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Robbery suspects still at large

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Surveillance video filmed the same two suspects robbing two gas station convenience stores within an hour apart, starting close to the midnight hour Sept. 17.

Now police are asking for the public's help in identifying and catching the two, armed bandits. During the robberies, one suspect brandished a semi-automatic handgun...

Navajo Nation to leave detox center

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Tribe remains tight lipped

As the city scrambles to replace the Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services, the current entity running Gallup Detox Center, the Oct. 3 deadline given by the tribe looms closer with each passing day.

The city sent out an emergency Request For Proposals in the hopes of getting a qualified entity to take over by the deadline.

The Nation submitted their termination letter to the city Sept. 3. According to the memorandum between the Nation and the city, the original termination date was set for Oct. 31, 2018.

Tribal officials remain tightlipped, failing to provide an explanation for their withdrawal. District 2 City Councilor Allan...

SOS pleads not guilty

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Secretary of State Dianna Duran plead not guilty to 64 counts Sept. 15. The charges related to using campaign finance money for her personal use: including fraud and money laundering.

Duran appeared in person in district court in Santa Fe. She was released on her own recognizance.

The courtroom filled with a small crowd of about 15 people, mostly media, watching from monitors in the hallway.

Duran’s attorney asked the court to dismiss 15, of the 64 charges, for on a variety of reasons ranging from the location of the hearing to how the New Mexico Attorney General filed the charges.

First Judicial District Court Judge Glenn Ellington denied the motions to dismiss the charges.

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Our Readers Rock!

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Citizen journalists Jacob M., Crystal S., and Valerie S. shot these dramatic photos of a fiery truck crash on Interstate 40, around 3 pm, Sept. 12. No one was hurt in the accident, except some of the precious cargo of strawberries didn’t fair too well and traffic headed eastbound was snarled for hours.

Singer sentenced for fatal hit and run

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ALBUQUERQUE – Almundo Cruz Singer, 28, was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque to 75 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Singer, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tseyatoh, NM, was arrested on Dec. 16, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. He subsequently was indicted on Jan. 8, and charged with killing a man on Dec. 9 while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County.

According to court filings, Singer killed a 36-year-old Navajo man who was walking across State Road 118 in Church Rock, by...

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