July 2nd Morning Rush: Man accused of killing woman near NW park in court


1. An Albuquerque man accused of murdering a woman at random is set to be back in court to find out if he’ll remain behind bars until his trial. In the meantime, the victim’s family says that’s not enough. Phillip Sedillo was arrested last week in connection with the murder of Annmarie Charrette, a mother of two. Her family says they’re frustrated the Albuquerque Police Department has not issued a search warrant for his home. APD says since the crime happened outside, near a park, it would be difficult to get a judge to sign a search warrant for his home. Sedillo is charged with first-degree murder.

Full Story: Judge to decide if man accused of killing woman near park to stay behind bars until trial


2. The Santa Fe Police Department is a month away from renegotiating officer’s pay. The union says salary increases are needed if they want to keep officers on board. The president of the Santa Fe Police Association Tony Trujillo says the department is losing officers to higher paying agencies. He says the departments already lost six officers to APD this year and believes they could lose 27 more before the end of 2018. In order to become fully staffed, the department will need to hire and retain roughly 60 officers. Santa Fe Police will negotiate retention packages and raises with the city this August. 

Full Story: SFPD losing officers over salary concerns


3. A warm start to the work week as high temps climb near to just above average for this time of year.  Expect widespread 80s and 90s across New Mexico.

Full Story: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast


4. New details have been released regarding the rapidly growing Sardinas Canyon Fire outside of Taos. Officials now saying it’s human-caused. No word as to who that person is or how they played a role in sparking the fire that’s now 2,094 acres in size. The “human-caused” wildfire is still zero percent contained.

Full Story: Fire officials say Sardinas Canyon Fire near Taos is human caused 


5. An Albuquerque donut shop wants to give a little back to the community. Rebel Donut says it’s looking for a non-profit charity to take some of its leftovers. The business already gives to other non-profits but is hoping to reach at least one more. The charity must be willing to pick up the donuts a couple of days a week. If you’re interested, you can visit either of Rebel’s locations. 

Full Story: Rebel Donuts in search of non-profit to take leftovers


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