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Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day

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Gallup hosts traditional events; dedicates new veterans cemetery

Each year, Memorial Day commemorations pull the community together as people reflect on and show their appreciation for the members of the military who serve their country past and present.

In Gallup, dubbed one of the most patriotic towns in America...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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Gallup, May 20

For unknown reasons, at least according to a police report, Latefa Hicks, 25, of Yah-Ta-Hey, N.M., went on a rampage at the Hacienda Motel, 2510 E. Highway 66.

Gallup Police Officer Alana Bradley responded to the scene shortly before 2 pm and spoke to victim Mario Casias, 46, who was staying in one of the rooms. He told police that as he sat on the bed in his room an object came hurtling through the window, which turned out to be a cinder block. He then witnessed Hicks pick up another block and throw it through the window.

When he opened the door, Hicks charged at him. Despite attempts to force her off from him, she sunk her teeth into his...

State Senator, Navajo Code Talker John Pinto dies

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Sen. John Pinto, D-McKinley/San Juan, one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials died May 24.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said, “Words cannot express the sadness we feel for the loss of a great Diné warrior who served our country as a Navajo Code Talker and in the New Mexico State Senate for many years. He dedicated his life to helping others and he changed the lives of so many people for the better.

We will miss his smile, his humor, and his love and compassion for the Navajo people. On behalf of Vice President Myron Lizer, myself, and our families, we offer our thoughts and condolences. May we take comfort in knowing that Honorable John...

Man stabbed in downtown Gallup

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A man is at a local hospital in stable condition this evening, recovering from a stab wound to the chest.

Shortly before 5 pm today, Gallup Police officers were dispatched to Second Street and Highway 66 in response to the unnamed male victim who was stabbed.

Officers arrived on scene and found a male victim bleeding from the chest, GPD spokesperson Lt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo stated, in a news release.

"Officers applied pressure to the victim’s chest while medical emergency services were in route," Toadlena-Pablo said. "The victim was able to communicate a description of the suspect to officers on scene before he was transported to local hospital."

In turn, the description was given...

Man arrested in bloody Walmart stabbing

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In a twist of irony, a man that was a victim of a stabbing earlier this week, stabbed a man at Gallup Walmart June 5.

Gallup Police arrested Fernando Largo, 28, of Sundance, N.M. on one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of tampering with evidence.

The call came into Gallup Police shortly before 4:30 pm, to 1650 West Maloney Ave., in reference to a man who was bleeding profusely from his head.

Patrolman Julio Yazzie was the first officer to arrive on scene and requested paramedics to treat the man's wound, according to GPD spokesperson Lt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo.

"This victim had lacerations to the head area and informed officers that he was stabbed by a...

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