June 20 Morning Rush: New Mexico senators to visit Texas border facility

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1. Both, New Mexico U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall say they will join protests against housing immigrant children away from their parents. They plan on visiting the temporary shelter for migrant children based in Tornillo, Texas. On Wednesday, many in Congress are still taking aim at the Trump administration, saying the president could simply reverse the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy and keep families together. Heinrich and Udall are backing a bill that would prohibit family separations near the border, except under circumstances like abuse or neglect.

Full story: New Mexico senators plan visit to border detention facility

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2. Three inmates who escaped from the Curry County Detention Center are waking up back behind bars. This, after a tip leading to an hours long standoff with officers at an apartment in Clovis, not far from where they escaped. Curry county deputies received a tip that 31-year-old Aaron Clark, 24-year-old Ricky Sena and 28-year-old Victor Apodaca were inside the apartment. The three allegedly escaped through a door on the east side of the jail on Friday, aided by a guard who is also facing charges.


Full story: Men who escaped Curry County jail arrested after SWAT standoff

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3. A hot day expected Wednesday with afternoon highs in the 80s, 90s and low 100s.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

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4. As you head out the door this morning, people are likely still up in arms about what they see Albuquerque police officers doing behind the wheel. From texting and driving to swerving and speeding. Lately, the Civilian Police Oversight Agency or CPOA has received several complaints about officers’ bad driving habits. Most complaints were resolved “informally”, meaning the officers are reminded to be a good example on the road.
Full story: Citizens complain about APD officers’ bad driving habits

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5. Bernalillo County is hosting free family fun at several of its pools this summer. Next Wednesday there’s a splash dance at the Rio Grande Pool from 7 to 8 p.m. and another at Los Padillas Pool next month. They are also hosting a dive-in movie night with blockbusters including ‘Black Panther’.

Full story: Bernalillo County hosts ‘Splash Dance’ events
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