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  • Children rescued from icy Utah river return home

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three children trapped in an upturned car after it skidded into a river were released Monday from a hospital, two days after they were saved by several passers-by.

    The children had been treated for hypothermia, said Primary Children's Medical Center spokeswoman Bonnie Midget. The family wasn't answering phone calls.

    At least nine people helped right the car in the river.

    "It's an amazing story, so good," Laurel Anderson Gilbert, the driver's sister, told The Associated Press on Monday. "We're so grateful. It was a miracle."

  • Police: Body found at Wash. park is that of gunman--video extra

    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger managed to evade snowshoe-wearing SWAT teams and dogs on his trail for nearly a day. He couldn't, however, escape the cold.

    A plane searching the remote wilderness for Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, on Monday discovered his body lying partially submerged in a mountain creek lined by deep snow and rugged terrain hours from where authorities could get to him.

    "He was wearing T-shirt, a pair of jeans and one tennis shoe. That was it," Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.

  • 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.

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  • 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.