June 21 Morning Rush: Mother of child killed at crosswalk to file lawsuit against city, APS

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1. The family of the girl killed at a crosswalk says they are filing a lawsuit against APS and the city. Police say 12-year-old Eliza “Justine” Almuina, was killed crossing the street in front of Cleveland Middle School back in March. She was in the crosswalk at the time and according to police, the driver who hit the girl did not see her. After her death, city council passed an ordinance requiring that a specialized signal be installed at the Louisiana crosswalk.  The family’s attorney says changes to the crosswalk, is a step in the right direction, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Both the city and APS say they do not comment on pending litigation.

Full story: Mother of 12-year-old killed in crosswalk crash plans to file suit

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2. The name of the woman in a deputy-involved shooting at an east mountain home. They say, Yvette Curry, would only talk with deputies through a window and began shooting at them. This causing an hours-long swat standoff. Deputies say, Curry, came out of the house and that is when at least one deputy fired back. The woman made it back inside and authorities say she eventually called 9-1-1 and told them she was hit. BCSO says she is currently listed as stable at the hospital.  BCSO says they were serving an ‘eviction notice’ to the home.

Full story: BCSO identifies woman shot during SWAT standoff
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3. Afternoon highs will cream “summer” Thursday afternoon with highs well into the 80s, 90s and low 100s.

Full story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast

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4.  UNM inventors are getting attention for their creations. This, as the university ranks 32nd in the world after getting 74 patents approved just one year ago. The devices are bringing in $2 million in revenue. One inventor developed a breathable solution to test for lung diseases. Another worked on fuel cell technology for electric cars. These 74 patents set a university record. 

Full story: Report: UNM ranks 32nd worldwide for patents
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5. For the first time since her dominating win against Megan Anderson at UFC 255 earlier this month. Former UFC bantamweight champ Holly Holm is speaking to the cameras. While attending a private screening of the second ‘Sicario’ movie, Holm talks about her next fight. She says she remains open to staying in the bantamweight division where she won her first title or battle in the featherweight division where she would more than likely be paired with champion Cris Cyborg again.

Full story: After win agains Megan Anderson, Holly Holm discusses what’s next

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