The 5 Facts You Need to Know:
- KRQE News 13 is waiting to hear if an Albuquerque dad will be charged, after witnesses said he left his baby in car alone while he was inside a plasma center. The baby’s rescue was caught on video. Shopping center customers say they first heard the baby crying – then called police. The door was unlocked, so witnesses were able to get to the child before officers arrived. Witnesses were told the baby was dehydrated.
- The state’s largest school district finally has a permanent leader after the last two superintendents were paid to leave. The Albuquerque Public School board voted for the acting Superintendent Raquel Reedy to take the job, long-term. KRQE News 13 is working to learn more about her new contract.
- Thursday will be mostly sunny in the morning then, partly cloudy. Highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 70s. Thursday night is expected to be partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 40s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
- The families of Jaydon Chavez-Silver and Lilly Garcia — two kids killed in horrible crimes in Albuquerque — are wanting justice, saying thieves continue to steal from their graves. Jayden’s mom says for months thieves have taken things like birthday presents, and even a football signed by his friends and family. Sunset Memorial Park says unfortunately cemeteries and vandalism go hand in hand, but security is a top priority.
- Sports fans aren’t the only ones talking about a local MMA fighter’s skills not in the octagon, but at a convenience store when he took on two suspected shoplifters. Bantamweight fighter Saul Elizondo stopped at the Circle K, near Lomas and Broadway to get gas. He then noticed the suspected shoplifters get into a scuffle with the clerk. He said he jumped in because he didn’t want the employee to get hurt. No word on if any arrests were made.
Top Morning Headlines:
UNM police are investigating an attack on a female student who was walking on campus late Wednesday night. According to an advisory sent out to students early Thursday morning, a young woman was walking in the area near the Newman Center when she says a driver in a dark colored truck pulled up beside her. She says her assailant — described as a young white man in his early 20’s, wearing a black baseball hat, light colored short sleeve shirt and tan shorts, approached her while she was walking. She says he grabbed her by the arm and when she tried to run off the man punched her in the face. Campus police are now asking students to be aware of their surroundings and to call police if you see suspicious activity.
Albuquerque Public School officials want the public’s input on a new academic master plan to help kids succeed. The district wants to know what skills students need to succeed and how APS can re-shape teaching and learning to fulfill their needs. Some of the goals outlined for the master plan are early literacy and college or career readiness. The new superintendent is already getting input from educators and now APS wants to hear from students and parents. Four forums are scheduled.