July 10 Morning Rush: NM Congressional Delegation’s split reaction to Supreme Court selection

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1. President Trump has selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The state’s congressional delegation is weighing in and split on the pick. On Twitter, Steve Pearce says in part, he looks forward to the nomination hearings and hopes the Senate will work together. In other statements, democratic senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich point to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell for calling on Congress back in 2016 to not hold a hearing during an election year. On Twitter, democratic representative Ben Ray Lujan is pointing out issues like, Roe V Wade and healthcare for reasons he would oppose the nomination.

Full story: New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation reacts to Supreme Court nomination

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2. An Albuquerque mother is pleading with the city using an online petition and asking the mayor to not abandon the search for more west mesa victims.  She’s hoping he makes it a priority to help find her daughter. This comes after, the city says bones found on the west mesa, last week are prehistoric and not related to the 11 women found buried on the west mesa more than nine years ago. APD says there are at least six other women who went missing from 2001 to 2006 who were never found. Theresa Fresquez’s daughter, Nina Herron, is one of them. APD says they’re committed to keep looking. The petition started on Sunday has about 20 signatures.

Full story: Families of missing women ask city to keep searching West Mesa

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3. Tuesday will look and feel similar to Monday with afternoon highs in the 70s, 80s and 90s under a mostly to partly sunny sky.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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4. A downtown Albuquerque couple is warning others about a brazen burglar caught in the act. This is the man the couple says who struck on Saturday at their home near 12th and Lomas. They say they ran into the alleged burglar walking away from their backyard. The couple says their car has been broken into three times already in a month. The couple is hoping these pictures will help catch him before he strikes again. They’re also warning he could be armed. APD has not made any arrests.

Full story: Burglar taunts Albuquerque couple after getting caught in the act

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5. A new film, with major Hollywood actors, is set to start production later this month. Clint Eastwood’s upcoming feature “The Mule” will be filmed in Las Cruces. The movie starring Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Pena follows an elderly man who unknowingly accepts a job to transport cocaine for the Mexican cartel. The production will employ nearly 300 New Mexicans.

Full story: Clint Eastwood’s new movie to film in New Mexico
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