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Today's News

  • Motorcyclist tries to flee police, crashes at intersection

    Sunday was not Tyler Webb’s day.

    Webb, 26, was driving down Diamond Drive on his 2000 Honda Interceptor motorcycle around 5 p.m., when a Los Alamos Police officer flagged him for going 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.

    However, the officer was traveling the opposite direction and could not turn around and pull him over. When another officer traveling the same way as Webb tried to pull him over, Webb sped off. Police did not give pursuit.

    “Chasing is very dangerous,” LAPD Capt. Randy Foster said. “We only chase someone when the danger outweighs the risk of chasing a suspect. A speeding ticket was definitely not a dangerous situation.”

    So the LAPD decided to let events run their course. They did not have to wait long.

    Webb, allegedly driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, crashed his motorcycle at the intersection of Jemez and Diamond.

    Webb apparently ran a red light at the intersection; narrowly missing a Los Alamos National Laboratory security vehicle traveling through the same intersection on a green light.

  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT):

    1. SYRIA CIVIL WAR LOOMS OVER GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    Over seven days of U.N. speeches, Syria was discussed by countries from Albania to Zambia.

    2. WHERE SOCIAL MEDIA IS FUELING VIOLENCE

    The NYPD is doubling the size of its gang unit to combat teen crime driven by dares and insults traded on Facebook and other online networks.

    3. THE THREE-PART PERFORMANCE OF PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

    AP's Connie Cass explains the strategy of first lowering expectations, then being ready to improvise on the fly, and finally spinning the performance.

    4. HIGH STAKES FOR PENNSYLVANIA'S VOTER ID LAW

  • Smoke from prescribed burns may be seen in LA

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two national forests in New Mexico are planning prescribed fires this week that are designed to clear out hazardous fuels from hundreds of acres.

    Officials with the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico plan to treat more than 200 acres east of Santa Fe as long as the weather cooperates.

    The treatment is focused on improving the health of Santa Fe's watershed.

    Smoke will likely be visible from Santa Fe, Pecos, Los Alamos and as far south as Albuquerque.

    In southern New Mexico, Lincoln National Forest officials are planning to burn slash piles over a 470-acre area southwest of Glencoe.

    The Skillet 3 project is the first of several fuel reduction treatment scheduled on the Lincoln forest this fall.

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  • Today in History for October 2nd
  • Raw: 10-Year-Old Steals Van, Crashes Cars

    Police expect to charge a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy with auto theft and related charges. They say he made it less than a block after stealing a van that was unloading furniture early Sunday afternoon in West Philadelphia.

  • Peanut butter recall expands to major retailers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country's largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves.

    New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products. The company, which sells its nuts and nut butters to large groceries and other food distributors around the country, recalled products under multiple brand names last month after salmonella illnesses were linked to Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, one of the brands it manufactures.

  • Police: Drunk NM man called police on himself

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been arrested for drunken driving — after he called police on himself.

    KRQE-TV reports that Antonio Candelaria recently was arrested when officers found him drunk in his driveway and lying on the ground with his foot stuck in his motorcycle.

    Police say the 50-year-old had called police for help after getting his foot stuck.

    According to police, Candelaria's breath test results came out above .16, which is twice the legal limit in New Mexico.

    Court records showed that Candelaria had a long list of DWI arrests and a handful of convictions.

    It was unclear if Candelaria had an attorney.

  • LANL publishes 2011 Environmental Report

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory has published its 2011 Environmental Report. The massive 406-page volume contains information on virtually every aspect of the lab's impact on the Northern New Mexico environment.

    Chapters cover areas such as compliance, radiological and non-radiological dose assessments, air sampling, groundwater monitoring, foodstuffs and biota monitoring, and environmental restoration.

    The full report can be viewed by clicking here.

  • 10 things to know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT):

    1. WHAT THE SUPREME COURT MAY CONSIDER THIS TERM

    The justices return Monday with rulings ahead on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

    2. WHICH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS BETTER AT DEBATES

    Obama says it's Romney, who he calls "a good debater," as both candidates prepare for Wednesday's face-off.

    3. MOTORCYCLE BOMBER KILLS 14 IN AFGHANISTAN

    The suicide attack targeted a joint patrol of Afghan and international forces; among those killed were three NATO service members and their translator.

    4. WHERE GAY 'CONVERSION' THERAPY WILL BE BANNED