A USA Today article published yesterday quoted Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden recognizing "a systemic failure in ... ability to track employee misconduct." Eden went to say, "I believe there are people on the force who shouldn't be on the force.'' But Eden told USA Today that police union contracts make it difficult to enforce retroactive discipline within bounds of a union contract, stating "Yes, we may be stuck with them."
Today Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez told KOAT that she initially felt disappointed and angered that Eden would represent officers in this light. But Lopez and Eden have since talked and are now on the same page.
SolaranRX Inc. has licensed a groundbreaking method for diagnosing and treating melanoma. The process was developed by UNM Pharmaceutical Sciences and DermatologyAssociate Professor Dr. Yubin Miao. The technology involves a peptide that binds to melanoma cells which can be infused with imaging and therapeutic radionuclides to assess and treat melanoma.
Outfitted in full gear, Albuquerque firefighters climbed stairs 110 stories today in honor of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Starting next week Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop daily flights from Albuquerque to Seattle.
On this day of remembrance, a quote by Vonnegutian protagonist Eliot Rosewater seems appropriate: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind."
Members of a church in Alamogordo showed their distaste for Satan by burning the Devil in effigy.
Albuquerque has some of the tastiest water in the nation.
Mayor Berry and APD chief Eden are on a junket to Vegas for better policing ideas.
That controversial national police shooting competition is on for this weekend in Albuquerque.
Miley Cyrus is having her first art show featuring "a bunch of junk glued to stuff".
Much to others' dismay, China is building it's own islands in the South China Sea.
Live coverage of today's iPhone 6 release.
Climate change will likely cause some species of birds to move or go extinct.
There's a longer video of Ray Rice knocking out his girlfriend in an elevator.
A man pointed his finger at Santa Fe private school students and said “pew pew.” This didn’t go over well.
Albuquerque, as a whole, has been revealed to be a terrible driver. And Albuquerque, as a whole, gives a knowing laugh.
A UNM professor is looking into why APD’s lapel cameras are always switching off at key moments, which is really weird, and must be because of, I dunno, a chip or something? Or a wire? Yeah, that's it. Probably a wire.
Air France has suspended flights because of… bum bum bum… EBOLA. Let's all freak out.
And a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an automatic Uzi during a practice session gone wrong.
Gawker (and the rest of America) is trying to figure out the who/what/where&whys of local "Inhabitants of Burque" Facebook magnate Leo York and his being in Ferguson, MO.
APD is hiring a professor at UNM's Institute for Social Research to find out what the hell is up with those lapel cams that rarely seem to work.
The US Defense Department's "1033" program, which unloads military surplus to police departments around the country, is under scrutiny as citizens wake up to the fact that local police departments are extremely militarized.
APS has instituted a social media policy in the wake of superintendent Brooks' resignation.
This non-Swede has been living as an artist in Sweden, unable to be deported for nearly 10 years because he has amnesia and no can figure out his nationality.
There's a device for sale that will prevent the airline seat in front of you from reclining and also can start fights.
Check out this extensive list of booking rates for bands and celebrities.
The Chinese government made a weird cartoon film called "Fragrant Concubine" intended to quell Uighur unrest in northwestern China but which will likely just piss off Uighurs even more.
Someone in Maine caught a rare blue lobster.
California’s latest earthquake spilled a lot of fancy wine.
Rest in peace, Richard Attenborough.
Fugitives should think twice about taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.
A new butter knife can spread hard butter.
Finally, there’s a USB cable that plugs in either way.
China is developing a super-sonic submarine.
New Mexico extends its luke-warm welcome to the uninvited Mojave rattler.
Two suspects were arrested in connection with shots fired at the Cottages.
An APD standoff at Bank of America near Nob Hill ended peacefully.
Happy birthday, Billy Ray Cyrus.
A local man allegedly rode to his appointment with a probation officer on a stolen electric shopping cart.
The Albuquerque Isotopes won on the road last night after losing 6 of 7 in their last home stand.
An ancient species of shrimp lives in Albuquerque.
APD has a brand-new “crisis vehicle."
The City Council is considering raising the gross receipts tax in order to assuage homelessness.
A Burque balloon factory is in the works.
Some of the intersections downtown are dangerous.
Operations at the City’s Police Oversight Committee have officially been suspended.
Marion Barry caused a wrong-way car smash.
Israel declared a temporary cease-fire in Gaza.
Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.
Pow-Pow- Power Wheels.
The P. F. Chang’s data breach does not include New Mexico.
Cheryl Hines married Robert Kennedy Jr.
The New York Times opines on Albuquerque violence.
There was a shooting at 5th and Silver.
Old Town Chapel is haunted. Allegedly.
Things are happening in ABQ today.
Happy birthday, Barack Obama.
In recent, local developments:
Allegedly, a very drunk couple took a stroll with their children and a marijuana pipe. They were arrested.
A naked intruder was allegedly found sleeping in someone else’s bed. He was arrested.
According to APD, a woman pulled a gun on a Comcast technician. She was arrested.
APD is getting rid of its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle.
The School of Rock will be housed in downtown Burque.
The Sunport was at the center of a copper theft ring.
Developers are planning to build a hotel modeled after the ruins at Chaco Canyon.
Someone left the sprinklers running in the rain.
UNM’s Director of Government and Community Relations has now been arrested three times for DWI. He has been previously convicted twice for this offense.
After numerous setbacks and a countless number of losing seasons, UNM’s football coach looks to the future.
The man who was subjected to an extensive and illegal cavity search courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's department details his story in a new interview.
Someone threatened to blow up the capital building in Santa Fe.
Dead Jackass star Ryan Dunn's photo wasn't supposed to be used in this story.
Behold the motorized sneaker/rocket roller skate thingees.
Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.
The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.
Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.
Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.
A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.
California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.
Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”
Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.
The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.
According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.
It's Wednesday, July 23
and a teenager says he looked into the mirror after beating two homeless men to death and "saw the devil,"
APD cornered a fugitive and shot at him for the second time in six months. This time, they killed him.
A boy exploring an abandoned house in Ohio discovered a mummified corpse hanging in the closet.
Archaeologists have found the remains of a huge, 7-foot-long dog buried near the site where a demonic hound was said to have murdered church-goers in the 16th century.
A mysterious, yawning crater has opened up in the Yarnal region of Siberia and nobody knows why. Please note that "Yarnal" translates to "End of the world."
And some women are rejecting feminism because they need help opening jars.