May 21st Morning Rush: Unknown odor forces emergency landing at the Sunport

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1. A Frontier Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at the Albuquerque International Sunport late Sunday night. Officials say an unknown odor is to blame. Passengers of flight 1839 say they were about an hour and 20 minutes into their flight when the pilot made the announcement. When they landed the plane was surrounded by ambulances, fire trucks and police. Sunport officials say all of the passengers were forced to get off of the plane after the oxygen masks deployed. The flight was eventually canceled. According to one of the passenger’s Twitter account, Frontier is putting them on a 9 a.m. flight and giving them $200 in flight vouchers.

Full Story: Flight to San Diego forced to make emergency landing in Albuquerque

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2. An active start to the work week as scattered storms and showers are likely to develop Monday afternoon.

Full Story: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast

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3. State Representative Monica Youngblood is expected to face a judge next month. Youngblood is accused of going through an Albuquerque Police checkpoint drunk. According to a criminal complaint, it happened early Sunday morning near Paseo del Norte and Eagle Ranch. The officer says he noticed Youngblood’s eyes were bloodshot, she smelled like alcohol, and her speech was slurred. Youngblood told police she did not have anything to drink. Police say she did poorly on the field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer. Youngblood was arrested and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center where she only spent about 30 minutes in jail before being released on her own recognizance.

Full Story: New Mexico State Representative arrested for DWI

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4. A Rio Rancho couple is worried after they say young thieves stole a gun from them. The couple says they don’t even want their gun back after it was stolen last Tuesday morning in a neighborhood near Unser and Northern. In the video, you can see three people open the truck doors, hide something under their shirt, and walk away. The couple says the thieves took their nine-millimeter handgun from inside the truck. Jared Lawson says he forgot to take it inside his house. If you recognize the people in the video, you are asked to contact Rio Rancho Police. 

Full Story: Caught on camera: Teens steal gun from Rio Rancho truck

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5. Isotopes fans can get a set of unique baseball cards at Wednesday’s game. It’s all a part of National Rescue Dog Day. Before the season began, players and coaches posed with adoptable dogs from Animal Humane. The two teamed up as a reminder that Animal Humane is looking for pet owner’s year-round. The first 3,000 fans at Wednesday’s game vs Salt Lake City will get a set of the cards.

Full Story: Isotopes team up with Animal Humane for Wednesday’s game

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