1. With mounting concerns over crime in Albuquerque, a city councilor has announced a new initiative: bicycle officers will start patrolling Central Avenue in southeast Albuquerque.
2. A storm system will move into New Mexico from the West Coast on Friday. The storm will pack gusty winds and scattered showers. The storm also will bring cooler temperatures dropping 10 to 20° across the state.
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3. The PRC is refusing to back down, saying Facebook will have to pay millions for a new transmission line. It’s good news for PNM customers, but the governor warns it could be bad for business.
4. Gary Gregor was convicted of 12 counts of kidnapping and sexual misconduct in December. In Santa Fe District Court on Thursday, he was sentenced to 108 years in prison.
5. A convicted sex offender will remain locked up until his trial. Michael Gilpin was arrested this week after deputies found hundreds of images of child pornography in his Tijeras home.
The Evening’s Top Stories:
- Kidnapping of 9-year-old New Mexico girl under investigation
- Bernalillo County trying to put an end to illegal dumping
- Electric scooters set to roll into Albuquerque next week
- Pope Francis appoints Malta-born priest as Las Cruces bishop
- Film boom in New Mexico provides leading roles for New Mexicans
- Keller promotes ‘Metal Mayor’ status with stickers
- Rumbling overhead as Thunderbirds prepare for Kirtland air show
- Mustang Camp served notice to vacate property, in need of new home
- ‘New Mexico True’ brand hits major milestone on Instagram