1. BCSO deputies are still investigating a series of armed robberies that led to a chase, and a deputy-involved shooting. One of the suspects is still in the hospital. Everything ended at 8th and Central when a deputy opened fire on one of the suspects who authorities say was attempting to carjack somebody. Sheriff Manny Gonzales says it started around 9 p.m. Wednesday with an armed robbery at the Dollar General on Isleta Boulevard. That was followed by an armed robbery at a nearby Chevron. The sheriff says the suspect fired one round into the gas station before getting into a black truck and driving away. After a chase, the sheriff says the suspect’s car crashed into another downtown, injuring the people inside. Two suspects attempted to run but were caught by deputies. The sheriff says a third suspect attempted to carjack somebody to get away.
Full story: String of armed robberies leads to deputy-involved shooting
2. UNM police say a man pulled a knife on a custodial staff member just after midnight Thursday at the Student Union building. Officials say the suspect ran towards the Humanities Building. The suspect is described as a man in his late 20’s, five-foot-eight-inches tall, with a thin build and was last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt with white writing on it and fancy shoes. If you see anything suspicious call UNM police.
3. Chilly morning temperatures in the 20s, 30s, and 40s will warm into the 40s, 50s, and 60s by Thursday afternoon.
Full story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast
4. A young boy is waking up a world record holder. At only six-years-old, Coaltan Tanner from Albuquerque is now the youngest person ever to climb Africa’s highest peak on his own. His parents say after Coaltan heard about a 7-year-old girl making it to the mountain’s 19,000-foot summit and wanted to try it. Coaltan’s parents were with him during the entire hike. Coaltan says next on his list is to climb is Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador.
Full story: Albuquerque boy becomes youngest ever to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro
5. Kids will have a chance today to turn their Halloween candy into cash. It’s part of the Halloween Candy Buy Back. Kids can get a dollar a pound for their candy with a max of $5. Everything collected is going to Blue Star Moms, a local non-profit, that will send the candy to New Mexico troops overseas during the holidays.
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