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West Side Conoco robbery thwarted

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One suspect carried nun chucks

Darwin Butte and Raymond Martin remained jailed May 18 at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on attempted robbery charges, officials said.

The two were apprehended by officers with the Gallup Police Department after an attempt to steal beer from the Conoco gas station and...

NM CEOS paid 100 times more than rank-and-file workers

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SANTA FE— CEO pay for major companies in New Mexico continues to soar as income inequality and outsourcing of good-paying American jobs increases. Outsourcing has become a hot presidential election topic with candidates calling out corporations who say they need to save money by sending jobs overseas.

Meanwhile, according to the recent AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, the average New Mexico CEO made over $3.6 million in 2015 – 100 times more money than the average rank-and-file worker.

The Executive PayWatch website, a searchable online database tracking CEO pay, showed that in 2015, the average production and nonsupervisory New Mexico worker earned over $36,000 per year, a wage that...


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Staff Reports

The legal limit is .08.

Mark Lee

May 14, 11:39 pm

4th DWI, Aggravated

Lee caught Gallup Police Department Officer Dominic Molina’s attention at the intersection of Marguerite and Hwy 66 while driving with no headlights. Molina followed Lee down east Hwy 66, and when he activated his emergency lights, Molina kept driving, but pulled into the Super 8 Motel parking lot, striking the curb.

After a short parking lot pursuit, Lee, 29, jumped out of his car and started running. Molina caught up with him a short time later and placed him in handcuffs. Lee showed all the signs of intoxication, and was incoherent. He refused to take all the required tests, so...

Martinez approval rating below 50 percent

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The poll, conducted this weekend by Public Policy Polling, found that Martinez’ approval rating among likely voters now sits at 47 percent, while her disapproval rating sits at 42 percent. This leaves 11 percent who are not sure how they would rate Martinez’ time in office.

Unsurprisingly, Martinez’ highest rating comes among Republicans; 67 percent approve of the way she’s doing her job, while 26 percent disapprove. Among Democrats, 54 percent disapprove to 32 percent who approve. Independents are more split, with 44 percent disapproving and 38 percent approving.

The second-strongest supporters were white voters; 54 percent approved of Martinez’ job performance while 37...

FBI Releases 2015 Preliminary Stats for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

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Preliminary statistics released on May 16 by the FBI show that 41 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2015. This is a decrease of almost 20 percent when compared with the 51 officers killed in 2014. By region, 19 officers died as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, nine officers in the West, five officers in the Midwest, four in the Northeast, and four in Puerto Rico.

By circumstance, eight officers were investigating suspicious persons/circumstances; seven were engaged in tactical situations; six officers were conducting traffic pursuits/stops; four were killed as a result of ambushes (entrapment/premeditation); three officers were...

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