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  • Search for missing balloonists officially concludes

    ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard said Monday that it had called off the search for a pair of American balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.

    The search was called off at 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) after a final attempt to locate Richard Abruzzo, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Carol Rymer Davis, of Denver, had failed, said coast guard spokesman Lt. Massimo Maccheroni.

    Maccheroni said that a robotic vehicle scanned the seabed of the Adriatic for any remains.

  • State Department issues travel alert for European destinations

    The U.S. State Department Sunday morning issued the following travel alert for citizens bound for European destinations:

    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe.  Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks.  European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions.

  • Search for missing balloonists 'close to the limit'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of balloonists in New Mexico lifted off Saturday at dawn amid a somber mood, opening the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta while search crews on the other side of the globe scoured the seas for two of the sport's most acclaimed pilots.

  • Police apprehend smash and grab suspects

    Los Alamos police apprehended two suspects at Anderson Overlook Friday afternoon under investigation for a series of smash and grab thefts plaguing local automobiles in the community for some time.

    Sgt. Fred Rascon, Sgt. Preston Ballew, Det. Jeremy Duran and officers Paige Early and Chris Ross gathered evidence at the scene where the suspects, Aaron Roybal and Nathan Zamora were parked in their red Honda.

    A short time later, police captured a third suspect, Delbert Roybal, who was hiding out at Smith's Food and Drug Center on Central Avenue.

  • CYFD assumes custody of newborn

    Baby Grey Vigil will be transferred from UNMH to hospice care now that the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has taken custody of the Los Alamos infant allegedly left in a closet by his mother for three days.


    Katrina Vigil, 25, reportedly hid her pregnancy, gave birth to Grey at her home last Friday and then kept him in the closet. Her mother, Holly Vigil, discovered the baby on Monday and brought him to Los Alamos Medical Center Tuesday.

  • Public invited to design changes for NM 502

    The NM 502 Transportation Corridor Study wants the public to have a hand in this project – literally,
    During a community workshop from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, participants will be broken into groups and asked to develop their own design for the corridor.
    Besides offering the community a hands-on activity for this project, the workshop will also feature a presentation regarding existing conditions and members of the audience will be able to offer their own goals and visions for the corridor.

  • Update 10-01-10

    Cowboy breakfast

    The Los Alamos Pony Club will sponsor a Cowboy Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa. The menu will include plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10.

    Agenda item moved

  • Cyberbullying concerns grow

    The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) said cyberbullying is equally to blame in the tragic death of the Rutgers University student who committed suicide on Wednesday.
    Teens’ lives today exist in a variety of places such as school hallways, part-time jobs, and friends’ houses. Now many teens also have lives on the Internet. And bullying has followed teens online.

  • Something happens and I'm head over heels

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer player Nicholas Castaño goes upside down as he attempts a flip throw-in during Thursday’s game at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos took on the Piedra Vista Panthers in an important Class AAAA contest.

  • Pair of NATO convoys attacked in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks Friday on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.

    A truck driver and his assistant were burned alive in the second attack on a single tanker in the parking lot of a restaurant in southeastern Baluchistan province, said police officer Mohammad Azam. He said "anti-state elements" were behind the attack.