Judge proposes alternative to shutting down crime-ridden motel

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An Albuquerque judge has ruled not to shut down the Sahara Motel just yet. 

Back in February, the city filed a lawsuit against the owner to shut the motel down claiming it had become a magnet for crime. 

After an evidentiary hearing Monday, Judge Allen Malott ruled that closing down the motel wouldn’t alleviate crime in the area. 

Instead, he ruled that a ‘special master’ would be appointed to work with the city and the owner to come up with a management plan to better run the property. 

They only have 60 days to make improvements before the judge re-examines the motel’s fate. 

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