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V.24 No.19 | 05/07/2015

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The Daily Word in the DOJ, Nike and lots of pot

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 8 2015 9:31 AM ]
The Daily Word

The Department of Justice is launching a “federal civil rights probe” on the entire Baltimore Police Department after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.

A federal appeals court ruled that the NSA exceeded their authority by collecting and storing phone records.

Nike says it will create 10,000 jobs if President Obama's Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership deal goes through.

Footage has been released showing a Delaware police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he followed orders to get down on the ground.

The city of Santa Fe has settled a lawsuit with a former police officer who pleaded no contest to charges involving women who sued him civil court. The charges included stalking, harassment and unauthorized computer use.

US Customs and Border Patrol officials found 3,846 lbs. of pot in a semi truck at the Santa Teresa port. Dayumn!

Sex offenders are all up on Facebook, even though the social media site says sex offenders aren't allowed.

A retired cop has sued the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming they retaliated against him when he raised questions about police instructors' certifications.

A woman in San Antonio, Texas, found a small package of cocaine in a Nature Valley granola bar.

V.24 No.18 | 04/30/2015

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The Daily Word in Ben E. King's passing, inmate art and a two-faced calf

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 1 2015 9:11 AM ]
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Singer Ben E. King, noted for his amazing songs “Stand By Me” and “There Goes My Baby,” has died at the age of 76. RIP, good sir.

The Justice Department is putting $20 million into a nationwide program to increase the use of body cameras worn by police officers. Just make sure you teach them how to turn them on.

New Mexico's State Auditor, Tim Keller, found a pattern of perks and consulting work between former APD chief Ray Schultz and Taser International and has forwarded his findings to prosecutors.

A teenager from Weatherford, Texas, has received a 45-year prison sentence for fatally shooting his sister and mother.

Prison inmates are gearing up to sell their art at the second annual Craftsmanship and Trades fair at the penitentiary in Santa Fe tomorrow. The money raised will go to their families and the victims they hurt. It goes from 9am to 4pm and costs $5 to attend.

KOAT shared a list of the 10 best breakfast burritos in New Mexico!

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety after filing murder charges against two APD officers.

A calf named Annabel was born this past Monday in Florida. Oh, and it has two faces.

V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015

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The Daily Word in murder trials, police brutality and devastation in Nepal

By Constance Moss [ Mon Apr 27 2015 11:00 AM ]
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A devastating earthquake in Nepal has left the death toll at over 4,000 and rising.

It also sparked an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Other natural disasters around the world this weekend included a giant tornado in Texas, heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan, killing dozens, and volcanic ash blanketing the Chilean town of Ensenada.

Russian hackers have been reading the President's emails.

The mastermind behind Silk Road is being charged in the overdose deaths of six customers.

McDonald's expects to have closed at least 700 stores by the end of 2015.

The James Holmes murder trial is set to begin today, almost three years after the mass shooting occurred in a Colorado movie theater.

In other Colorado news, mayhem erupted at a carnival in Colorado Springs over the weekend.

This APD Officer has a lot of explaining to do.

V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Ohio to Idaho, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 1:59 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a Sam Cooke biopic, Juliette Lewis’ new band and Ameriie’s new single.
V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015

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

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 9:27 AM ]
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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.

V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015

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The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 9:35 AM ]
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President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.

Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.

One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.

After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.

Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.

An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.

Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!

Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?

V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015

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The Daily Word in Oscar Sunday, marriage licenses and New Mexico killers

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 20 2015 9:35 AM ]
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The Oscars are on Sunday, y'all! The New York Times has the Oscar predictions here.

Holy crap! It's a real sharknado! Kinda ...

Two Detroit parents who reported their son missing while holding him captive in their basement have been charged with torture.

After a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in Travis County, Texas, the state's attorney general is rushing to have their marriage declared “void” and “invalid.”

Basically: If you don't want a parking ticket, don't park on Central Avenue.

Silver City parents are outraged at the fact that the school ran out of lunches for the kids for the second time this year.

Hear some of the “bizarre” stories of New Mexico's most notorious female killers.

After being suspended for makin' whoopee with some of his patients, Dr. Christopher Driskill is being allowed to go back to work.

Ewwww ... that's a lot of poop on that road.

V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From England to Wyoming, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014
Odds and Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Spain to Arkansas, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
Odds and Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From China to Texas, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.48 |

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The Daily Word in a 9-year-old's arrest, an Austin shooting and Barbie's decline

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 28 2014 9:24 AM ]
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An Ohio teacher is recovering from her sixth surgery after four teens dropped a 4.5lb rock on her car and crushed her skull.

Forget Barbie. It's all about the Frozen toys this year.

Today, the UN Committee Against Torture urged the US to “fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth.”

Due to an injunction for acting like a taxi company, Uber has suspended its transportation operations in Nevada.

Police in Austin, Texas, fatally shot a man who opened fire on several government buildings.

KRQE's got you covered of you wanna read a little about Black Friday before venturing out into the unknown (if you haven't already done so).

Wanna see all the crazy stuff the TSA has found in people's bags? Note: Be glad they check this stuff.

A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a teenage couple last month in Santa Fe is being returned to the City Different.

The new I-25/Paseo overpass currently in construction will be “cast in colors that mimic the sun hitting the Sandia Mountains.

A 9-year-old girl was arrested and charged with battery for allegedly punching her 6-year-old sister in the head.

V.23 No.44 |

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The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 31 2014 9:19 AM ]
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Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.

A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.

Just a few common-sense tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween.

A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.

Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!

Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.

UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.

Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.

A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.

A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?

V.23 No.42 |

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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 ]
The Daily Word

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.

V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014

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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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