September 12 Morning Rush: Five Amalia compound suspects expected in federal court

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1. All five Amalia compound suspects are expected to appear in federal court Wednesday for an arraignment and detention hearing after being indicted on federal firearm and conspiracy charges. For the first time since their arrests the feds are calling them jihadists and explaining in detail how they believe the group was planning terrorist attacks. According to the indictment, the federal government says the suspects had plans to carry out violent attacks on government, military, educational, and financial institutions. The conspiracy charge alleges the defendants conspired to provide Janey Leveille, a Haitian national, with guns and ammunition. The feds say they believe she was the leader of the group.

Full story: Amalia compound suspects expected in court after grand jury indictment

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2.  A New Mexico foster family is continuing to warn people not to donate to a go-fund-me page set up for a toddler who was found dead…claiming it’s all a scheme. The Montoya’s had Antonio Gurule since he was just 2-months-old. Antonio was taken from them and put back in the care of his biological mother, Barbara Gurule. The boy was found dead in his crib inside her Los Lunas home last week. Police say he was killed by Gurule’s friend, Jeffrey Mooney. Now, Gurule has set up a GoFundMe asking for $2,000 to help pay for the funeral. The Montoya’s say that’s not true because CYFD is paying for everything related to Antonio’s funeral. The district attorney is still considering charging Gurule for the boy’s death.

Full story: Foster family warns people not to donate to mom’s fundraiser for dead son

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3. Another beautiful day on tap with sunshine, warm temperatures and mostly dry conditions on Wednesday.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

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4. An APS bus driver is being ordered to go through driving re-education after a video caught the driver almost hit another car because it illegally crossed the lanes designated for ART buses. The almost collision, was caught on the dash cam of Rivah Corckhill, who was inside that car with her daughter. Dashcam video shows an APS bus illegally cross the double yellow lines, coming within feet of her car. The video also caught another car illegally using the bus lane as a turning lane. The city says although the ART buses are not up and running it’s still an offense.

Full story: Video: Car almost collides with school bus crossing ART lane

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5. Happening Wednesday and running through the end of the month you can help the RoadRunner Food Bank by raising a glass. Governor Susana Martinez proclaimed the month of September as Tap into New Mexico Craft Month. The state partnered with Marble Brewery, Santa Fe Spirits and St. Clair Winery to raise money for the food bank.

Full story: Local beer, wine makers partner to raise money for food bank

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