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Shattered dreams: When faith, abuse intersect

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Two adults share painful memories

Time can change beliefs. What was once thought to be correct converts easily to a much darker side of society over just a few years.

Examples are plentiful in the world today though we must never lose sight of basic rights and wrongs, regardless of the passage of time.

On March 24, a...

McKinley County unemployment numbers edge upward

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County consistent in 8.7 high unemployment rate

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in February, down from 6.5 percent in January and down from 6.5 percent from last year, according to information distributed by the New Mexico Department of Work Force Solutions.

In McKinley County, the unemployment rate for February was 8.7 percent, down from 9.1 percent in January. And in neighboring Cibola County, about a 55-minute drive from Gallup, the unemployment rate was 7.0, which represented a drop from a 7.3 rate from January.

The unemployment statistics are typically one month behind due to the amount of time it takes to compile them.

McKinley County...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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A lovers spat in Thoreau allegedly crossed the line, according McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai’s report. A man said the he was assaulted with a coffee cup, rock and was held against his will by his girlfriend Phoebia Lee. Both had redness and bumps on their bodies, but Lee took it too far by absconding with his vehicle keys. A witness said that she also held him by the shirt, which prevented the victim from leaving the scene.

Lee, 30, faces the charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment and also had an outstanding bench warrant.


Yes, spitting on a police officer is considered assault. ...

President Begaye says Winslow shooting warrants investigation

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WINSLOW, Ariz – According to a press release issued by the City of Winslow, on Mar. 27, at 4 pm, Winslow Police officers were dispatched to the Circle K located at 323 N. Williamson Avenue to investigate a report of a shoplifting.

Officers were alerted to search for a subject described as a Native American female wearing gray sweatpants and a white top. Officers located a subject fitting this description in the area.

The press release states that while attempting to take the subject into custody, a struggle ensued. The subject displayed a weapon which the responding officer perceived as a substantial threat. The officer discharged his weapon resulting in the death of 27-year-old...


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Leonard L. Doctor

March 24, 5:10 pm

8th DWI, Aggravated

It would be interesting to find out what kind of sentence and fines the courts will hand down to Doctor, who this time around got into an accident near T&R Market, then fled the scene. According to MCSO Deputy Merlin Benally’s report, Doctor nearly eluded him. He had sped off in a Ford Mustang, but Benally was finally able to catch up with him at North Clekai and Tso Drive in Yahtahey. He didn’t fare well on field sobriety tests and blew a .32 and .30 during the breath tests, meaning … he was totally wasted.

Christopher James

Feb. 28, 3:04 am

3rd DWI

James is the latest in another case of driver passing...

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