April 15th Morning Rush: Medical volunteers needed in Las Cruces as number of migrants grows


1. New Mexico health officials are now urging volunteers with medical experience to head to Las Cruces. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, with the influx of migrants at the United States-Mexico border there’s a need for more volunteers to relieve those tending to the health of migrants being bussed in. Officials say they’re especially in need of physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses and emergency medical technicians. The Las Cruces city council is also set to meet Monday to figure out for the growing number of asylum seekers in their city.

Full Story: Migrants taken to Las Cruces homeless shelter

2. A hearing is scheduled in the case of Nehemiah Griego, the man who killed his family when he was a teen. Judge Alisa Hart is now tasked with deciding whether the teen who killed his parents and three siblings is rehabilitated enough for release or if he should be sentenced as an adult. Two other judges recused themselves, leaving Judge Hart to decide. 

Full Story: Hearing scheduled for Nehemiah Griego

3. A nice start to the work week with mostly sunny skies, above average temperatures and dry conditions, stretched statewide.

Full Story: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast

4. Monday is the deadline to turn in your tax returns for 2018. The IRS says as many as 50 million taxpayers have yet to file. If you’re unable to get everything in order before midnight, the IRS recommends filing for an extension. That will prevent taxpayers from paying late penalties, but it won’t provide more time to pay tax money that is owed.

Full Story: Tax Day 2019: Last day to file, how to get an extension

5. Tuesday is game day for Lobo baseball. The Lobos are coming off a tough series loss to Nevada. In last night’s final matchup between the two teams, Nevada would win 14 to 8. The Lobos are now 7 and 11 in Mountain West Conference Play. They take on New Mexico State at Santa Ana Star Field Tuesday, first pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Full Story: Lobo Baseball loses to Nevada 14-8 in their series finale on Sunday

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