Hobbs baby update, Stolen in New Mexico, Snow and rain, Blood shortage, First female manager

The best stories of Tuesday

The five facts for Tuesday

[1] ‘We just found a baby in the trash’: Details emerge after Hobbs teenager accused of throwing newborn baby in dumpster A newborn baby left in a dumpster is stable. Police said his mother wrapped him in a towel, put him in a garbage bag and dumped the newborn in a dumpster near the Broadmoor shopping center in Hobbs. The baby stayed there for six hours until three strangers heard his screams as he dived into a dumpster and called 911. Police said surveillance footage showed his mother to be Alexis Avila, 18 years old. After authorities tracked her down, she told officers she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked. Avila is charged with attempted murder. [2] Families of murder victims working with lawmakers for tougher crime bills This year’s legislative session begins in a week, and the families of victims of violent crime are demanding that lawmakers ensure tougher sentences for criminals. Robbed New Mexico, an advocacy group for families of victims of violent crime, is pushing for bail reform to keep violent criminals behind bars until their trial. The group is calling for a harsher sentence for second degree murder and a three-stroke bill that calls for the possibility of parole if one person kills more than two people. [3] End of snow and rain from southeast, milder and drier day Snow and rain showers moved northeast through Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties this morning. Roads can be slippery in the area. The snow and rain will recede around 9am leaving us dry for the rest of the day. Rounds of high and thick cloud will sweep through the state today and temperatures will be milder than yesterday. [4] Vitalant offers a chance to win $ 5,000 for blood donors Local blood banks are stressing their urgent need for donations as the United States grapples with a nationwide blood shortage. For the first time, the Red Cross declared a national blood crisis in response to the worst shortage in more than a decade. Doctors say this forces them to make tough decisions about who should receive blood. Blood supplier Vitalant is offering people a chance to win $ 5,000 in exchange for a donation. [5] AP sources: Yanks’ Balkovec to be MiLB’s first female manager A former Lobo softball player makes history as the first female minor league baseball manager. The Yankees have named Rachel Balkovec as the new manager of their affiliate team, the Tampa Tarpons. She was hired full time as a batting coach for the MLB in 2020.