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February 24, 2014
12:00 // 1 month ago
January 14, 2014

School shooting in leaves several students injured in New Mexico

  • 2+ children have been hospitalized following a shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, NM on Tuesday morning. The suspected shooter is now in police custody; however, the school remains on lockdown at this time. The rest of the students from the middle school have been bussed to a nearby mall, and are being released to their families as we speak. source
15:13 // 3 months ago
January 9, 2014

History repeats itself, McDonald’s coffee edition.

  • 1994 A jury awarded $2.9 million to a woman who suffered third-degree burns after spilling a cup of hot coffee purchased from a McDonald’s in Albuquerque, NM. The ruling drew global media attention, and ultimately lead McDonald’s to begin printing a warning on all its coffee cups going forward.
  • 2014 A California resident is clearly hoping history will repeat itself, having filed suit against the burger franchise after spilling a cup of coffee she purchased at the McDonald’s on Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles. Thursday’s filing doesn’t include any specific information on the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries, but does claim the lid for the woman’s coffee cup was “negligently, carelessly and improperly” attached. Anybody think this will work?
15:14 // 3 months ago
December 19, 2013
18:19 // 3 months ago
August 12, 2013
In Albuquerque, you can get a donut that looks like it’s covered in “Blue Sky.” More on the Albuquerque tourism industry’s embrace of Breaking Bad over this way.

In Albuquerque, you can get a donut that looks like it’s covered in “Blue Sky.” More on the Albuquerque tourism industry’s embrace of Breaking Bad over this way.

17:53 // 8 months ago
August 11, 2013
During its five-season run, the “Breaking Bad” film crew has infused between $60 million and $70 million into the New Mexico state economy. How much meth does that buy?

During its five-season run, the “Breaking Bad” film crew has infused between $60 million and $70 million into the New Mexico state economy. How much meth does that buy?

16:06 // 8 months ago
May 31, 2013

Film company wants to dig up old Atari games for some reason

  • 1983 Loaded with video games it can’t sell in the midst of a major video game crash which changed the face of the gaming industry and the company itself, Atari reportedly dumps several tons of games in a New Mexico landfill, including millions of copies of the infamously terrible E.T. video game for the Atari 2600. The story gains the whiff of urban legend, as some doubt the scope of the dump.
  • 2013 Earlier this week, Fuel Industries, a game developer and video production company, got permission to excavate the abandoned landfill, based in Alamogordo, New Mexico, for purposes of filming a documentary. Who knows what they’ll find, but it sounds like fun. (via Hacker News) source
20:10 // 10 months ago
January 7, 2013

New Mexico judge awards “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”-discharged service members back pay

  • 181 U.S. military veterans who were discharged under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy will receive their full back pay following a judge’s ruling on a lawsuit filed by the ACLU in New Mexico.
  • $13,000 is the average amount that each former soldier, sailor, Marine or pilot will receive as a result of the lawsuit, which granted full back-pay to any member of the U.S. military discharged during or after November 2004.
  • $2.4M will be paid out in total by the Pentagon, which had originally halved the separation pay of any service member who was discharged under the old “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. source
19:29 // 1 year ago
October 24, 2012
nbcnews:

Paraplegic says he survived 3 days stranded in N.M. desert
(Photo: Augusta Liddic / The Daily Times via AP)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A paraplegic man, who says he was stranded in the New Mexico desert without his wheelchair, dragged himself about four miles down a dirt road over three days before a motorist stopped to help him.
Tattered and dirty, Ricky Gilmore’s blue jeans tell part of the story. His body tells the rest — the skin on his left leg and buttocks is shredded, his wrist is sprained and his kidneys are in bad shape from going without food and water.

Wow. This guy is incredibly lucky.

nbcnews:

Paraplegic says he survived 3 days stranded in N.M. desert

(Photo: Augusta Liddic / The Daily Times via AP)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A paraplegic man, who says he was stranded in the New Mexico desert without his wheelchair, dragged himself about four miles down a dirt road over three days before a motorist stopped to help him.

Tattered and dirty, Ricky Gilmore’s blue jeans tell part of the story. His body tells the rest — the skin on his left leg and buttocks is shredded, his wrist is sprained and his kidneys are in bad shape from going without food and water.

Wow. This guy is incredibly lucky.

(via nbcnews)

8:32 // 1 year ago
June 30, 2012

New Mexico woman gets night in jail over library fees

  • $36 overdue book, DVDs earn NM woman a night in jail source

» The too-long arm of the law? You could be forgiven for thinking so over the case of New Mexico’s Lori Teel, who was reportedly arrested over $36 worth of overdue library checkouts — one copy of Twilight, and a DVD of the book series’ second film, New Moon. Arrest warrants had been sent out, but not to Teel’s current home — rather, to her childhood home she hadn’t lived at in years, leaving her unaware of the impending retribution. In the course of investigating a disturbance, police arrested Teel in front of her five young children and took her off to jail, where she spent the night. The charges have since been dropped, but that may be cold comfort — I don’t think any of us expect to be arrested for a modest library bill. At least, ahem, we hope not.

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14:20 // 1 year ago