Sept 3 Morning Rush: Dozens recovering after deadly bus crash
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – 1. Dozens of survivors are still recovering in the hospital this morning, four days after a deadly head-on collision between a passenger bus and a semi. Of the nearly 50 people on the bus, eight were killed and now identities of five are now known. Sadie Thomas, 50, Charla Bahe, 34, Terry Mason, 45, Veronica Williams, 49, and Greyhound bus driver Luis Alvarez, 50. The final three still not identified this morning.
Read full story: Authorities identify 5 of 8 killed in New Mexico crash
2. There are new overnight details into the brush fire on the Santo Domingo Pueblo. According to Sandoval County, the fire is contained and no longer threatening homes on the pueblo.
Officials say the "Border Fire" was contained to 12 acres in size. Originally three to four structures were threatened but that is no longer the case. Sandoval County officials say the Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken over firefighting efforts.
Read full story: Brush fire on Santo Domingo Pueblo contained
3. Weather: High pressure to our east and a low pressure system west will allow moisture to continue to stream north into New Mexico on Monday.
4. Zozobra organizers are playing damage control by putting in place plans to refund people who didn’t get into this year’s event. About two-thousand people weren’t let through the gates at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe. Organizer Raymond Sandoval says backpack checks caused backups, and the threat of high winds and lightning caused major issues. Organizers say those who didn’t get in will get a full refund, a complimentary poster and complimentary tickets to next year’s burning. Out of town visitors will even receive complimentary hotel stays. The deadline for refunds is October 15th.
Read full story: Thousands miss Zozobra due to weather and security check delays
Albuquerque’s own Alex Bregman is getting a lot of attention for lifting the spirits of a young fan, who is recovering after being hit with a foul ball. Graham McAnelly is just 7-years-old and a huge Bregman fan. He recently attended his first Astros game where Bregman hit a foul ball, hitting Graham in the jaw, fracturing it, Bregman made it right by inviting Graham to batting practice and another game. Bregman also signed Graham’s baseball, gave him batting gloves, and offered him an apology.
Read full story: Bregman offers apology to a 7-yr-old fan hit by ball