1. It was a scary scene when a boy was hit by an Albuquerque police officer after running in front of his cruiser. The officer said he was driving slowly but that he couldn’t stop in time when he saw the boy dart in front of him.
2. Low pressure will drop to our west while high-pressure sits to our east pulling moisture up across New Mexico over the next week. Temperatures will remain below average with daily rounds of thunderstorms.
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3. What began as a domestic call turns quickly into a deputy-involved shooting in Santa Fe. Deputies say when they tried to arrest Melisco Gallegos at his home near Old Pecos Trail and Rodeo Road on Monday, he fled in his truck, and at one point, rammed three patrol vehicles with deputies inside.
4. The man convicted of murdering three random people in three separate shootings, learned his fate Wednesday morning. He’ll never walk the streets again. Yoan Santiesteban will spend life plus 68 years in prison. Wednesday morning, he listened to the victims’ families express their pain and anger.
5. Community members and New Mexico lawmakers are paying their respects Wednesday to longtime State Senator John Pinto. He died last week at the age of 94.
The Evening’s Top Stories:
- Retired judge killed in crash while riding his bicycle
- Video shows thieves steal tip jar from Albuquerque restaurant
- Lawmakers encourage New Mexicans to participate in census
- NMDOH confirms two human Tularemia cases
- Sheriff asks for return of NMSP officers temporarily relocated to Albuquerque
- Balloon Fiesta Park’s Main Street could get new look
- Local craftsman adding unique touch to New Mexican classic
- Navajo Nation votes to accept copy of 1868 treaty
- US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land
- La Luz Trailhead back open