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- Police are searching for a gunman who shot and a killed a man in northwest Albuquerque overnight. It happened in the 8900 block of Cloudy off of Ladera off of Unser. Police said people who live nearby heard gun shots around 10 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found a man dead inside a car after being shot several times. Police are not saying if they have any suspects.
- One person is dead and three others are hurt after a fire that started at about 2 a.m. Thursday. Albuquerque fire crews rushed to the scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from a second story apartment. Crews were able to quickly put out the fire within 20 minutes. Fire officials say the victim who died was one of three people that lived in the engulfed apartment.
- Today will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be clear with lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s and north winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening.
- The Albuquerque City Council has put the brakes on construction of a trail in the Bosque. The five to three vote to stop work came last night. The city started construction on a new trail that will run from the Central avenue bridge to I-40, but many opponents say the trail is ruining the Bosque. City Councilor Isaac Benton went as far as to say the city went behind the public’s backs to start the work. This morning, the mayor’s office says he’s not giving up yet and they’re reviewing veto options.
- A little dog is about to get honored by the City of Belen. Razor the Daschund’s owner says he was acting up, trying to get his attention for hours. He led Tim Chavez right to Jazzy, the St. Bernard, who was stuck in the mud in an irrigation ditch. Rescue workers pulled the bigger dog out. They think Jazzy had been stuck for as many as 18 hours. Razor is set to get an award for being a hero.
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APS paid former superintendent Winston brooks $350,000 to go away, but that didn’t work and now he’s suing for even more. In August, the school board and Brooks signed off on a buy-out agreement. Under that deal nobody from the APS is allowed to publicly disparage brooks, but a month later a lawsuit says interim superintendent Brad Winter broke the rules. The Albuquerque Journal published a story in which Winter said of Brooks, “Nobody wanted to work with him,” and “Brooks often refused to work with community and business groups which created animosity toward APS and damaged its reputation.” Brooks is now seeking a total of $125,000. Winter wouldn’t say if he’d read the agreement before he spoke or even confirm he said what’s alleged. Brooks’ attorney said the lawsuit speaks for itself and declined further comment.
A raid by Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies leads them to multiple stolen cars. Deputies moved in on J and E Auto Salvage near Rio Bravo and Broadway, on Wednesday morning. They found 11 stolen vehicles on top of drugs and a stolen gun. The owner, Jerry Frazier, was still in jail Thursday morning on a slew charges.