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REFUND ALERT: DeVry University students to receive refund checks

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ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that hundreds of New Mexico students will receive refund checks from DeVry University as part of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement over deceptive statements made by DeVry about their job prospects and earning potential after graduation. On July 5th, the FTC...

Shiprock man pleads guilty to federal assault charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Aaron Curley, 55, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., pled guiltyin federal court in Albuquerque July 10, to an assault charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Curley was arrested in Nov. 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a Navajo woman by stabbing her in the leg and sternum area with a knife.

Curley was indicted on Dec. 20, 2016, and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a knife, with intent to do bodily injury and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  According to the indictment, the offenses took place on Nov. 20, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan...

DWI First Time Offenders

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NAME: Caleb Herman Samm

AGE: 24

BOOKED: 7/6/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI

NAME: Mark A. Delvecchio

AGE: 38

BOOKED: 7/4/17

NOTES: Open Container; Agg. DWI

NAME: Sherolyn Dennison

AGE: 27

BOOKED: 7/4/17

NAME: Richard Thomas Tilley

AGE: 68

BOOKED: 6/29/17

NAME: Ed Whitehorse

AGE: 49

BOOKED: 3/25/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI; Open Container

NAME: Alexander Day

AGE: 24

BOOKED: 3/17

NAME: Lloyd L. Yazzie

AGE: 32

BOOKED: 3/10/17

NOTES: Imm. Notice of Accident; Open Container

NAME: Frederick Henry

AGE: 62

BOOKED: 3/10/17

Burglary suspect nabbed

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The quick actions of a Mentmore resident whose mobile home was broke into, led to the arrest of Carlton Kaamassee July 3.

According to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nocona Clark, Dino Bailey was home when Kaamassee allegedly broke his window and kicked in the front door.

Any attempts to hold onto the suspect were thwarted when he ran off. But another deputy caught up with him and placed him in a patrol unit.

Bailey identified Kaamassee, 38, as the botched burglary suspect.

“On the front door of the mobile home there was evidence of forced entry as if the suspect kicked the front door from the outside in,” according to the deputy’s report. “The door had a shoe...

Ramah man sentenced for federal voluntary manslaughter conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Nochise Martinez, 23, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Ramah, N.M., was sentenced July 12 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 48 months in prison for his conviction on a voluntary manslaughter charge. Martinez will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence.

Martinez was arrested on Jan. 4, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo man on the Ramah Navajo Indian Reservation in Cibola County, N.M., on Dec. 31, 2016. According to the criminal complaint, Martinez stabbed the victim multiple times during a fight.

On March 27, 2017, Martinez pled guilty to a felony information charging him...

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