Public Safety

IRS, Industry, States Take New Steps Together To Fight Identity Theft, Protect Taxpayers

IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service joined with representatives of tax preparation and software firms, payroll and tax financial product processors and state tax administrators to announce a sweeping new collaborative effort to combat identity theft refund fraud and protect the nation’s taxpayers.
 
The agreement—reached after the project was originally announced March 19—includes identifying new steps to validate taxpayer and tax return information at the time of filing. The effort will increase information sharing between

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New Push To Lock Up High Risk Child Predators

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force of the New Mexico Attorney General’s office served 41 search warrants, arrested 24 alleged predators and rescued two children from Internet pornographers during a two-month-long national push to lock up child predators that involved more than 3,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The initiative, “Operation Broken Heart II” also included reaching 8,791 persons in Internet safety education and outreach events in New Mexico. 

“I commend


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Drier Weather May Increase Commissary Fire Activity

SFNF News:

The Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District continues to burn naturally. Fire managers are monitoring and managing the fire as a tool to meet multiple resource objectives. 

The fire is now approximately 160 acres. 

Fire crews observed a much more active day Monday with burning close to the ground in the fallen needles and underbrush along the west side. Fire growth was short-lived due to higher humidity and increased cloud cover.

The fire has reached the drainage bottoms on both the east and west flanks. Fuel conditions in the drainage bottoms are much wetter


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Rodent; Faulty Line Cause Power Outages Saturday

DPU News:

Two separate power outages affected Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers last Saturday.

The first outage occurred in the early morning and was caused by a rodent, while the second occurred mid-day due to a faulty underground line.  

At approximately 12:47 a.m. Saturday, a rodent came into contact with an underground switch near the airport, knocking out power to more than 600 customers. The area affected included residential customers north on Canyon and Rim Road, and east to East Gate. Power was restored to the area by 1:40 a.m. by DPU lineman.

In the second


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Road Crew Restripe Central In Downtown Los Alamos

Workers restripe the center line on the roadway Monday from 15th Street along Central Avenue to the Central/Trinity intersection. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers restripe the roadway along Central Avenue from 15th Street to the Central/Trinity intersection Monday afternoon in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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