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WEEKLY CRIME BLOTTER

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Gallup Police Department

April 3

North side neighborhood North 5th and West Wilson area

“You’re not going to shoot me in the back”

That’s what Roman Ortiz allegedly told Nathan Holman after trying to steal his dirt bike from his residence. Holman confronted Ortiz with a gun in his hand, protecting his...

MCKINLEY COUNTY WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Karen Moore, 35, of Yahtahey was arrested on April 13 and booked at McKinley County Adult Detention Center for Aggravated DWI (her fifth offense), driving on a suspended and revoked driver’s license,  vehicle to be insured, vehicle to be registered and open container in a motor vehicle. McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Merlin Benally witnessed the Gold Hyundai Accent driven by Moore at Deadhorse Mustang on State Road 566.

After observing her “awkward” driving manner, as Benally described it, he ran the plate and found it to be expired. At the traffic stop, Benally noticed clues of DWI, such as the smell of intoxicating beverage, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech...

UNM Board of Regents approves tuition increase and incentivized tuition model

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ALBUQUERQUE—The University of New Mexico Board of Regents approved an innovative tuition model that offers an incentive for students to graduate in four years and predictability in financial planning for students and the university.

Regents passed a 3 percent tuition increase for next year. They also passed a plan that projects 3 percent increases in the coming years with no tuition charge in a student’s eighth semester if the degree is completed within four years.

The board also unanimously approved a 4.6 percent increase in fees for next academic year to pay for programs and initiatives supported by students. Combined, the overall increase for tuition and fees for next school...

FDA: lead poisoning risk for children

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ALBUQUERQUE—The New Mexico Department of Health received an alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a powdered product called “Bo Ying compound,” which may contain high levels of lead.  The product is labeled in Chinese and English and marketed in retail outlets and online for the treatment of flu, fever, and nasal discharge in infants and children.

Exposure to lead can cause serious harm to the developing brain, kidneys, and other organs. Lead in the body is toxic, especially for children. Ongoing exposure to lead, even at low levels, can result in learning disabilities, reduced IQ, and behavioral problems.

In an effort to prevent lead poisoning and...

Gov. Martinez pens military support bill

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Santa Fe, NM — Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed several pieces of legislation that provide support for New Mexico’s military members, veterans, and their families.

“New Mexicans have always stood ready to answer the call to serve our state and nation in the U.S. Armed Forces,” Governor Martinez said. “We want to continue to recognize our military members and our veterans for their service, and signing these bills into law help do that.”

Senate Bill 506, sponsored by Senator William Payne (R-Albuquerque), allows disabled veterans to transfer their property tax exemption to a new home. Until now, they would lose this important exemption when they move.

House Bill 203...

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