ALBUQUREQUE (KRQE) - Students and teachers at two Albuquerque schools were ordered to stay inside when a bear wandered onto campus Friday.
The 200-pound bear was spotted near Kennedy Middle and Tomasita Elementary schools a little after 11 a.m. Friday causing quite the commotion among neighbors and educators alike.
The bear climbed a tree in front of Kennedy where it was surrounded by officers from the Albuquerque Police Department and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Teachers and students were ordered to stay inside, not that the order stopped curious neighbors and staff from gathering.
The bear was shot with a single tranquilizer dart by one of the game officers.
Officials said the animal was in good condition and would be returned to the wild. Game and Fish said the bear had not been tagged for wandering in the city before.
The middle school is on Tomasita Street NE near Juan Tabo Boulevard and Interstate 40 and not far from the Sandia Mountains.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.
It appears there's a temporary fix for the quickly dwindling lottery scholarship program.
A San Juan County man has been arrested for his sixth DWI by the same officer who's arrested him before.
A police shooting was avoided in this weekend in Clovis after officers came face to face with an armed man.