March 6 Morning Rush: City to make changes to way APD officers are dispatched to calls

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1. Albuquerque Police Department is making some big changes. The department says officers will only run lights and sirens to life-threatening situations like a shooting, stabbing, or a crime where a weapon is involved. Lower priorities are any crime that’s already occurred and there’s no threat to anyone. For those type of calls where an officer is not needed you will have to file a report online or over the phone or at a substation. APD says this is to keep officers available for high priority calls.

Full story: City changes the way APD officers are dispatched to calls


2. The first major gun control bill of this legislative session sits on the governor’s desk however the fight against is ramping up. tonight Edgewood is set to have a public discussion on becoming the next Second Amendment sanctuary city. That meeting comes as 27 of New Mexico’s 33 counties are already pushing back against Senate Bill 8 by declaring themselves ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties.’ SB 8 requires background checks for privately sold guns and at gun shows.

Full story: Lawmakers stand by gun control bill many New Mexico counties are against


3. Freezing fog continues to be an issue for parts of east central and northeast New Mexico early Wednesday however, sunshine should mix out any leftover low clouds by late morning. 

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast


4. A look into Albuquerque’s past continues to grow online thanks to the work of curators at the Albuquerque Museum. It’s called the e-Museum and it’s an online database with thousands of photos of what Albuquerque looked like through the decades. Majority of the photos are donated. There are still roughly 130,000 photos that need to be uploaded.

Full story: Albuquerque Museum creates e-Museum with thousands of local historical photos


5. The clowns are in town. Nearly 200 clowns from around the world will be calling Albuquerque home all week long. It’s all for the annual world clown convention at Sheraton Uptown. The clowns will compete in categories, like face painting, skits, and balloon sculptures.

Full story: Convention brings hundreds of clowns to Albuquerque


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