Wednesday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines


The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. A school bus driver is under investigation, accused of punching a 9-year-old student. The boy’s mother says the driver admitted to hitting the boy and claimed he was showing him boxing moves on Monday. The mom says her son was crying after he was hit twice in the mouth. Albuquerque Public Schools said he is employed by a contracting company and is off his route.
  2. A family wants answers after a heartless thief stole from a very young loved one. Someone went to 5-year-old Nico Chavez’s grave, at the San Acacia cemetery near Socorro, and stole a solar panel that powered a night light there. The family installed it after the boy died in 200 because he was afraid of the dark.
  3. Today will be mostly sunny. highs in the mid to upper 70s. Tonight is expected to be windy and partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
  4. What’s believed to be the largest recall, of any consumer product in history, could have you checking your cars.

    Japanese company Takata is recalling nearly 34 million defective air-bags which have lead to the deaths of six people so far.

  5. An Albuquerque couple is looking for their missing dog Flynn. They believe someone may have tried to give him away for free on Craigslist. The owners have posted flyers since their German Shepard went missing on Saturday morning around 98th and Tower. A Craigslist ad was spotted of a dog that looked like Flynn. The person claimed he had been found they were giving him away. The ad has since disappeared. The owners are now offering a reward for his return.

Top Morning Headlines

A SWAT standoff, which lasted for hours, has ended. Police in Albuquerque said it happened after a woman shot at her neighbors and threatened officers. It all unfolded Tuesday afternoon on 59th St., near Coors and Central. Very little information has been released at this time. The name of the woman has not been released.

Sushi tainted with salmonella is now being reported in other states. Five New Mexicans reported getting sick from the sushi. Now the CDC is set to announce a nine state salmonella outbreak that has sickened 44 people who ate minced or ground tuna used in sushi. It’s even hit Phoenix, where officials believe the contamination happened before the raw tuna reached restaurants.

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