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Reaching a compromise for a better New Mexico

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The art of compromise

SANTA FE – I was once told that a good compromise is when each side is not happy with the deal, but they can live with it. I think that explains where this year’s budget ended up, and I am satisfied with our work to reach this compromise.

As the chair of House Appropriations and Finance...

WANTED: Area woman for vehicle theft, larceny charges

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The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Khadjha Keams, 22, after a bench warrant was issued for her arrest.

Keams had been arrested on Aug. 28, 2017 on charges of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny. A resident of Window Rock, Ariz., Keams may be on the Navajo Reservation.

If she is found on reservation land, the Navajo Nation has already approved extradition, according to the sheriff’s office.

Keams had been facing aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge back in October, 2016 but court records said this case was discharged two months later.

Anyone with information about Keams’ whereabouts can call sheriff chief investigator Merle...

Arizona man charged in robbery

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An Arlington, Ariz. man was arrested Feb. 15 by Gallup Police in connection with a bank robbery in Gallup.

Casey Erin Davenport, 41, was charged with robbery and tampering with evidence.

According to the criminal complaint filed against him, Gallup Police were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank, 300 West Aztec Ave., about 1:46 pm in connection with a bank robbery.

Bank officials told police that an older man, described as being about 5 feet, 8 inches in height with green eyes and wearing a cowboy hat and a blue and white striped shirt, had walked into the bank, went to one of the tellers, and demanded money.

White gave him an unspecified amount of money and he then left the bank...

Suspect arrested in Conoco west robbery attempt, stabbing

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A clerk at a Gallup gas station was transported to the hospital after being stabbed during an armed robbery late in the afternoon Feb. 15.

Two Native American males entered the convenience store at Mustang Conoco, 3302 W. Highway 66, about 5:20 pm, and attempted to run out with beer, heading north from the station. One of the clerks was stabbed in her ribs, and another man standing on the side of the business said the outside of his wrist was sliced by the robber for no reason.

Eric Michael Begaye, 24, of Mentmore has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and robbery.

Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said police questioned several men after the robbery...

Knife fight lands two in hospital

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Gallup police responded to a call about a reported stabbing just after noon Feb. 21.

Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer said GPD officers responded to a call about a fight at a bus stop on Kachina Street. When they got there, they found two men fighting.

One of the men received a cut on his arm while the other had what appeared to be a cut to the forehead.  Spencer said the cut on the forehead does not appear to be from a knife and may have been caused by the man falling down or hitting his head on something.

Both men have been transported to a local hospital. As of 5 pm the day of the stabbing, no arrests had been made and police had not released the names of the two men.

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