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Friday’s Best Stories

The five facts of Friday

[1] Suspect in Taos Resort Case Found Fit to Stand Trial – The trial of a woman arrested in a raid on a Taos County resort is progressing after she was found fit to stand trial. Police raided the property in 2018, finding firearms, ammunition, eleven malnourished children and the remains of a three-year-old boy. The group has been accused of training the children to carry out terrorist attacks against schools, banks and government buildings. One of the five adults arrested was Jany Leveille. In 2019, she was deemed unfit to stand trial. The matter was recently argued again and a judge ruled that she was fit to stand trial. The trial is scheduled for next fall. [2] Feds issue new indictment and harsher charges in Renezmae Calzada murder case – Espanola man accused of killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter has now been charged with first-degree murder degree. Malcom Torres was originally charged with second degree murder for the death of Renezmae Calzada; his body was found in the Rio Grande outside Espanola in September 2019. Torres rejected a plea deal in August. The indictment says Torres beat the little girl to death. Torres is due in court later this month. [3] Beautiful Friday, rain and cold are coming over the weekend – Friday will be a glorious day, with warm and above average temperatures. Showers and thunderstorms will move into the NM on Saturday, staying south of I-40 and into the western mountains. The Metro will remain dry through the day Saturday, but rain showers will move through the night into Sunday morning. Sunday will be rainy, cloudy and cool across the state. Temperatures will drop 10 to 25 degrees on Sunday as a strong cold front moves through the state. [4] $3.2 Million Solar Project Now Up and Running at APS School – Albuquerque Public Schools opened a new solar panel that aims to save the district money at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School. The new network comes after Atrisco Heritage had the highest electricity bill in the entire district. They broke new ground last year and the district flipped the switch on its $3.2 million solar project. The two-part project consists of a solar panel on the roof of school buildings and a Tesla mega battery that will store the energy that will be collected. [5] Albuquerque woman wins U.S. Army Sgt. of the Year – An Albuquerque woman is in elite company, now becoming one of four women to win a prestigious military title. After eight years of service, 26-year-old Staff Sergeant Krysta Osbourne has earned the title of US Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. The Army describes competition as one of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges a soldier can face. sergeant. Osbourne says his ultimate goal is to retire after 20 years and buy a house in Rio Rancho