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  • NM industrial park reopens after 200 sickened

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — An industrial park near the New Mexico-Texas border has reopened a day after about 200 people were sickened by an unknown substance.

    Authorities say the complex of factories and warehouses in Santa Teresa, N.M., was reopened at 6 a.m. Wednesday after testing for hazardous materials came up empty. The Dona Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa also reopened.

    Santa Teresa is just northwest of El Paso, Texas.

    People in the complex began complaining of difficulty breathing, light-headedness, nausea and dizziness about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Some reported a burning sensation on their skin.

    County emergency officials say no serious injuries were reported.

    An investigation initially centered at the FoamEx plant on the industrial park campus but was expanded to other areas in the park.

  • Raw: Homes 'Washed Out to Sea' in Rhode Island

    Superstorm Sandy knocked out power, uprooted trees and pummeled the Rhode Island's southern coastal communities. In South Kingstown, some houses were washed out to sea, others moved off their foundations and into the sand.

  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Wednesday:

    1. IN SUPERSTORM'S WAKE, A DAZED, INUNDATED NEW YORK

    "Nature," says Mayor Bloomberg, assessing the damage to his city, "is an awful lot more powerful than we are."

    2. ECONOMICALLY, A WASH IN THE LONG RUN

    A slightly slower economy in coming weeks will likely be matched by reconstruction and storm repairs that will contribute to growth over time.

    3. BEST-LAID CAMPAIGN PLANS GO AWRY

    Obama cancels Ohio trip in favor of a swing through storm-ravaged New Jersey. Romney, striving for the right tone, eases up on politicking.

    4. SYRIAN REGIME RESUMES AIRSTRIKES, SHELLING

  • Today in History for October 31st
  • Raw: Sandy Leaves NYC Subways Flooded
  • Raw: Woman's Long Island House Wrecked

    Mastic Beach, New York resident Donna Vollaro shows the flood damage inside her home following superstorm Sandy. She says she doesn't know how she's going to recover from the storm.

  • Storm Survivor: Water Was Above Our Heads

    Survivors from Tome River, New Jersey, say the floodwaters from superstorm Sandy were above their head and they had to wait to be rescued by police.

  • The Halloween Scene in Los Alamos

    Between Trick or Treat on MainStreet, the Pumpkin Glow and Hamburger Nite, a variety of events have provided Los Alamos with a festive and spooky lead-up to Halloween.

  • Update 10-30-12

    Library board

    The Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the White Rock Branch Library.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in council chambers.

    Teen Center update

    An update about the Teen Center will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers.

    Meet Me at Mesa

    Meet Me at the Mesa begins at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mesa Library. The program makes the arts accessible to people with dementia.

  • Looking at options

    The Los Alamos County Environmental Services division is looking at ways to further the implementation of the Environmental Sustainability Initiative passed by council in March 2008.

    Two new initiatives and a third in the wings are moving the county a little closer to reaching its goals of hydrocarbon independence, resource conservation, land stewardship and smart growth.

    Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki touted the new glass recycling program instituted Sept. 29.

    “We’ve had great participation so far from residents,” Nagawiecki said. “They’ve been following the rules very well and we’ve had high participation levels. So I just want to thank those residents who have been participating and encourage others to get involved.”

    Residents can drop of glass bottles or jars of any color at yellow glass recycling bins located at the Eco Station, Sullivan Field Recycling Center (across from the high school) and the Overlook Park Convenience Center.

    The glass is then reduced to 3/8th-inch and smaller pebbles (called cullets) in the county’s new pulverizer. The cullets are free to residents at the Eco Station, for use in landscaping or to mix with dirt or compost to aerate the soil. Artists can also use the cullets in more creative projects.