Monday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Cedric Greer, krqe.com
Cedric Greer

Top 5 Facts

 

  1. A soggy weekend for people across the state. Rain pounded the metro, making it one of the wettest Aprils we’ve had in three years. While some drivers dealt with wet roads, others saw their share of winter weather. Snow fell in the east mountains. Monday you can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be partly sunny with a high near 57.
  2. An Albuquerque Police Department officer is accused of beating up a homeless man. According to a state police report, officer Cedric Greer, fellow officer Jerry Rauch, and a cadet were called to the Best Choice motel near Central and Louisana last month to help man who was highly intoxicated. State police say Greer and the cadet stayed with him while Rauch ran to his car. Investigators say when that man looked at the cadet Greer told him not to and started hitting him in the face and ribs. According to state police interviews, the man never posed any kind of threat to the officers. The allegations were first reported by the cadet.
  3. Albuquerque police want to talk with UFC fighter “Jon Bones Jones” about a crash that injured a pregnant woman in Albuquerque. They haven’t been able to find him. The woman, the driver in the *other car, was sent to the hospital after the collision at Juan Tabo and Southern. APD isn’t confirming if Jones was involved in the crash, but officers say the investigation is ongoing. They say they tried talking to Jones at his home and through his attorney but had no luck.
  4. After experts said gas prices would drop for the summer, they appear to be climbing. AAA says supply built up a lot slower than anticipated. Plus, we’re seeing instability on a global level due to political conflict and other overseas issues. As for summer prices, AAA says  it’s too early to tell exactly what we’ll see but experts believe we could still be on the right track for lower prices.

Top Stories

More than 200 state workers are in trouble after taking time off to vote, but not casting a ballot. Out of 4,000 about 243 didn’t actually vote. The worker’s could be forced to pay the back the money or be suspended.

A hit & run ends in handcuffs for one driver. It happened Sunday around 7:30. Police say man crashed into a woman’s car, then eventually ended up in a yard. Police suspect the driver was drunk.

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