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Gallup comic book fans get their nerd on at Fellin library

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City Librarian: ‘They had fun’

And they said it wouldn’t last.

Jeffrey Benham, an Albuquerque-based illustrator of comic books, has witnessed the changing trends in the comic book industry throughout the years – even before he became a comic book aficionado decades ago.

Benham, a member of the northern New...

Family injured in DWI-related crash

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Avery Thomas was released from McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $3,000 cash bond May 15, two days after he injured a mom and her two daughters in a suspected drunk driving crash.

According to Gallup Police Department Harland Soseeah’s report, Thomas, who was driving a Chevrolet Suburban, flew through a stop sign at the intersection of Aztec Avenue and 7th Street and struck Marieta Buck’s Chevrolet Cruze around noon May 13.

GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said a 4-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported to UNM hospital in Albuquerque for treatment of skull fractures.

Buck, 27, who is pregnant, told the officer that her water broke. The other child, an...

DWI First Time Offenders

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NAME: Michael M. Platero

AGE: 34

BOOKED: 5/8/17

NOTE: Agg. DWI; Open Container

NAME: John Robert Silva

AGE: 46

BOOKED: 5/7/17


NAME: Jordan G. Benally

AGE: 20

BOOKED: 3/30/17


NAME: Teselle R. Coan

AGE: 28

BOOKED: 3/29/17

NOTE: Agg. DWI; Open Container; Accident: struck fence/vehicles

NAME: Gerome Gibson

AGE: 36

BOOKED: 2/7/17


NAME: Billy Begay, Jr.

AGE: 53

BOOKED: 2/4/17

NOTE: Accident: Struck pole

NAME: Reynold Bahe

AGE: 23

BOOKED: 2/2/17


DWI Reports for 2nd offenders +,  normally scheduled for this week, will be available in next week’s edition.

Gallup rape case charges to be refiled Filing mishap WAS A misunderstanding

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The case of a rape kit not being submitted to the state on time appears to be a big misunderstanding, officials said.

As such, the charges in the case are expected to be refiled in the near future and the case re-opened, Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said. Spencer did not give a date in the situation.

“The deadlines were originally met. Everything on our part was properly filed,” Spencer said. “We don’t anticipate a problem going forward.”

The situation relates to a reported rape at the EconoLodge, 3101 W. Historic Highway 66, on Nov. 20, 2016. Major Singh, 47, of Bakersville, Calif., and a cook at the Bombay Restaurant...

ArtsCrawl Cosplay

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