Video: Morning News September 24, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An inmate is now suing the state corrections department saying he can’t worship Satan properly. Bernard Pritchard wants $140,000 in damages, too. The state isn’t talking about the suit, but says it does what it can to accommodate inmates, including allowing followers of a viking religion to use a small version of Thor’s hammer made out of cardboard in ceremonies.

President Obama is leading a special UN Security Council meeting in New York today specifically to talk about stopping fighters from joining ISIS and other terrorist groups.

In Albuquerque, the trial for a former APD sergeant accused of vehicular homicide has started. Yesterday, Lindsey Browder testified she remembers driving her sister Ashley home, then waking up in a hospital and learning Ashley died in the crash. Causaus says he was going after a suspected drunk driver, but prosecutors say there’s no evidence to support it.

Some good news with all the flooding in Eddy county. A lot of county roads could re-open today now that they’re drying out, especially ones to oil and gas fields. But others will take months to fix, particularly the Callaway and San Jose bridges in Carlsbad. The county hasn’t said how much it’ll cost to fix everything. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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