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Public Safety

  • Winter Storm Warning extended through 4 p.m. today

    THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS ACROSS THE HIGHER WESTERN SLOPES OF THE JEMEZ AND SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

    * SNOW LEVELS... ACCUMULATING SNOWS WILL GENERALLY FAVOR ELEVATIONS HIGHER THAN 8000 FEET.

  • Hospital: NM man in good health after stranding

    PHOENIX (AP) — They spent 60 years together and traveled to Africa, China, Asia, South America and other parts of the world.

    But it was a relatively short drive from the Phoenix area to their home in Albuquerque, N.M., and a fateful decision to take a forest road as a shortcut that finally separated Dana and Elizabeth Davis.

    Dana Davis, 86, was recuperating Thursday in a hospital in Globe, Ariz., two days after the couple decided to try to walk out of the mountains after spending five nights in their broken-down car.

    It wasn't long before 82-year-old Elizabeth Davis collapsed and died.

  • Police Beat 12-06-11

    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.

    Nov. 24

    8:34 a.m. – A 62-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on La Cueva. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

    9:35 a.m. – A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl reportedly attempted suicide. The girl survived and is receiving psychological assistance.

    Nov. 27

    11:24 p.m. – A 23-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Spruce Street. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

    Nov. 28

  • Prepare for extremely cold temperatures

    New Mexicans are urged to avoid unnecessary travel, prepare their homes, and use caution throughout the coming days of sustained cold temperatures. Large portions of New Mexico can expect extremely cold temperatures, icy conditions, and snow. Cold temperatures are expected to last through Tuesday.

    Snow is forecast for most parts of New Mexico except the extreme southern part of the state. The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is urging New Mexicans to inform themselves of the weather situation and provide for emergencies.

  • Winter storm blasts New Mexico with snow, cold

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A severe winter blast has struck most of New Mexico, closing schools and shutting down major highways across the state.

    Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility.

    Authorities also shut down the state's entire length of Interstate 10, from the Texas line to the Arizona border, because of heavy snow and icy road conditions.

  • State police say travel is discouraged due to snow

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say all roads in and out of the Albuquerque-area are open however, travel is discouraged at this time due to heavy, blowing snow.

    Snow packed and icy roads are making travel very difficult.

    Weather conditions are affecting Interstate 25 from Socorro to the Colorado border and Interstate 40 from the Arizona state Line to the Texas state line.


     

  • Cops nab suspect in Pojoaque trailer park murder

    POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe County say two men who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute were stabbed by a man who was later captured.

    County sheriff's officials say 21-year-old Victoriano Gonzales of Santa Fe was stabbed in the neck and died after trying to stop the dispute on Friday night. Another man also was stabbed but is expected to survive.

    Sheriff Robert Garcia says the two men were at a trailer park in Pojoaque (poh-WAH'-kay) when they witnessed the domestic dispute. The woman told deputies she was being assaulted by 31-year-old Adrian Gonzales.

  • Crews prepare for ‘fight’

    Snow removal is a demanding job.

    “Equipment operators have to drive, operate the plow, operate the sander and pay attention to what’s around them. And most of the time it’s in the dark,” Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. said

    As the season’s first winter storm approaches, crews are gearing up for action. Any employee who might be activated has been notified, equipment is being checked for readiness and 750–800 tons of granular deicer (a mix of sand and deicer which is replenished after each storm) has been stockpiled.

  • Ex-teacher sentenced in sex case

    In a plea agreement in First Judicial District Court Nov. 17, former Los Alamos Middle School teacher Peter Bowman pleaded guilty/no contest to two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor (school personnel) – both 4th degree felonies.

    District Judge Stephen D. Pfeffer sentenced the 47-year-old father of three to three years of supervised probation and ordered him to register as a sex offender and to never be allowed to teach again.

    “Mr. Bowman used his conditional discharge to avoid jail time,” said arresting officer Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris. “But he will go to jail if he violates his probation.”

  • Family looking for answers months after killings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a couple found dead inside their El Rancho home last summer are looking for answers and hoping that law enforcement will soon make an arrest in the case.

    Cherie Ortiz-Rios says her family is struggling with the loss of her parents.

    Lloyd and Dixie Ortiz, and their 21-year-old son Steven, were found dead on Father's Day. State Police initially thought the Ortiz's had been shot, but the medical examiner later determined they had been beaten with a pickax.

    A State Police spokesman said Tuesday they were appealing to the public for help in solving the killings.