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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.

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Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Zuni unite to promote health, wellness

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ZUNI, N.M. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Pueblo of Zuni Gov. Val R. Panteah came together at the Zuni Veterans Memorial Park in Zuni, N.M. June 21, as they signed the “Running for Stronger and Healthier Navajo and Zuni Nation” proclamation to promote health and wellness among the Navajo and Zuni people.

The proclamation also highlights the upcoming Ninth Annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo and Zuni Nation that is scheduled to begin on July 8 through July 15. Participants in this year’s event will run through Navajo and Zuni communities.

The Ninth Annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo and Zuni Nation is coordinated by the Navajo Nation...

Two years of sanctuary in an Albuquerque church basement

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Iraqi refugee can go home

A stressful two-year chapter of Kadhim Albumohammed’s life is coming to a close.

Since July 2017, Albumohammed lived, along with his wife and daughter, in the basement of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Albuquerque. On June 26, he addressed a crowd of about two hundred supporters after learning that he can finally leave and go home without the fear of being detained by federal agents.

“I love you guys,” Albumohammed told the crowd.

Two years ago he showed up for an appointment with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, fully expecting to be detained. But, because of demonstrations by supporters, ICE canceled...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Marlinda Sarah Jake

June 7 6:42 pm

Aggravated DWI (3rd offense)

Dep. Cecil Sanders saw a GMC truck matching the description of a vehicle that was swerving all over the road on State Hwy. 371 in Thoreau. He saw a woman get into the maroon extended cab pickup and drive it forward, then turn around and park on the east side of a Red Mesa gas station. He drove over to do a wellness check and made contact with Marlinda Sarah Jake, the driver.

As Jake exited the vehicle, Sanders noticed an open “Four Loko” gold can on the console.  Sanders smelled alcohol. Her eyes appeared blood shot and her speech seemed slurred.  She told the deputy she was drinking, but not that...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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INMATE FIGHT

Gallup, June 21

After being advised that two inmates had gotten into a fistfight and one of them wanted to file a complaint against the other, McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Ben Benally was dispatched to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center.

When Benally met with Damon Williams, 23, of Gamerco, he was told that Brian McIntire, 33, of Carlsbad, was talking harshly towards Williams the night before, and that he was assaulted by McIntire when he stood up to him.

Correctional officers intervened, and Williams left with a scratch on his face with no other indicated injuries.

Benally spoke with McIntire about the incident, but McIntire did not cooperate with...

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