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Navajo Nation Council congratulates new Gallup Police Chief Toadlena-Pablo

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Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley and Council Delegates Dr.  Andy Nez and Steven Arviso had the honor of joining Erin Toadlena-Pablo, a member of the Navajo Nation  from Sawmill, Ariz., as she became the first woman to be sworn-in to serve as the Chief of Police for the  City of Gallup May 2. Navajo Nation...

Navajo Nation Council opposes the appointment of New Mexico Indian Affairs Secretary-Designee Mountain

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Window Rock, Ariz. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council approved Legislation No. 0077-23, opposing the confirmation of James R. Mountain to serve as the Secretary of the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department April 21, based on previous allegations involving sexual assault and violence. Charges were filed against Mountain in 2007 and dismissed in 2010. The legislation was sponsored by Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty and presented to the Navajo Nation Council by Council Delegate Danny Simpson.

In February, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointment of Mountain. During the most recent state legislative session, his confirmation was not considered by the state...

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...

Man killed in shooting at Sports Page

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Man shot and killed outside of Sports Page Lounge early this morning.

On May 6, around 1:45 am, Metro Dispatch received a call after shots were reportedly fired at Sports Page Lounge, located at 1400 S. Second St.

When Gallup Police officers arrived at the scene, they found security guards performing CPR on the victim in the bar's parking lot.

The victim had reportedly told the security guards that he had gotten into a fight with the suspect in the bar. He asked them to escort him to his car.

As the security guards were escorting the victim to his car, a man ran up to them and reportedly shot at the victim multiple times.

The security officers shot back at the suspect.


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