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Public Safety

  • High Winds, Snow Likely Monday and Tuesday

    The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement:

    STRONG... POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY EVENING. WESTERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS BETWEEN 50 MPH AND 65 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL IMPACT THE UPPER GILA REGION EASTWARD TO THE SOUTH-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS.

  • Child porn nets local man 18 years in federal prison

    Fifteen months after federal agents reported finding 1,465 child pornography images and 186 videos on the computers of youth pastor Matthew Nichols; a judge sentenced the married father of three to 18 years in federal prison.

    Nichols also was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine Thursday and to register as a sex offender and endure lifetime supervision upon his release from prison.

  • Police Beat 03-01-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.
    Feb. 17

    1:01 p.m. – Stephanie Howell, 38, of Albuquerque was arrested on a Department of Corrections Warrant for a probation violation.

    1:21 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory reported being the victim of larceny at 92 Helios. The estimated loss is $2,500.
        

  • Torres confirmed as NM health secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed Dr. Catherine Torres as the state's health secretary.

    The 48-year-old Las Cruces pediatrician will be in charge of the department that runs public health clinics across the state, manages programs for the developmentally disabled and operates several state health facilities, including a mental hospital and long-term care nursing homes.

    The health department also administers New Mexico's medical marijuana program.

  • Air travelers may have been exposed to measles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health officials are warning travelers and workers present at four U.S. airports on two recent days that they may have been exposed to measles from a traveler arriving from London.

    Authorities said Saturday that a New Mexico woman later confirmed to have measles arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport late in the afternoon of Feb. 20. Two days later, the measles-infected traveler departed from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport near Baltimore on an evening flight to Denver, Colo., and then on to Albuquerque, N.M.

  • High winds create fire danger

    Despite recent wintry weather across parts of the New Mexico, wildfire danger is at high levels, especially in southern and eastern areas of the state, according to the New Mexico State Forestry Division.
    A recent increase in the incidence of wildfire has Division staff urging all New Mexicans and visitors to the state to be cautious with their use of fire, even on days when high winds aren’t present.

  • Construction Zone 02-27-11

    With minimal snowfall and higher than normal temperatures being experienced this winter in Los Alamos, road construction projects will be getting underway earlier than in previous years. To keep motorists informed of any possible traffic delays, the County issues a weekly “Construction Update” every Friday morning. The update is featured on the KRSN 1490 AM noon news on Fridays, and appears in the Los Alamos Monitor on Sundays. It is also posted to the County’s webpage at www.losalamosnm.us.

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  • Winter storm heading out after dropping snow, rain

    PHOENIX (AP) — A fast-moving winter storm that brought snow and rain to much of Arizona and some parts of New Mexico over the weekend quickly moved east Sunday.

    It dumped as much as 10 inches of snow to northern areas of Arizona and shut down interstates 40 and 17 overnight. Snow also blanketed the mountains around Tucson in the southern part of the state, and heavy rain fell overnight in Phoenix.

  • Bill targets teen drug users

    Teenage addiction to heroin and prescription drugs is hitting epidemic levels throughout New Mexico, according to experts. A bill from Albuquerque Sen. Bernadette Sanchez, D-Bernalillo aimed at treating the problem passed the New Mexico Senate 31-3 Thursday.

    SB 232 buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction is meant to counter the soaring heroin addiction problem in the state, Sanchez said.

  • Wintry weather set to impact much of NM this weekend

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement:

    BLUSTERY WINDS WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...

    A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM OVER THE NORTHWEST COAST OF OREGON NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER WILL RACE INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ON SATURDAY AND INTO NORTHERN ARIZONA ON SATURDAY NIGHT.