January 2 Morning Rush: Cloudy skies and flurries to give way to sunshine

Mornings

1. Snow chances will continue favoring southern NM through the day Wednesday with additional accumulation likely in the NM Bootheel (2″-4″). Elsewhere, cloudy skies and flurries will gradually give way to more sunshine.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast


2. The second round of winter weather is proving to be dangerous. Early Wednesday morning police shut down a portion of I-40 eastbound from Coors to the Big-I after a semi crash. Police say the crash happened on I-40, near 4th Street. 

Full story: Eastbound I-40 closed at Coors following semi-truck crash


3. Money is now being collected for the families of teens Collin Romero and Ahmed Lateef for their upcoming funeral expenses. At last check, the GoFundMe page has raised more than $5,000 of its $20,000. The teen boys disappeared on December 16. Their bodies were found on the mesa west of Rio Rancho. No suspects have been named.

Full story: GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses after bodies of missing Albuquerque teens found


4. Ahead of the start of the legislative session, a  state lawmaker is proposing a bill to put in place guidelines for armed officers or  guards in school. Representative Linda Trujillo, filed House Bill 129 which would allow retired police officers and contract security employees to carry guns on public school campuses. But only if they earn a level three security guard license. Trujillo says the person hired is not a teacher or school employee.

Full story: Proposed bill would set guidelines for armed school guards


5. This morning, we’re telling the story with help from our viewers. New photos from Los Alamos show a family digging themselves out of the nearly two feet of snow, the city received. Major props for dad and his shovel. Another photo, shows children playing or trying to walk through the  snow that’s more than waist deep. 

Full story: Winter Storm Sweeps Across New Mexico



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