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BREAKING NEWS: 11 Local Cars Burglarized Overnight

on November 14, 2012 - 4:37pm

Photo: Illustration

By Carol A. Clark

Eleven vehicle burglaries were committed primarily on North Mesa overnight.

A few cars also were burglarized in Quemazon and the 2500 Circle neighborhoods.

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster explained that most of the vehicles broken into were unlocked and the missing items were left visible on the vehicles front or rear seats.

The items stolen were mainly small in size such as leathermans and binoculars, he said.

"These burglaries appear to be crimes of opportunity," Foster said.

Last Chance to Sign Up for Red Cross Babysitters Course

on November 14, 2012 - 7:58am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s American Red Cross Babysitters Course will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17. Registration must be received by 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

The course is designed by the American Red Cross to prepare youth with training in babysitter safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid and critical emergency skills, essential professional, leadership and care-giving skills, and how to manage real-life problems.

The session will be held 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 1-5:30 p.m. Nov.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, 2012

on November 12, 2012 - 8:43am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Nov. 1 at 3:39 p.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl and a 13-year old Hernandez girl were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos Middle School and referred to the juvenile probation officer and released to their parents.

Nov. 2 at 1:28 a.m. / Giant Service Station, 3700 Arkansas Ave., reported that someone shoplifted from the station.

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Winter Storm Warning Issued Through Sunday A.M.

on November 9, 2012 - 8:53pm

Courtesy/NOAA

NWS Forecast for: Los Alamos NM
Issued by: National Weather Service Albuquerque, NM
Last Update: 4:11 pm MST Nov 9, 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM

403 PM MST FRI. NOV. 9, 2012

A VIGOROUS AND VAST UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL SLOWLY WORK ACROSS THE WESTERN U.S. THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE SYSTEM WILL BRING

Column: Insecurity with LANL Security Project

on November 9, 2012 - 10:20am

ON THE MESA FACING NORTH
By Greg Kendall
 
When news broke out a few months ago that an 80-year-old nun and two retiree peace activist had defeated our nation's highest level security systems at the Y-12 site in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and had spent a leisurely evening throwing blood on the walls of a building that houses nuclear weapon components, I was glad that it had not happened here in Los Alamos. 
 
Los Alamos security had to be better - much better than the apparent joke that is security at Y-12, I thought to myself. I have now had to re-evaluate that thought.
 
Would an octogenarian nun

Fake Online Banking Security Alert Advisory

on November 8, 2012 - 2:14pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank DID NOT send out a "security alert" email that arrived in people's In Boxes this morning.

LANB Chief Technology Officer Paul Cook said the email is fake and has a fake address.

"We never send out an email asking customers for their email and password – we would never do that," Cook said.

Cook advises anyone receiving the email to simply ignore it and delete it.

The bogus email sent to local addresses this morning is as follows:

Online Banking Security Alert

Dear Customer,

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification

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