Wednesday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. Albuquerque Police are investigating a shooting that left two people injured. It happened near Gibson and Valencia, just a block away from Wilson Middle School. When officers arrived, police say they found two people with gunshot wounds. They were both taken to a local hospital, and are expected to be ok. Police have not yet identified any suspects.
  2. PNM’s plan to upgrade its meters could cost you even more if you opt out. PNM is asking the Public Regulation Commission to approve an $87 million plan to install advanced meters for its 531,000 customers. But if you don’t want the new meters, PNM may charge you an extra $47 per month. If you do want the new meters, rates may also increase an extra $5 dollars per year in 2020.
  3. Wednesday will be mostly sunny in the morning and then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Wednesday night is expected to be partly cloudy and breezy Lows in the mid-40s to lower 50s.
  4. You may soon be able to buy beer and wine at Lobo football games. Right now, only fans in the suites can drink alcohol. UNM athletic director Paul Krebs has asked the regents to make it accessible for everyone. The university says it could help increase attendance at games and revenue.
  5. It might be the perfect day to grab a burger for lunch. May is “National Burger Month” and the New Mexico tourism department is reminding people there are more than 100 stops along the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

Top Morning Headlines

An Albuquerque Police chaplain tells us one man is dead after a motorcycle crash that happened early Wednesday morning. It happened near the Circle K gas station on the corner of McCloud and San Mateo. Witnesses at the gas station say they saw a man on a motorcycle driving northbound on Osuna, when he hit a fire hydrant and went flying into a telephone pole. Video shows his bike wrapped around the fire hydrant. No further information has been released by APD at this time.

Albuquerque police are investigating what they’re calling a “suspicious death.” There aren’t many details right now, but Tuesday night, the department’s homicide unit was called to a home on Morningside near Comanche. Officers say they found at least one person, dead at the home. Police say they are in the process of interviewing people, including neighbors. It’s still unclear how the person died. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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