April 18 Evening Rush: Child undergoing surgery after dog attack

1. A child is in the hospital after a dog attack near Central and Louisiana. The Albuquerque Police Department says the 6-year-old crawled into an enclosure where neighbors had four pit bulls, and two of the dogs attacked. At last check, the child was in surgery. 

Full Story: APD: Child rushed to hospital after dog attack in SE Albuquerque

2. Albuquerque Fire Rescue is taking a closer look at their security after one of their units was stolen. Police say at some point in the middle of the night, Anthony Pacheco got inside Fire Station 5, and took a battalion chief’s Chevy Tahoe. Video shows Pacheco flying through an intersection, hitting a black car, then spinning around. Police eventually arrested him. 

Full Story: Stolen vehicle pursuit ends with man dancing on truck, mooning officers

3. High pressure builds in across the state on Friday leading to mostly sunny skies and highs in the high 70s.

Full Story: Mark’s Thursday Evening Forecast

4. Balloon Fiesta is Albuquerque’s most popular event and it’s also one of the most congested. A University of New Mexico researcher says last fall’s traffic tribulations inspired him to come up with a solution so that visitors leave with a better impression of Albuquerque. 

Full Story: UNM researcher hopes to solve Balloon Fiesta traffic tribulations

5. An Albuquerque woman is set to be sentenced next month for her role in a deadly road rage shooting. Alexis Rogers faces three years behind bars. Rodgers was behind the wheel when police say her passenger, Damien Luna, opened fire, killing 16-year-old Efrain Azarte. Thursday, she pleaded to lesser charges. 

Full Story: Woman connected to deadly road rage shooting takes plea deal

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