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  • Raw: Hundreds Dead After Philippines Typhoon

    Stunned parents searching for missing children examined a row of mud-stained bodies while survivors dried their soaked belongings on roadsides Wednesday, a day after a powerful typhoon ripped through the southern Philippines.

  • Police Video Shows Man Found in Trunk

    Louisville, Kentucky Metro Police released surveillance video of an alleged kidnapping victim, found in the trunk of his car during a traffic stop.

  • Today in History for December 5th
  • Raw: Boehner Lights Christmas Tree at Capitol

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) lit the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Tuesday afternoon. The 65-foot Engelmann Spruce is from Colo. and decorated with 10,000 lights and thousands of ornaments made by the people of that state.

  • 'In Cold Blood' murderers investigated in Florida

    OSPREY, Fla. (AP) — At the end of 1959, two families of four — one in Kansas, the other in Florida — were brutally murdered.

    Two men were arrested, charged and executed in the Kansas case, and writer Truman Capote captured the horrific tale in his iconic true crime book, "In Cold Blood."

    The Florida murder of two parents and two children was investigated by dozens of detectives over the years, but it remained unsolved. Now, a detective is trying to prove that the men who were executed in Kansas were also responsible for the Florida slayings.

    "It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle," said Sarasota County Sheriff's detective Kimberly McGath, who began re-investigating the murders of Cliff and Christine Walker and their two young children in 2007.

    McGath said there is evidence that points to two men who are now in a Kansas cemetery for executed prisoners: Perry Smith and Richard Hickock.

  • Correction 12-04-12

    A story in last Thursday’s edition “Infrastructure Debate Surfaces,” incorrectly reported that the Los Alamos Public School  “district decided to go ahead with the [Piñon roofing] project with little input from the board, merely requiring board President Kevin Honnell’s signature to start the project off before the board had time to look into the specifics of the contract.”  Honnell pointed out that he did not sign off on the contract, nor was he aware that any such action was being taken by the LAPS administration. The document was actually signed on the board’s behalf by LAPS Finance Officer John Wolfe.
    The Los Alamos Monitor regrets any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.

  • Power outage effects 50 customers

    A brief power outage affected approximately 50 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers including the Los Alamos Monitor.
     Beginning at 11:10 a.m. Monday, electricity was lost to businesses on the south side of Trinity, from 15th Street to the end of DP Road, after a high voltage switch did not fully engage when placed back in service.
    DPU electric linemen responded and restored power within 15 minutes.

  • Update 12-04-12

    Book sale

    Scholastic books are for sale at The Family YMCA from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through Thursday. The public is welcome to come to the Y and shop. Partial proceeds will benefit the Y’s annual campaign that supports scholarships for those needing financial assistance.

    Call for entries

    Photo entries are being accepted until Dec. 9 for the 2013 edition of Los Alamos Life. The award-winning, full color glossy magazine features the best of photography done by local residents. Send your high resolution digital images to info@lamonitor.com.

    Sponsor a family

    The Family YMCA is sponsoring four families for the holidays and welcomes the community to participate by taking part in the Giving Tree. For more information call the Y at 662-3100.

    DWI council

    The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council will meet at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Los Alamos Police Department Training Room, 2500 Trinity Dr., Suite A.

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  • Today in History for December 4th
  • Millions of Pounds of Explosives Found in La.

    State police resumed moving millions of pounds of explosives Monday that had been haphazardly stashed in warehouses in Louisiana, prompting hundreds to evacuate from harm's way in case any of it exploded.