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  • In Brief - News - Nov. 30, 2012

    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.”

  • BREAKING - Early morning fire leaves one dead

    One person perished in an early morning blaze at the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park, but authorities have yet to release the individual’s identity, saying that the Office of the Medical Investigator will need to make a positive identification.

    Las Vegas firefighters were dispatched to the mobile home at about 1 a.m., said Fire Chief Phillip Mares. He said the initial call they received was that there were possibly three people inside the home.

  • City official questions bid

    The City of Las Vegas Housing Authority Commission is poised to award a bid for a fencing project to a company with ties to a man who has been charged with fraud, embezzlement, forgery and identity theft.

    The bid is for a fencing project on New Mexico Avenue and Church Street. Bids for the project were opened on Nov. 15, and Xtreme Builders Construction LLC. had the lowest one.

  • ‘Tis the season. . .
  • Man accused of defrauding CASA

    A former employee at Luna Community College has been charged with fraud for allegedly bilking a local non-profit group that advocates for children out of nearly $2,100.

    Michael A. Adams, 54, who resides on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard, was charged in late October with a single count of fraud between $500 and $2,500, a fourth-degree felony. Online court records indicate that Adams, a former information technology director at Luna, avoided arrest by surrendering himself to the court earlier this month. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

  • West board receives award

    The West Las Vegas School Board will receive the New Mexico School Board Association’s Small District – School Board of the Year award on Friday afternoon.

    Former district superintendent Ruben Cordova nominated the board for the statewide award prior to his resignation in September.

  • Millions chase Powerball jackpot

    By Jeff McMurray
    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.

    The $425 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball’s history, represents a potential life-changing fortune. But before shelling out $2 for a ticket, here are some things to consider:

  • Looking Back - Nov. 28, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 28, 2012

    Electric Light Parade is Saturday

    The annual Electric Light Parade will be held this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

  • Weather - Nov. 28, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 63.