July 17 Morning Rush: Downed water line, mudslides result from flooding in San Antonio, N.M.

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1. After a major flooding wiped out a water line and power some areas of the county, residents of San Antonio, New Mexico are waiting for their water to be restored. Flood water rushed in from the western part of the county and traveled down Highway 380, devastating homes in San Antonio, Monday night. A video shows homeowners draining their homes of several inches of water and mud. The county just completed a drainage study last year and was granted a million dollars to build a retention pond. County officials say they’ll meet with other agencies to come up with a plan to prevent future floods like this.

Full story: San Antonio, New Mexico hit hard by Sunday storm
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2. Rio Rancho school officials are looking to add armed security guards to their campuses, but before they do, they want to hear from parents at board meetings next month. The district’s plan is to arm 12 of the district’s security guards who are all retired law enforcement. The school board still must approve the plan and the city has to reach an agreement with the guards. The guards will then go through re-certification and special training. This plan came about after the school shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school that claimed the lives of 17 students and staff.

Full story: Rio Rancho schools plan to arm security guards for upcoming school year

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3. Drier air will start to work into the state, working against our moisture-rich set-up the state’s been in over the last several days.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast
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4. Mayor Tim Keller says ART bus drivers will be learning to drive the buses down those designated bus lanes starting next week. That means Albuquerque Police will begin ticketing drivers who use the bus lane as a turn lane. The mayor says buses could be up and running as soon as this winter. The mayor is also announcing that the city will be getting $14 million dollars from the Federal Transit Administration but it’s still waiting on $75-million dollars more to pay for the project.

Full story: ART bus drivers to start training; buses to go live this winter

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5.  Houston Astros third baseman and Albuquerque native Alex Bregman is keeping his head up after coming so close to making it into the second round of his first home run derby. Bregman would hit 15 home runs in the derby but needed one more to tie and two to win in the first round. He lost to Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs. Schwarber would make it all the way to the final round before falling by one home run to Bryce Harper who plays for the Washington Nationals.

Full story: Bregman falls one short in the first round of the Home Run Derby

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