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Veterans beware

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Scams seek personal information

Voice messages that say your Veterans Affairs profile was flagged for possible new benefits may not be telling the truth.

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a notice about scams targeting veterans’ benefits.

Reports by the Leader-Herald in Saratoga Springs, N.Y....

Beleaguered former coach to face misdemeanor charges

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Arrested and removed from staff in October

A former Miyamura High School football coach is no longer facing felony charges in connection with his arrest in October for stealing money from one of his players.

John Roanhaus, 42, still faces a misdemeanor charge of larceny in connection with the incident. He is scheduled to have a non-jury trial in Magistrate Court Jan. 16. The court held a preliminary hearing on the matter last week.

The New Mexico State Police issued a statement Oct. 7 stating that Roanhaus was arrested after police reviewed a video which allegedly showed him removing money from a football player’s wallet, which the player had placed in his school locker.



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Lizer Kionte

Nov. 20, 4:36 pm

Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

Gallup Police Officer Timo Molina said he was dispatched to the east ramp of Interstate 40 in connection with a single vehicle crash.

When Molina arrived, he met Lizer Kionte, 23, no address given. Kionte at first said he was not the driver, but then admitted he was. He also admitted to drinking two 16 ounce cans of beer about two hours before getting behind the wheel.

Kionte agreed to do the standard field sobriety tests and failed. He was arrested for DWI. He refused to take a breath alcohol test and was transported to county jail.


Jade Dennison

Nov. 11, 11:11 pm

DWI (1st offense)

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Assault in Gamerco

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A physical altercation between a Gallup man, his girlfriend and her son led to the arrest of David Halona, 28, of Gamerco.

When Deputy James Sanchez arrived at Halona’s address Nov. 22, a domestic dispute was in progress and medical units were on the scene. Medical personnel were attending to Halona, who had lacerations to his head.

On the way to the Gallup Indian Medical Center, Halona gave no information.

Sanchez then spoke to Marissa Marquez, who told him that she and Halona were at Sports Page Lounge in Gallup that afternoon drinking a 12-pack of beer.

Marquez said Halona got upset on the way home and accused her of cheating on him. She said she called her son, Kenneth...

Body discovered near Del Norte Elementary

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Third open field death in November

Gallup Police are trying to determine the identity of a body found on the north side of Gallup early Nov. 26.

The badly decomposed body of a Native American male was found about 8:53 am by two passers-by near the football field at 631 N. Sixth St.

Police Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo said there was no identification on the body and it is uncertain how long the body was there.

There is no official cause of death. But police are treating it as an open field death which means death was caused by exposure to the cold weather. It is the third open field death reported so far this winter season.

The two prior open field deaths were Nov. 2 and Nov. 10. On...

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