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Rio Rancho shooting scene

Police: 1 injured in Rio Rancho shooting

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho police are investigating a shooting in the area of Southern and Kathy. Officials say at least one victim has been transported to a hospital, but that person’s condition is unknown at this time. Further information has not been released.

Crash closes eastbound I-40 lanes

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Three eastbound Interstate 40 lanes were closed Saturday night because of a crash on I-40 at San Mateo. The Albuquerque Police Department says there were no life-threatening injuries. Details about the crash have not been released.

Witnesses: Woman tried to run over police during arrest

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says one woman’s attempt to steal comforters turned violent when store guards caught up with her. According to a criminal complaint, Jessica Chavez was trying to make off with about $600 worth of bedding from the Macy’s at the Cottonwood Mall.

Jessica Chavez
Jessica Chavez

When guards confronted her in the parking lot, police say Chavez struggled with them. Her son jumped into the fray, allowing Chavez to get into the car. Witnesses told police Chavez tried to run the guards over but was blocked by an SUV and arrested soon after.

Chavez covered her face during her first appearance in front of a judge Saturday morning. Chavez is now charged with aggravated assault and larceny.

Designers showcase work at Trashion Fashion show

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Calling something trashy isn’t typically a compliment, but that rule didn’t apply Saturday at the Trashion Fashion Show. The fashion show was put together by Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and Warehouse 508, the city’s biggest youth art center.

The fashion designers included high school students and professionals. Instead of buying fabric, the designers had to create the outfits from materials that are reclaimed, recycled or found. Organizers say they are trying to show people that these products can be used before getting trashed.

All proceeds from the event go to Warehouse 508 and Keep Albuquerque Beautiful.

Toys for Tots parade hits Corrales streets Sunday

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The state’s biggest toy drive continues Sunday. The 11th annual Christmas de Caballos Toys for Tots parade will hit the street in Corrales at 1 p.m. The parade starts at the Wagner’s Farm Stand, near Wagner Lane, and it will travel down Corrales Road for more than a mile.

About 200 horses and carriages are expected to be there. Everyone is asked to help with the Toys for Tots program by taking an unwrapped toy to donate toward the cause.

Kids, volunteers team up to build dream playground

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Some Albuquerque children designed their dream playground and built it Saturday. Kaboom and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico helped make that dream a reality.

Hundreds of volunteers also joined them to finish building the playground for Saranam families in one day. Kids, volunteers team up to build dream playgrounds used by needy families until they get back on their feet. The apartments are near Eubank and Constitution.

The children submitted their ideas last month to Kaboom. The non-profit tours the continent to help create playgrounds. In all, 21 families with 43 children are housed in the Saranam program.

Netflix in talks to pick up Longmire

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A TV show shot in New Mexico could be getting new life on Netflix. Deadline.com is reporting that Netflix is in serious talks to pick up a fourth season of Longmire. In August, A&E surprised fans by cancelling the crime drama after three seasons. Those first seasons were shot in New Mexico even though the show is set in Wyoming. It’s unclear if filming would continue in the state if the show does continue.

ABQ Uptown to light Christmas tree Saturday

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Even though Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away, Albuquerque’s uptown is getting ready for Christmas. ABQ Uptown is holding its tree lighting at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday decorations are already out at most stores and some even had them out before Halloween. Many department stores are also offering pre-Black Friday deals while also opening early Thanksgiving Day. K-Mart is offering door buster deals starting at 6 a.m. to try and reel in shoppers.

Other stores have refused to join the trend saying their employees should be with their families. Old Town won’t light up its Christmas tree until Dec. 5.

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