Local News

  • Eight killed in renewed shelling of Syrian city

    BEIRUT (AP) — Government troops shelled rebel-held areas in central Syria on Friday, killing at least eight people, activists said, as the United States, Europe and Arab nations met in Tunisia to seek ways to end President Bashar Assad's crackdown on an 11-month uprising against his rule.

  • VIDEO: Boy, 9, Charged in Washington School Shooting

    Preliminary criminal charges have been filed against a 9-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting his third-grade classmate in Washington state.

  • VIDEO: Judge Acquits Man Charged in Honeymoon Death

    An Alabama judge on Thursday acquitted the man accused of drowning his newlywed wife during a honeymoon diving trip, ruling that prosecutors did not prove the man intentionally killed his wife to collect on a life insurance policy.

  • PEEC supporters plan to turn out

    PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center) supporters gear up for their meeting with the CIP Committee tonight in Council Chambers.

  • Update 02-23-12

    GOP convention

    The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention today at the VFW, 1793 Deacon St. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors close promptly at 7 p.m.   A Central Committee meeting will be at 7 p.m.
    Little League

    White Rock Little League will hold registration tonight for its 2012 season. Registration will be accepted at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. tonight, Monday and Wednesday. Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Discover E

    The 10th Annual Discover E event will be from 4:30-

  • Smart House to become permanent structure

    The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a request to amend the site plan for a 2,418 square foot “smart house.” The structure will now be built as a permanent structure rather than a temporary one.

    The original plan, approved in June 2011, was to place the house on piers so it could be sold and moved after the two to four year demonstration period. The piers would also have required minimal alteration to area drainage.

    However, cost estimates revealed that “the modular nature of the construction escalated the costs dramatically.”

  • Hard-fought custody battle nears an end

    After a four-year child custody battle, a local father is one step closer to gaining custody of his daughter.

    The Utah Supreme Court rendered an opinion earlier this year giving Los Alamos resident Robert Manzanares the green light to pursue custody of his daughter reversing an earlier district court ruling denying him from his parental rights to the child.

    “I’ve come a long way and spent a lot of money to get to this point and the end result is that my daughter and I will be together - I have no doubt about that,” Manzanares said.

  • Regional Coalition springs into action

    On the heels of President Obama’s budget request that would defer the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility for at least five years and the lab’s decision to implement a voluntary separation program that would eliminate between 400 and 800 jobs, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is not waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    Los Alamos Council County Chair Sharon Stover has set up a meeting with Sen. Jeff Bingaman and representatives from the other New Mexico Congressional delegations and the governor’s office for Friday in Santa Fe.

  • VIDEO: Girl Dies After Being Forced to Run for Hours

    Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the Alabama girl had a seizure and died days later.

  • Copter collision kills 7 Marines in Calif. desert

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two military helicopters collided over the California desert during nighttime training exercises, killing seven Marines in the latest of several similar accidents in the region.

    The service members with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were based at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego, Lt. Maureen Dooley with Miramar Air Base in California said Thursday. The crash happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday and involved an AH-1W Cobra that carries two crew members and a UH-1 Huey utility helicopter carrying the other five.