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Kentucky fugitives caught in Gallup; GPD converges on Super 8 hotel

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By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

Two Kentucky fugitives with outstanding warrants remained jailed Feb. 22 at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center without bond, officials said.
Derrick Thomas, 23, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Elizabeth Neal, 22, of Owen, Ky., were taken into custody on first degree assault and Neal was jailed on a bond violation warrant, according to police documents.

Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said a “tip” was received at GPD from Kentucky authorities about Thomas and Neal possibly staying at the Super 8 hotel at 1715 W. Historic Highway 66 in Gallup.

Thomas allegedly shot two people on Feb. 17 in...


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Beloved family pet slain; suspect wanted

A man is wanted for the alleged killing of a family pet whose loss has scorched the heart of a local woman.

Little Momo, a chihuahua and mini-pincher mix was the pride and joy of Michelle Begay. He was a living memory, a connection to her sister who died in an head on collision about four years earlier.

At the funeral service, Momo, barely a year then, jumped into her lap and the two instantly bonded.

Michelle said that she wasn’t ready for a pet, still grieving after recently losing her beloved German Shepard of 12 years. But she felt a connection – Momo selected her as her new mom, and in turn she wanted to give Momo the best life...

Gallup Council denies Maloney Avenue restaurant a liquor license

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Kozeliski: State is final decision-maker

For several months, it’s been like a second job for Gallup City Councilor Linda Garcia and dozens of folks from the city’s north side.

A liquor license is requested for an establishment situated in Garcia’s District 1 – in the most recent north side case a proposed transfer of ownership of an existing license from Joe’s Grill & Pub at 200 W. Coal Ave. to Bodega Liquors at 820 W. Maloney Ave.

In taking a collective stand, residents from Gallup’s north side crowded City Hall to protest at public hearings. At the Feb. 14 city council meeting, those same north side residents uttered that they hope another downtown public hearing...

Wanted: Two men involved in Shell c-store robbery

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Ryan Livingston of Smith Lake remains behind bars at McKinley County Adult Detention Center this morning for his involvement in the robbery of the Shell gas station convenience store at 3306 East Highway 66 Feb. 9.

Livingston, 24, is being held on a $10,000 cash only bond.

But he's not the only one that police hope to catch up with as a trio of men were allegedly involved with this robbery. Mark Williams, 21, of Sundance, NM and Jerome Sandoval, 22, of Window Rock, AZ both have warrants for their arrests.

According to a police interview with Livingston, he said that Sandoval and Williams picked him up at the Pronto Fina north side gas station at about 8 pm that evening. It started...

Senate Finance Chairman lays out fiscal challenges facing legislature

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SANTA FE – Senate Finance Chairman John Arthur Smith spoke on the Senate floor Feb. 13 about the serious fiscal challenges facing the Legislature as it begins to tackle the FY18 Budget. Budget forecasts estimate that nearly 300 million new dollars will be needed in order to address the next fiscal year’s shortfall and establish a responsible level of reserves.


Senator Smith’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:


We believe that there will be a new revenue forecast on Wednesday, and hopefully, we will receive House Bill 2 (Budget) by the middle of next week.


I want to remind people that under the present revenues that we have, and if they do not change, we will...

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