Tuesday morning briefing: Coming together, an Easter warning and terrorism at home

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.

Coming together

The community comes together at noon today during the joint City of Clovis/Curry County luncheon at the Clovis Civic Center.

Quirky quote

“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” — Muhammad Ali

Easter caution

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board is advising families to avoid potential exposure to Salmonella by not giving baby chicks and ducklings to children as Easter gifts.

In the last five years, New Mexico has had 15 Salmonella cases related to
baby chicks. Many of the cases were in young children.

Today in history

On this day in 1995, a massive explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people and injures hundreds more.

The bomb, contained in a Ryder truck parked outside the front of the building, went off at 9:02 a.m. as people were preparing for the workday.

Among the victims of America’s worst incident of domestic terrorism were 19 children who were in the daycare center on the first floor of the building.

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Today — Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Colder. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

On the horizon — Wednesday mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday.