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  • Raw: Video Shows Giant Sinkhole That Killed Man

    Video released by a Hillsborough County, Florida inspection crew shows various angles of the massive sinkhole that swallowed a man as he slept in his bedroom in February.

  • Two sculpture submissions gain support

     Those who did vote on the three options for the Bradbury sculptures in the public forum favored Los Alamos artist Garth Tietjen (19 votes) or Troy Williams (12 votes). Williams’ piece “The Scale of Justice” was commissioned for the Justice Center last year. 

    Santa Fe artist Monika Kaden, whose “Dancing St. Francis” is outside the Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe, received seven emails of support, but no votes on the Open Forum. 

    Five residents did not like any of the options. 

    The majority of those who favored Tietjen did so because his submission was the most complete, including a very detailed maquette. 

  • White Rock homeowners douse shed fire


    Firefighters responded to a shed fire 5:22 p.m. Saturday at 102 Carlsbad Road. According to Los Alamos Fire Dept. officials, the fire was put out by the owners before firefighters arrived. 

    There were no injuries, and a fire truck, Engine 30, stayed at the scene, pouring water on the smoldering structure. 

    According to LAFD Deputy Chief Justin Grider, the incident is now undergoing a routine investigation. 

    “The standard protocol is to bring in a fire investigator,” Grider said. 

    “When you bring in a fire investigator people automatically think ‘arson’ but we investigate every fire, whether it was started by a mouse or kids with matches,” Grider said.

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  • Frozen in time: Residents question sculpture plan

    A lively debate on the county's Open Forum website prompted the Art in Public Places Board to table a plan to erect statues of Norris and Lois Bradbury at the Municipal Building until after receiving direction from the Los Alamos County council.

    The Open Forum question was "Which Norris and Lois Bradbury sculpture should be recommended to the County Council for fabrication and installation at the new Los Alamos County Municipal Building?" Citizens were asked to select one of three designs.

    But rather than voting on an artist, a number of citizens voiced criticism of the project itself, including some who said, "I'm against this, but if you must do it, my first choice is…"

    Vice Chair Ken Nebel counted 36 respondents opposed to the project.

    Some opposition was simply against the location of the statues. Some suggested the Bradbury Science Museum would be a more appropriate location.

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    An orphaned polar bear cub named Kali made his public debut at Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.

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  • 'BUCKWILD' star, 2 others found dead in W.Va.

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A cast member of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD" was found dead Monday in a sport utility vehicle in a ditch along with his uncle and a third, unidentified person, authorities said.

    Kanawha County Sheriff's Department Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said the bodies of cast member, Shain Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and the third person were found Monday near Sissonville.

    Authorities had been searching for the men since early Sunday morning. They were last seen around 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar in Sissonville and they told people they were going driving off-road.

    Humphreys said state police were getting ready to send out an aviation unit to search for the men when authorities received a call Monday morning that a vehicle was found wrecked in a muddy area a few miles from Gandee's home in Sissonville, about 15 miles outside of Charleston.

    Authorities found the 1984 Ford Bronco that belonged to the Gandee family in a ditch with all three men inside. Humphreys did not provide details on the condition of the vehicle or the bodies. He said no foul play was expected.

    The terrain in the area was "very muddy, very rough," Humphreys said, adding that authorities had to use all-terrain vehicles to get to the site.