Investigation of a Native American residential school + a woman on fire
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First, the weather forecast for the day:
Partly cloudy all day. High: 75 Low: 54.
Here are the best stories in Albuquerque today:
- Albuquerque city officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar as they research the history of a site where dozens of Native American boarding school students were believed to have been buried over a century ago. Indigenous activists were concerned earlier this year when a plaque commemorating students from the former Albuquerque Indian School faded away. The plaque’s disappearance came as the U.S. government launched a nationwide investigation into residential schools, where reports of physical and sexual abuse were rife and children who died while attending schools were often buried in anonymous graves. The recent discoveries of child remains in Canada and the investigation in the United States have stirred up strong emotions among tribal communities, including grief, anger, reflection and a deep desire for healing. (Albuquerque Journal)
- a Albuquerque the woman was transported by plane University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas and her roommate is behind bars after allegedly spraying her with gasoline and setting her on fire at their house Midwest Friday afternoon. Laurent Sédillo, 39, is charged with an aggravated battery causing serious bodily harm. It was booked in the Metropolitan detention center early Saturday. Sedillo was not found at the house but was later arrested at a house one kilometer away. (Albuquerque Journal)
- The retirements of teachers and other employees of public education in New Mexico increased by 40% this year, and the pandemic is seen as one of many possible causes. (KOB)
- A woman sees a burglar leaving her home with more than $ 3,000 in electronics on her Ring camera while out of town. (KOB)
- A danger Albuquerque a man in the early stages of dementia who had been reported missing has been found. (News KRQE 13)
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– Rachel Kilimnik
About me: Rachel is a born and raised New Yorker who recently moved to the mountains of the West. She is a freelance writer for content agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com in curating the community newsletter. In her free time, you can see Rachel rollerblading, pottery making, drinking tea, and tending to her growing collection of houseplants.