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Today's News

  • Department store eyed for Trinity

    Kroger is again interested in putting an expanded grocery store that would include retail items such as clothing, electronics, toys and jewelry at the new Trinity site.

    “The concept has been approved,” said Allen Branch, one of the principals of Branch Realty of Santa Fe. “They want to anchor the center.”

  • Obama signs $26 billion emergency spending bill to bail out states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law.

    Lawmakers streamed back to Washington for a one-day session as Democrats declared a need to act before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession.

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    To get the latest crime information for Los Alamos, click here.

  • Stocks retreat as Fed grows more cautious

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks and interest rates tumbled Wednesday as investors worldwide grew increasingly concerned about the health of the U.S. economy based on actions by the Federal Reserve.

    U.S. investors followed the lead of overseas stock markets, which fell sharply. Japan's Nikkei stock average was hit especially hard by the rising value of the yen, which will hurt the exporting sector. The dollar is at a 15-year low against the yen.

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 200 points. Broader indexes fell about 2 percent.

  • Locksley survived rough first season at New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley isn't hiding from his mistakes.

    Going into his second season, Locksley has quietly rebounded from a turbulent rookie year, aided by guidance from coaches like Tony Dungy and eager to show his program can make news for more than lawsuits and fights between coaches.

    Last season, Locksley was in the wrong headlines. There was a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former administrative assistant, then came an ugly altercation with a former assistant, which led to Locksley serving a 10-day suspension.

  • Northern border fortified in search for AZ escapee

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Border agents stopped vehicles leaving the U.S. and police beefed up their patrols in the small towns near Glacier National Park as authorities focused their search for an escaped convict and his suspected accomplice on both sides of the Montana-Canada border.

    Despite the tightened security, there are many backroads and other ways for Arizona escapee John McCluskey and his suspected accomplice, Casslyn Welch, to slip across the border and into Canada, Glacier County Undersheriff Jeff Fauque said.

  • Seen at the Scene

    The eight members of the Fire Recruit Academy’s 21st graduating class held at Crossroads Bible Church on East Road Friday included Michael Cayton of Los Alamos, Jarrod Elpin of Albuquerque, Eric Gonzales of Pojoaque, Dylan Mahoney of Santa Fe, Severo Moreno of Albuquerque, William Nackers of Los Alamos, Thomas Roelfs of Los Alamos and Brandon Torrey of Rio Rancho.

  • General information on assets is this month’s goal

    The first week of assets month, has been great. If the community is ready for the game plan, we have one.

    Our plan is to break the assets down into the eight categories and pay tribute to one category a month. The plan will go like this:

    • September — Commitment to learning;

    • October — Support;

    • November — Empowerment;

    • December/January — Positive identity;

    • February — Social competencies;

    • March — Positive values;

  • Adele Costigan of Los Alamos makes 2009-2010 honor roll

    DALLAS — Adele Costigan, a resident of Los Alamos and a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with distinction.

    To be listed on the SMU honor roll with distinction, students must be in the top 10 percent of their school of record. SMU’s 2009-2010 enrollment included 11,832 undergraduate students.

  • Firefighters threaten to sue county

    A battle brewing between Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Fire Department’s union for nearly two years is about to spill into the courtroom.