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Public Safety

  • Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Monday

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES NEAR AND ABOVE 7500 FEET WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN. BELOW 7500 FEET... ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED.

    * TIMING... AREAS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE THROUGH MID OR LATE MORNING. SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER THIS AFTERNOON IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND THIS EVENING ELSEWHERE.

    * WINDS... WEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

  • Woman arrested after rollover on truck route

    The driver of a 2007 Subaru lost control of her vehicle and rolled over about 5:45 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 7 on East Jemez Road Thursday.

    Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said that Sarah J. Manzanares, 35, of Los Alamos was transported with minor injuries to Los Alamos Medical Center and subsequently arrested and charged with DWI.

     

  • VIDEO: Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight

    Citing danger of nuclear proliferation and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hand of it's 'Doomsday Clock' to five minutes to midnight.

  • Police Beat 01-10-12

    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.
    Dec. 30

    5 p.m. – Kim Rodgers-Mattys, 45, of Los Alamos was arrested at 1450 Iris St. and charged with battery upon a police officer.
    Dec. 31

    4:40 p.m. – David Norris, 59, of Hernandez was charged on Diamond Drive with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a citation to appear in court.
    Jan. 1

    7:15 p.m. – A 23-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of harassment on San Ildefonso Road.

    Jan. 2

  • FDA: Novartis Recall May Also Affect Painkillers

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients that about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.

  • Keep an Eye on the Storm: Weather In Motion

    Keep an eye on the track of the approaching winter weather... Weather In Motion gives you a look at the next six hours. Click here to see what's coming.

  • Winter Weather Advisory until Monday Morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST MONDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... GENERALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500 FEET AND 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE BELOW 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE DURING THE DAY... PEAK DURING THE LATE DAY AND EARLY NIGHTTIME HOURS... THEN BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW. TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT ACROSS THE REGION.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • NM sheriff: Scientist was still working on bombs

    ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — A retired Sandia Labs scientist was apparently busy building bombs and possibly a new type of explosive at a rural eastern New Mexico home before he died.

    Torrance County Sheriff Heath White tells KOB-TV David O'Keefe, 81, spent his retirement on the outskirts of Estancia, 60 miles east of Albuquerque, continuing his work up until his death a few months ago.

    "He was trying to make a new type of explosive, so he was experimenting with different chemicals and different compounds to make that explosive," White said.

    O'Keefe's laboratory, inside a rented home, was elaborate and potentially deadly and put neighbors within a half mile in great danger, White said.

  • Police Beat 01-03-12

    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.
    Dec. 22

    9:57 p.m. – A 20-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of identity theft. The estimated loss is unknown.
     
    Dec. 23
     
    1:51 p.m. – Logan Hayden, 18, of Los Alamos was arrested at Pajarito Ski Area on Camp May Road and charged with defrauding an innkeeper for having a falsified ski pass. The estimated damage is less than $2,500.
     

  • Jail Passes Compliance Inspection

    Very good, neat and very clean is how councilors Fran Berting, Geoff Rodgers and Mike Wismer described the Los Alamos County Detention Facility during a Nov. 18 inspection.

    Acting Detention Supervisor Jesse Ortega and Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster accompanied the councilors on the tour of the jail, which was remodeled two years ago.

    Ortega has been in charge of the jail since Detention Supervisor Mary Najar retired in October.

    “I’ve also worked at jails in Santa Fe and Española and I love working at the Los Alamos jail,” Ortega said. “For one thing you’re closer to the staff and also this jail has more cameras and more controls.”