October 16 Morning Rush: Video captures Abq bus passenger swinging hatchet at driver

Mornings

1. New video shows the moments hatchet-wielding passenger swings at an Albuquerque bus driver.  Police hope the release of this new video will help them catch the suspect. In January, the bus was stopped at Central and Wyoming when a man’s bus pass did not work. The man was still allowed on, but despite the free ride, the passenger had words with the bus driver. After he was asked to leave he shoved bus passes in the driver’s face.  The driver pushed the man who is then seen pulling a hatchet and swinging it. Then trading punches with the driver. Luckily no one was hurt and the passenger was kicked off.

Full story: Video shows passenger swinging hatchet at Albuquerque bus driver

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2. Another cold start with morning temperatures in the 20s, 30s and 40s for most of New Mexico.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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3. The November election is just three weeks away and attack ads are ramping up.  Political action committees, better known as PACs, are not associated with the candidates but they’re the ones behind many of the attack ads.  And they can say pretty much anything they want…leaving candidates asking themselves if they should respond to the accusations.
The governor’s race isn’t the only one that’s gotten really nasty. The congressional race in district two between Xochitl Torres-Small and Yvette Herrell is taking on a similar tone.

Full story: Gubernatorial race heats up with smear ads

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4. A Pennsylvania man is accused of using an ax to break into a Santa Fe author’s home while searching for a treasure. Forrest Fenn’s famous treasure hunt has brought people from all over the world to New Mexico. On Friday, police say they responded to a burglary call at Fenn’s home near Old Pecos Trail. They say they found Robert Miller on Fenn’s property. Miller told police he thought the small door was a clue from Fenn’s poem in the book ‘The Thrill of the Chase.”

Full story: Pennsylvania man arrested during infamous Forrest Fenn hidden treasure hunt
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5. The famous Bugg light display could soon have a new permanent home.The decorations, once in Albuquerque, are now starting to age. So the city of Belen has a plan to put them on display year-round at an empty city building.  It will be set up like a museum to honor Norman Bugg and the bright legacy he left behind. Bugg, who died last month, put on the display for more than 30 years at his Albuquerque home in the heights.  They have been at the Harvey house museum for the past five years.

Full story: Bugg lights display may become permanent fixture in Belen

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