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Audio released in deputy-involved shooting

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Audio that documents what happened before a man was fatally shot was released Thursday. A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy fired nine times at Billy Grimm who later died at the hospital. Deputies responded to calls about a fight at Tapia and Arenal early Sunday morning. They say Grimm refused to get out of a truck and when deputies tried to remove him, he reached for a gun. That’s when Deputy Gregory Grundhoffer fired. Grundhoffer has been with the department for three years and is on standard paid leave.

Police: Capitan woman arrested for threatening high school students

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police have arrested a Capitan woman for allegedly threatening two high school students with a gun. It happened Wednesday when two 16 year olds say Nadine Griego-Carpenter-Baker pulled a pistol and yelled at them to stay away from her and her family. Baker fled, but the students got her license plate number. She is charged with child abuse and having a gun on school property. Police are not saying what prompted the incident.

Police arrest man for stealing jewelry from local business

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing $64,000 worth of jewelry from a local business. It happened Monday at Prized Possession in Corrales. Police say Luis Montiel-Torres was armed with a pistol and wore a mask and surgical gloves when he robbed the place. He’s accused of stealing 250 pieces of jewelry. Police arrested Montiel after he tried to sell the loot at a local pawn shop.

Community input wanted on road construction plan

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Bernalillo County is giving you the chance to share your ideas about the overhaul of one of Albuquerque’s busiest traffic corridors. The county is planning to dig up about three and half miles of Bridge Boulevard from new Coors to the other side of the Rio Grande at 8th Street. You can tell them what you think Thursday afternoon starting at 4:30 at the South Valley Senior Center near Atrisco and Bridge. The plan presentation starts at 6 p.m.

Study: Torrance County great place to raise kids

TORRANCE COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Move to Torrance County, that’s what a new study by Harvard University says you should do if you want a brighter future for your children. According to the figures a child who grows up in Torrance County will earn 7 percent more than the average American by age 26. A similar child growing up in Bernalillo County will earn 8 percent less. The reason? The numbers show a child does better if they are raised in a place that has less racial segregation and lower levels of income inequality. However researchers are still answering why this happens.

AFD: Bear Canyon fire possibly sparked by lightning

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque firefighters and the forest service teamed up to put out a wildfire Thursday morning. The Bear Canyon fire started at about 7:20 a.m. near the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. Firefighters hiked one and half miles up the mountain where they found a tree and nearby vegetation on fire. The Albuquerque Fire Department said they now have the fire under control. They believe a lightning strike started the fire overnight.

Price for San Juan Basin Natural Gas down

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – The price for San Juan Basin Natural Gas has dropped significantly in the last year which is not a good thing for the Four Corners region. San Juan Basin Natural Gas is fetching only $2.27 per thousand cubic feet. That’s down from $4.57 just a year ago. La Plata County commissioners tell the Durango Herald the price drop could affect them by $3.5 to $5 million. County officials are now discussing whether to raise property taxes to fill the gap.

Taos schools could lose $1.3M because of student transfers

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Taos public schools are looking at a possible budget crisis. They say they may lose more than a million dollars next year. Student enrollment is the single largest factor when it comes to the amount of money the New Mexico Public Education Department gives to school districts. During the school year the district says it lost 136 students, mostly to charter schools. They could lose $1.3 million because of those transfers. That could force everything from teacher layoffs and larger class sizes.

Extras wanted in Clovis for casting call

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – Hollywood is heading to Clovis and they need actors and actresses. A casting call for a major feature film is being held there this weekend. The movie “Comancheria” stars Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster. It’s a modern-day western where a divorced dad and his ex-con brother try to save their family’s farm. The production team is looking for men, women and children for non-speaking paid roles. The auditions are being held at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday. They’ll take place at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce.

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