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Today's News

  • Topes Notes 06-28-12

    Late homers by Memphis sink Albuquerque

  • State Notes 06-28-12

    UNM has its best finish ever in  Learfield Cup competition

  • All-Star teams fall in district tourney

    The White Rock-Los Alamos 9-10 and 10-11 All-Stars were both knocked out their district tournaments this week.
    Both teams fell in straight games at the district tournament, which continues tonight in Española.
    The WR-LA 9-10 All-Stars lost a pair of heartbreaking games to Española’s All-Stars in the three-team tournament.

  • Stocks drop after health care law is upheld

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped sharply Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld the central provision of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance.

    The Dow Jones industrial average, which was down about 100 points before the court ruled, fell further and was down 136 points at 12,491 at noon Eastern.

  • High court upholds key part of Obama health law--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul.
    The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling seemingly hands Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.

  • NM board to consider emergency wildfire aid

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state board led by Gov. Susana Martinez is being asked for emergency funding to help in wildfire recovery in southern New Mexico and prepare for expected flooding in fire-scarred areas.

    The Board of Finance is scheduled Thursday to consider loan requests from the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the village of Ruidoso and Lincoln County.

    The department wants $452,000 for a flood warning network, machines for filling sandbags and equipment for rescuing people caught in flood waters.

  • Today in History for June 28th
  • Low-Budget Wedding? Try a Toilet Paper Dress

    Designers from across the United States took part in the 8th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress design contest in New York.

  • Two-car accident closes East Road for an hour; now open

    "There's a first time for everything," RPM Automotive owner Larry Rich said.

    That's because Wednesday afternoon was the first time he towed a vehicle he was actually the driver of.

    At 1:45 p.m. Rich was heading westbound on East Road in a black Toyota 4Runner when a white Chevrolet van pulled out from the Central Avenue intersection clipping his rear bumper. The impact caused the rear axle to break and the truck to spin and flip onto the driver's side, according to Los Alamos Police Officer David Boe.

    Rich - who was unharmed and climbed out from the vehicle through the passenger side door - said the car wasn't even his, but rather one he was repairing.

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 06-27-12

    June 18

    Lisa Salazar, 35, of Los Alamos pleaded no contest in Municipal Court to failure to show vehicle registration and two counts of failure to appear in court, however, one of the those counts was dismissed. Judge Alan Kirk ordered her to pay $242.

    June 19
    Svetlana Tchnernova Martin, 51, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to running a stoplight and failure to appear in court. Judge Alan Kirk ordered her to pay $104 in courts fees and fines.
    June 20

    The 2002 following too closely case against Robert Martinez, 33, of Santa Cruz, was dismissed by the court because it was old and there was insufficient information.

    June 21