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RMCHCS—First rural New Mexico hospital to be certified to treat strokes

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services announced today that it received Acute Stroke Ready Certification from DNV-GL,  its hospital accrediting agency, effective May 24, 2017. The Acute Stroke Ready Certification Program of DNV-GL Healthcare USA, Inc. integrates certain requirements of the Centers for Medicare and...

Caught on camera: Men carry out brutal ambush

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Attack duo being held on no bond

Two men arrested for an attack on a man and woman remain in custody Wednesday on aggravated battery and tampering with evidence charges. The victims claim that they were struck with "brass knuckles."

Marlin James and Darrick Desiderio, a registered sex offender, are being held at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on "no bond," for an alleged brutal attack in broad daylight, on the railroad tracks near the business of Supersmith’s, Inc., 716 W. Maloney Ave.

The incident, which occurred July 24, was caught on surveillance camera, according to Gallup Police Department Det. Neil Yazzie’s arrest warrant report. Police were called to the scene...

FORMER ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ANETH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP PLEADS GUILTY TO MISAPPROPRIATING OVER $100K OF HUD FUNDING

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WINDOW ROCK – Attorney General Ethel Branch announced today that Victor Dee, the former acting executive director of the Aneth Community Development Corporation, an agency that receives funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has pled guilty to charges brought by federal prosecutors relating to his misappropriation of $105,000 of HUD funds that he used to benefit himself and his family members.

“The Navajo Nation will continue to make it a priority to hold all tribal officials accountable for these types of abuses,” said Attorney General Ethel Branch. “We will no longer allow individuals to enrich themselves and their families at the expense of the...

FORMER OAK SPRINGS CHAPTER EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT OF $39,251 OF CHAPTER FUNDS

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WINDOW ROCK – Attorney General Ethel Branch announced today that Deane Katherine Johnson, the former Office Maintenance Specialist for the Oak Springs Chapter has pled guilty to a charge of Theft from a Tribal Organization, a federal felony offense. In the plea agreement, Ms. Johnson admitted that in her position with the Oak Springs Chapter she knowingly and willfully took approximately $39,251.23 of funds belonging to the Chapter for her own use and the use of others.

“For too long, Chapter Officials and Employees have taken advantage of their positions to enrich themselves and their families at the expense of the Navajo Nation,” said Attorney General Ethel Branch. “Navajo DOJ...

Behind bars: Man arrested for allegedly raping teen

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By Babette Herrmann

Sun Editor

An unsuspecting teen became the victim of an alleged rape when she made the fateful decision to hop into Michael Lasiloo’s car July 11.

Lasiloo is currently behind bars at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. He’s being held on a $15,000 cash only bond.

According to Gallup Police Department Det. Khaera Chee’s arrest warrant report, the 17-year-old teen, noted as “C.L.” in the report as to protect her identity, was going to pick up some “paper” for her mother. Chee said the term “paper” means a “a small amount of heroin.”

Before Chee interviewed C.L., the teen gave GPD Officer Adrian Quetawki an overview of what happened...

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