The Daily Word in Dr. Pepper, arsenic and workin' for the money
“Unsafe levels of arsenic in the wine"? I ain't drinkin' it!
A New York City man was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing his 5-year-old son with rat poison.
About 50,000 chickens perished in a fire at a New York poultry barn.
The body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was found in the New Jersey River more than a year after he'd first been reported missing.
Think you work a lot? Washington Post has compiled a list of US cities where people work the most.
Talk about a heist gone wrong: Two employees at a Verizon in Roswell confessed they fabricated a robbery in an attempt to steal phones and cash.
Albuquerque elementary teacher Sonya Romero got spotlighted on “Ellen” yesterday for fostering two of her students. Get ready to cry y'all.
Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.
The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2
President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.
Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.
One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.
After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.
Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.
An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.
Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!
Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?
The Daily Word in Oscar Sunday, marriage licenses and New Mexico killers
The Oscars are on Sunday, y'all! The New York Times has the Oscar predictions here.
Holy crap! It's a real sharknado! Kinda ...
Two Detroit parents who reported their son missing while holding him captive in their basement have been charged with torture.
After a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in Travis County, Texas, the state's attorney general is rushing to have their marriage declared “void” and “invalid.”
Silver City parents are outraged at the fact that the school ran out of lunches for the kids for the second time this year.
Hear some of the “bizarre” stories of New Mexico's most notorious female killers.
After being suspended for makin' whoopee with some of his patients, Dr. Christopher Driskill is being allowed to go back to work.
Ewwww ... that's a lot of poop on that road.
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The Daily Word in a 9-year-old's arrest, an Austin shooting and Barbie's decline
An Ohio teacher is recovering from her sixth surgery after four teens dropped a 4.5lb rock on her car and crushed her skull.
Forget Barbie. It's all about the Frozen toys this year.
Today, the UN Committee Against Torture urged the US to “fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth.”
Due to an injunction for acting like a taxi company, Uber has suspended its transportation operations in Nevada.
KRQE's got you covered of you wanna read a little about Black Friday before venturing out into the unknown (if you haven't already done so).
Wanna see all the crazy stuff the TSA has found in people's bags? Note: Be glad they check this stuff.
A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a teenage couple last month in Santa Fe is being returned to the City Different.
The new I-25/Paseo overpass currently in construction will be “cast in colors that mimic the sun hitting the Sandia Mountains.”
A 9-year-old girl was arrested and charged with battery for allegedly punching her 6-year-old sister in the head.
The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks
Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.
A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.
A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.
Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!
Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.
UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.
Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.
A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.
A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?
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 Daily Word in Ebola, Red Bull, the Nobel prize and Lil Jon
The Dallas Ebola patient has died.
Gay marriage postponed in Las Vegas.
Federal deficit falls to lowest for Obama at $486 billion.
Three win Nobel Prize for powerful microscopes.
Red Bull loses lawsuit and owes you $10.
Lil Jon and Lena Dunham team up for “Turn Out for What.”
Grocery products sneakily downsizing.
Only Texas wealthy can access abortion clinics now.
World’s most expensive hamburger is $1,768.
Russian President Putin turns 62.
The Daily Word in the Balloon Fiesta, dispensary woes and a cancer ball
Police in Thailand take alleged killers to the scene of the crime to reconstruct the murder.
Two Louisiana teachers are accused of having a three-way with one of their students.
New York is attempting to pass a bill that limits its involvement with federal immigration organizations because their policies are too “anti-immigrant.”
After many abortion clinics in Texas shut down due to a law that was signed last year, the appeals court is now allowing the state to enforce new restrictions.
Officials in Dallas, Texas, are cleaning and sanitizing the apartment of a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola.
The BioPark Aquarium is attempting to replace fish that were poisoned when an employee was trying to get rid of a parasite in their tank.
About $50,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a dead man's apartment in Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicks off this weekend y'all! The Alibi's got the schedule and more for ya.
That's a giant ball … I mean testicle. A man is pushing a 6-foot teste across the US to raise cancer awareness.
The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent
Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.
California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.
A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.
Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.
The Washington Post on young children and guns.
Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.
So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?
A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.
“Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.
A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.
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The Daily Word in engine snakes, LeBron's choice and 7/10
Police are looking for 10-year-old Joseph Carlos Rivera, who went missing yesterday in Santa Fe.
Former New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman calls for reforms after a Vietnam vet died at the VA hospital while waiting for an ambulance to take him around the building.
Wanna celebrate 7/10 with some hash oil?
If I found a 9-foot boa constrictor in my engine, I'd die right then and there. No joke.
Another county clerk in Colorado is gearing up to issue same sex marriage licenses, even though it's banned in the state.
Find out what various religious factions think of President Barack Obama.
A teenager whose family was massacred in Texas found the strength, despite being wounded, to save her grandparents by calling 911.
Everyone's waiting on LeBron James to make a decision.
A cancer patient who is recovering from chemotherapy and radiation found God in her hair.