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DWI checkpoint crash injures two women, NMSP officer

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A drunk driver drove through a DWI checkpoint in Thoreau and hit a New Mexico State Police Officer’s car, injuring an officer and two women.

According to a New Mexico State Police press release, Joshua Floehr, 35, of Bloomfield, N.M., was driving westbound on Highway 122 in a 2019 Mitsubishi SUV around 6:45 pm on May...

WNMU hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Learning Center

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From left,  Assistant Secretary for Native American Early Education and Care Cotillion Sneddy, WNMU College of Education Dean Dr. Debra Dirksen,  WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard, Mayor  Louie Bonaguidi and N.M. Rep. Patricia Lundstrom cut the ribbon for the new WNMU Learning Center May 20. Now that WNMU has returned to Gallup, the WNMU College of Education will kick off in-person classes in the fall with plans to expand program offerings in the near future.   Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Starla Silversmith

Feb. 20, 7:35 pm

DWI (Third)

A Mexican Springs woman, Starla Silversmith, 40, was pulled over for speeding but was eventually arrested for her third DWI.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Terence Willie was driving westbound on Highway 264 when he saw a blue Chevrolet Malibu driving eastbound at a reported speed of 64 mph in a 55-mph zone. The Caprice passed another vehicle before merging onto U.S. Highway 491, where Willie followed.

Willie conducted a traffic stop near the 7.7 mile marker and met the driver, Silversmith, and a passenger, both of whom reportedly showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes as well as a smell of...

Silver Alert for Gallup Police Department - Dennis Charley

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The Gallup Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Dennis Charley, 69.

He is 5 feet and 2 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a long sleeve shirt underneath it, faded green camo pants, and black shoes. He was last seen on June 1, around 11:30 am at the Bonney Family Home. It is unknown where he was heading.

Dennis reportedly does not know the Gallup area and does not know his way around. He has also been diagnosed with dementia and only speaks the Navajo language. He is originally from Chinle, Ariz.

Anyone with any information regarding this Silver Alert is asked to contact the...

Fatal crash in McKinley County

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A two-vehicle crash killed one man May 29.

Around 9:30 pm that night, were called to a scene involving two vehicles on State Road 118, west of Gallup.

According to a press release, a 1998 Dodge pickup truck, driven by Gregory Bradfield, 44, of Wichita, Kan., was traveling westbound on the road  around mile marker 14.  Bradfield attempted to pass a vehicle in front of him and in doing so, crashed head on into a 2006 GMC pickup truck that was driving eastbound. The crash caused the Dodge truck to roll over. Bradfield was declared dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

The driver of the GMC truck was transported to an area hospital. Their condition is unknown...
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