The Daily Word in bananas, crooked cops and a sex fest road trip.
Donations pour in to buy a car for the Eric Frein lookalike, James Tully, who has been hassled by police countless times on his daily five mile walk to work.
Meanwhile, the hunt for Frein is now being conducted by an unmanned, giant, silent balloon.
A Brazilian orange juice maker has gone bananas.
CHP officers in the Bay Area are stealing nude photos from women’s cell phones and using them as virtual trading cards.
Oprah did damage control after her driver ran over a fan’s foot.
In case you were wondering, it’s a crime to swim naked with your baby in the state of New Mexico.
In order to fund her roadtrip, this Chinese teenager plans to sleep with a different man in each city.
Behold the python’s virgin birth.
Beware of retailers peddling unsafe Halloween costumes for children.
What’s happening in Albuquerque today?
Happy birthday, Simon Le Bon.
The Daily Word in Ebola, "Breaking Bad" toys and Ferguson PD's violations
Dr. Craig Spencer, who's returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus.
Amnesty International released a report outlining the human rights abuses carried out by Ferguson police during Michael Brown protests.
The White House is in a tizzy over what to do about its fence after several incidents of people getting onto the White House grounds.
If Aaron Paul thinks Barbies are more “damaging” than “Breaking Bad” toys, then you best believe it.
To get folks into the Halloween spirit, Huffington Post has come out with some interesting facts about All Hallows' Eve that you may not have known.
APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez probably won't face criminal charges in the federal system for the fatal shooting of James Boyd.
A man was shot in the head last night near Kit Carson Park. His condition is currently unknown, but this story is still being updated.
In an amazing tribute to a teammate's loss, the Estancia High School JV football team purchased new jerseys with the name of teammate Carlos Parra's late sister on the back. Parra's sister died from a brain tumor.
A lawsuit has been filed against UNM Hospital for failing to protect the medical and mental health records of 13-year-old Roswell shooter Mason Campbell.
A man in Pennsylvania is fighting a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.
The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug
Texas health officials have ordered that anyone who visited the room of the first Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital pretty much quarantine themselves for 21 days.
Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged from the Navy Reserves for dipping into some nose candy.
President Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar.”
Denver police warn parents of trick-or-treaters that some candy might not be what it seems … aka it's got weed in it.
MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver (aka War Machine) attempted suicide in prison. He's currently being held for the savage beating and kidnapping of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.
A shooting took place in Downtown Albuquerque, near Third and Silver, that left one person dead.
Guess those lapel cameras are good for something. APD police officer Jared Frazier's cam caught a woman trying to falsely accuse him of sexual assault after arresting her for a DWI.
It's not exactly BUSTED, but KOAT's got you covered if you wanna see photos of New Mexicans who've recently been arrested.
APS pays $175,000 to a middle school principal, settling a lawsuit over claims of retaliation by former superintendent Winston Brooks.
A giant butt-plug (oops, I mean tree) in Paris has French folks in a tizzy.
The Small Scream
Halloween around the dial
Webgame Wednesday: Midnight Massacre
Halloween is here, so let's make with the monsters and stuff. Midnight Massacre finds you trapped in a theater with all sorts of werewolves, mummies, ghouls and the like. Use your handy shotgun to dispatch them. But try not to blow the heads off the innocent victims. Good. Now reload, because there's plenty more where that came from.
The Daily Word in voting, Ouija Boards and Halloween jerks
Early voting begins today.
Here's a rundown on the money spent so far by organizations on both sides of the abortion ban measure.
The signs are everywhere. Beware Nob Hill's "Threat from above!"
This woman in North Dakota found a new way to make kids cry on Halloween.
Here's a list of reasons people were denied security clearances with the Department of Defense. Go ahead, do a search for "sex," you know you want to.
Don't dress up as these things for Halloween, please.
How the Ouija Board named itself, and other fascinating tidbits from the history of this peculiar "game."
