1. Albuquerque police say a gun used in a shooting last month is connected to a half dozen other shootings, including two murders.
2. The Albuquerque Tea Party is calling out a city councilor. The group is handing out flyers in Pat Davis’ Nob Hill neighborhood, calling him two-faced, especially when it comes to the subject of crime and immigration. Davis says they’re exercising their First Amendment rights by handing out the flyers, but thinks the rhetoric on immigration should be toned down.
3. Central and western areas of the state will be largely dry through the weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s. Across the east, the Gulf of Mexico will push in moisture and support scattered showers. Some of the storms could reach severe levels on Saturday. A drier westerly flow will set up to start next week.
Full Story: Mark’s Friday Evening Forecast
4. Albuquerque police officers found themselves chasing a boat on I-40. You can see the sparks flying in a bystander’s video of a pickup tearing along the freeway towing a boat. Police say he led them on and off the freeway a few times before he finally stopped at Route 66 Casino and was arrested.
5. The city put up a radar speed sign on Atrisco to get people to slow down, but neighbors say its speeds don’t match what’s on their dashboards. KRQE News 13 tested it out ourselves. The speed limit is 35. The driver clocked in the 40s, but the sign read 30 mph.
The Evening’s Top Stories:
- Lapel video shows police sweep Cleveland High for shooting suspect
- Truck driver charged in Colorado pileup that killed 4
- State Police bust 14 businesses for selling alcohol to minors
- Customers react to restaurant’s built-in service charge
- AFR unveils new rescue truck
- Volunteers shave their heads to fight childhood cancer
- Smokey Bear webcast to debut in November
- High-water levels force closure of Cochiti Lake
- Thousands of students in Albuquerque for RoboRAVE competition