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Here are the top 3 stories today in Albuquerque:
- During the holiday weekend, Albuquerque saw more crime than usual. Between Thanksgiving and Black Friday, four people died after separate incidents in the city. According to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Pinkerton, 63, shot and killed his wife before committing suicide. Another man, Karlan Denio, 62, shot and killed his wife before guests arrived for Thanksgiving dinner. Police continue to investigate both incidents. (KOB 4)
- Beloved Albuquerque food truck Lucky Goose has officially opened its brick-and-mortar storefront. The vegan food truck-turned-restaurant has plant-based burgers, milkshakes, and more. The grand opening happened on Friday and customers can now visit the new location in Nob Hill. (Yahoo News)
- It’s officially luminaria season in Albuquerque, and the Albuquerque Boy Scout Troop is selling luminarias for those who don’t have the time to make them themselves. Their efforts are part of a fundraiser that has been happening since 1990, according to troop officials. The money from sales will help fund the troop’s activities for the following year, including camping trips. The Boy Scouts are offering free delivery for those who order at least two dozen. To place an order or donate to the Scouts, visit the troop’s website here. (KOB 4)
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- Albuquerque Animal Welfare thanks everyone who came out and adopted from Lucky Paws over the weekend. If you weren’t able to come to adopt over the weekend and you’d like to do so, be sure to visit The Eastside, Westside, Lucky Paws, and the Everyday Adoption Center this week. (Albuquerque Animal Welfare via Facebook)
- On Friday, Dec. 9 at the Santa Fe Art Institute Open House, come see Kamara Thomas, who will present a site-specific installment of her musical story work, “Tularosa: An American Dreamtime.” The installation and performance interrogate the American mythologies that underpin collective identity. (Santa Fe Art Institute via Instagram)
- In honor of International Day for Elimination of Violence Toward Women, City Councilor Klarissa Peña and City leaders unveiled a new plaza and shade structure at Women’s Memorial Park. The shade structures are inspired by organic leaf and flower petal shapes and signify the perseverance of the spirit. (cabq.gov)
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