1. The case against the man accused of killing a University of New Mexico baseball player, Jackson Weller, is heading to District Court. Prosecutors are asking that Darian Bashir be kept in jail until trial. They’re on an 11-day deadline to get that approved. Bashir was arrested Saturday morning and is accused of shooting killing Weller outside a Nob Hill night club more than a week ago.
2. The suspect behind a compound in northern New Mexico could face more than charges after the feds say he’s also the owner of a makeshift training compound in Alabama. A search warrant says the property discovered in Mobile, Alabama belongs to Siraj Wahhaj. He is the man accused of training children to carry out school shootings at a compound near Taos. Wahhaj and four other adults were indicted on terrorism charges for the New Mexico incident and are currently in federal custody.
3. A mostly quiet start to the day with only a few light rain showers in the far southeast corner of New Mexico.
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4. New Mexico school districts across the state are continuing to rely on substitute teachers amid a statewide teacher shortage. According to the Carlsbad Current-Argus school districts struggling to fill vacant teacher, positions are hiring substitute teachers, making them long-term substitutes. Leaders say it’s necessary but come with the challenges.
5. A trio of Oscar winners will soon start filming an action-comedy in New Mexico. The three big names include Robert de Niro who’s playing a movie producer who’s deeply in debt to a mob boss, played by Morgan Freeman. The producer makes a film with a washed-up western star, played by Tommy Lee Jones hoping he’ll die during filming, and the producer can collect the insurance. “The Comeback Trail” will start filming in June.
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