Public Safety

Firefighters Douse Blaze Near TA-54

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider has confirmed that a fire broke out a short time ago in the area near TA-54 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“We’re checking on the cause, which may have been a squirrel because it broke out near the powerlines,” Grider said. “The fire is completely out now.”

Grider described the fire as burning an area about 5 feet wide by 60 feet long.

TA-54 was not affected.


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Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos Sentenced in Abuse of Infant Son Case

Tyrell Abney in June 2012 at court in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

District Court Judge Sheri A. Raphaelson sentenced Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos to a three year sentence with three years suspended and three years supervised probation Wednesday during a plea hearing at the Justice Center in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos police detectives charged then 18-year-old Abney in May 2012 with child abuse in the first degree against his infant son.

Abney relinquished all parental rights to his son, Riley Bernard Abney, now 17 months old, and

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Reward Offered for Information on Truck Vandalism

James Chrobocinski of Zia Realty Group is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for damaging his truck with graffiti while parked on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Contact Chrobocinski at or the Los Alamos Police Department at 505-662-8222. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

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Udall: Time to Reform ‘Broken’ Chemical Safety Law


  • Senate should build on bipartisan agreement and pass law to protect Americans from dangerous chemicals


WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a hearing of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udal, D-N.M., urged his colleagues to work together to pass major bipartisan legislation to protect Americans from toxic chemicals.


Udall, who chairs the EPW Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, has been leading a bipartisan effort with Senator David Vitter (R-La.) to update and replace the federal government’s

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