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Knife fight lands two in hospital

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Gallup police responded to a call about a reported stabbing just after noon Feb. 21.

Gallup Police Captain Marinda Spencer said GPD officers responded to a call about a fight at a bus stop on Kachina Street. When they got there, they found two men fighting.

One of the men received a cut on his arm, while...

Suspect arrested in Conoco west robbery attempt, stabbing

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A clerk at a Gallup gas station was transported to the hospital after being stabbed during an armed robbery late Thursday afternoon.

Two Native American males entered the convenience store at the Mustang Conoco, 3302 W. Highway 66, about 5:20 pm, and attempted to run out with beer, heading north from the station. One of the clerks was stabbed in her ribs, and another man standing on the side of the business said the outside of his wrist was sliced by the robber for no reason.

Eric Michael Begaye, 24, of Mentmore has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and robbery.

Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said police questioned several men after the robbery was...

Gallup man with rare disease feels support of friends, family at recent fundraiser

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Jimmy and Julie Gonzales appreciated the support of city residents and others from the region for attending their recent enchilada fundraising event at the Community Pantry in Gallup, which began Feb. 5 and is ongoing.

The fundraiser was held to cover Jimmy Gonzales’ medical treatment costs at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. Friends and family coordinated the fundraising activities, which also included a raffle and softball tournament.

A GoFundMe page, titled “Help Jimmy Get to Mayo,” was also established. As of Feb. 14, 138 people have raised $9,606 of the $20,000 goal in 21 days. The campaign is trending and there is still time to contribute.

On May 20, 2016...

Gallup firefighters report accomplishments to city councilors

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The Gallup City Council convened Feb. 13 for their regular meeting and honored local firefighters serving the community. A number of firefighters were in attendance, including the fire chief and police chief for fire department related items on the agenda.

Approval of the collective bargaining agreement with the city and Gallup Fire Fighters Union, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4296 started the meeting.

Klo Abeita, human resources director, presented the settlement agreement. The city clerk handed out the current contract to the councilors.

“The bargaining unit did not come forward to open negotiations during the period of time that was allowed for them to...

Beloved K-9 Arras passes away

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ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico State Police is very sad to announce the passing of K-9 Arras.  K-9 Arras passed away yesterday in Albuquerque from complications related to an unexpected medical event.

He nobly served the State of New Mexico from April 2012 up until his death.

During his service with the Department he was responsible for the seizure of 294 pounds of methamphetamine, 133 pounds of cocaine, eighty-two pounds of heroin and 1,218 pounds of marijuana.

He also apprehended fleeing felons on two separate occasions in his career.

He is survived by handler and friend Sgt. Ronald S. Wood.

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