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The Las Placitas Fire sparked Tuesday, and was 65 percent contained Wednesday morning. (Pat Vasquez-Cunningham/Journal)

Crews working to contain Las Placitas Fire

By Nicole Perez / Journal Staff Writer

Firefighters were still working Wednesday morning to contain a three-acre blaze that sparked in the Sandia mountains Tuesday. Crews have… more »

Jail authorities say they found this shank in Christopher Cook's cell Monday. Cook is awaiting trial, accused of shooting an Albuquerque Police Department officer in January. (Courtesy of MDC)

Deputies: Shank found in cop-shooter’s cell

By Nicole Perez / Journal Staff Writer

A man accused of shooting and seriously wounding an Albuquerque police officer in early January faces new charges after corrections personnel found a shank in his cell Monday.