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- Crews will have to repair a power pole that was damaged when a driver tried to get away from police. It started when officers say Donovan Bookout threatened to kill his family, then stole a car at gunpoint. They said he ran a red light and T-boned a driver at the intersection of Louisiana near Montgomery. People and businesses within a two-mile radius lost power for about two hours. Bookout tried to run, but was caught and taken to the hospital. The other driver suffered minor injuries. Bookout has a lengthy criminal history.
- Today will be partly cloudy and windy. Highs will be in the 60s.
- Police now have a better idea of what may have led to a deadly shooting at an Albuquerque skate park. Officers said 30 to 40 people were there when the shots rang out Sunday night. Jaquis Lewis, 17, was killed in the shooting that injured six others. Police returned to the scene after someone set fire to a memorial set up for Lewis. They now said the shooting started with a fight over a stolen skateboard. KRQE News 13 has learned police think Lewis was one of the shooters. They’re still looking for another.
- The City of Albuquerque could sell naming rights for a planned bus system. If it happens, users would see sponsored stops up and down Central Avenue in a special bus lane. ABQ Ride says it will help make things less expensive for taxpayers and reduce debt. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit could have a final design by next February. It would carry passengers from Unser to Tramway stopping at light-rail-like stations.
- The Roadrunner Food Bank gave away a truckload of treats yesterday because its freezers aren’t cold enough to properly store it. They brought it to campus and students grabbed case after case of ice cream and popsicles, some taking as much as they could carry. Food bank officials said this kind of situation is actually pretty rare.
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A woman is in jail after making a mess at a local restaurant. Officers said the driver hit the gas instead of the brakes and plowed into the El Brunos Restaurant and Cantina in Los Ranchos. The restaurant owner said a woman had just dropped off a man, when she caused the crash. It was a close shave for two people who had just moved to another table. The woman ended up getting arrested because of an outstanding warrant. The restaurant was able to reopen Tuesday night.
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a woman whose body was found near a roller skating rink. Eugene Crane, 31, is charged in the death of Cheyenne Cantrell. According to the criminal complaint, Cantrell died at Crane’s house and Crane wouldn’t call 911 because of all the heroin and guns inside the home. So he and a woman named Cherish Hoggan allegedly dumped the body. Crane and Hoggan are charged with tampering with evidence and conspiracy. So far, no murder charges have been filed.