September 11 Morning Rush: Albuquerque church holds remembrance ceremony in honor of 9/11

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1. Remembrance ceremonies around the nation and here locally will be honoring the lives lost seventeen years ago Tuesday in the September 11 attacks. At Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Barelas, the bells will toll to honor the victims lost that day. The church has a tie to the attacks in New York. Two steel beams from the world trade center now make up the bell tower of the building. The bells will ring at 6-46, the time the first tower was struck.

Full story: Barelas church with ties to World Trade Center remembers 9/11 in ceremony

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2. State health officials are now encouraging people who visited a downtown spa to get tested for HIV and hepatitis. The department of health shut down the VIP Spa after a customer got an infection. On Friday, inspectors stopped by the spa and found practices they say could spread blood borne infections such as HIV, and hepatitis b and c. Officials are urging anyone who has received what’s known as a “vampire facial” or any other injection-related procedure at the spa, to get tested as soon as possible.

Full story: Health officials warn some Albuquerque spa clients to get HIV tests

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3. Another unseasonably warm and dry day with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s for most Tuesday afternoon.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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4. An Artesia police officer’s son fighting leukemia is getting a helping hand Tuesday morning from an Albuquerque police officer who experienced the same situation. APD officer Ladio Canales saw our story on Artesia officer Anthony Heady’s family then went from store to store, collecting gift cards for the Heady family. Canales stressed that this isn’t a story about two police officers sharing the same battle, but about two fathers bonded by the love of their children.

Full story: Albuquerque Police Officer fundraises for family in Artesia

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5. More than two dozen wild dogs found on the Mescalero Apache reservation are now being prepped for adoption. The 30 dogs were discovered on Highway 70 a few weeks back so, a dog shelter owner decided to rescue them. The woman made an agreement with the family that owned the dogs to take 25 of them and give them a second chance at life. She then received a grant from the Bissell pet foundation to help with the dogs’ care.

Full story: 25 dogs rescued from Mescalero Apache reservation along Highway 70

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