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A stabbing mystery – man changes story about who attacked him

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Gallup police are trying to find the man who stabbed a Manuelito man, but it hasn’t been easy since the victim has given different stories about what happened.

Gallup Patrolman Douglas Hoffman said he was dispatched about 3:30 pm on June 7 to the Shell Gas Station at 3308 W. Highway 66 in reference to a man being...

Tribute to Bob Dylan

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Albuquerque man can’t stay away from trouble

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Gantar: Arrested twice in recent months

An Albuquerque man, already arrested twice this year for car burglary, has now been arrested for assaulting five children.

Richard Gantar, 35, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault on May 27.

According to Gallup Police, the call came in about 2:45 pm in connection with a report of a burglary in progress. Metro Dispatch instructed officers responding to the scene that the homeowners had come home and said the suspect had a bat.

When police arrived on the scene, one of the children pointed out the house where the burglary had reportedly taken place. The 10-year-old girl also told police that she thought the suspect with a bat was...


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Renelda Begay

May 26, 2:17 am

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Patrolman Andrew Thayer was on routine patrol about 2:17 am when he noticed a car parked behind 107 West Coal Ave. with its engine running and what looked like the driver passed out behind the wheel.

As he drove toward the vehicle to do a welfare check, he watched as the vehicle accelerate forward, striking a metal pole in the parking lot. The driver then reversed and appeared to be ready to drive away when Thayer turned on his lights and did a traffic stop.

He then watched the driver, identified as Renelda Begay, 29 of Sanders, Ariz., slowly place the vehicle into park. Thayer said he asked her to roll down her window and...

Navajo Nation issues ‘Stage 2’ fire restrictions

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed an executive order implementing Stage 2 Fire Restrictions amid growing concerns over drought and recent fires.

“All Navajo is now well aware, and cannot deny the state of extreme and exceptional drought facing our nation,” Begaye said. “For the safety of all living on Navajo, we are putting into effect Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.”

“I encourage everyone to be careful and to become familiar with the fire restrictions. The drought we are experiencing is affecting not only the people but also our plants, traditional herbs, crops, insects and livestock,” he continued. “It is important that our...

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