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  • US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane--Video Extra

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. Special Forces troops flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid early Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine of the kidnappers in a mission that President Barack Obama said he personally authorized.

    The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were freed and "are on their way to be reunited with their families."

  • VIDEO: Ala. Tornado 'Pulls' Woman From Inside House

    National Weather Service officials say damage surveys are continuing in several parts of Alabama after an outbreak of severe weather. At least two tornadoes roared across the state Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others.

  • Police beat 01-24-11

     

       

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

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  • Roundhouse Roundup

    By Rep. Jim Hall

    The week of Jan. 16 started with a joint meeting of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC--one of my standing committees) and the Transportation Committee on Monday morning.   The committees held their joint meeting to discuss the state of road maintenance and the road fund.   Both committees agreed on concerns about (1) lack of adequate funding for road maintenance and (2) the high cost of Railrunner bond payments, which must be paid from the road fund. 

  • Winds wreak havoc on LA
  • NNSA releases performance evaluation summary

    The National Nuclear Security Administration released a summary of Los Alamos National Security, LLC’s performance evaluation for fiscal year 2011.

  • Ashley Pond could sing swan song

    Many Los Alamos residents consider Ashley Pond Park “the jewel” of Los Alamos. But, unlike a jewel, the pond is a living system - a living system that is dying. 

    Ashley Pond’s in the early stages of eutrophication - a depletion of oxygen in the water. A combination of factors are contributing to the pond’s demise including an overabundant fish population, waterfowl and pollutants from storm water runoff. Dissolved nutrients from fertilizer or sewage encourage the growth and decomposition of oxygen-depleting plant life, which harms other organisms. 

  • VIDEO: Heated Charges, Counter-Charges in Fla. Debate

    Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate in Tampa, Fla.

  • 2 Dead, 100 Hurt in Ala. As Storms Pound South

    Severe storms and possible tornadoes pounded the South on Monday, injuring more than 100 people and killing at least two in Alabama, including a man who lived in an area devastated by a deadly twister outbreak in the spring.

  • VIDEO: Rep. Giffords to Resign From Congress This Week

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona says in a video on her campaign website she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.