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[1] Woman charged with aiding suspect in fatal Blakes Lotaburger robbery – A second person now faces charges in connection with the robbery and murder at an Espanola Blake’s Lottaburger. Police say Adelene Urquijo acted as a getaway driver for Ricky Martinez Jr, after he allegedly shot and killed Cypress Garcia during the robbery. According to a criminal complaint, she told police she was waiting for Martinez in the car, she heard gunshots, and when Martinez got back into the van, he admitted to shooting Garcia and asked her to leave. She is due in court on September 28. [2] Study Finds City of Albuquerque ‘Not Doing Enough for the Homeless’ – The City of Albuquerque shares the results of its recent survey trying to understand what residents think about the quality of life in the town. The results show that some of the biggest concerns revolve around crime and homelessness. A majority said the city was doing a poor job of dealing with homelessness in the city. When it comes to safety, 81% said they felt safe in their neighborhood during the day, but dropped to 51% at night, with some saying they felt unsafe at all. The study also highlighted the city’s unique culture, friendly people and food. [3] Isolated and Warm Labor Day Storms – Isolated storms will develop in the southern Sangre de Cristo, Jemez and San Juans mountains this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will move southwest into the highlands. A few storms will move into the middle Rio Grande Valley, with a chance in Santa Fe to Metro ABQ. This week will be warm, with warmer than normal highs and even temperatures near record highs. Skies will be drier on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a better chance for mountain storms this weekend. [4] New group helping people affected by fires and floods – A group of residents in San Miguel and Mora counties are starting a new foundation to help raise funds and meet community needs. The Mora, San Miguel Long Term Recovery Group is still in its infancy, but the group hopes to fill in the gaps left by other organizations. The group says it is already helping community members and hopes to continue to do so. [5] Albuquerque restaurant donates funds to injured football player – Bubba’s 33 said he would donate part of his profits to help a football player in Las Cruces. Organ Mountain main linebacker Abraham Romero collapsed in the field during a game on August 26. Since his collapse, Romero has been in a medically induced coma at a hospital in El Paso. Bubba’s 33-year-old said they were going to donate some of what they earned from sales to help pay for his medical bills. Every purchase made through September 12 will go to the Las Cruces Booster Club who will pass it on to Romero’s family.