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Today's News

  • Pipe bomb, two propane tanks found in Colorado mall

    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Investigators want to question a person of interest about a pipe bomb and two propane tanks that failed to detonate at a Colorado mall that were found after a security guard extinguished a fire.

    Investigators on Thursday released a third photo of the person. In two photos, he is seen entering a stairwell and carrying a white plastic bag. The latest shows him on an escalator inside the Southwest Plaza Mall.

    Firefighters found the devices after the fire that prompted the evacuation of the mall around noon Wednesday. No one was injured and the devices didn't explode.

  • Convicted sex offender nabbed lunching at local eatery

    The Los Alamos Sheriff's Office initiated an investigation that led to today's noon capture of a convicted sex offender who's been living in the 2000 block of 34th Street for several months.

    The Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals Service and local police participated in the arrest of Bruce Crousser, 44, a convicted sex offender from Missouri. Crousser was apprehended at a local diner about to have lunch. He failed to register as a sex offender as required by law, according to officials.

    "Court records show Mr. Crousser was convicted of several sex crimes, some of which involved minor children," Lucero said. "He's been working for a contractor doing business in the local area.”

  • Federal team helping Texas as 2nd firefighter dies--video extra

    DALLAS (AP) — Weary firefighters finally got a handle on a massive wildfire spanning three northern Texas counties Wednesday, aided by federal reinforcements and a weather change that brought cooler temperatures and calmer winds.

    But some officials cautioned that the improved weather conditions will last for only a few more days, and the biggest help from Mother Nature still has not arrived.

    "We really need some rainfall," said Dan Byrd, a National Weather Service meteorologist working with the Texas Forest Service. "We expect rain in the next few days, but we don't know if it'll get on the fires or not."

  • Obama at Facebook: New media, traditional tone

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama likely has a few more "friends" after a town hall at Facebook headquarters Wednesday, but the real winner may be the medium of social networking itself, which commands not just the attention of politicians but now an appearance from the president.

    At the same time, the openness and accessibility praised by Obama himself as a key value of social media clashed with the tightly controlled nature of the event.

  • Two photo journalists killed in Libya

    ABOARD THE IONIAN SPIRIT (AP) — An aid ship on Thursday ferried the bodies of two Western photojournalists out of the besieged Libyan city of Misrata after they were killed and two others working alongside them were wounded while covering battles between rebels and government forces.

    British-born Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated co-director of the documentary "Restrepo" about U.S. soldiers on an outpost in Afghanistan, was killed Wednesday inside the only rebel-held city in western Libya, said his U.S.-based publicist, Johanna Ramos Boyer. The city has come under weeks of relentless shelling by government troops.

  • Obama at Facebook: Deficits can be cut

     

       

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Making his case to a young audience at Facebook headquarters, President Barack Obama says trimming $4 trillion from the nation's deficits over the next 12 years sounds like a lot but can be done.

  • MLB takes over control of Dodgers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is taking the extraordinary step of assuming control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team increasingly paralyzed by the bitter divorce of owners Frank and Jamie McCourt.

    Once among baseball's glamour franchises, the Dodgers have been consumed by infighting since Jamie McCourt filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage in October 2009, one week after her husband fired her as the team's chief executive. Frank McCourt accused Jamie of having an affair with her bodyguard-driver and performing poorly at work.

    Selig told Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt that he will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the club.

  • Basketball Legacy Project a success

    Thank you letter

    We want to let people know that we’ve been successful in our fundraising efforts (for the Basketball Legacy Project at Barranca Elementary), thanks to the support of Barranca staff, parents, students and the community of Los Alamos.
    This project means a lot to my class and we are so very grateful for all of the encouragement, offers to help with labor, donations, and monetary support.
    We are blown away by the generosity of our supporters and could not have achieved our goal without their help! 
    Here are our monetary supporters:
    Contributors of over $1,000
    • Barranca Mesa PTO
    • Barranca Mesa School
    • LAPS Foundation
    Contributors under $1,000

  • Community announcements 04-20-11

    March on Hunger
    Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementaries, along with Los Alamos Middle School, are collecting non-perishable items for people and collars and leashes for pets as a community project and a student service project combine their efforts. For more information, call 661-4846. The Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN, AM 1490 and the Betty Ehart Senior Center continue the March on Hunger through the end of the month.
    Photos being sought

  • Register for Girl Scout Twilight Camp

    Registration is being accepted for Girl Scouts’ Twilight Camp 2011, Back to the Basics. Camp will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 7-9 and from 4:30-8 p.m. June 10 at Los Alamos Ski Hill.
    Registration forms may be obtained by contacting Julie Minton-Hughes at twilightcamp11@gmail.com.
    Forms and checks made out to “Twilight Camp,” should be mailed to Minton-Hughes at 436 Paige Loop, Los Alamos, NM 87544 by April 29.
    Registration fees are transferable but not refundable. Scholarships available.