Boyd Trial Ends in Hung Jury, APD Officers Watch Protesters
The Daily Word in Special Sessions, rate increases, long snakes, an astronaut and a catfish
Our governor, Susana Martinez, will convene a special session of the legislature on Friday. Action items include managing a huge state budget shortfall as well as discussion and debate regarding the death penalty in New Mexico.
PNM customers (this means you, Burqueños) will soon see a 10-13 percent rate increase under a plan modified and approved by the state Public Utility Commission.
The prosecution has rested in the murder trial of now-retired Albuquerque police Detective Keith Sandy and former APD Officer Dominique Perez.
Yesterday, New Mexico's Supreme Court heard arguments related to the "Copper Rule," a controversial law that regulates the amount of pollution big mining operations in the state can produce. At issue: the massive amount of ground water pollution such operations generate. A decision is forthcoming.
Meanwhile, long snakes caused a power outage in Rio Rancho.
A US presidential candidate from the Socialist Party visited our state's flagship university on Tuesday.
Finally, in state angling news outta Storrie Lake, "Nicholas Gonzales and Marcelino Zaragosa teamed up to land a 33-inch, 13-pound catfish on the night of Sept. 17. They were using chicken liver."
N.M. Judge Allows Evidence in Boyd Case
The Daily Word in Gary Johnson, drive through dope, naked accident victims and curly tail grubs
The Albuquerque rally for third-party presidential candidate and former NM Governor Gary Johnson, originally scheduled for today, has been rescheduled to August 20.
A New Mexico Man charged with incest told authorities that he felt the relationship would spare his mother from further abuse and neglect.
Health department officials have rejected plans for a drive-through medical cannabis dispensary in Albuquerque.
In more local news, a naked man jumped into traffic and was hit by a car on I-40.
Second Judicial District Judge Alisa Hadfield set up a strict list of restrictions on news media covering the trial of former APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez. The two are charged with the death of homeless camper James Boyd in 2014. Their trial commences in September.
On Wednesday night, the Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Las Vegas 51s by a score of 8-7, completing a four-game sweep of the Nevada team.
Although fishing on the Jemez River is slow this week, conditions are fair at Cochiti Lake for those using curly tail grubs. Meanwhile, hotdogs for bait still kill at Tingley Beach.
Newspaper Covers Anti-Abortion Forces
Newscity: A Year in Review
The Daily Word in WikiLeaks, an angry gorilla and an uptight health clinic
The parents of an 8-year-old who died during the Boston Marathon bombing are urging officials against the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
“I Wish My Teacher Knew” draws some sad and touching responses from third graders.
Police found five adults who apparently died from a shooting at a Phoenix home after a dispute over the family business.
WikiLeaks put over 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment on a searchable web archive.
An Ohio man who apparently trained with a terrorist group in Syria has been accused by federal prosecutors of planning an attack in the United States.
An Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center officer has been arrested after being accused of raping an inmate.
A Rio Rancho clinic is turning away patients who've had a cigarette less than 30 minutes before their appointment. Say what?
“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston narrated a video for the series “New Mexico True Stories,” during which he reads from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Yeah, you know you wanna watch it.
Lawyer Randi McGinn has been named as the special prosecutor in the murder case against APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the killing of James Boyd.
Don't piss off this gorilla … obviously.
The Daily Word in zodiac weirdness, skinny models and rejecting rejection
Oh no … Twilight fans are about to have a bitch fit! Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are engaged.
A man who was missing at sea for two months has been reunited with his family.
It looks like France is no longer down with the skeletal girls.
An Alabama man who was on death row for over 28 years walked free this morning.
No, Duke University. You don't reject Siobhan O'Dell, she rejects your rejection!
The pilgrimage to El Sanctuario de Chimayo has begun!
A former Albuquerque police officer is facing an “excessive force” lawsuit from a 2013 arrest.
In case you wanna know which horror films claim to have stemmed from actual stories: KOAT has you covered.