Count down to Halloween with scary screenings around ABQ
Like a bat on fire, Halloween is fast approaching. For those of you who like an extended season of scares, Albuquerque offers a week-long lead-up of cinematic spookiness. Here are some of our suggestions for spending your pre-Halloween in the dark.
Something Seriously Weird this Way Comes
Bewitching III brings an October feeling to Stranger Factory
The Daily Word in supersonic descents, cockroach farming and that's totally a sea monster, guys
Oh my god, it's a sea monster. Or actually, just a gigantic, eel like fish. Which is the same thing, let's be honest here.
There's a new baby elephant at the zoo, and as usual nobody there can figure out what to name it. Maybe YOU can help? (The vote is between three names, but if enough of us demand "Kraktow, Crusher of Men" they have to listen, right?)
Los Alamos is getting mighty close to shutting down. That is, unless House Republicans come to their senses and HAHAHAHAHA!
Remember that guy who jumped from 24 miles above the earth and filmed it? Now you can see the whole descent from his point of view. Spoiler: cool cool pretty cool cool spinning crazy OMG boring boring boring crazy crazy upside down boring boring boring crazy crazy parachute boring boring boring lands.
Dried cockroaches are going for $20 a pound in China for use in cosmetics. The people who raise them en mass call it "special farming."
And finally, with Halloween just around the corner, check out the the 25 best horror films available on Netflix instant.
Zombie Outbreak Won’t Lower Chile Prices
But it will spook the bejesus out of you
Specter of haunt-ological Halloween mixes
When it comes to my holiday music obsessions, Halloween ranks right up there with Christmas. (Note to musicians: please create more vaguely Easter-themed music.) As evidence of my aural fixation, I submit my Trick or Treatise playlist from last year. This year, I enlisted the vinyl intelligence of DJ Mello to create a scarily rad playlist for my blog. She delivered in spades, with doo-wop and Latin jazz, an obscure '60s girl group's explanation of the zombie walk, an R&B ode to gorillas and loads more. Stream her Songs That Go Bop in the Night below. See the original post for the full track list.
I hadn't planned to make a Halloween mix this year, but the bad earworm fairy finally relented. I conjured up a spectral, spooky and witchy 13-song tribute to the most makeup and candy-centric day of the year. It features tracks by Zombelle, Dani Shivers, Selma Oxor, Soap&Skin, CRIM3S, Dame Darcy, Lee Noble and others. Stream my 2012 mix, All of Them VVitches after the jump. Happy haunting!
Flyer on the Wall: Bela does Mitt
This week’s Flyer on the Wall employs selective color and subjective contrast to hype a Halloween show featuring Mark Mallman, Shoulder Voices and Mrdrbrd. Watch Shoulder Voices and Mark Mallman music videos below. Blackbird Buvette • Wed Oct 31 • 10 pm • FREE • 21-and-over • blackbirdbuvette.com
Scaring up fun with cover bands, loudness war and Balkans Halloween
To celebrate the creepiest time of the year, get your spook on with 18 cover bands, 14 noise acts and one Bulgarian wedding band. Soak up all the gory details in this week’s Music to Your Ears. Peruse the flyers after the jump.
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Man suffering from ALS casts absentee ballot despite physical struggle.
GameStop to open new kid-focused stores.
Teeny tiny Mexican Michael Jacksons are adorable.
Hurricane Sandy leaves the Caribbean, heads toward East Coast.
Drunk guy needs assist in taking mug shot.
Man in Belen to raffle off prized muscle car to raise money for his sick brother.
Delivery date for iPad Mini with LTE pushed back.
Foxy thief returns handbag to owner.
Crazy trick to try on Halloween.
Who knew flash drives could be this cute?
This leopard is really glad it’s Friday!
Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: They Took Our Candy
The invasion of the Halloween-themed horror games continues on Webgame Wednesday. They Took Our Candy is fairly straightforward. Space aliens have invaded the streets of suburbia and snatched up all the good candy. You must assemble your best team of costumed kiddies (different costumes bestow different special powers), and sidescroll your way though wave after wave of monsters from space. Use the candy you gather to upgrade your powers and unlock new costumes (a kitty cat?). Yay, candy!