August 23 Morning Rush: 2 people injured after Albuquerque shooting leads to car crash

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1. A man shot in northeast Albuquerque is still in the hospital. He was last listed in critical condition. Police say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the Sandia Vista Apartments. According to police, that shooting then lead to a crash, pinning one person underneath a vehicle. That person, also transported to UNMH. The condition of the individual who was pinned under the car is still unknown. An investigation is still underway Thursday morning.

Full story: APD: Two people injured after shooting leads to crash
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2. A new warning out for parents or anyone going to Mariposa Park near Montano and Golf Course. This comes after a suspicious man was seen lurking in the area. Police say they’ve received reports about a man trying to lure kids into his car. One woman claims he even tried to abduct her. Heather Werder says that happened Sunday morning. Werder says she was at the park with her two boys that day when she noticed a man standing alone across the parking lot. That’s when a woman came running up to her, saying that someone was coming after her. Werder says she called the police that day. Authorities are now asking park-goers to be cautious.

Full story: Albuquerque mom among latest to encounter suspicious person at local park

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3. Another round of showers and thunderstorms is likely to develop over southern, western and central New Mexico Thursday afternoon.

Full story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast

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4. Local gyms will honor the life of 10-year-old Victoria Martens who was brutally murdered in 2016. Area CrossFit athletes are asking CrossFit boxes and gyms to come together and celebrate her life with a memorial ‘workout of the day’. Thursday would have been Marten’s twelfth birthday. They’re hoping a workout will bring the community together and remember the light she brought to others and not the tragedy that surrounds her death. Organizers say, if you don’t belong to one of the gyms, you’re welcome to go Thursday for no charge.

Full story: Local CrossFit gyms honor life of Victoria Martens with memorial workout

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5. Some exciting new information coming from a duke city staple, and it may, or may not be good for your bank account or your waistline. The Dog House drive-in on Central now takes credit cards. The iconic restaurant has been open for 70 years serving up chile dogs, chile burgers, and its popular chile cheese fries. Manager Lucille Martinez says the change to now accept plastic is a way to hopefully be more convenient for customers since many no longer carry cash.

Full story: Iconic Dog House drive-in now accepting credit cards
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