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August 14 Morning Rush: 4 suspects in Amalia compound case to be released


THE DEATH OF A 6 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO POLICE SAY DIED UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. POLICE SAY WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE HOME ON MOONSTONE DRIVE–THE GIRL WAS ALREADY NON- RESPONSIVE. FAMILY CLOSE TO THE GIRL SAYS HER MOTHER WAS TROUBLED AND HAS SEVERAL ISSUES IN THE PAST BEFORE MOVING TO NEW MEXICO. AT LAST CHECK — NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. C-Y-F-D SAYS WHILE IT )S INVOLVED IN THE CASE, THE AGENCY NEVER HAD ANY HISTORY WITH ROMEO OR HER MOTHER. FOUR OF THE FIVE SUSPECTS CHARGED IN THE AMALIA COMPOUND CASE ARE SET TO BE RELEASED FROM JAIL THIS MORNING. THIS AFTER A RULING FROM A NORTHERN NEW MEXICO JUDGE…SAYING PROSECUTORS DID NOT PROVE THAT THEY ARE A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY. THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL REMAIN LOCKED UP IS SIRAJ WAHHAJ… THE FATHER OF THE 3-YEAR-OLD MISSING BOY… AN F-B-I INVESTIGATOR CONFIRMED THAT THE BOY WAS FOUND DEAD ON THE FILTHY COMPOUND. AS OF THIS MORNING — MEDICAL EXAMINERS STILL HAVEN )T CONFIRMED THE REMAINS BELONG TO ABDUL. .TODAY…Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. .TONIGHT…Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening. BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW… A LIVE LOOK IN ITALY — the site of a deadly bridge collapse. this happening within the last hour. WE HAVE LEARNED IT IS PART OF THE MORANDI BRIDGE NEAR GENOA. A REPORTED 10 VEHICLES WERE TRAPPED UNDER THAT BRIDGE WHEN IT COLLAPSE. WE DO KNOW THAT AT LEAST 11 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD INCLUDING A CHILD. A DRIVER IS IN CUSTODY AFTER CRASHING HIS CAR INTO THE BARRIERS OUTSIDE WESTMINSTER THIS MORNING. SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE INJURED – BUT LONDON )S MET POLICE SAY (NONE OF THE VICTIMS ARE BELIEVED TO BE SUFFERING FROM “LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES..” MET POLICE TWEETED THAT A HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE IS IN PLACE TO HELP AUTHORITIES WITH THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION. THIS MORNING — A WILDFIRE CREW BATTLING THE MASSIVE FIRES IN CALIFORNIA IS GRIEIVING THE LOSS OF ONE OF THEIR OWN. THE MENDOCINO COMPLEX FIRE — IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE – CLAIMED THE LIFE OF THE FIREFIGHTER. THIS IS THE FIRST FIREFIGHTER TO LOSE HIS LIFE AS A RESULT OF FIGHTING THAT FIRE WHICH IS THE LARGEST EVER RECORDED IN CALIFORNIA )S HISTORY. TORCHING ALMOST 350-THOUSAND ACRES. TWO OTHER WILDFIRES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HAVE CLAIMED THE LIVES OF FIVE FIREFIGHTERS. NEW THIS MORNING.. LEGENDARY SOUL SINGER ARETHA FRANKLIN IS NOW IN HOSPICE CARE IN HER DETROIT HOME. THE 76-YEAR-OLD HAS BATTLED NUMEROUS HEALTH PROBLEMS IN RECENT YEARS, AND STEPPED DOWN FROM PERFORMING LAST YEAR. KNOWN AS THE “QUEEN OF SOUL,” THE 1960 )S SUPERSTAR WAS KNOWN FOR HER SIGNATURE VERSION OF OTIS REDDING )S “RESPECT.” SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. HER FAMILY IS ASKING FOR “PRAYERS AND PRIVACY” AS HER HEALTH CONTINUES TO DETERIORATE. A-P-D IS STILL LOOKING INTO WHAT THEY ARE CALLING A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY. POLICE SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL ON THE WESTSIDE WHEN THEY FOUND A MAN, DEAD, AT THE VILLA HERMOSA APARTMENTS NEAR COORS AND OURAY. THE CAUSE OF DEATH REMAINS UNKNOWN – BUT OFFICIALS HAVE OBTAINED A SEARCH WARRANT TO LOOK THROUGH AN APARTMENT FOR ANY CLUES. THE VICTIM )S IDENTITY HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. ONE OF ALBUQUERQUE )S MOST ICONIC STREETS COULD SOON LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT. THIS AS CITY LEADERS ARE CONTINUING TO DISCUSS A PLAN TO OVERHAUL THE ROAD. THE CITY IS LOOKING TO SPEND 750-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PLAN AND DESIGN AN OVERHAUL OF RIO GRANDE FROM I-40 TO CENTRAL. A RENDERING SHOWS A LANDSCAPED CORRIDOR WITH IMPROVED SIDEWALKS, A ROUNDABOUT, AND EVEN A DIAMOND INTERCHANGE. THE LAND USE, PLANNING, AND ZONING COMMITTEE IS SET TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSAL ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. .TODAY…Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. .TONIGHT…Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. JOSH COLLMAN FELL A HUNDRED FEET OFF A MOUNTAIN WHILE HIKING ON THE CRESTONE PEAK IN COLORADO LAST AUGUST. HE SAYS