Thursday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts and Top Stories

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The 5 Facts You Need to Know

1. A special public memorial is scheduled to be held Thursday night for the Albuquerque mom and daughter found dead over the weekend. Investigators say a man, who had a history of domestic violence, fatally shot his wife, Cam Thi To, and 11-year-old step-daughter Nhi Nguyen, then turned the gun on himself. Nhi Nguyen was a student at S.R. Marmon Elementary. After this case and Martens’ murder, Albuquerque Public Schools says its staff members are undergoing further training to detect even small hints of child abuse.

Full story: Vigil to be held for Albuquerque murder suicide victims 

2. The death of Victoria Martens is shedding light on another problem in Albuquerque: meth. Martens was injected with the drug before her murder. Law enforcement officials say it’s almost impossible to combat the cheap and easy-to-get drug. Bernalillo County is now working with UNM Hospital to develop resources to help meth users. The county’s detox program doesn’t have the resources to take in meth users, especially if the person is going through a psychotic episode.

Full Story: City, county looking to find ways to combat meth in Albuquerque 

3. Thursday, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 80’s. Thursday night, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50’s to lower 60’s.

Video: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast 

4. A well-known grocery store in Albuquerque is going up for sale. The Fair-N-Square grocery store on Central near Rhode Island opened in 1980 and was even featured on the TV series “Preacher.” The owners plan to retire when the store closes September 24th.

Full story: Well known Albuquerque grocery store closing after 36 years 

5. The 2016 Balloon Fiesta is just over four weeks away, and 17 new shapes are making their debut at this year’s event. The newcomers include “Flying Gator,” “Hooz-Up the Owl” and “The Lovebirds.”

Full story: 17 new special shapes to fly at Balloon Fiesta 

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