May 22 Morning Rush: AFD recovers 1 dead; 5 rescued from arroyos after sudden storms


1. Five people had to be rescued from arroyos after Monday’s sudden rains. One other person was recovered dead. We’re expecting to learn the identity of the woman who was killed after being swept away by rushing water in an arroyo. This all comes as officials remind people about the dangers of the rushing water. This was despite firefighters readiness all over town with gear at six areas along arroyos. Within two hours AFD says it received reports from the heights to the valley.
Full story: AFD confirms 1 dead found in arroyo; 5 others rescued


2. Two bills are now making their way through Albuquerques city council to reassert the city council’s lawmaking and policy power. Councilor Isaac Benton says he’s upset over Mayor Kellers Department of Municipal Development which turned traffic signals back on at some intersections then removed stop signs at others. Municipal Development says traffic was not running smoothly there. But Benton says the stop-signs were part of an adopted downtown city policy that already passed a full council vote. Benton says when the traffic code was re-written, it gave the mayor “a whole lot of latitude saying this incident illustrates the problem.

Full story: Downtown stop sign removal sparks mayor, city council power battle


3. Overnight showers continue to dissipate out east leaving behind a mostly to partly cloudy sky to start our Tuesday.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

4. Two Albuquerque parents are waking up to a healthy baby girl thanks to the help from some Albuquerque paramedics. Lucie and her husband Bayle were already four days past her due date, when the baby arrived last Tuesday. Her husband called 911, knowing they might not make it to the hospital in time. Paramedics from the Albuquerque Fire Department’s Station 16, picked them up at their home. Within five minutes Lucie had given birth, in the moving ambulance. Yesterday, the family returned to Station 16 to thank the first responders, who kept them safe.

Full story: AFD paramedics deliver healthy baby girl inside moving rescue unit


5. People are calling a senior prank at Los Lunas High School one of the best of 2018. Robert Abney, the principal, shared a photo of his office after his seniors completely covered it in caution tape. You can see it hanging from the ceiling, cabinets, even the walls. The principal’s picture has gotten thousands of likes and has been featured on the Daily Mail.
Full story:
Los Lunas senior prank gets online attention


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