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Today's News

  • Raw Video: Dog Rescued From Icy Colo. Water

    A dog was rescued from icy water in Lakewood, Colorado Tuesday. The dog's owner told KMGH that Gladiator Maximus was chasing a coyote across ice before falling in.

  • Mo. teen gets life with possible parole in killing

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

    Alyssa Bustamante, 18, pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the October 2009 slaying of Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins, a small rural town west of Jefferson City.

    The judge also ordered the teen to serve a consecutive 30-year term in the armed criminal action charge.

  • Congress tries to give president line-item veto

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House is trying Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that has been sought by both Republican and Democratic presidents.

    The legislation, expected to pass, allows the president to pick out specific items in spending bills for elimination. Currently, the president must sign or veto spending bills in their entirety.

    The president's choices for removal would then have to be approved by Congress.

  • Council approves N.M. 502/Trinity Drive design

    In a 6-1 vote, the Los Alamos County Council approved motion option 1 out of five possible options for a redesign of N.M. 502/Trinity Drive between Knecht and Airport Road.

    Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voted against the motion in support of option 4, a four-lane design with a stop light at the Central/4th Street intersection, similar to a 2007 New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) proposal.

    More than 30 of the 48 residents who spoke during public comment were clearly in support of the motion, which was also the option supported by the Transportation Board.

    Motion option 1 in its entirety reads:

  • Council approves NM502/Trinity Drive motion

    In a 6-1 vote, council approved motion option 1 out of five possible options for a redesign of NM 502/Trinity Drive between Knecht and Airport Road. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voted against the motion in support of motion option 4, a four-lane option with a stop light at the Central/4th Street intersection, similar to a 2007 New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) proposal.

    Over 30 of the 48 residents who spoke during public comment were clearly in support of the motion, which was also the option supported by the Transportation Board.

    Motion option 1 in its entirety reads:

  • Triple Win: Santorum Takes MN, MO, CO

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rick Santorum is looking to capitalize on a string of stunning victories that snapped his four-state losing streak and raised new questions about front-runner Mitt Romney's clout with conservatives.

    Romney shrugged off his poor showing, but his losses Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado laid bare his stubborn weakness just when it looked as if his party was beginning to embrace him. Bringing up the rear of the Santorum surge: Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who mostly skipped the contests and finished at or near the back of the pack in all three states.

  • Wake Up and Smell the Caffeine?

    A Harvard scientist has created a new product that allows you to breath in your daily dose of caffeine. The small canisters carry 4-6 puffs of caffeinated powder, giving you about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.

  • Raw Video: Giants Celebrate Another Super Bowl

    Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade through New York City.

  • GOP pre-primary convention

    The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention Feb. 23 at the VFW, 1793 Deacon St. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors close promptly at 7 p.m.  
    A Central Committee meeting will be at 7 p.m.
     At 7:15 p.m., Ward Caucuses will be held to elect ward delegates to the County Pre-primary convention.
    At 7:30 p.m., the County Convention will convene to elect delegates to the RPNM Pre-primary Nominating Convention.  
    The purpose of the pre-primary convention is to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexicco Pre-primary Nominating Convention to be held March 17 in Albuquerque.
     For information call Ron Dolin, 672-3581.

  • Dog Jog Logo entries being accepted

    The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter 2012 Dog Jog is scheduled for April 28 and the search is on for a T-shirt logo.
    Children who love animals and would like a shot at local fame are encouraged to create and submit their T-shirt logo for the contest, adhering to the following guidelines:
    • All entries should be drawn in black ink on white paper. The lines should be thick enough to reproduce properly on a T-shirt.
    • All entries should be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches in size.
    • The words “Dog Jog 2012” should prominently appear somewhere on the design.
    • The artist’s name, birth date, address, phone number and T-shirt size should be included lightly on the back of the design.