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Tierro R. Haley

11/13, 2:21 am

1st DWI, Aggravated

Haley first caught a police officer’s attention when he was napping in his Dodge Charger at the Giant ON 1223 E. Highway 66. Before an officer could approach him, he took off and led Gallup Police Department Officer Chaz Troncoso on a high speed chase through the...

Mail theft in Gallup

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Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said police have responded to a handful of reports of mail theft occurring in the area.

“The past several weeks, the Gallup Police Department has seen an increase in mail theft, in incoming and outgoing mail, “ he said.

White recommends that take all outgoing mail to the post office and utilize a Post Office box, if doable. If not, have holiday packages and mail delivered to a secure location.

If you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood, White said to call police.

Martinez wants ‘very clear plan’ before state accepts Syria refugees

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Gov. Susana Martinez isn’t on board with accepting refugees fleeing the unrest in Syria at this time.

A spokesman for the governor said, “The Governor strongly opposes the Obama Administration’s plan to accept more Syrian refugees until there is a very clear plan in place to properly vet and place the refugees, and the voices of governors and the public can be heard.”

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez agreed on Facebook on Monday night.

“I strongly oppose the President’s proposal to allow the unchecked flow of Syrian refugees into the United States,” Sanchez wrote. “The potential security threat that this represents must be reconsidered in light of the need to keep U.S. citizens...

NM Attorney General Hector Balderas

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Brown Mackie College & EDMC Schools to forgive $632,000 in Loans Made to New Mexico students

ALBUQUERQUE – For-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) will significantly reform its recruiting and enrollment practices, and forgive more than $632,000 in loans for approximately 553 New Mexico former students, through a qui tam settlement with Attorney General Hector Balderas and a group of state attorneys general.

EDMC, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, operates 110 schools in 32 states and Canada through four education systems, including Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown Mackie College and South University. EDMC operates a Brown Mackie campus in...

Controversial choice sworn into state House seat

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The New Mexico House of Representatives again has 70 members after an appointee was sworn in Nov. 18, according to the House Democratic caucus.

Idalia Lechuga-Tena was sworn in by Court of Appeals Judge Michael D. Bustamante to fill the vacancy in House District 21. Lechuga-Tena replaces Stephanie Maez, who resigned earlier this month.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to represent the neighborhood where I grew up as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives,” Lechuga-Tena said in a statement. “I would also like to recognize all of the legislators who have served in this role for our district before me for their hard work and dedication.”

Since House District 21...

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