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Today's News

  • Hotel/Conference Center feasibility meeting

    Opposition by local hotel owners, including Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage, nearly killed a proposal by Trident Development New Mexico, L.L.C. to build a hotel/conference center at the Trinity Site during a July 12 council meeting. Hotel owners fear one element of the conference center – a 134-room Hilton Garden Inn  – will adversely affect their business.

  • Internet tax loophole targeted

    Concerned about the rise in Internet shopping, Dave Fox of the Los Alamos MainStreet Futures Committee is pushing for an “energized, organized effort” to create a level playing field with regard to brick and mortar retailers vs. tax exempt Internet sales.

    Online sales rose 33 percent on the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a report by a sales tracking agency said Tuesday. The average order rose 2.6 percent to $193.24 on the day known as “Cyber Monday,” when retailers ramp up online promotions, according to IBM Benchmark.

  • VIDEO: Jags fire Coach Jack Del Rio

    The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday after a 3-8 start, parting ways with the franchise's second coach during his ninth season.

  • VIDEO: Norway killer found insane

    Prosecutors say confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was insane when he killed 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage in Norway, and should be sent to a psychiatric ward instead of prison.

  • American Airlines parent seeks Ch. 11 protection--video extra

    American Airlines' parent company is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it seeks to unload massive debt built up by years of accelerating jet fuel prices and labor struggles.

    The nation's third largest airline also said Tuesday that its CEO Gerard Arpey will step down. He's being replaced by Thomas Horton, currently the company's president.

    Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR Corp., along with its regional affiliate AMR Eagle Holding Corp., said Tuesday that they filed voluntary petitions to reorganize.

    American says it sought protection to reduce its costs and debt to remain competitive. The airline will continue normal flight operations during the reorganization.

  • Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 a.m. Tuesday

    THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IN THE CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONLY AROUND 1 INCH IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... BUT ONLY THROUGH THIS EVENING IN THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... AND ONLY THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON IN THE MOUNTAINS ALONG AND NORTH OF I-40. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 60 THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

  • Ohio county takes 200-pound 8-year-old from mother--video extra

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old third-grader weighing more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese.

    Roughly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese — weighing significantly more than what's considered healthy.

    A Cleveland Heights boy was taken from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. The boy, at his weight, is considered at risk for developing such diseases as diabetes and high blood pressure. Government growth charts say most boys his age weigh about 60 pounds.

  • VIDEO: Meyer Returns As Ohio State Coach

    Urban Meyer was introduced Monday afternoon as the new football coach at Ohio State. Meyer, who resigned as Florida's coach after last season citing health concerns, says he's feeling great.

  • Two LANL scientists win E.O. Lawrence Awards

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced Monday that Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Mark Chadwick and David Chavez are winners of 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards.

    The award recognizes their outstanding contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its missions.  Nine winners were named in eight categories.  Winners in each category will receive a gold medal, a citation, and $20,000. Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC, early next year. The E.O. Lawrence Award is administered by the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

  • Police: NM man facing 16th DWI

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after getting arrested with what officials say is his 16th DWI.

    Police say Johnny Ignacio was arrested Friday after authorities said he passed out behind the wheel and blocked traffic at an Albuquerque intersection.

    Court officials say Ignacio has been convicted eight times of driving drunk and has another case pending in Nevada.

    His arrest comes as Gov. Susana Martinez, public safety officials and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Drivers are vowing once again push lawmakers in January to pass a package of bills aimed at repeat drunken drivers.

    It was unclear if Ignacio had hired an attorney.