The 5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go
1) Highway 550 is back open after a deadly head-on crash following a high-speed chase last night near San Ysidro. Two people were killed and a third person is in the hospital. Sandoval County confirmed that Santa Ana police were in pursuit of a car but had just called it off because it was getting too dangerous.
2) A suspected burglar attacked an APD officer with a stun gun, Monday night after Officer Charles Chavez had hopped on a city bus on Central Avenue looking for the suspect. When Officer Chavez stepped on the bus heading down Central on Monday, he was looking for a robbery suspect who had just attacked a homeowner with a stun gun, sending that victim to the hospital. The officer is said he is thankful for other passengers who jumped in to help.
3) Today weather is expected to be mostly sunny with areas of freezing fog early in the morning. Highs are expected to be in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows expected to be 15 to 25. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy with highs in the 40s.
4) A Bernalillo County Commissioner is calling for changes at BCSO after a recent deadly deputy-involved shooting. Deputies do not use lapel or dash cameras, so there are questions about what really happened before he shot a man on Tuesday. The deputy claimed that the man was armed and there was a struggle.
5) After Sony decided ditch the movie “The Interview” following threats on moviegoers by hackers, a well known New Mexican is calling them out. “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin is calling their decision to not release the movie, “cowardice”. He is offering to show the movie at his Jean Cocteau Cinema if it’s ever released.
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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – You now have a chance to tell a federal judge how you feel about the troubled Albuquerque Police Department. Judge Robert Brack is asking the public to submit up to 15 pages telling him what changes should be made at APD. They will then be used to help craft a final agreement in the pending reform settlement between the city and the Department of Justice. The reform calls for new training, updated protocols for police shootings, and dismantles some troubled police units.
Police are still looking for the person who shot and killed a 22-year-old man at a party Wednesday night. Andrew Juquiera was found shot in an apartment near Tramway and Indian School. When officers arrived, they saw people running from a large party. Investigators have not released a motive for the shooting. They’re asking anyone with information to call police.
State police are calling off the search for a man who disappeared in the mountains near Santa Fe. Laurence Longwell was last seen a week ago. His car was found Saturday in the parking lot of a trail head. Police said they have used their chopper, ground crews and search dogs but have not found any clues to his disappearance.