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  • Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million items

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of the products being recalled involved injuries.

    In the recall of about 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, the agency is aware of 10 reports of children being hurt. Six of them required medical attention.

  • Police ponder abuse charges; woman involved in similar 2003 incident

    A 25-year-old Los Alamos woman is under investigation for apparently giving birth to a baby boy at her parent’s Barranca Mesa home last Friday and then leaving him in a closet for three days.
    Los Alamos Police report that evidence indicates Katrina Vigil gave birth and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn.

  • 2 known dead, 12 missing after storm soaks Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicole caused flooding and mudslides across Jamaica on Wednesday, leaving two confirmed dead and at least 12 more missing, even as the drenching system moved north and dissipated over the Florida straits.

  • Local tennis players cry foul

    Cracking and crumbling asphalt at the Urban Park tennis courts riles local players including longtime player John Dienes.
    “The county spends a lot on maintaining the tennis courts, but often the money is not spent prudently,” Dienes said. “The Urban courts were just resurfaced and a new fence added, but the most urgent needs were not addressed. The asphalt around the courts is very uneven and dangerous and has caused serious injury to players moving at high speed. A player fell and broke her wrist a couple of months ago.”

  • A party for the community

    Normally, a 40th anniversary only comes once in a lifetime, but not for White Rock Baptist Church. Though it turned 40 last year, Pastor Chuck McCullough and his congregation decided to extend the festivities and celebrate again this year.
      The whole community is invited to a parking lot block party at WRBC from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature games, food, bounce houses and a dunk tank. Members of the Atomic City Corvettes will show their cars and the fire department will bring a fire truck, as well.

  • Council shows support for LATN area

    Allowing servicemen and women in the U.S. Air Force to perform low mobility training to be better prepared for combat pushed Los Alamos County Councilors to support the proposed Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area Tuesday night.
    The council unanimously approved to not object to the Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area that the 27th Special Operations Wing at the Cannon Air Force Base is proposing.
    Council also approved an amendment to utilize some avenue such as the county’s Web site to provide information to the public about this training area.

  • County council actions

    Here are other actions taken by Los Alamos County Council Tuesday:

    • County Council proclaimed Oct. 3-9 “Fire Prevention Week” during the regular council meeting Tuesday night.
    • Councilors approved updating the travel policy, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle opposed.
    Changes to the out-dated policy include:
    • increasing reimbursement
    • clarifying how mileage reimbursements is calculated
    • reorganizing the policy’s structure

  • SF Nat’l. Forest fire update

    Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest treated three areas with prescribed fire Tuesday: Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn, Thompson Ridge prescribed burn and the La Cueva Prescribed.  
    Fire managers have stopped ignitions on all three prescribed burn areas for the day.  

  • Tropical Storm Nicole forms, may skirt Florida

    HAVANA (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nicole soaked central and eastern Cuba on Wednesday, washing out some roads but sparing the crumbling buildings of the capital as the system pushed northeast toward the Bahamas. At least one death was recorded due to flooding in Jamaica.

  • North Korea leader's son promoted, seen as heir

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The ascension of Kim Jong Il's little-known, 20-something son to a prominent ruling party post put him well on the path Wednesday to succeed the supreme leader at the helm of nuclear-armed North Korea and carry the family dynasty into a third generation.