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FBI and Army Corps of Engineers Offer $55,000 Reward

on December 1, 2012 - 1:35pm

Shooting suspects were last seen leaving the area in a 1990s-model, white, two-door Ford F-250 with tinted windows similar to this one. The vehicle had a single step under each door, chrome rims and body damage on the passenger-side tailgate area. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Today marks the 5-year anniversary of when a park ranger was shot near Abiquiu Lake.

Authorities announced at a press conference at FBI Headquarters Friday that they are offering a $55,000 reward for help in cracking the case.

The crime began on the morning of Dec. 1, 2007 when Alfred J. Chavez, a U.S.

Potential Hazards Lurk in Las Conchas Burn Area

on December 1, 2012 - 9:29am

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest reminds the public that certain areas of the Las Conchas Fire area are open, however, some areas remain closed due to safety hazardous.

Standing burnt trees that could fall on vehicles pose a significant risk to anyone driving on roads that have not been cleared of these hazards.

Vehicle camping is not permitted off designated open roads.

What’s Closed

  • FR 287
  • FR 500

What’s Open

  • FR 10
  • FR 36
  • FR 270
  • FR 266
  • FR 268 (N.M. 4 to Cochiti Mesa)
  • FR 280
  • FR 281
  • FR 282
  • FR 289

In the Las Conchas burn area, motor vehicles may travel on designated open roads only.

Thieves Steal Tires Off Knapp's Wraps Mobile Eatery

on November 30, 2012 - 9:43am

Knapp's Wraps mobile eatery is sitting on blocks after thieves stole all four tires off the vehicle at 128 N.M. 4 in White Rock Monday night. Gary and Cindy Knapp have owned the mobile eatery for several years. Police are on the trail of the suspected robbers and encourage anyone with information to call them at 662-8222. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL Director Addresses Protective Force Terminations

on November 30, 2012 - 9:36am

Illustration photo of SOC guards from SOC-NM.com

Staff Report

Five protective force firing range personnel at Los Alamos National Laboratory were terminated earlier this month for inappropriate behavior while on duty.

These individuals worked for SOC (Securing Our Country), a full-service security management company under contract to protect the Laboratory.

SOC is owned by Day & Zimmerman, a 110-year-old company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa.

SOC's mission is to provide security services for individuals, domestic facilities, nuclear power plants and military bases in the United States

Shoplifting Drama Unfolds in Downtown Los Alamos

on November 29, 2012 - 1:55pm

Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos is in jail charged with fourth degree felony shoplifting. Courtesy/LAPD

Staff Report

Police arrested Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon and charged her with shoplifting $250-$2,500 worth of merchandise, which is a fourth degree felony.

Carpenter, 36, was captured with the help of Deborah Stone-Richard, a native of Virginia, who is on an extended visit to Los Alamos.

Stone-Richard was volunteering Wednesday at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave., when she heard a crash of sales items on the floor. 

She saw that a woman, who turned

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