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  • 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.

  • Osama bin Laden evidence readied at detainee trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors plan to give Osama bin Laden a starring role in the terrorism trial of the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in civilian courts, a test case in the debate over whether suspects scooped up in the war against terrorism can be prosecuted like everyone else.

  • Croatian teams join search for missing US balloonists

    ROME (AP) — Croatian rescue teams on Thursday joined an expanded Italian coast guard search for two American balloonists who disappeared in rough weather over the Adriatic.

    Croatian coastal aircraft crews were scouring the area around Croatia's distant, uninhabited islet of Palagruza, said Marina Haluzan, the spokeswoman for the Croatian Ministry of the Sea and Transport.