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  • 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

  • Legion cited in sting operation

    Official documents recently obtained show that last month’s liquor license compliance sting included more establishments than originally reported.

    The report initially showed that two Los Alamos establishments sold alcohol to a minor, but a recent review of the state Public Safety Department’s report of that operation indicates that the American Legion Post #90 was also named in the report for serving alcohol to two non-members – two undercover police officers.

    The report stated that Legion server Clene Cusuman was cited twice for failing to ask the two men, who came in to the establishment through the Fabulous 50’s Diner, if they were members before serving them each a 12-ounce beer.