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New state PRC commissioners sworn in

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Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, Jeff Byrd and Stephen Fischmann join the commission

SANTA FE – Two of the three newly elected Public Regulation Comission commissioners, Theresa-Becenti Aguilar and Stephen Fischmann, were sworn in Jan. 1 at the offices of the PRC in the PERA Building at 1120 Paseo de Peralta in Santa...

One dead in c-store shooting

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Gallup Police Department officers were dispatched to Allsup's convenience store at 112 Arnold St. at about 11:18 pm on Jan. 9 in reference to a subject who was shot.

The shooting victim, identified as 21-year-old Logan L. Francisco of Gallup, was transported to the hospital, but did not survive, GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said.

Gallup Police detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide. Anyone who has any information on this case is asked to contact GPD detectives at (505) 863-9365 during business hours, or (505) 722-2231 after business hours.

Woman found dead near NCI's rehabilitation center

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Gallup Sun Staff Reports

Police received a call this afternoon regarding a woman found "down and out outside" of a building located on Na'Nizhoozhi Center Inc.'s campus at 506 Frances St., GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said.

Gallup Police Department Officer Richard Rangel arrived on scene and "checked the female who appeared to be deceased," Spencer said.

Medical personnel arrived on scene and confirmed that the Native American woman, likely between the age of 50-55, was dead.

The body laid about 30-feet northwest of the Frances Street building, which is listed in several online directories as NCI's "A Bridge to Recovery" substance abuse rehabilitation services. It wasn't immediately...

RMCH delivers their first baby of the New Year

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McKinley County’s population grew by one at 5:05 am on New Year’s Day when Karalynn Stormy Chiquito was the first baby born at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.

Proud parents, Karen Kinsel and Cordell Chiquito, were very excited to have their daughter born on New Year’s Day. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 17 ¾ inches long.

The family resides in Thoreau and this is their first child. They are pictured here with Twila Moots who presented them with a newborn gift box courtesy of the RMCHCS Auxiliary.

Fatal crash on 550 kills 12-Year-old boy

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SANDOVAL COUNTY – On Dec.31, 2018 at about 7 pm, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash that killed a 12-year-old Albuquerque boy on U.S. 550 around mile post 44 south of Cuba.

The initial investigation indicated a 2011 Chevy Truck was traveling north on U.S. Highway 550.  The Chevy began to fish tail on the icy road, slid into oncoming traffic, and collided with a south bound 2007 Hyundai Elantra.

Alexander Steven Madsen, 12, of Albuquerque, who was a passenger in the Elantra sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

Two other passengers in the Elantra and the driver of the Chevy were treated for injuries not...

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