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The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 17 2014 9:25 AM ]
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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.

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The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
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Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .

Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.

Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.

Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.

PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).

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The Daily Word in Hitler's drug use, the culture of APD's elite units and falling oil prices

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 14 2014 5:05 PM ]
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A missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's has been found.

New Mexico DOT is down with OPP.

Here is an in-depth item about the culture of APD's elite units.

Kim Jong-Un resurfaced!

Hitler was prodigious in his use of drugs.

Oil prices are falling dramatically.

Jack White's keyboardist died in Mexico.

A lost pet parrot was returned to it's owner four years after going missing.

The White House wants to eliminate Columbus day and replace it with "Election Day."

The "homeless man with the golden voice" isn't doing so hot.

Some advice on how to avoid a traffic ticket.

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The Daily Word in Banksy, Snowden and clowns with knives.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Oct 13 2014 1:16 PM ]
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Does Yelp extort advertising from restaurants?

Ebola is the scariest outbreak of modern times.

Snowden’s thoughts on privacy in the digital age are worth pondering.

The driverless car is coming and you can’t stop it.

The vinyl re-release of the Ghostbusters soundtrack is marshmallow-scented.

Learn how to rob a bank from an expert.

“This is a little song I wrote about the time a female Eagles fan stole my prosthetic leg and the cops got it back for me.”

Someone drew a penis on a Banksy mural.

Bakersfield police are on the lookout for creepy clowns with knives.

Balloon Fiesta is over.

The site of a deadly Rail Runner crash was littered with uncollected body parts.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Marie Osmond.

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The Daily Word in a Burger King attack, haunted houses and a scary teacher

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 10 2014 9:45 AM ]
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Feeling antsy? Head to the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles. President Obama just declared them a national monument. So they'll still be there.

A man from New York was released from prison after serving 15 years for assault, but he was shot 15 minutes later. He's currently recovering in the hospital.

Apparently, it's okay to have a haunted house. But it's not okay to have a room dedicated to serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Hiker Paula Reuter, who'd been missing for three days after she went for a hike in the Washington Mountains, was found alive and well. She survived on mushrooms and tree bark.

MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller finally surrendered after an hours-long SWAT stand-off in Orange County.

This morning, a crash involving the Rail Runner left two people dead. This story is still being updated.

A Santa Fe teacher from El Camino Real Academy has been placed on leave after allegedly threatening to kill a student.

Many state employees are learning that just because the courts order back paychecks doesn't mean they're going to show up.

Two swatting incidents happened in ABQ in September. Authorities want the public to know it's not a prank and can be fatal.

A man is suing Burger King after the manager of one of its locations attacked him with a stun gun and switchblade for complaining about cold onion rings.

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The Daily Word in cold onion rings, decriminalizing marijuana and a flying Yoda

By August March [ Thu Oct 9 2014 12:41 PM ]
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A man is suing the Bloomfield, N.M. Burger King; he claims he was attacked by the manager after complaining that his order of onion rings was cold.

Beginning this weekend, The East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting an original musical with a catered dinner in Sandia Park.

La Tejana’s former campaign manager is going to jail.

A couple suspected of numerous fast-foot restaurant hold-ups in Burque was arrested.

The Special Shapes Rodeo at Balloon Fiesta this morn included floating objects resembling a cactus, an owl and Yoda, among other flights of fancy.

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King believes in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana but incumbent Susana Martinez disagrees.

The 12th annual Soccorrofest happens this weekend and features funky, rockin’ local blues quartet Rhythm Divine.

Going into this weekend’s action, the UNM Volleyball team remains undefeated.

Over at HuffPo, author Sandra Ramos-O’Briant writes about driving from Burque to El Defe in 1967.

Owing to ongoing drought, this year’s Maize Maze is mostly composed of sorghum.

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The Daily Word in Ebola, Red Bull, the Nobel prize and Lil Jon

By Renée Chavez [ Wed Oct 8 2014 5:39 PM ]
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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.

News crew takes smiling selfie with #EbolaOutbreak.

Police returning to Santa Fe high schools.

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.

Never Hungover not associated with Balloon Fiesta.

Russian President Putin turns 62.

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The Daily Word in a cryptid sighting, an ear canal insect and voting

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 7 2014 12:19 PM ]
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Absentee voting for the New Mexico general elections starts today.

This woman is searching Albuquerque's west mesa for her missing sister.

New York City water really does make the best bagels.

A prominent Santa Fean was attacked at his home.

Thou shalt probably not preach Jesus stuff when in uniform.

Doug Ford has a good chance of winning the Toronto mayoral race.

Bigfoot sighting.

Here is disturbing video of a large hideous insect being pulled out of a man's ear.

US border with Mexico is now only "the last line of defense" against illegals.

CNN needs writers with better aptitude for metaphor.

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The Daily Word in gay marriage, rabid bats and stolen balloons.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Oct 6 2014 1:17 PM ]
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The Supreme Court rejected appeals from five states seeking to ban gay marriage.

A rabid bat attacked a guitar-playing camper on video.

Get ready for a new nine-episode Twin Peaks series.

The BTK killer is writing a book about his exploits.

The Coast Guard rescued a man inside a plastic bubble who was trying to run from Florida to Bermuda inside it.

Test your knowledge of Motorhead.

Paul Revere died.

A balloon was stolen from the Nativo Lodge.

A shooting threat ruined Homecoming for Cibola High School.

Marble Brewery won big at the Great American Beer Festival.

Happy birthday, Matthew Sweet.

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The Daily Word in the Balloon Fiesta, dispensary woes and a cancer ball

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 3 2014 8:50 AM ]
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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.

It's one thing to sell pot legally; it's another to find a place for your dolla bills.

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.

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