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Good Morning El Paso 03.04.16

from our round the clock news team–one person is recovering in the hospital this morning after being stabbed at an east side convenience store. “/ he referred to my hands if they are small, something else must be small. i guarantee you there is no problem. the bad blood among the candidates flowed freely at last night’s republican presidential debate. what the candidates are saying now, if trump takes the nomination. a family pleading with the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run to come forward. why the victim’s parents say they forgive the person who police are still searching for. el paso police need your help in locating the family of an elderly man found wandering around back in february. a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i’m stephanie valle. and i’m hillary floren. good morning, everyone. we will get to the first forecast in just a moment — but first, to an abc-7 traffic alert this is a live look at our tex dot cameras in far east el paso near eastlake. el paso county sheriff’s are working a crash involving two cars..the westbound lanes are shut down and traffic is being forced to exit on to the gateway. there were injuries but their conditions were not released just yet. the sheriff’s office told out newsroom the area should be clear within the hour. we will update you with more information as soon as it becomes available. / one person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed at an east side convenience store. it happened around 2:30 this morning at the circle k located at 87-26 montana near hawkins. when our round the clock crew arrived, the corner store was taped off as they investigated what happened. police tell abc-7 a fight happened inside the store and one person was stabbed. emergency dispatch tells us that person was taken to del sol with serious injuries. no word on any arrests. a live look at stormtrack doppler radar is showing… currently around our region… here’s your day planner donald trump forced to defend his record on trump university, manufacturing his merchandise outside of america, and an off-the-record conversation with the new york times. did the attacks hurt or help the republican front runner? abc’s lana zak has the latest it’s your voice, your vote. the debate on the fox news channel turned vulgar early on… trump to my hands if they are small, something else must be small. i guarantee you there is no problem. and while john kasich remained above the fray… 21:12:51 kasich people say wherever i go, you seem to be the adult on the stage. ted cruz and marco rubio slung the mud– sot – cruz 21:46:27 cruz you are misleading the american people. trump you are the one. cruz release the tapes. what are you hiding in the tapes? those tapes… of an off-the-record conversation between trump and the new york times where he discussed his views on immigration. nats and marco rubio asked trump how he can pledge to “make america great again,” but not actually make his clothes in america? 21:16:47 rubio he can start tonight by announcing that all the donald trump clothing will no longer be made in china and in mexico but will be made here in the united states. this little guy has lied so much. rubio here we go. but when pressed by the fox moderator– mod will you promise that you will, and how soon will you move your clothing collection, the clothes that are made in china and mexico? 21:18:42 trump launched into a tirade on currency devalution…but made no clear promises to move his clothing business back to america. tag: the now-defunked “trump university” was also under attack during the debate. megyn kelly asking about the lawsuits and d-minus rating by the better business bureau. trump argued it had an a-rating. overnight, the bbb said the ratings fluxuated. el paso police are asking for your help in locating family members of an elderly man that was found wandering. 82-year-old simon armendarias- mendoza was found wandering at the beginning of february. police say he has a mental impairment and could not provide officers with any information about himself or relatives. he had a tx i.d. and passport on him but the listed address was not valid. anyone who may have any information regarding mr. armendaris’s family is asked to call detective aman at 915-212-4063. el paso police are still searching for a dark compact car that ran over an injured woman earlier this week after she rolled over and was ejected from her s- u-v on u.s.54 abc-7 spoke with the victim’s parents who are overwhelmed with emotion after the death of their daughter. “to the person that helped my daughter on the highway, thank you very much … ” they are grateful to the complete strangers who stopped and helped helped her early wednesday morning. they say … they even forgive the driver who moments later ran over their daughter… right in front of those good samaritans. / el paso police say he or she was southbound on u-s 54 wednesday around 3 in the morning… when they ran over 33-year-old nurse ruth naomi desoto. police say it was a dark compact car… and it probably has damage to the front end … maybe even missing a headlight. police ask that you keep an eye out for a car matching this description. if you have any information–you are asked to call el paso police. we’ll hear more from ruth’s parents coming up later this morning on good morning el paso =—and how they had to break the news to their grandaughter. a former volunteer art teacher in las cruces will spend one year in jail plus probation after pleading guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student. from our new mexico mobile newsroom … 32-year-old gary vau, junior pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual penetration and tampering with evidence. vau was arrested last april after the 17-year-old student told investigators she had sex with him at st. mary’s high school in las cruces. the girl says it happened on campus as many as 20 times. the victim did not speak in court during the trail. also in new mexico– authorities say some sort of medical episode may have led to a fatal car crash involving new mexico health secretary retta ward. ward, who police say was alone, drove off the road and hit an embankment in santa fe county early thursday morning. officials say no other vehicles were involved and ward did not suffer any kind of trauma from the crash itself. ward was pronounced dead once she arrived at a new mexico hospital. an exact cause of death has not been determined. the 62- year-old ward had been new mexico’s health secretary for three years. now it’s time to take a look at the tx-dot traffic cams… students have been looking forward to this since winter break! after that final bell rings – students will be on spring break! reporter evan folan is live to give us some ideas for what you and your kids can do with all that free time. abc-7’s evan folan is live … we are outside the el paso public library where you may want to stop by during spring break! just because school is out for a week – that doesn’t mean your kids have to stop learning! several educational and fun activities will be offered by the city all next week! the public library has things for children and adults of all ages – whether it involves learning sign language, playing board games or learning to make ice cream. but, if you want to get some sun over the break – the el paso zoo may be the spot for you! where you can feed giraffes and meet the zoo keepers! and if your kids want to keep learning – one city museum is offering a neat experience. “this is actually a reall opportunity to learn what arecheology is and get outside and learn what they do you get to play in some dirt and learn some scientific facts as well” coming up in the next half hour – i will give you some more tips for psring break! edf abc 7 we still have much more to come here on good morning el paso … “2.00 it’s a vehicle that we ca use to access parts of the body that we could never get to before. 2.07 “: new technology coming to university medical center–how it’s eliminating the need for surgery. pluss— the iditarod is supposed to kick off this weekend but the famous is race is missing one very important element. meteorologist krystal klei has your detailed forecast. krystal… and this is abc-7, where news comes first! iditarod dog sled race begins this weekend. but organizers in anchorage had one big problem ahead of the big event: it stopped snowing. fortunately, they got some much- need help from the city of fairbanks. alaska railroad sent over seven car-loads of snow – saying it had plenty to spare from its fairbanks rail yard. the snow will be spread out to build a sled dog trail for the opening ceremony on saturday. to stormtrack weather now… we’re taking a live look outside right now courtesy of our exclusive abc-7 mountain camera… /

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