September 24th Morning Rush: APD, DA call out judge who released repeat shooting suspect

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1. The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office is working to keep a teen accused in a second shooting, locked up until trial. Both the DA and Albuquerque Police have called out a 2nd Judicial Court judge for releasing the same suspect in a prior shooting. Mariano Gallegos, 18, is accused of shooting at a family in a car back in July. Police say Gallegos shot the driver in the hand and barely missed the other passengers. The DA’s Office filed a motion to keep him locked up until trial, saying he’s a danger to society. However, court records show, District Court Judge Cristina Jaramillo released him for a lack of criminal history. Gallegos is back behind bars, accused of shooting a man over a girl last week. In response to this, the DA’s Office released a statement expressing frustration with Judge Jaramillo’s previous decision to release him.

Full Story: APD, DA calling out judge over release of 18-year-old repeat shooting suspect

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2. Deputies are searching for a teen that’s wanted in connection to the murder of a man in a pickup truck on the West Mesa. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department deputies discovered the body of 30-year-old Ivan Bocanegra on Tuesday. BCSO arrested 15-year-old Christopher Herrera on Friday. Now they’re looking for 18-year-old Jonathan Herrera and have filed a warrant for his arrest.

Full Story: BCSO searches for second suspect in West Mesa homicide investigation

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3. The new work week will have mild afternoon temperatures in the 70s, 80s and low 90s under a mostly to partly sunny sky. 

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4. Park officials are asking visitors not to touch any formations at Carlsbad Caverns. They’re also encouraging people to enter the caves in small groups. This is all in the effort to try and reduce the amount of impact by humans on the caverns. According to the Carlsbad Current Argus, the National Park Service researched the caverns recently and discovered that human presence is continually changing the composition of the caves and impacting their integrity. Oil from fingers of tourists can coat the walls, restricting the natural growth of formations.

Full Story: National Park Service asks public to stop touching cave formations

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5. Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, is hinting at another possible location. A recent post on Facebook is racking up hundreds of comments. Meow Wolf is set to open a location in Las Vegas in 2019 and one in Denver in 2020. Over the weekend the startup company posted to Facebook with question marks next to the year 2021. One person suggested Albuquerque. Others suggested cities like Austin, Chicago and Atlanta. 

Full Story: Meow Wolf Facebook post has fans wondering about next location

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