer Greg Jackson, former UFC world champ Holly Holm and current world champ Jon Bones Jones are all set to be at the game. Their appearance is part of Jackson’s New Mexico Experience campaign. Jackson and UNM coaches announced a new partnership aimed at promoting Lobo athletics and increase attendance at games. The three will be featured at half time. Jackson is encouraging New Mexicans to come out and cheer on the Lobos.

Full story: Greg Jackson expands his NM Experience to include Lobo Athletics


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