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The Daily Word in Dr. Pepper, arsenic and workin' for the money
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 9:27 AM ]
“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.
Diamond in the Rough
Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Expo
By Mark Lopez [ Thu Mar 19 2015 9:00 AM ]
Enjoy door prizes, a raffle, a silent auction, a junior table, a live wolf, display cases, 50 dealers, gemstones, minerals and more.
Something Green This Way Comes: High Desert Saint Paddy's Party and Parade
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 10:45 AM ]
High Desert Pipes and Drums and the City of Albuquerque host an outdoor family fun event with two stages of Celtic music, dance and song plus arts, crafts and face painters, bagpipe and drum lessons, costume contests, parade, food trucks and artisan vendors.
The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 9:35 AM ]
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?
Just a Little Brew: The Traveling Tea Leaf lecture
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 6 2015 12:00 PM ]
Robin Scala, founder of The Fragrant Leaf, takes you on an adventurous journey of this Chinese herb.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 3:19 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new track by Rihanna, HBO’s Bessie Smith biopic and HOPELESSNESS
The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 9:11 AM ]
Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.
Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.
A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.
Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.
Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.
A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.
Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.
Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!
Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.
The Daily Word in Oscar Sunday, marriage licenses and New Mexico killers
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 20 2015 9:35 AM ]
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.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 13 2015 2:09 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new Jack White track, Babes in Toyland concert footage and more.
The Daily Word in racial bias, gay marriage and Friday the 13th
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 13 2015 9:09 AM ]
Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.
More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.
Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.
FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.
A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.
It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.
Amy Schumer LIVE! at Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino
See the freshest, funniest face on television, known for her hit show "Inside Amy Schumer" and stand-up career, live and on stage.
Butterfly Pavilion Opening at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
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