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Today's News

  • Actor Tony Curtis dies at age 85

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Curtis molded himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob to a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," ''The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot."

    The Oscar-nominated actor died about 9:25 p.m. PDT Wednesday at his Henderson, Nev., home of a cardiac arrest, Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said Thursday.

  • Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million items

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of the products being recalled involved injuries.

    In the recall of about 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, the agency is aware of 10 reports of children being hurt. Six of them required medical attention.

  • Economy loses speed in spring; more weakness ahead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's economic growth tailed off sharply in the spring and probably isn't faring any better now.

    The Commerce Department reported Thursday that gross domestic product — the broadest measure of the economy's health — expanded at a feeble 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-to-June quarter.

  • Police ponder abuse charges; woman involved in similar 2003 incident

    A 25-year-old Los Alamos woman is under investigation for apparently giving birth to a baby boy at her parent’s Barranca Mesa home last Friday and then leaving him in a closet for three days.
    Los Alamos Police report that evidence indicates Katrina Vigil gave birth and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn.

  • 2 known dead, 12 missing after storm soaks Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicole caused flooding and mudslides across Jamaica on Wednesday, leaving two confirmed dead and at least 12 more missing, even as the drenching system moved north and dissipated over the Florida straits.

  • Soccer: LA girls jump up to 4th in new poll, boys move up one spot

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys soccer coaches’ polls. Voting is conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Boys Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. St. Pius X (2)    80    1
    2. Belen (6)        76    2
    3. Los Alamos    59    4

  • Local tennis players cry foul

    Cracking and crumbling asphalt at the Urban Park tennis courts riles local players including longtime player John Dienes.
    “The county spends a lot on maintaining the tennis courts, but often the money is not spent prudently,” Dienes said. “The Urban courts were just resurfaced and a new fence added, but the most urgent needs were not addressed. The asphalt around the courts is very uneven and dangerous and has caused serious injury to players moving at high speed. A player fell and broke her wrist a couple of months ago.”

  • Lock your doors to strangers

    A Los Alamos resident allowed a young man into his home to “use the bathroom” only to discover his wallet disappeared with the slick con artist. This is just one case in a growing number of reports local police are receiving from duped residents.

  • A party for the community

    Normally, a 40th anniversary only comes once in a lifetime, but not for White Rock Baptist Church. Though it turned 40 last year, Pastor Chuck McCullough and his congregation decided to extend the festivities and celebrate again this year.
      The whole community is invited to a parking lot block party at WRBC from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature games, food, bounce houses and a dunk tank. Members of the Atomic City Corvettes will show their cars and the fire department will bring a fire truck, as well.

  • Council shows support for LATN area

    Allowing servicemen and women in the U.S. Air Force to perform low mobility training to be better prepared for combat pushed Los Alamos County Councilors to support the proposed Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area Tuesday night.
    The council unanimously approved to not object to the Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area that the 27th Special Operations Wing at the Cannon Air Force Base is proposing.
    Council also approved an amendment to utilize some avenue such as the county’s Web site to provide information to the public about this training area.