Public Safety

Five Albuquerque Men Arrested In Connection With Bank Robbery

FBI News:
 
Five Albuquerque men have been arrested in connection with the March 30, 2016 robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in northeast Albuquerque.
 
Greg Miera, 50; Martin Huertta, 43; Christopher Gallegos, 31; Christian Herrera, 20; and Isaiah Gallegos, 20, are expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
 
Albuquerque Police officers arrested the men shortly after the robbery of U.S. Bank branch at 5620 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department.
 
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Roger This: Safety At LANL

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Nuclear waste and wildland fire make a wicked cocktail. But if the nuclear waste contains ignitable chemicals that might spontaneously erupt, spewing sparks and radioactive materials in the vicinity of canisters containing similar concoctions, then that very well might call for extraordinary vigilance.

Last week, the Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board paid a visit to Northern New Mexico, seeking assurances that the issue of wildfire at Los Alamos National Laboratory was adequately addressed and that the federal managers and lab contractors


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Court Of Appeals Celebrates 50 Years

Judge Michael Bustamante
 
By Judges Michael D. Bustamante and M. Monica Zamora,
New Mexico Court of Appeals
 
Today is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. In 1965, the State Legislature approved a proposed constitutional amendment to create an intermediate court of appeals. The Legislature acted because the State Supreme Court’s burgeoning case load was resulting in unacceptable delays in the disposition of appeals. Voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment in a special election on September 28, 1965.

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Domestic Violence: What Is It And Why Do We Care?

By MAGGIE SMITH
Los Alamos

When we think of domestic violence, we tend to think of black eyes and broken bones. What we need to recognize is that domestic violence happens on a continuum, all the way from insults and bullying to bruises and broken bones.

The purpose of this series of columns is to clarify what constitutes domestic abuse, and explore what can be done about it, and resources to assist victims of abuse.

Where does domestic abuse happen? The conventional wisdom in many communities is expressed in one answer to that question, “Well, we don’t need to worry about that. We don’t have any of


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Appointed Probate Judge Bill McKerley Seeks Election

By BILL MCKERLEY
Republican Candidate
Los Alamos County Probate Judge
 
I am Bill McKerley and I am a candidate for the position of Probate Judge for Los Alamos County. Before I tell you a little bit about me and why I am a candidate, I thought it might be informative to say a few words about probate and the function of the Probate Judge.
 
Probate is the judicial process for transferring the property of a person who has died (called decedent). The property is transferred according to either: (1) the decedent’s Will, or (2) if the decedent dies without a Will, according to New Mexico’s

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