The attorneys for officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez want to know: Which officer fired the shot that killed James Boyd?
The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter
The kid who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven admits: “I did not die. I did not go to heaven.”
The clock is ticking on the issue of gay marriage for Supreme Court justices who need to put it on their calendar before their current term ends in June.
If civics isn't your best subject, you might not want to move to Arizona.
Police are looking for a teenage Kentucky couple who have gone on a multi-state crime spree.
Scientists report that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history.
SWAT has been called out to a home in southwest ABQ where a man has barricaded himself after trying to commit an auto burglary. This story is still developing. Check KRQE for updates.
APD has released the names of the two officers who were involved in Tuesday night's fatal shooting on San Mateo: Michael Oates and Matthew Fisher.
The lawyers for APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez have filed a motion to stop the DA's office from prosecuting murder charges for the shooting of James Boyd in March 2014.
The Bernalillo County commissioners agreed to go ahead with a tax increase that would raise $40 million a year to help with the county budget and mental health programs.
An Ohio woman is being charged with vandalism after trashing her boss' office with glitter and silly string. Wait … what's the bad part?
The Daily Word in Facebook feuds, the Aurora shooter and egg shaming
It just goes to show that when you decline someone's Facebook friend request, things can get a little heated.
After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, some neighboring states are asking the US Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional.
Rapper Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty after being arrested for gang conspiracy and gun charges.
The parents of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes sent a letter to prosecutors asking for their son's life to be spared.
MSNBC lists 10 topics to expect at President Obama's 2014 year-end press conference.
Two people were left dead and one in the hospital after a high-speed chase ensued on US 550 in Bernalillo County.
A teenage kid was harassed by a Walgreens manager for buying eggs for his mama. The nerve of some people.
The historic Old Mountain Lodge was lost in a fire yesterday in Carnuel, N.M.
The DA's Office says Kari Brandenburg is still weighing whether to charge APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting of James Boyd.
The Daily Word in Ebola, "Breaking Bad" toys and Ferguson PD's violations
Dr. Craig Spencer, who's returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus.
Amnesty International released a report outlining the human rights abuses carried out by Ferguson police during Michael Brown protests.
The White House is in a tizzy over what to do about its fence after several incidents of people getting onto the White House grounds.
If Aaron Paul thinks Barbies are more “damaging” than “Breaking Bad” toys, then you best believe it.
To get folks into the Halloween spirit, Huffington Post has come out with some interesting facts about All Hallows' Eve that you may not have known.
APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez probably won't face criminal charges in the federal system for the fatal shooting of James Boyd.
A man was shot in the head last night near Kit Carson Park. His condition is currently unknown, but this story is still being updated.
In an amazing tribute to a teammate's loss, the Estancia High School JV football team purchased new jerseys with the name of teammate Carlos Parra's late sister on the back. Parra's sister died from a brain tumor.
A lawsuit has been filed against UNM Hospital for failing to protect the medical and mental health records of 13-year-old Roswell shooter Mason Campbell.
A man in Pennsylvania is fighting a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.
The Daily Word in "The View," medical marijuana and forgotten dough
Twelve-year-old Charlie Bothuell V, a Detroit boy who has been missing since June 14, was found alive in his parents' basement.
The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that banned protesters within 35 feet of abortion clinics.
German parliament “cuts ties” with Verizon Communications Inc., after allegations that the US was spying and that the firms were handing over data.
What's “The View” to do without Walters, Shepherd and McCarthy?
Doctors are baffled at the diseases states list as being eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions.
Because of impairment fees, the State has a nice little nest egg that they completely forgot about.
KOB4 obtained audio recordings of interviews with APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez from two days after the fatal shooting of James Boyd.
Two APD officers are being credited for “a big save” after talking a man down when he screamed that he had a gun and wanted to be killed.
A facility to open in Artesia, N.M., that will house women and children who've entered the US illegally to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America.