V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
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.
V.23 No.49 |
The Daily Word in an albino deer, Cleveland police and Hillary Clinton
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 5 2014 9:36 AM ]
A US Department of Justice report has called out Cleveland police for using deadly or lethal force.
Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is Obama's pick to run for defense secretary.
An unarmed man in Arizona was fatally shot by a police officer who mistook his pill bottle for a handgun.
Hillary Clinton's thoughts about the hardships and pressures of being president of the United States.
Loretta E. Lynch is heading a federal inquiry into the death of Eric Garner (who died in Staten Island when a police officer placed him in a chokehold), which could affect her nomination for attorney general.
A 10-year-old Albuquerque boy is headed to Japan this coming summer to climb its tallest mountain to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Today, the Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee is scheduled to discuss the DOJ's suggested plans and blueprints over police reform.
An Albuquerque man is warning holiday shoppers to be careful after his son and some friends were robbed at gunpoint.
New legislation is in the works in New Mexico, which would allow court-ordered outpatient treatment for mentally ill individuals.
A Missouri hunter who caught a lot of flack for killing an albino deer has decided to have the animal stuffed and to donate the meat to a needy family.
V.23 No.46 |
The Daily Word in immigration, bombs and a reincarnated marine
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 14 2014 9:17 AM ]
In Myanmar, President Obama gave a talk on immigration and said he can't “stand by” and wait for Congress to act.
A Dallas teacher was forced to resign after posting “racially charged” tweets laced with derogatory statements about the Michael Brown shooting.
According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages.
Police in Los Angeles arrested 23 people outside a Walmart who were protesting low wages and “its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions.”
A woman who owns a horse ranch in Placitas found a dead horse in a storage room on the facility. It's not exactly The Godfather, but it's enough to make you lose your lunch.
Seven years later, the case of the missing man who left his severed penis on a doorstep is still unsolved.
A former teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools and two principals are being sued for a string of sexual abuse allegations.
Some kids see ghosts. Some kids have imaginary friends. This one thinks he's a reincarnated marine.
V.23 No.43 |
The Daily Word in Ebola, "Breaking Bad" toys and Ferguson PD's violations
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 24 2014 9:16 AM ]
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.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From China to Virginia, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 22 2014 3:33 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on The Knife’s split, Lauryn Hill’s dedicated track to Ferguson and Jimi Hendrix reissues.
V.23 No.34 |
The Daily Word in college woes, a handsy officer and BDSM
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 22 2014 9:37 AM ]
Kentucky firefighters were hurt while trying to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.
Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a 27-year-old police officer in Oklahoma City, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting six women.
A Tallahassee federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
According to a new New York Times poll, most white people “reserve judgment” in regards to whether the Michael Brown shooting was justified. Blacks, on the other hand, stand firm that it was not.
Surprise, surprise: College students are wondering whether getting a degree is worth the cost and debt they'll undertake from acquiring it.
Today the APS board will interview four interim superintendents to take over for Winston Brooks, who resigned last Friday.
Alex Gallegos, an Albuquerque murder suspect, has been apprehended after a shootout on Wednesday afternoon that left several schools on lockdown and shut down Taylor Ranch Road.
A woman who was admitted to UNM Hospital and tested for Ebola is not infected with the virus. So don't be all paranoid.
According to police data: Despite recent acts of violence, Albuquerque is on course to have “far fewer” homicides this year than in past years. So … good news?
NSFW: In case you were curious, here are some photos of the dual lives of everyday people who practice BDSM. It beats 50 Shades, no?
V.23 No.33 |
The Daily Word in the Ferguson shooting, World of Warcraft and the Pope
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 15 2014 9:16 AM ]
World of Warcraft memorializes late comedian Robin Williams.
Darren Wilson has been identified as the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
North Korea says projectiles fired during the Pope's visit were just a coincidence.
A mother in South Carolina was arrested for dropping the F-bomb in front of her kids in a grocery store. Wait … that's it?
Three Fort Lauderdale men face criminal charges for digging up the cremated remains of relatives in an effort to move them to a cemetery in Maine.
The APS board voted unanimously for Superintendent Winston Brooks' resignation.
Santa Fe police apprehended a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday evening.
An Albuquerque woman allegedly had sex with two German shepherds, then tried to poison her roommates when they found out about it.
APD is investigating a “slaying” after a woman's body was found in a vacant lot in southeast Albuquerque.
V.23 No.11 |
The Daily Word in Mark Zuckerberg's complaints, a WIPP truck and a dog-eating python
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 14 2014 9:52 AM ]
High schools are just now catching on that a later start time means healthier students. Did you think beauty rest was a myth?
Authorities now think the Malaysian plane that's been missing for almost a week was “deliberately flown off-course.”
The NSA has made Mark Zuckerberg so mad that he called the President to complain.
Police in California arrested a teen father for allegedly biting the nose off his 1-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.
It's looking like fewer planes are gonna land in Albuquerque.
Renatta Torres, mother of Christopher Torres (who was fatally shot by APD almost three years ago), took to the stand to talk about her son.
Anthony Samora, 46, is getting life in prison, plus 27 years, for raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy. This was his second conviction for rape.
According to a report released today, a truck that caught fire at WIPP was “improperly maintained.”
I guess this just adds to the many reasons I don't like snakes.
V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013
The Daily Word in Tax Day, La Santa Muerte and Disneyland Tokyo’s birthday
By B.L. Brennan [ Mon Apr 15 2013 10:12 AM ]
Abortion Doctor’s murder trial becomes a political firestorm.
Happy Tax Day! Here are some tips to help you meet the midnight deadline.
A Missouri school gets parent approval as teachers receive training to carry concealed firearms.
La Santa Muerte becomes the new face of drug dens throughout New Mexico.
Congrats Adam Scott! You won The Masters!
Justin Bieber hopes that Anne Frank would have been a belieber.
6-year-old killed in car accident on I-40.