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Three victims, one suspect killed in Farmington shooting

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Four people, including a suspect, were killed and two police officers were wounded in a shooting in Farmington, New Mexico Monday morning.


Farmington Police responded to a call about shots being fired around 11 am. Officers from the Farmington Police Department, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, and the New...

NMDOT, local law enforcement support Click it or Ticket

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SANTA FE—The New Mexico Department of Transportation and local law enforcement agencies remind drivers to buckle up during the national annual Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign which begins May 15. Law enforcement will be out looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers during a concentrated enforcement period May 22 through June 4, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday.

“It should be a part of every driver’s routine,” Transportation Secretary Ricky Serna said. “You get in the vehicle, you buckle-up. It only takes a few seconds and it’s proven to help save lives."

Serna said he still couldn't believe some people still don't use seatbelts.


Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Ernest Clah

April 20, 9:32 am

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A tan Pontiac Bonneville crashed into a metal guard near a local gas station, eventually leading to the driver, Ernest Clah, 36, of Gallup, being arrested for his third DWI.

Gallup Police Officer Christopher Dawes was dispatched to the Allsups store at 2857 W. Hwy. 66 after a call pertaining to the vehicle crash came into Metro Dispatch. Dawes arrived at the scene and found a vehicle matching the caller’s description with front end damage that also fit the description.

Dawes met the driver, Clah, who was reportedly sitting partially dressed in the front seat. Dawes saw an open container of Caliber...

Missing endangered advisory

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The Gallup Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Belvina Harrison, 47.

Harrison is five feet tall and about 170 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen leaving her residence on the 3000 block of Blue Hill Avenue on foot on May 10. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and gray or black pants.  She wears glasses and has a scar on her left thigh.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Laura Martinez is asked to contact the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2231 or dial 911.

MCSO, McKinley Fire respond to semi truck crash

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Two semi trucks crashed into each other this morning, causing a fire to break out on Interstate 40 near the 51 mile marker.

McKinley County Sheriff deputies responded to the crash around 4 am. They found one of the trucks completely engulfed in flames, and it was blocking both lanes of traffic.

In an interview with the Sun, McKinley County Sheriff James Maiorano III said that one of the truck drivers had gotten out of his truck to check on an issue with his lights when the second truck rear-ended his semi. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this accident. No injuries were reported.

Drivers were diverted off the interstate at exit 53 using Highway 122 to avoid the area...

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