HE LOST HIS FOOTING AND LANDED ON THE EDGE OF THE MOUNTAIN. LUCKILY HIS FRIENDS WERE ABLE TO REACH EMERGENCY CREWS VIA CELLPHONE BUT SEVERE WEATHER ALMOST CAUSED THEM TO CALL OF THE RESCUE. BUT THEY DID MAKE IT TO COLLMAN HE HAS SPENT THE LAST YEAR RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES BUT HE IS NOW WALKING AND EVEN HIKING AGAIN. A MAN FROM RATON IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY AFTER HE WAS ATTACKED BY A BEAR WHILE EXERCISING WITH HIS DOGS. BUT WHILE THE BEAR HAD IT )S JAW CLAMPED AROUND THIS LEG…THE MAY SAYS…HE WAS ABLE TO KILL IT. BRIDGER PETRINI, SAYS HE WAS WITH HIS DOGS WHEN THE BEAR CHARGED HIM. WHEN RESCUE CREWS ARRIVED ON SCENE, THEY COULD NOT MOVE THE BEAR AND HAD TO REMOVE THE BEAR )S HEAD FROM IT )S BODY. THAT LEFT IT ATTACHED TO PATRINI )S LEG. IT WAS LATER REMOVED WHILE EN ROUTE TO U-N-M HOSPITAL. NOW LET )S GET A LOOK AT THAT MORNING DRIVE… HAPPENING TODAY… STUDENTS FROM MORE THAN 40 NEW MEXICO SCHOOLS ARE EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM SANDIA LABS ANNUAL K-12 COMPUTER DONATION EVENT. MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND COMPUTERS AND TECH-RELATED ACCESSORIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TODAY. OFFICIALS SAY THIS DONATION EVENT IS A GREAT WAY FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO USE EQUIPMENT THEY LIKELY WOULDN )T HAVE ACCESS TO BECAUSE OF MONEY CONSTRAINTS. LAST YEAR MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND TECH ITEMS WERE DONATED. afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. .TONIGHT…Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening. .WEDNESDAY…Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. TIME NOW FOR THE FIVE FACTS — AT NUMBER FIVE — THE HEAD COACH FOR U-S-L NEW MEXICO HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. ACCORDING TO THE JOURNAL… THE TEAM IS WELCOMING TROY LESESNE A THEIR NEW HEAD COACH. LESESNE WILL BE FORMALLY INTRODUCED TODAY AT A TEAM PRESS CONFRENCE AT ISOTOPES PARK CLUB LOUNGE. LESESNE COMES TO NEW MEXICO AFTER BEING AN ASSISTANT COACH WITH THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE SINCE 2015. THE USL NEW MEXICO TEAM WAS ANNOUNCED BACK IN JUNE.. THEY ARE PART OF THE SECOND DIVISION OF AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SOCCER. AT NUMBER FOUR — RIO RANCHO )S PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE WILL HEAR A CASE FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS – TOLD THEY COULDN )T BUILD A SHADE STRUCTURE OVER THEIR PATIO. THE CITY )S DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (DENIED KEN AND LYNN ANSELMI )S PERMIT APPLICATION FOR BUILDNG A SHADE STRUCTURE… SAYING BECAUSE THE HOUSE WAS BUILT (WITHIN THE REQUIRED 10-FOOT SETBACK FROM THE SIDEWALK YEARS AGO — ANY ADDITIONS WOULD BE A VIOLATION. CITY CODE SAYS HOUSES LIKE THE ANSELMIS ) THAT WERE BUILT IN VIOLATION OF THE LOT AREA REQUIREMENTS — (CAN ONLY BE REMODELED OR REPAIRED… THEY CANNOT BE RECONSTRUCTED OR BE STRUCTURALLY ALTERED. AT NUMBER THREE– AT NUMBER TWO — RIO RANCHO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WILL HEAD TO THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WITH COUNSELORS ON HAND….AND WITHOUT ONE OF THEIR CLASSMATES. SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY — ARIANA JADE ROMEO — (SHOULD HAVE STARTED FIRST GRADE TODAY. THE 6-YEAR OLD WAS FOUND DEAD AT HER MOTHER )S HOME OVER THE WEEKEND. POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING HER DEATH AS A HOMICIDE. POLICE SAY WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE HOME ON MOONSTONE DRIVE IN RIO RANCHO THE GIRL — THE SCHOOL KNEW AS “JADE” – WAS ALREADY NON- RESPONSIVE. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY )VE CONDUCTED INTERVIEWS WITH EVERYONE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME OF DEATH. THEY )RE STILL WAITING FOR A CAUSE OF DEATH FROM O-M-I. AND AT NUMBER ONE — FOUR OF THE FIVE SUSPECTS CHARGED IN THE AMALIA COMPOUND CASE… ARE SET TO BE RELEASED FROM JAIL TODAY. THIS AFTER A RULING FROM A NORTHERN NEW MEXICO JUDGE…SAYING PROSECUTORS DID NOT PROVE THAT THEY ARE A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY. THE ONLY TO REMAIN LOCKED UP IS SIRAJ WAHHAJ… THE FATHER OF THE MISSING 3-YEAR-OLD ABDUL. HE )S STILL WANTED OUT OF GEORGIA. AN F-B-I INVESTIGATOR CONFIRMED THE BOY FOUND DEAD ON THE FILTHY COMPOUND. AS OF THIS MORNING — MEDICAL EXAMINERS STILL HAVEN )T CONFIRMED THE REMAINS BELONG TO ABDUL. JUDGE SARAH BACKUS SET A 20- THOUSAND DOLLAR SIGNATURE BOND FOR THE FOUR OTHER SUSPECTS.

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