September 10th Morning Rush: Lawmakers call for investigation into Albuquerque post offices

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1. Two United States lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the postal service in New Mexico. This despite officials within the United States Postal Service said some major issues at Albuquerque post offices are fixed. Those issues were trickling down to people’s mailbox. A local union member says some structural damage that had not been repaired did delay mail. Workers also had to deal with filthy conditions and pests. The Arizona USPS district office took oversight of New Mexico post offices a few years ago. A spokesperson out of Arizona office says they were made aware of the issues and have already fixed them. US lawmakers say that was after they wrote letters to the post master general and inspector general.

Full Story: Lawmakers call for investigation into Albuquerque post offices

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2. UNM Hospital has announced that a ninth person has died in relation to the Greyhound bus and semi crash that happened in Thoreau. The hospital says the infant who died was in the neo-natal ICU. Officials also say there were only two NICU patients at the hospital from the bus crash but would not give any further details. The hospital continues to treat three patients from the crash.

Full Story: Ninth victim dies in I-40 semi, Greyhound crash

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3. The start the new work week will be filled with mostly sunny conditions and warmer than normal temperatures. Spotty storms are possible over the higher terrain and east-central/southeast New Mexico Monday afternoon, however, coverage and intensity will be limited.

Full Story: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast

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4. Police are looking for a large inflatable duck that was stolen from a local business. Kevin French, a manager at Albuquerque Hot Tubs and Swim Spas, says someone took off with their 9-foot duck. It was taken from the East Pan American frontage road between Paseo and San Antonio. The store mascot is worth around $600.

Full Story: Giant duck stolen from Albuquerque business

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5. There are several events to catch at the fair Monday including the Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge. It’s happening in the courtyard of the Agriculture Building on the West Side of Main Street. The first hundred fairgoers who want to participate in the people’s choice judging will be given a ballot at 2 p.m.

Full Story: State Fair Sunday highlights community, cars

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