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  • Raw Video: Times Square Revelers Cheer 2012

    Revelers erupted in cheers and celebration in New York's Times Square to welcome in the new year. It was part of many star-studded celebrations and glittering fireworks displays around the world to mark the start of 2012.

  • Raw Video: US Troops Ring in 2012 in Afghanistan

    US soldiers and those serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan celebrated the New Year at the NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday.

  • VIDEO: New Year's Fireworks Show in Sydney
  • Police: NM mother stabs son while high on meth

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a mother was high on meth when she stabbed her 8-year-old son early Friday.

    Albuquerque television station KRQE reports that police arrived at an apartment complex on the city's northwest side to find the boy at a neighbor's home. He was bleeding from his neck.

    The boy is in stable condition. His injuries aren't life threatening.

    Police say the mother, 31-year-old Liesha Henderson, told officers she had being doing methamphetamines earlier. Police described her as combative and "very out of it."

    Charges against Henderson are pending.

  • Engagement: Arnpriester-Simmonds




  • Weather extremes dominate state headlines

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — It was a year of extremes for New Mexico, with dramatic weather dominating the headlines from start to finish in 2011.

    The year began with a deep freeze that plunged the state into a subzero tundra for several days, leaving an estimated 32,000 homes and businesses without natural gas. The double whammy of record cold temperatures and the natural gas shortage cost insurance companies more than $55 million in claims.

  • More twists, turns in CMRR project

    More than a dozen years in the making and seemingly stymied and stalled at just about every turn, the storied saga of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plans for a Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility continued to play out like a roller coaster ride in slow motion. 

    The ups and downs for the CMRR facility grabbed headlines once again in 2011.

  • Teamwork made a difference in 2011

    Seventh of a series


    The collaboration between Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Fire Chief Doug Tucker made a significant impact on the community last year. Most importantly during the Las Conchas Fire.

    Together, Tucker and Torpy made every major decision during the fire from when to order the mandatory evacuation of June 27 to the repopulation of July 3 and countless more in between.

  • Governor formed bond with LA

    Governor Susana Martinez had been on the job for a little less than six months.

    And she had been to Los Alamos only once as the governor.

    That would change.

    On the night of June 26, while the Las Conchas Fire blazed through the Jemez Mountains, the governor was driven to the Emergency Operations Center where she stayed for a couple of hours.

  • Burgess, Trinity top county beat

    As 2011 began, Los Alamos County was still reeling from council’s decision to terminate County Administrator Tony Mortillaro in December. The search for a new county administrator was one of the year’s success stories. 

    The process began in February. A subcommittee comprised of councilors Fran Berting, Geoff Rodgers and Vincent Chiravalle worked with Prothman Company, an executive recruitment firm, to establish qualifications and evaluate candidates.