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Man found deceased at Allsup’s west

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A man found deceased in his truck at Allsup’s west by a store customer Aug. 30, has been identified as Michael James Yazzie, 73, of Sawmill, Ariz.

Gallup Police responded to the scene at about 7:05 pm. A store clerk said the victim had been parked outside of the store for at least a couple of hours before the curious...

Police Activity Report

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Lots of warrants, three criminal complaints, and a smattering of other items make up the police activity for the Gallup Police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office this last week.

GPD Warrants

Marcelino M. Angeles (Magistrate Court), Chandler Chavez (Out of County), Alfrain Cross (Magistrate Court), James Deschine (Magistrate Court), Herman Jim (Out of County), Emanuel Lewis (Parole/Probation), Shawn A. Platero (Magistrate Court), Sharrie L. Ryan (Municipal Court), Christopher Sam (Parole/Probation), Ferlanda Smith (Parole/Probation), Serena Soce (Municipal and Magistrate Courts), Sharon Tolino (Municipal Court), Tyrell Wilson (Out of County), and Marvin Yazzie...

Zuni man sentenced to prison for manslaughter conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Darold Ray ZunieFeathers, 21, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 29 in federal court in Santa Fe, to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

ZunieFeathers was arrested in April 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the complaint, ZunieFeathers killed a Zuni Pueblo man by running over him with a vehicle on July 29, 2015, on the Zuni Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M. At the time ZunieFeathers ran over the victim, ZunieFeathers was driving under the influence of alcohol. ZunieFeathers was subsequently indicted on the...

Bloomfield man sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter

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ALBUQUERQUE – Thomas J. Yazzie, Jr., 52, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Bloomfield, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 29, in federal court in Albuquerque, to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his conviction on an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Yazzie was arrested on Feb. 7, on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter.  According to the indictment, Yazzie killed a man while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M., on May 10, 2016.

On March 30, Yazzie pled guilty to the indictment and admitted killing the victim, a passenger in his vehicle, by driving recklessly while under...

Dozens of cats rescued from hoarding situation

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Future of felines uncertain

It has become a joke in our society, but it really is not funny. The older person, usually a lady but not necessarily, who has taken in more cats or dogs than is responsible for them to keep, especially in the city.

It is a disease, with a name long enough to trip over, that affects caring people who honestly want to do the right thing and wind up with a total mess on their hands. Some call these folks animal hoarders, other collectors, but whatever the term, a mobile home on the 600 block of Jay Street in Gallup became overran with cats.

Gallup-McKinley Humane Society animal control officers are still trying to rectify the problem, which began...

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