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Today's News

  • Topes Notes 07-24-12

    Isotopes win six of eight at home

  • Penn State hit hard

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Many in this leafy, vibrant college town nicknamed “Happy Valley” worry the temporary evisceration of Penn State’s football program might inflict similar damage on a community that, for years, thrived as fans flocked to home games at the massive football stadium and a far-flung alumni base stayed connected by loyalty — and by checkbook.
    Some business operators saw the same silver lining that many survivors do after a near-death accident: They had feared a complete shutdown of Penn State’s football program by the NCAA.
    Yet they also know Penn State, and the hotels, eateries and apparel shops that cluster around campus, face rough times ahead.

  • Today in History for July 24th
  • Sally Ride, First US Woman in Space, Dies at 61
  • Flash Flood Warning until 5:15 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 515 PM MDT

    * AT 308 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A THUNDERSTORM 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

  • Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol' as new judge--Video Extra


    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Carey will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, Fox announced Monday, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.

    "I am so excited to be joining 'Idol,'" said Carey, addressing the Television Critics Association via Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly's cell phone, which he put on speaker for the hotel ballroom meeting.

  • Sandoval County fire chief dies in crash

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The fire chief in Sandoval County has been killed in a crash on Interstate 25 near Bernalillo.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Jon Tibbetts died Monday morning after his vehicle struck a barrier in the center of the interstate, and it flipped into the southbound lane.

    According to KOB-TV, the 59-year-old Tibbetts had been on duty and driving his county-issued vehicle at the time.

  • Raw Video: First Look at Colo. Shooting Suspect

    Colo. movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes, 24, is making his first court appearance and has reddish orange hair.

  • Colo. Massacre Suspect Could Face Death Penalty

    A Colorado prosecutor says James Holmes, the suspect in the mass shooting at a midnight Batman film screening could face the death penalty. Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Chambers said Monday that her office is considering it.

  • Waterman withdraws from council race

    In a one-paragraph e-mail to the Los Alamos Monitor, Republican candidate Roger Waterman announced he was withdrawing from the county council race Monday.

    The statement read: “Due to business and professional issues that have arisen over the last several weeks, I am withdrawing as a candidate for the Los Alamos County Council. I regret disappointing my many supporters. I will be returning any financial support I have received to those who supported me in that manner.”

    "I'm really disappointed," Waterman said in a phone interview. "I really have an interest in governmental affairs. The timing was just bad."