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Good Morning El Paso 07.11.16

drivers in far east el paso have been stuck on i-10 for hours this morning after a deadly crash. we have the latest from our round the clock news team. “a large vigil is planned tonight to rember the 5 dallas police officers killed in a sniper attack, i’m abc’s kenneth moton, coming up new details about the gunman and we hear from one of the survivors.” plus— abc-7 viewers are sounding off on our facebook page about the recent comments from el paso’s chief of police –our complete coverage continues this morning. “black lives matter, black live matter, black lives matter, black lives matter…8sec” the ‘black lives matter’ protests continued throughout the weekend around the u-s. more than 160 people were arrested at this rally in baton rouge yesterday. in california, hundreds took to the streets last night in support of ‘black lives matter’… protesters blocked numerous streets. we continue our complete coverage this morning, including the latest from dallas—in just a bit but first — a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i’m stephanie valle. and i’m hillary floren. good morning, everyone. high pressure aloft combined with low level westerly winds will bring more hot mostly dry weather to southern new mexico and west texas this week with temperatures remaining well above normal. a few thunderstorms may occur later this week as modest amounts of closed and one person is dead — following a crash overnight. this happened late last night on i-10 west at mile marker 61. good morning el paso’s denise olivas is live with the latest … denise? tonight — the dallas police department will hold a large vigil for 5 fallen officers killed in a mass shooting last week. the city is in the process of healing, while others are still in protest over alleged police brutality. abc’s kenneth moton has the latest from dallas — with new information this morning. / 1:00 this morning, communities in protest. nat 00:53 what do we want justice another night of demonstrations? nat 00:05 arrests montage ?and arrests after the recent police killings of black men. those rising racial tensions apparently were the breaking point for dallas army vet micah johnson? nat very quick gunfire ?who used his military training to shoot and kill 5 dallas police officers at a peaceful black lives matter protest. the fbi found bomb making materials in his house?they believe he had plans for a bigger plot. police chief david brown told cnn johnson taunted officers during a standoff before he was taken out by a robot with an explosive. sot chief david brown/dallas police 1:36 laughing at us, singing, asking how many did he get sot shetamia taylor/victim 1:16 he said “he has a gun, run!” shetami taylor was hit in the leg while shielding her son. but the hero mom says the real heroes are the officers who physically covered them. sot taylor i saw another officer get shot in front of me. as this city mourns, a moment of unity. black lives matter came face to face with counter protestors. no fights?just hugs. nat 00:50 “this i how you kick down the wall.” president obama will work to calm those racial tensions when he visits dallas tomorrow for a memorial service. vice president biden and former president george w bush will also attend. kenneth moton, abc news dallas. president obama has returned early from an overseas trip — to begin trying to comfort those unsettled by the series of recent shootings. he is expected to meet with victims’ families and with local law enforcement officials tomorrow in dallas. / former mayor john cook is organizing a silent prayer vigil to honor the five dallas police officers killed. on facebook – he said the vigil will be held to pray for the men and women who have sworn to protect and defend us, saying: “this is not a political even and there will be no speeches. god doesn’t need to hear speeches from us to know what is in our hearts.” the vigil will be held outside the police headquarters on thursday at 8 p.m. mayor cook hopes to form a human prayer chain around the entire building. el paso police chief greg allen made some comments about the ambush in dallas and ‘black lives matter’…. it had a lot of you sounding off on our facebook page all weekend. we’ll have more about what he said and how you all are reacting –coming up during our next half hour of gmep. 6-07… weather and traffic on the 7s… high pressure aloft combined with low level westerly winds will bring more hot mostly dry now it’s time to take a look at the tx-dot traffic cams… we still have much more to come here on gmep— inmates, caught on camera, breaking out of a holding cell in texas–why authorities are commending them for their actions! / plus—we are under an abc-7 first alert this morning– a nice view outside right now from the abc-7 mountain camera but those triple digits are back … we’ll have the details. / and this is abc-7, where news comes first! quick thinking by inmates in a holding

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