September 6 Morning Rush: Mother of deceased Los Lunas boy could face negligence charges

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1. The mother of a Los Lunas toddler found dead in his crib could also face charges soon if investigators the find her negligent in leaving her son in the care of a man with a criminal history. Jeffrey Moody, a roommate, is now charged with the boy’s death after 2-year-old Antonio Gurule was found surrounded by blood, with trauma to his chest. The boy had spent most of his life in CYFD custody. Just months ago, CYFD allowed him to return to the care of his mom, Barbara Gurule. CYFD investigators are defending that decision by saying ” there’s a strong push in the system overall…to find ways to keep families together, adding that Gurule had a parental plan in place they found acceptable. Court records show Gurule and Moody have a history of drug and child abuse charges.

Full story: Mother of deceased Los Lunas toddler could face charges of negligence

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2. The Santa Fe and Gallup dioceses could be receiving letters from the attorney general as soon as Thursday asking the catholic church to hand over records related to allegations of sexual abuse. The diocese of Las Cruces says it’s already cooperating after receiving a letter to review its personnel files. The review follows a recent grand jury report that said more than 300 catholic priests abused at least 1,000 children in Pennsylvania. Reports state some of the accused clergy members were sent to New Mexico for treatment.

Full story: New Mexico AG seeks to review church personnel files

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3. A busy day of storms and showers on tap with Thursday looking to be the most active day in the of the week.

Full story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast 
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4. The Santa Fe school district will not be preparing for new faces on campus after school board members rejected the board president’s proposal to hire armed school guards. The proposal suggested adding the armed officers to the district’s two high schools starting this year, but was voted down in a special session. Several board members are expressing interest in counselors for students.

Full story: Santa Fe school board rejects proposal to hire armed guards

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5. In just hours, Expo New Mexico will open its gates for the 2018 New Mexico State Fair. Fair officials say this year’s fair will feature new attractions and fun, unique food contests. The competitions include a Spam contest and also, the highly anticipated green chile cheeseburger contest. Fair officials are also offering a special day called Graze Days  which gives fairgoers a chance to order from a $3 menu from all vendors. The menu will only be available on special days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full story: New Mexico State Fair kicks off with food specials, contests

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