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- The recent murder charges slapped on six teens is sparking new debate on whether parents should be held responsible too. New Mexicans are sounding off on our Facebook page, saying yes. It’s got the attention of a lawmaker, who wants to try and pass legislation again, that could criminally charge parents if they don’t report their kids missing within 36 hours.
- A man in Bernalillo is recovering after being attacked by a trio of dogs. Now he’s worried that others could get hurt soon. Blake Lewis says the three rottweillers got out when his neighbor opened his gate to park his car. Police said the neighbor was cited, but the dogs were not seized because officers don’t have that authority. The owner still has to go to court.
- Today will be partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
- Electronic signs, which are monitoring your speed, are popping up across the metro and too often people think they don’t work. APD says they do work and are an attention grabber for those who are not intending to speed.
- Some New Mexico newly-weds have some precious mementos back , after a couple found their camera. Then after spotting their lost poster and scrolling through the photos, they saw a picture of a marriage license. They took the names to Facebook, where they found the couple.The happy couple had rushed to get married moments after the supreme court announced same-sex marriage is legal in all U.S. states.
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Two people were arrested yesterday after a SWAT standoff near the Sunport. Police said Michael Kaumans and Mariah Hothan shot and killed Vincent McAneney, on Saturday, near Presbyterian Hospital. Police said Vincent stole a motorcycle from them, so they tracked him down, shot him, and took the motorcycle back. Both murder suspects and the victim have long criminal records that include vehicle theft and robbery.
The state is facing major delays for drivers licenses, because of a new computer system. A spokesman said the people affected are those who applied for licenses between May 25th and June 30th. On the vehicle division’s website, it says they’re taking the full 45 days to get them deliver.