From The Associated Press
Five people fired at lab
LOS ALAMOS — Officials say five members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory security force were fired because of “unauthorized visitors” at the shooting range.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the lab said Wednesday that the unauthorized visitors were allowed access to the shooting range and allowed to “operate a variety of firearms.”
Lab officials say news of the visitors was discovered when it received information from an anonymous source.
Five employees of the lab security force, known as Securing Our Country, were fired earlier this month for “inappropriate behavior” at Technical Area 72.
Hostess outlet store to close
ALBUQUERQUE — A Hostess outlet store in Albuquerque is expected to officially close.
KOB-TV reports that officials at the Albuquerque outlet says without a without a majority of its shipments from Hostess, it can’t keep going. The store is scheduled to close Thursday.
The outlet had 27 employees but now has only three.
Hostess is seeking final approval for its wind-down liquidation process, which was approved on an interim basis last week.
The process includes the quick sale of its brands, which also include Wonder Bread.
Councilor wants to rename center
ALBUQUERQUE — A city councilor wants to rename a community center in Albuquerque after the late-boxing legend Johnny Tapia.
KOB-TV reports that Albuquerque City Councilor Ken Sanchez said Wednesday he will introduce legislation that renames the Wells Park Community Center after the former boxing champion who grew up in Albuquerque.
Tapia won 59 of his 66 fights in the ring. But he was also known for his struggles with drug addiction and troubles with the law.
The community center provides after-school child care for children and there is a park nearby that is a favorite for adults and children in the area.