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The Daily Word in the crimes of Blanco Diablo

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 25

and drug dealer Eugene Crane, aka “Blanco Diablo” aka “The Boogie Man,” has been arrested for allegedly wrapping the body of one of his customers in plastic and then dumping her in an empty lot near Roller Skate City after the woman overdosed. Before dumping her, but after she died, he allegedly made time to join his family for dinner,

Geologists with the United States Air Force are set to begin construction on a well to extract poisonous chemicals from Albuquerque’s water supply. The well will be located in a church parking lot, right next to the basketball court,

the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wonders if it’s time for “the Jews to leave Europe,”

a Detroit eviction crew discovered the corpses of two children stashed in a deep freeze inside of a vacant apartment. The mother of the children has been taken into custody,

in some of the least depressing news to come out of Iraq, ISIS apparently blew up Saddam Hussein's tomb,

a baby eagle hatched live on eagle-cam,

and a restaurant in Africa has closed down after attracting negative attention for their “no blacks” policy.

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The Daily Word in badass teenagers, Pikachu and firing squads

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The Ili pika is not only endangered, it’s the cutest damn thing in the world. No more than about seven inches long, there are fewer than 1,000 in existence. Some think it is the inspiration behind the creation of the Pikachu character in Pokémon.

Angelina Jolie Pitt thoughtfully shares her thoughts and experiences surrounding the removal of her ovaries in a preventative measure against cancer.

The ingredients required to administer lethal injection are in short supply! So Utah was all like, "WTF? Let’s bring back the good ol’ firing squad!”

A University of New Mexico fraternity house might be demolished.

Who hasn’t parked in am emergency fire lane to get some Panda Express?!

A Guatemalan teen is a total badass and is advocating for the rights and support of young girls in her community, who face numerous challenges.

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The Daily Word in bloody miracles, apologetic con men, and crazy politicians.

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Investigations and arrests are ongoing in the beating and burning of an Afghan woman.

Uber-conservative republican Ted Cruz announces his bid for the presidency.

Medical students are joining ISIS.

Pope Francis performs “Half Miracle” with liquified saint’s blood.

A shooting at Los Altos Skate Park leaves one dead and six injured.

New plans are in the works for a rennovated Downtown ABQ.

Sunday night’s crash suspect is identified.

Questa cousins bring Indian bikes to ABQ.

A con man apologizes to his pregnant victim.

Scarecrows outnumber people in one Japanese village.

A man paints himself black to avoid the police. Fails.

A man was arrested after being declared dead two years ago.

DeGeneres and Romero
The Ellen Show
DeGeneres and Romero

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Local teacher reminds us how kind our city can be

It’s sometimes difficult to remember the rays of sunlight that inhabit our city. With tension surrounding our police force and homeless communities, Albuquerque can get caught up in the things we want to improve and lose sight of the people who are giving their hearts and souls to our beautiful city every single day to make it a better place. Local schoolteacher Sonya Romero is just one example of the kindness Burque folks possess, and thanks to her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, a local school is getting some much needed TLC.

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Flower Power: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

Yesterday, spring sprang. Here in Fringecrest, nature is waking—unfurling leaves, buds and blooms along Ridgecrest Boulevard and throughout labyrinthine tributary neighborhoods. Dreaming of springtime last weekend, I selected Flower Power as the Alibi's weekly photo contest theme.

Nature proffers sensory gifts aplenty on this second day of spring. And kindred Alibi readers offered up some gorgeous photos of Albuquerque flora on Instagram (@weeklyalibi / #alibiflower). The spectrum of color on display in Burque is proving well worth the wait. Here at the Carrillo casa, winter jasmine and climbing roses exist in various stages of bloom—erupting cadmium yellow and carmine.

Scroll on and smell the metaphorical roses by scoping some of our favorite entries and this week's photo contest victor.

Our favorites:

The winner:

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The Daily Word in Dr. Pepper, arsenic and workin' for the money

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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.

Last night a Navajo officer and a gunman were killed near the Four Corners.

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.

Corrales police officer Jeremy Romero is the new Robocop!

Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.

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The Daily Word in urban sprawl, bait dogs and Choctaw kindness

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In a victory for urban sprawl, developer Jim Strozier announced plans for a new "city" west of Albuquerque.

It's taking longer than expected to find a suitable replacement for former APS superintendent Winston Brooks.

Bernalillo County officials say fears about having your dogs stolen—for use as "bait dogs"—have been blown out of proportion.

Attorneys for two boys charged with beating two homeless Native American men to death are asking for "amenability."

A sculpture is being installed in Ireland to honor the kindness and generosity of the Choctaw during the Great Famine.

Keep your head up, Liza. You are loved.

Have you heard of "disaster tourism"? This is the art world equivalent.

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The Daily Word in baby chicks, poodles and Danny DeVito

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Did you really need that last Guinness last night? Probably not! Who cares, here is the Daily Word.

This year the New Mexico State Fair will feature a roller coaster that is being built in Italy!

Because all of the news today is dramatically terrible, here is a video of a Chinese man’s dog dressed as a schoolgirl walking on its hind legs for a mile.

Watch baby chicks hatch on this webcam!

Are you hung over from partying last night? Drink water! And find a good breakfast burrito near you!

A list of the 10 most badass goddesses.

$2 million will be given to local nonprofits serving the homeless community, but some aren’t impressed with the way the funds will be spent.

Get to know Danny DeVito and have a great Wednesday!

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The Daily Word in St. Patrick's Day

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, March 17,

which is St. Patrick’s Day! So celebrate with a bottle of Killian’s, a bowl of Lucky Charms, a shamrock shake, some green beer, and other things that piss off Irish people.

In fact, most of what you know about St. Paddy’s Day is a lie. A LIE.

Brush up on the real St. Patrick here.

And if you seek authenticity, don’t forget to eat your parsnips!

Maybe you can find some at local Albuquerque restaurants that are celebrating Restaurant Week?

Meanwhile, the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade is, for the first time, allowing an LGBT group to march. That’s right, one LGBT group is allowed to march, and it happens to be made up of employees of NBC, the network that threatened to boycott coverage of the parade if they didn’t.

Finally, dentists are excited about the holiday because so many people get into bar fights that result in the loss of teeth. So support your local dental clinic and mouth off to a drunken leprechaun tonight!

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The Daily Word in narcolepsy, nausea, isolation and hallucinations

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A man was rolling a joint on the NYC Subway when he fell asleep.

A barfing bride strives to overcome her vomiting phobia before the day of her nauseating nuptials.

The average American wedding now costs $31,000.

Edward Snowden held a secret virtual meeting at SXSW.

In local news, a man shot his ex-girlfriend because the neighbor’s dog told him to do it.

Eccentric millionaire Robert Durst accidentally confessed to three murders.

Isolation and loneliness can have serious effects on your noodle.

Ron Jeremy turns 62 today! Here he is paying homage to Miley Cyrus.

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