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Gas prices go up for holiday weekend

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Gas prices are going up for Memorial Day weekend. The average is $2.65 for a gallon of regular here in New Mexico. That’s up six cents from last week. New Mexicans are paying about $37 for a typical fuel tank. That’s still $13 less than last year.

Sandia basketball coach sues APS

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A Sandia High School basketball coach is suing Albuquerque Public Schools and the athletic director he says tried to frame him. A year ago, APS police say then-Sandia AD Tom Knauber was caught on security video planting drug paraphernalia in Broussard’s office. Broussard says Knauber was trying to get him fired so he could hire his own son. The lawsuit claims Knauber abused his power and that APS should have known he was a problem. Criminal charges were filed against Knauber, but later dropped for a lack of evidence.

Crash closes I-40 eastbound lanes at Eubank

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Officials say the right three lanes on Interstate 40 eastbound and Eubank are closed due to a crash. No word yet on when those lanes will be open. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. Drivers are urged to seek alternative routes.

Albuquerque roads may get new light systems

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The wait at stop lights will be getting shorter on some Albuquerque roads. The county is looking to expand the Adaptive Signaling System that counts traffic in real time. Once a certain number of cars stack up at a red light, the system adjusts and the light turns green. Currently the system is used at intersections along Alameda between 2nd and Loretta. The county plans to install the system on Paseo, Tramway and Rio Bravo with money from a federal grant.

Police ID man shot, killed by police in Ruidoso

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – The name of the man who was shot by Ruidoso police this weekend has been released. Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance when they had a confrontation with 27-year-old Timothy Jones. At one point officers drew their weapons and fired. What isn’t clear is if Jones had a weapon, or what prompted the officers to shoot. The officers are on administrative leave and the shooting is still under investigation by state police.

FBI offering reward for information on bank robber

Los Lunas Bank Robbery Suspect

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Authorities are offering an award to anyone who can tell them about a bank robbery in Los Lunas. The FBI and the Los Lunas Police Department are looking for a man who busted into the Bank of Albuquerque on Main Street Tuesday afternoon and got away with some cash. He’s described as a Hispanic male, weighing 130 pounds and standing 5-feet 6-inches tall. The FBI is offering up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest

Santa Fe closer to equipping officers with body cameras

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The city of Santa Se is one step closer to equipping its officers with body cameras. Members of the public safety committee is recommending the department buy 90 body cameras. That would cover about 90 percent of the police force and cost about $70,000. About $30,000 of that would come from a federal grant and about $40,000 from property taxes.

Police seek help to find missing hunter

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A family is desperately asking for help finding a man who went missing while horn hunting. State police have been looking for 41-year-old Isaac Morfin who wandered off from the Hopewell Lake area between Tierra Amarilla and Tres Piedra May 4th. Crews have searched by air and on foot and there has been no sign of him.

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