In case you missed it, top stories this past week

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1: Businessman takes money, leaves trail of victims

Fast Eddie is at it again. More and more people are coming forward to accuse the Rio Rancho business owner of taking their money and giving them nothing in return. “I feel he’s going to take the money and say: ‘Screw these guys.’ But he knows how to do it well,” Christopher Rascon told KRQE News 13. Read the full story»

2: 13 investigates: Guardian of the Tomb

Inside a nondescript building at the Albuquerque BioPark is a massive treasure trove of forbidding artifacts. Valued at tens of millions of dollars, the ancient relics are stored behind locked doors, off limits to the public. Even though they have been at the botanical garden for eight years, nobody knows where they came from or why they are there. Read the full story»

3: Accused killer, former deputy Tai Chan bonded out of jail

The former Santa Fe County Deputy accused of murdering a fellow deputy has bonded out of jail. Tai Chan was being in Las Cruces for the murder of Jeremy Martin. On Monday, Chan’s attorneys entered a “not guilty” plea for Chan who is facing a first degree murder charge. A judge had set Chan’s bond at $600,000 cash or property. Chan and his family posted a property bond and Chan was released. Read the full story»

4: Officer in James Boyd shooting to retire

Keith Sandy
Officials at the Albuquerque Police Department have confirmed that one of the officers in the James Boyd shooting has submitted a retirement notice. KRQE News 13 has learned Officer Keith Sandy is retiring just in time to avoid an internal affairs investigation and collect his pension. Read the full story»

5: Olive Garden to replace missing GoFundMe money

Olive Garden has agreed to step in to replace the missing money meant for the widow of one of their ten-year employees. After his sudden death, one of his co-workers, Sunnsett Torres set up a GoFundMe.com account without the family’s knowledge claiming it was for Furey’s expenses. However when the family tried to collect, they say Torres wouldn’t give them the money. Read the full story»

6: UNM athlete released from team following arrest

Ebony Walker
Lobo women’s basketball player Ebony Walker has been released from the team. The decision to release the forward comes just after she was arrested earlier this month for an alleged domestic dispute. Read the full story»

7: Following snow storm, temperatures to hit single digits

While the snow that hit much of New Mexico and moved out of the state, frigid temperatures took hold of the state. Read the fully story» 

8: ABQ teacher, boyfriend killed in plane crash

The plane that was reported missing late Monday in Colorado has been found and both passengers were killed. Read the fully story» 

9: On Special Assignment: State audit slams current, former BernCo treasurers

An audit report, released Wednesday, points to financial record keeping by Patrick Padilla and Manny Ortiz that was, at best, shoddy. At its worst, it may have been criminal. Read the fully story» 

10: FSU shooter worked as Dona Ana County Prosecutor

Myron May

The man accused of shooting three people on the Floriday State University campus had ties to New Mexico. Myron May, 31, worked as a prosecutor in the Dona Ana County District Attorney’s Office. Read the full story»

11: An ATM, a million bucks and a trip to Vegas

The Laguna Development Corporation got its first inkling that something was missing the summer of 2013. Over the course of many months, it became clear to the corporation that the ATM in the Route 66 Pit Stop was coming up short, really short. Read the full story»

12: Hackers work to turn holiday shopping boom into boon for data thieves

As Americans collapse onto their couches next week after a marathon day of shopping, they’ll leave behind the telltale evidence of another Black Friday in the books: a nearly infinite number of credit machines on the verge of exhaustion from all the activity. While consumers will have spent their day gathering bargain deals and gifts for friends and families, the machines have been busy gathering data. Read the full story»

13: NM Dr. accused of drinking on job, sleeping with patients

A Hobbs doctor has been suspended from practice because of allegations he had sex with patients, was drunk on the job, left some women giving birth unattended and that’s just the beginning. The allegations are outlined in this notice of suspension from the state medical board. Read the full story»

14: ‘This recipe’s made in New York City!” NM gets fired up about NY Times feature

slow cooked red chile turkey

The New York Times cooked up something else for its “United States of Thanksgiving” feature, which has recipes that “evoke each of the 50 states.” For New Mexico, the recipe of choice was “Slow-Cooked Red Chile Turkey” – turkey thighs simmered in red chile, seasoned with coriander, a bay leaf and garnished with cilantro sprigs. Haven’t heard of a dish like that? Neither had anyone else KRQE News 13 talked to. Read the full story»

15: Sorority, campus come together to mourn student deaths

A sorority, and a campus, is heartbroken after two students were killed in a hit-and-run crash. Two more University of New Mexico students are still fighting for their lives. Meanwhile, two people are in jail accused of running from that wreck and fighting police. Read the full story»

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