Today's News

  • VIDEO: Biologists Monitor Crocodiles at Nuclear Plant

    Once endangered, the American crocodile species is now thriving at a South Florida nuclear power plant, which has 168 miles of manmade cooling canals that offer ideal nesting conditions for the species. AP's Suzette Laboy has the story.

  • LAPS, LANL on delayed starts for Tuesday

    As the winter storm departs leaving behind bone-chilling temperatures, both the schools and lab will be on a delayed start for Tuesday.

    The school district Tuesday, December 6 - Los Alamos Public Schools will be on a 2 hour delay. LAHS classes begin at 10:00 a.m. No a.m. Preschool.

    Simlarly, LANL will be on a delayed start with a staggered schedule - Los Alamos residents with children or other dependent care report at 10 a.m., carpoolers report at 10 a.m., remainder of workforce reports at 10.45 a.m.

  • VIDEO: New Planet Just About Right for Life

    A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life. The planet's confirmation was announced Monday by NASA along with other Kepler telescope discoveries.

  • Prepare for extremely cold temperatures

    New Mexicans are urged to avoid unnecessary travel, prepare their homes, and use caution throughout the coming days of sustained cold temperatures. Large portions of New Mexico can expect extremely cold temperatures, icy conditions, and snow. Cold temperatures are expected to last through Tuesday.

    Snow is forecast for most parts of New Mexico except the extreme southern part of the state. The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is urging New Mexicans to inform themselves of the weather situation and provide for emergencies.

  • Trial starts on NM congressional redistricting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A trial began Monday that will influence the political tilt of New Mexico's three congressional districts for the rest of the decade.

    State District Judge James Hall is presiding over the trial, which is expected to last several days this week. Democrats currently hold two of the state's congressional seats. Groups of Republicans, Democrats and minority voters are recommending options to the judge to consider in drawing new district boundaries.

    GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, other Republicans and some Democrats, including Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe, support a "least change" plan making few revisions to current districts.

  • Winter storm blasts New Mexico with snow, cold

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A severe winter blast has struck most of New Mexico, closing schools and shutting down major highways across the state.

    Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility.

    Authorities also shut down the state's entire length of Interstate 10, from the Texas line to the Arizona border, because of heavy snow and icy road conditions.

  • State police say travel is discouraged due to snow

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say all roads in and out of the Albuquerque-area are open however, travel is discouraged at this time due to heavy, blowing snow.

    Snow packed and icy roads are making travel very difficult.

    Weather conditions are affecting Interstate 25 from Socorro to the Colorado border and Interstate 40 from the Arizona state Line to the Texas state line.


  • LANL, LAPS announce closure due to weather

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory will be closed Monday due to the winter storm currently gripping the Los Alamos area.

    The lab posted the notice on its website at 4:42 a.m.

    Likewise, Los Alamos Public Schools have called off classes Monday. The school district posted a notice on its website shortly after 5 a.m.

  • Postal cuts to slow delivery of first-class mail--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.

    The estimated $3 billion in reductions, to be announced in broader detail on Monday, are part of a wide-ranging effort by the cash-strapped Postal Service to quickly trim costs, seeing no immediate help from Congress.

  • Major College Football Scores--video extra



    Lehigh 40, Towson 38

    Pittsburgh 33, Syracuse 20



    Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10

    Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48

    LSU 42, Georgia 10

    Louisiana-Monroe 26, FAU 0

    Maine 34, Appalachian St. 12



    Cincinnati 35, UConn 27

    Kansas St. 30, Iowa St. 23

    N. Dakota St. 26, James Madison 14

    N. Iowa 28, Wofford 21