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Dustinn Craig

10.20.17, 4:01 pm

Agg. DWI, 1st Offense

Craig, 41, of Mesa, Ariz. was stopped by McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Guillen at exit 53 of Highway 612 after a call to Metro Dispatch. MCSO Lt. Eric D. Jim received more information from Guillen and administered a field sobriety...

AG Balderas recovers over $1.3 Million from Deutsche Bank

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Manipulation of interest rates hurt NM businesses, not for profits

SANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced $1,362,709 million settlement with Deutsche Bank for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR Oct. 25.

This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers. The vast majority of the settlement will go to the New Mexico Finance Authority and the Office of the Attorney General’s expert’s opinion is that this will fully compensate NMFA and other entities in New Mexico for their losses.

“We have recovered over a million dollars for the critical...

Police asking for help on solving hit-and-run case

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On Oct. 24, officers of the Gallup Police Department responded to the area of 173 E. Highway 66 around 9:51 pm, in reference to a deceased female.

The Detective Division of the Gallup Police Department was notified to investigate.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that a Native American female had died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle, in which the motor vehicle fled the scene.

During the investigation, the woman was identified as Emerald Heather Scott, 32, of Farmington, N.M. After further investigation, the Gallup Police Department declared this investigation as a Vehicular Homicide Case.

GPD is asking for the public’s assistance in bringing forth...

Land swap receives bipartisan support

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The New Mexico State Land Office and the U.S. Department of the Interior are working out the details on a land trade involving more than 120,000 acres in the state, including some lands within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and the Sabinoso Wilderness.

State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn announced this week that the federal government approved an agreement to transfer 43,000 acres of state-owned lands and mineral leases within the monument and the wilderness to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

In return, New Mexico will gain about 78,000 acres in 13 counties from the BLM.

Of the state trust lands “locked” within the national monument, Dunn said 25 percent...

‘Talking Tourism’

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