1. The investigation is still underway after a deadly shooting just before 1 a.m. involving the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. It was a situation that ended near the Motel 6, closing off Avenida Cesar Chavez between I-25 and University. According to sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, it began as a multi-day, U.S. Marshal’s investigation. Sheriff Gonzales describes the situation as dangerous leading up to shots fired and the suspect killed. It’s still unclear who was involved as far as suspects are concerned who fired shots, or how many. Deputies are asking people to avoid this area until the scene is clear.
2. New lapel video will likely be used in the case against a man – charged with four counts of transporting explosives. Witnesses say Andrew Padilla had been making comments about burning a woman’s house down. Police were called to the Smith’s gas station off Tramway and I-40. Officers say inside Padilla’s trunk, they found what witnesses described as containers filled with gas and stuffed with cloth. When officers asked Padilla, he told officers he wasn’t doing anything illegal and uses rags to cover the tops to prevent them from spilling over. Padilla was released from jail the next day.
3. A mix of sun and clouds will blanket the state Thursday with hot temperatures underneath.
Full story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast
4. New Mexico’s attorney general is now inviting the state’s education secretary Christopher Ruszkowski, to co-host a forum where safety experts and teachers can give their input on measures to update policies to prevent school shootings. Attorney General Hector Balderas wants the public education department to update policies. The potential implementation of these measures would fall to both governor Susana Martinez and the upcoming governor.
Full story: Attorney General pens PED Secretary with school safety ideas
5. Albuquerque is getting a professional soccer team and we could soon learn the name. It’s in the United Soccer League which is like a minor-league team, but there is no direct link to the major-league soccer. The team will begin playing next March at Isotopes Park. The team has partnered with the city and the Isotopes to lease out the park for at least the first couple of seasons. A recent study on building a soccer stadium in the downtown area shows a ten-thousand seat stadium would cost anywhere from $25 to 45 million.
Full story: Professional soccer team coming to Albuquerque
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