According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.
The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.
Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.
A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.
State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.
Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.
City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.
CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.
Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.
Survivors of the 1980 Penitentiary of New Mexico prison riot are offered a free tour of Old Main by the Department of Corrections.
The zoo wants you to name their baby elephant.
A rabbit stolen at a the southern New Mexico Fair was returned to its young owner.
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government considered awarding Susana Martinez for "doing the right thing."
Eating bacon lowers a man's sperm count.
Switzerland appears on the brink of instituting a "universal basic income."
Mike D. makes wallpaper.
The NSA is collecting our electronic address books.
Here are the details of GOP demands that would end the government shutdown.
Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.
A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.
I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!
UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.
It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.
Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.
The Metropolitan Detention Center is planning to end their methadone treatment program.
The higher admission fees for the Rio Grande Zoo take effect on Sunday.
Comprehensive coverage of the Chinese "aircraft carrier style" meme.
The Chinese government finally got the owner of a house in the middle of the road to move out so they could demolish it.
A utility pole materialized in the middle of a road in Quebec.
"When I Say Jesus, You Say Die," Foggy Mountain Blasphemy" and other bargain bin record finds.
So you want to grow a mustache.
Why was Christian Slater's vote rejected in Florida?
Learn about Argentina's infamous "Death Flights" during the 1970's and 80's.
Stephen Gaskin's commune The Farm is still around.
The Farm founder Stephen Gaskin's wife, Ina May Gaskin, wrote the book on American midwifery.
The North Koreans have discovered the remains of a unicorn and it's lair.
Today is World AIDS Day.
Girls dressed as modern conveniences.
Lindsey Graham reminds us that the Guantanamo prisoners don't want to steal our cars.
There is a vampire in Zarozje,
On this day in 1986 the beautiful Musee d'Orsay opened in Paris.
U.S. Justice Department announces it will investigate APD.
APD officer accused of encouraging neighbors to brawl to settle a dispute.
Best prank ever. By which we mean freaking scariest.
San Juan County inmates nearly riot over lack of milk at breakfast.
That Facebook privacy notice everyone's posting won't help you at all.
Bigfoot DNA results. Finally.
Albuquerque Authorities name their baby rhino Chopper rather than Bonbornio.
PETA gave Miley Cyrus a pig for her birthday. She didn't get it.
Fiona Apple cancels a tour to spend time with her dying pit bull, Janet.
Happy birthday, Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix.
Turkish troops enter Iraq after Kurdish attacks kill 26 Turkish soldiers.
Tea Party leaders asks small businesses to stop hiring people until Obama stops his war against business.
Prisoner exchange in Israel.
Lions, tigers and bears on the loose in Ohio after zookeeper commits suicide.
Officer-involved shooting in Grants.
Doctors say you should never use bumper pads in infant cribs.
Strip search called for at the World Scrabble Championship after a letter goes missing.
Bill Gates to testify in Windows 95 antitrust case. Wait, what?
For fretful parents only: how to diagnose your toddler with ADHD.
Ten things debt collectors won't tell you.
New Zealand Mom spreads STD rumor to sabotage daughter's rival.
This day in history: wind power edition.
Eighteen years after his death, River Phoenix's final movie will be released.
How Barnes & Noble is wrecking comics.
The Stone Roses set to reunite after 15 years.
Movember is almost upon us.
Horror nerds are the worst type of nerds, right?
Harry Belafonte falls asleep during interview.
True Blood adds new
UNM students protest Chick-fil-A for donating money to groups that oppose gay rights.
Sarah the lion at the zoo has died.
KOB grills Occupy Albuquerque protesters for solutions.
“We have a permit. It’s called the Constitution.” —Occupy Boston.
Gov. Susana Martinez’ PAC took in thousands during the legislative session, though state law prohibits politicos from doing so directly.
Target promises to sell only sustainable seafood by 2015.
Gawker dubs FOX News article on funny, sexy women possibly the most horrifying thing ever written.
Top headline of the day: Why are these galaxies bending like crazy snakes?
Slutoween is coming!
King of Bhutan marries a commoner. Trendy.
Why some women are not getting married.
The only Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis in North America arrived at the Rio Grande Zoo on Friday, Dec. 3. The males are Otto and Yamu, and the female is named Womona.
They’re usually about 33 inches long and weigh roughly 44 pounds.
Border governors will meet in Santa Fe.
The state suggests hunters should be allowed to shoot bears and cougars—not the sexy kind.
The people who broke into the zoo last month say they aren't the first.
We had a female governor for two weeks in 1924.
Tanker ruptures near the Bosque del Apache, spilling up to 40,000 gallons of fuel oil into a dry arroyo.
This doctor the Alibi wrote about in a medical marijuana story gave free hyperbaric treatments to a teen suffering severe seizures who was on the news. (Her mom says she got the seizures from the HPV vaccine.) The teen is feeling much better.
Find out who Sarah Palin is supporting in races nationwide and how those candidates are faring. An interactive graphic by WaPo.
The DoD can't account for most of the $9.1 billion slated for reconstructing Iraq, reports Good Blog.
Real bear tries to take off with stuffed bear.
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may not need to be mouth-to-mouth.
Flip-flops are worse for you than high heels, says England.
General Patraeus starts his new gig in Afghanistan, just in time to deal with a USAID bombing.
Arizona cops get a lesson about how to deal with pesky possible immigrants.
Pretending to be Indiana Jones backfired on a Silver City man.
The Mid-Region Council of Governors gives the Rail Runner a high-5.
Tizzy, the Albuquerque zoo sea lion, is no more.
It's legal to drink and drive in Russia? Not for much longer.
Booze v. Buds? Weed wins.
The unemployed get bad news before a holiday, again.
The new iPhone? Kinda crappy.
It's the Fourth of July this weekend and hot-dogs are sooo 2009.
Today is Cute Baby Animal Monday. (Don’t miss Disfigured Old Things With Open Sores Tuesday.)
Fifi, a 14-year-old howler monkey with an unfortunate name, had a baby on Jan. 16 at the Rio Grande Zoo. Zoologists still haven’t determined the sex. You can see monkey mom and monkey child between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. near the pheasant exhibit when the weather’s good. And you thought nothing could be more heart-warming than the baby elephant.
From the news release:
Native to Central America, howler monkeys get their name from the loud calls they make each morning to announce their location to other groups. Newborn howlers will stay with their mother for about a year and either remain in the group or leave to find a new one once they reach maturity. Howlers are golden in color when they’re born. Adult males have black fur; adult females keep the golden color.
Rosie at the Rio Grande Zoo is going to pop. She’s been with child for about two years. (Elephants are preggers for 22 to 24 months.) The baby, guaranteed to be absurdly cute, should be trundling around any day now. It could be August. It could be September.
Rosie, 16, was born at the zoo, and she’s out on exhibit now. Unless she births her calf unexpectedly, it will probably be a private affair—unlike the showy display that giraffe put on.