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The disappearing backseat passenger

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Former police officer tells a scary story

Halloween originates from the Celtic people. Over 2,000 years ago, they would don costumes to ward off bad spirits, believing that the ghosts of the dead would roam about among the living on this day.

Today, children dress up in costumes not to scare off the boogeyman, but to...

Man charged with assault for alleged stabbing

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A  man was recently charged with assault in Indian Country.

According to the police report, Larry Gene Charley allegedly arrived at the victim's house on Roadrunner Road in Sundance on Oct. 21 in the early morning. Charley, 60,  allegedly knocked at the door and entered, then walked to a bedroom where he found the victim lying in bed. Charley allegedly stabbed the victim in the chest before two other residents in the home heard the scuffle and forced Charley from the house.

During the struggle, the victim grabbed the knife, which caused cuts to his hands. The victim also suffered a collapsed lung as a result of the stabbing. The victim was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center...

City's online payment portal will be down Nov. 3

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The City of Gallup Online Utility Payment Portal will be offline to conduct necessary maintenance and upgrades from 5 pm until 10 pm on Nov. 3.

During this time, Customers will be unable to make online payments for utility bills until the system restarts.

Payments can be placed in the night-drop at the downtown building located at 110 W. Aztec Ave.

Previously convicted felon sentenced to 11 years in prison for shooting a federal agent

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A man named Derick Martin Garcia Pachecho, 33, of Albuquerque, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for allegedly shooting a federal officer.

On December 11, 2020, FBI agents and task force officers arrived at Garcia Pacheco’s residence to perform a search pursuant to a federal warrant. Agents in tactical gear with clear law enforcement markings knocked at the door and announced themselves as federal officers. Garcia Pacheco reportedly armed himself with a .357 revolver and fired through the door, striking one of the agents in the arm. The agent was seriously injured, requiring surgery and hospitalization.

After Garcia Pacheco shot the agent, other...

Zuni man charged with murder in Indian Country

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ALBUQUERQUE – A Zuni man was recently charged with murder in Indian County.

According to a criminal complaint, Brian Wallace, an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo,  allegedly killed a victim, identified as John Doe, and buried him at a residence on the Zuni Pueblo on an unknown date. The victim was an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo.

Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Wallace, 44, made an initial appearance in federal court on Oct. 11 on a criminal complaint charging him with murder in Indian Country. Uballez and Bujanda said Wallace would...

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