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  • LA Plaza files for bankruptcy

    Los Alamos Plaza, LLC, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    The proposed development was slated for a prime piece of real estate on Trinity Drive across from Ashley Pond.

    It was to include three 60,000 square foot structures with retail space on the ground floor, two floors of office space and 14 luxury penthouses on the top floor.

    A fourth unit was to feature 21 townhouses overlooking Los Alamos Canyon. The entire project was projected to encompass approximately 135,000 square feet of office and retail space with 63 residential units.

  • DP Road open after HAZMAT situation on lab property

    With sirens blaring, emergency management vehicles raced down DP Road Wednesday, responding to a Hazmat situation at Enclosure 12 in TA-21.

    For two hours, DP Road was closed as the LANL Hazmat team, Los Alamos Fire and Police Department and FEMA assessed the situation.

    Most of DP Road was reopened around 1:45 p.m. as LAPD decreased its perimeter. Capt. Randy Foster said the initial call came into dispatch at 11:53 a.m. The road was closed east of 272 DP Road until the all-clear from the LANL Hazmat teams came in Wednesday evening.

  • 2 Syrian dissidents quit opposition council

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two prominent Syrian dissidents said Wednesday they have quit the main opposition group that emerged from the year-old uprising against the regime in Damascus in protest over what one of the men described as an "autocratic" organization.

    The resignations from the Syrian National Council dealt another blow to the opposition, which has been hobbled by disorganization and infighting since the popular revolt against authoritarian President Bashar Assad started a year ago with protests calling for political reform.

  • Lawmakers debate pay cutoff for budget gridlock

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It might be dismissed as an election year gimmick by the big shots who run Capitol Hill, but frustration over Congress' failure to pass a budget since 2009 has given surprising momentum to a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't — or won't — pass a budget blueprint.

    The "no budget, no pay" idea is still a long shot, but it's actually getting an official hearing Wednesday from the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee as part of a package of congressional reform proposals from a centrist group called No Labels.

  • VIDEO: Crash in Swiss Tunnel Kills at Least 28 People
  • VIDEO: Fla. 'dive-thru' Robbery Attempt

    A Florida man is jailed after attempting to steal money from a fast-food restaurant in what's being dubbed a "dive-through'' robbery attempt. Some video silent from source.

  • VIDEO: Santorum Sweeps Alabama, Mississippi Primaries
  • VIDEO: Cruise Industry Has Plans to Rebound Post-Italy
  • Daffodils for hospice

    Don Casperson and Katelyn Littleton of the Key Club helped deliver daffodils, which was part of the Visiting Nurse Service Daffodils for Hospice sale. This year, 2,500 bunches had been sold by March 2.

  • Update 03-13-12

    Town hall meeting

    Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson will hold a town hall meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. The public is invited.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    Planning and zoning

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the council chambers.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m., March 21, at 170 Central Park Square.

    LANL meetings