Today's News

  • Andy Griffith dies at 86

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.

    Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.

    "Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island," Doughtie told The Associated Press, reading from a family statement.

  • Proof of 'God Particle' Found

    Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce that they've gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" almost certainly exists.

  • Power restored at North Mesa

    The Department of Public Utilities reported a power outage for more than three hours at Tsikimu Village in the North Mesa area. The power went out at 8:04 a.m. and it was restored at 11:20 a.m.

    Half of Tsikimu Village was without power.

    According to a text message from DPU, the neighborhood has moved up the priority list for complete electric upgrades.

  • LA County moves to Stage 3 Fire Restrictions

    The Los Alamos County Fire Department (LAFD) would like to ask the public for their continued support and assistance during Extreme Fire Danger. The Los Alamos National Laboratory properties have entered Stage III Fire Restrictions effective July 3, 2012 and the LAFD supports their actions. Therefore, the Los Alamos Fire Department has implemented the attached restrictions to all County owned or forested areas within Los Alamos County effective Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 0800.  Patrols of these areas will be conducted by the LAFD and LAPD throughout the County and residents are encouraged to report violations.

  • Pojoaque artist sued over bullet fragments

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has filed a lawsuit over injuries he suffered at a convenience store in May when he was struck by ricocheting bullet fragments that were fired by a Pojoaque artist.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Elijah Mark Vera says Pojoaque artist Mateo Romero pulled a gun during an altercation with a homeless person and fired a shot into the pavement.

    The fragments injured Vera's hip and shoulder.

    Nobody was arrested in the incident, and police say Romero didn't intend to injure anyone.

  • Mich. Deploys Talking Urinal Cakes in DUI Fight
  • Udall visits New Mexico's wildfire burn scars

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is in New Mexico to get a firsthand look at the scars left behind by two massive wildfires that burned through parts of the state last summer.

    The New Mexico Democrat is stopping Tuesday at the Spur Ranch in western New Mexico. That's where last year's Wallow Fire crossed over from Arizona.

    On Saturday, he will get a tour of the work being done on areas affected by the Las Conchas blaze on Santa Clara Pueblo land.

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  • Ala. Gov.: Airbus Plant Will 'Shape the Future'

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and other officials joined Airbus executives in Mobile on Monday to announce that the port city is home to the company's first aircraft assembly plant in America.