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  1. APD is looking for another hit-and-run suspect. This time, the victim is a 10-year-old boy. Police said, the boy was hit while crossing on Broadway near Cesar Chavez on Wednesday night by a blue four-door car. This comes on the same day police arrested the hit-and-run suspect in an I-40 crash that sent an off-duty officer to the hospital. Thomas Stavros claimed he swerved out of his lane to avoid another car when he hit the officer on a motorcycle. A witness wrote down Stavros’ license plate, which led police to the 21-year-old.
  2. The City of Albuquerque said they’ve done what they can, but today could be eviction day for dozens of homeless people set up at Tent City. City officials have been out to Tent City, letting the group know about resources to get them a place to stay so they can have the area cleared up today. However, a judge could rule on an emergency petition that says the city shouldn’t tear down Tent City on 1st and Iron without a hearing.
  3. Today is partly sunny with highs in the lower to mid 60s. Tonight is expected to be clear with lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the 60s.
  4. A lotto player, who thought he was in for a huge payout, is suing the New Mexico Lottery. He bought a scratcher ticket that said he won more than half a million dollars, but the lottery said it was a misprint. The man said it’s their mistake, so they need to pay up. The fine print on the back of the ticket states “liability for misprinted ticket disputes is limited to the refund of the sales price.”
  5. There is a new clue as to the whereabouts of treasure that could be stashed in New Mexico. Santa Fe art collector and author Forrest Fenn said he’s hidden $2 million worth of gold and jewels, in one of four states which include New Mexico. In his new clue, released in a New Mexico True story, he said, “if I was standing where the treasure chest was, I’d see trees I’d see mountains and I know the treasure chest is wet.”

Top Morning Headlines

A New Mexico congresswoman is co-sponsoring federal legislation and calling for a special prosecutor in each state to investigate deadly police shootings. If passed, every governor would appoint a prosecutor who would decide if an officer should face charges. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham said the law is needed to remove potential conflicts of interest for prosecutors who work closely with police.

Another APD officer has been in the hospital for almost a month after a lieutenant accidentally shot the undercover cop during a botched drug bust. APD said Jacob Grant is still in serious condition and will likely be in the hospital for a long time. Grant was shot while inside a car at Tramway and Central in the middle of a 60 dollar meth buy. One of the suspects pulled out a gun, but police now know it was a pellet gun.

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