November 28 Morning Rush: Serial killer confesses to murdering Albuquerque woman in ’70s

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1. Albuquerque police are combing through their records to see if the woman, described by a serial killer, matches any of their cold cases. Samuel little now claims – he was involved in about 90 murders and has recently confessed to killing a woman in Albuquerque. The FBI just released dozens of murders that Little is claiming responsibility for, which span decades and stretch across the country. What local detectives are focused on is one that Little says he committed in 1974. He says he killed a ’25-year-old, white woman’ in Albuquerque.  

Full story: ‘Prolific serial killer’ confesses to killing an Albuquerque woman in the ’70s

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2. The man who’s serving an 18-year prison sentence for nearly beating a teen to death is back in prison recovering from an attack. State police say Justin Hansen was beaten up at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Las Cruces. They have not released details about the attack but say he was treated and is now back at the facility. Hansen is serving time for beating Brittani Marcell with a shovel when she was 17-years old.

Full story: State Police: Justin Hansen recovering after attack in prison

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3. Another mild day with Wednesdays’ afternoon highs in the 50s, 60s, and 70s under a mostly sunny sky.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

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4. Democrat Xochitl Torres Small is set to head to Washington D.C. in January. The Secretary of State certified the second congressional district race, officially giving Torres Small the victory over Republican Yvette Herrell by fewer than 4,000 votes. Herrell has still not conceded. Torres small will replace outgoing GOP representative Steve Pearce. Her win will give Democrats all congressional seats representing New Mexico.

Full story: Democrat Xochitl Torres Small officially declared House race winner 

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5. With school art programs across the country and state struggling to stay afloat due to dwindling funds, UNM is by playing host to nearly 100 pieces of art– created by students from all over the state. The artists featured will students in grades 7 through 12.  Event organizers said the number of entries exceeded their expectations at more than 250 entries.

Full story: UNM giving young artists the chance to showcase artwork with Young Artists Exhibition

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