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  1. Police are investigating a deadly shooting in northeast Albuquerque. It happened at about 2:30 this morning in the area of Pennsylvania and Chico near Central. Right now, police do not have much information as it’s early in the investigation. We do know one man is dead. Police ask if you know anything to call them.
  2. Today will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs are expected to reach the lower to mid 70s.
  3. Round two of wicked weather for the state this week packed a punch.

    A funnel cloud hovered over Roswell most of the afternoon, before touching down. The tornado tore apart a shed and sent a garage door slamming into a power pole. Clovis streets were left under water and while most in the metro only saw wet roads, one Albuquerque family‘s home turned into a rushing river Monday, after they say a city drain failed.

  4. You can rent a lot of things, but how about a live animal?

    An Albuquerque company called Renegade Poultry is renting out chicken coops with two egg-laying hens or four teenage hens. The cost is $20 bucks.

  5. There will be a special graduate at UNM this weekend. Decades after taking her first college class, a 74-year-old Albuquerque woman says she’s finally able to put down the books. Elaine Lieberman will put on a cap and gown graduate with a bachelor of liberal arts degree.

Top Morning Headlines

There are more details on APD and the taser international company. The city’s own investigation reveals the role city employees played. The internal audit says city employees not only bypassed the normal procurement process, they did so intentionally.   It also revealed numerous APD employees accepted favors from taser along the way, including a $1,500 donation to the APD ski team and a $1,300 dinner at Marcello’s for APD staff and their guests. We told you last week how a state audit found that former APD chief Ray Schultz broke the law when he made the deal with taser. He may face criminal charges over it.

Two of the teens accused in the brutal beating deaths of two homeless men are asking for a break. The defense for Nathaniel Carrillo and Gilbert Tafoya, 16 and 15 at the time of the beatings, argued in court yesterday, that if the boys are convicted, they should be sentenced as juveniles because of how their brains could have been affected by their home lives. Prosecutors were hoping to limit an expert witness’ testimony on brain development in young criminals. Both sides will be back in court Friday to argue if the boys should be sentenced as adults if they’re convicted.  Alex Rios is the third teen accused of the homeless murders. He was 18 at the time, so can’t make the same argument as the other two

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