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  • Police investigate break-in at Hill Diner

    To Hill Diner owner Denise Lane, it’s a pattern that’s all too frustratingly familiar.

    When employees reported for duty at the diner Sunday, they found the cash register had been busted open.  

    Total take? Less than $10 according to Lane. The cash register was worth more, she said.

  • Raw Video: Rain Falls on Olympic Spectators
  • Police: 3 shot in Miami after man visits family

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami police say they are searching for a man who they say has shot at least three people.

    Detective William Moreno said Sunday that 23-year-old Erin Cash is wanted on charges of attempted murder. Moreno says Cash was driving when a woman jumped out of the car, and he then continued on to visit relatives with a child in the car with him. The woman was not identified, but Moreno described the incident as a domestic violence situation.

  • Today in History for July 29th
  • Best defense is a good offense

    On West Jemez Road, in a small room at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Emergency Operations Center, sits one the greatest defensive weapons the lab uses against fighting wildfires.

    Of course, one wouldn’t know it by looking at it.

    At first glance, it just looks like a sand box propped up on four wooden legs. However, turn off the lights and turn on an overhead projector, and that’s where the similarity to the childhood memories ends.

    Meet the “SimTable” an interactive, data intense real-time tool that LANL uses to predict, control and fight trouble coming its way.

  • Update 07-29-12

    Art Market

    The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Hive in White Rock.

    Dual seminar

    A dual-topic seminar on Identity Theft and Investment Fraud Prevention will be presented by the New Mexico Securities Division, Regulation and Licensing Department, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at White Rock Presbyterian  Church, 310 Rover Blvd.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Bridge tourney

    The Atomic City Sectional Bridge Tournament runs through today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Science talk

  • Walk to end Alzheimer’s on tap

    Mary Yamada and Pauline Schneider know all too well how Alzheimer’s disease is affecting not only the aging population, but younger people, as well.

    Schneider, executive director at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, and Yamada, community outreach coordinator at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, have both seen community members succumb to the disease.

    The facts are chilling and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Despite the odds, those affected by the disease, along with their caregivers, hold out hope that one day, a cure will be found.

  • Plane carrying Rubio makes emergency landing in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An airport official says a small plane carrying U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and his wife made an emergency landing in Albuquerque.

    Albuquerque Aviation Police Chief Marshall Katz says no one was injured when the plane landed Saturday afternoon at Albuquerque International Sunport. Airport spokesman Daniel Jiron says the Cessna Citation 10 had been bound for Des Moines, Iowa, after departing from Las Vegas.

    The Republican had tweeted that he was en route to a Mitt Romney rally in Iowa. He posted later that he gave a speech via cell phone.

  • Lochte Gets Gold, Phelps Finishes 4th
  • Valles Caldera seeks input

    The Valles Caldera Trust (VCT) is seeking public input on a comprehensive public access and use plan for the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
    An Environmental Impact Study (EIS) assessing the pros and cons of the options was completed in June. It reads, “The plan proposes the development of facilities and infrastructure to provide increased access onto and within the preserve and to protect natural and cultural resources from the impacts of increased visitation. The plan would also guide programs and activities for public access and use for recreation, education, scientific research, and other purposes.”