September 25 Morning Rush: New Mexico grandmother’s house burns down after she goes missing

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1. The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after the family of a New Mexico grandmother says she hasn’t been seen since Thursday. The family of Rita Denise Jaramillo says she was supposed to come over to their house last Friday morning but she never showed up. Jaramillo’s daughter says she got a call on Sunday that her mother’s house in El Cerro Mission was on fire. She also tells KRQE News 13, neighbors reported hearing a gunshot on the night her mom went missing. They also reported hearing an argument.

Full story: New Mexico grandmother goes missing, then her house burns down

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2. The trial continues today for Matthew Chavez. An accused killer’s girlfriend is expected to tell jurors what she saw the night a man was murdered at an Albuquerque ATM. Chavez is accused of killing army veteran, Tyler Lackey during an ATM robbery back in 2016. Surveillance video played in court shows Lackey point a gun at Chavez. Chavez heads back to his car and Lackey follows. It’s unclear what happens during that interaction but Lackey’s friend testified saying Lackey was yelling and trying to stop a robbery. The defense argues Chavez fired in self-defense because Lackey followed Chavez with his gun out and shot first.

Full story: Murder trial begins for accused 2016 ATM shooter

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3. An exciting day of weather changes for New Mexico as a strong cold front makes its arrival.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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4. The Parks and Recreation Department says it’s looking at several options to increase security at parks. Neighbors who live near Martineztown-Santa Barbara Park say the homeless have taken over less than two years after renovations. Our cameras show a man had all of his belongings scattered on both tables and another person passed out mid-day. A spokesperson for the Parks and Rec says it’s looking at a number of options to increase security. They did not say if Santa Barbara Park is one of the priorities.

Full story: Homeless take over neighborhood park two years after major renovation
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5. An Albuquerque girl had the chance of a lifetime after visiting her favorite baseball player in Chicago. Faith Kuhn wanted to meet Chicago Cubs first baseman, Kris Bryant. The 12-year-old was born with spina bifida – and already has had seven major surgeries. So hometown hero Alex Bregman posted a video to Twitter. The Kuhns later got a call from Bryant, inviting the family to watch him play at Wrigley Field this weekend. Bryant gave faith a tour of the clubhouse, played ball with her and even gave her a personalized cubs jersey.

Full story: Local girl meets her favorite baseball player, Kris Bryant
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