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Dishwasher Ignites On Orange Street

on December 3, 2012 - 5:54am

 The remains of a dishwasher that reportedly sparked a fire inside an Orange Street duplex Friday, lays in a heap in the front yard of the residence. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos Firefighters responded to a dishwasher fire at about 1 p.m., Friday in a duplex at 3064 Orange St.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the small blaze. No injuries were reported but there is heavy smoke damage to the Orange Street duplex and fire damage in the kitchen area.

The cause of the dishwasher fire is under investigation.

Dangerous Appliance Advisory

Consumer Reports

Single Vehicle in Rollover Crash on N.M. 4

on December 2, 2012 - 6:16pm

Police examine the Dodge Ram truck involved in a single car accident Sunday afternoon on N.M. 4. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A grey Dodge Ram pickup traveling on N.M. 4 rolled over this afternoon sending the female driver to Los Alamos Medical Center for treatment.

Sgt. James Rodriguez told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene of the accident that a witness reported the grey pickup was heading north bound on N.M. 4 when it caught the edge of the roadway and fishtailed across the yellow line.

The witness had to swerve his south bound vehicle to avoid getting hit

Obama Signs Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

on December 2, 2012 - 7:56am
President Barak Obama signs 'long overdue’ Whistleblower Protection Act signed into law. Courtesy/examiner.com
 
CCNS News:

After a historic campaign waged by the Make It Safe Coalition, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act became law when President Obama signed it earlier this week.

The Act restores, modernizes and expands federal whistleblower protections from the original scope of the 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act.

A whistleblower is a federal employee who discloses to the public or those in authority, mismanagement, waste, fraud, abuse and other illegalities and protects

Police Chief on Sick Leave

on December 1, 2012 - 3:03pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy is out of the office on sick leave.

Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster is Acting Police Chief until Torpy returns.

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.

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