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WANTED: Robert Gorman

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**********WANTED **********

CAUTION*CAUTION*CAUTION

INDIVIDUAL IS TO BE CONSIDERED

ARMED & DANGEROUS

WANTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON & FELON IN POSSESION OF A FIREARM

ROBERT GORMAN

DOB: 8/11/1981 Ht. 5’7” Wt. 157

Last known address: 304 East Hill Ave. Gallup, NM / 3712 Dulce Ct. Gallup...

Pedestrian fatally struck on I-40

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THOREAU, N.M. – New Mexico State Police is asking for the public's help for any details about a man hit and killed on I-40 July 2.

State Police responded to a report of a person laying in the roadway in the north bound lane of Interstate 40 around mile post 55 near Thoreau, N.M. shortly before 5 am July 2.





Officers arrived on scene to find Ferland Johnson, 23, of Thoreau deceased after apparently being struck by an unknown vehicle. Investigators believe this may have occurred in the early morning hours the same day Johnson was discovered.

This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police with assistance from the Crash Reconstruction Unit. If anyone has any...

Hospital, county wrangle over audit terms

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Issues with disclosure of information, off-site review

Last month, the Sun highlighted David Conejo, CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, as Person of the Month for his work in bringing the hospital back from the brink of closure and creating new programs, facilities, and jobs as a result.

But the hospital’s landlord – McKinley County –  the funder of some public monies to the hospital, has elected to conduct a forensic audit into how that money is spent down to the penny.

This has caused the relationship to grow tense between the county and RMCHCS, a not for profit corporation, over how the audit should be carried out.

But why was the forensic audit...

City council discusses transfer of Ortega liquor license

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The Gallup City Council held a public hearing June 26 for the proposed transfer of ownership of an existing liquor license from the estate of Armand Ortega to K.A. Rose, LLC .

The Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department granted preliminary approval for the license transfer, stating the applicant is seeking transfer of the dispenser liquor license with on-premises consumption only.

The liquor license was held by the estate of Armand Ortega and was not being used as of June 25. The purchaser was identified as K.A. Rose, LLC, doing business as Mesa Lights, from Gallup. The proposed location for the license is 2915 W. Hwy. 66, known as the Gallup...

Fighting for the dogs

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What happens to the dogs rescued from dog fighting rings?

This is the story of some of the 85 dogs the FBI rescued from a dog fighting network that spanned five states and the District of Columbia, after Robert Arellano, 65, of Albuquerque was sentenced in federal court April 4, for 30 years of participation.

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson for the District of New Mexico said, “Today’s [April 4] sentencing brings to an end Mr. Arellano’s 30 years in this unconscionable business, and hopefully will deter others who seek to profit from forcing animals [to] fight to the death.  In New Mexico, we will continue to seek out and punish those who exploit and abuse animals. Dog...

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