January 25 Morning Rush: Businesses targeted in scam claiming to be from Rio Rancho school


1. The Rio Rancho school district is warning people of a scheme going around with someone pretending to be affiliated with one of its schools. One victim says someone was claiming to sell winter sports ads for Cleveland High School. After making several payments out, the victim says she had a difficult time getting in touch with somebody from the business. That’s when she decided to contact the Rio Rancho school district to see if this was valid. School officials say they’re in no way affiliated with this business. RRPS has made efforts to reach out to this business with no luck. If you get a call like this, notify the school district.

Full story: Rio Rancho Public Schools warns of scam targeting businesses

2. I-40 near Unser has been re-opened after being shut down. Albuquerque Fire Rescue says one person died in this crash which involved a semi truck and at least one other vehicle. The semi crashed so hard, it caused the concrete barrier to break and a massive fireball to erupt. An investigation into what caused this wreck is underway. There’s no word on the identity of the person who died.

Full story: 1 killed in fatal crash on I-40 at Unser

3. A mostly quiet day to finish off the wok week with Friday featuring mostly sunny conditions and cool temperatures. 

Full story: Kristen’s Friday Morning Forecast

4. Health officials say the flu might not peak in the state for the next few weeks. In the latest flu report, the Department of Health says there have been 68 flu-related deaths in the state so far this season. Over the last few years, the flu season didn’t peak until mid to late February. The report says last flu season there were 284 deaths with a sharp spike in flu cases in early February.

Full story: Flu season hits its peak

5. Good news for fishers, Fenton Lake is stocked with rainbow trout. Despite the lake being iced over, a thousand rainbow trout were released last week through holes crews cut in the ice. Game and Fish’s weekly report says fishing at the lake has been very good.

Full story: Fenton Lake stocked with over 1,000 rainbow trout

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