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Changes brewing at Rehoboth hospital

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Critical access designation, a cash infusion, new board members

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital is going through some changes, starting with a move designed to help the facility survive a difficult business atmosphere and recover from problems it’s faced in recent years.

The hospital received its Critical Access...

Crushing the evidence

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Man tries to hide fentanyl from officers

A man tried to get rid of the evidence against him by crushing the fentanyl pills he had on him before police could find them.

On Sept. 14, around 6 am, Gallup Police Officer Elijah Bowman was dispatched to the Speedway gas station at 3302 W. Hwy. 66 after someone called into Metro Dispatch reporting a suspicious vehicle at the business.

When Bowman arrived at the scene, he found a brown pickup truck behind the gas station. When he approached the vehicle he saw the man in the driver’s seat, who was later identified as 28-year-old Donald Crain, trying to put his belt back on.

According to Bowman’s report, Crain told him he was just sitting...

Stealing lots of lights

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A man was charged with larceny after he tried to steal multiple flashlights from Home Depot.

Around 11:30 am on Sept. 13, Gallup Police Officer Darius Johnson was dispatched to the Home Depot at 530 Kachina St. after a man who was later identified as 42-year-old Jason Frank allegedly stole some items from the store.

When Johnson arrived at the scene, he met with a Home Depot Loss Prevention Agent who pointed Frank out. The man said he saw Frank put some flashlights in his backpack. He said he told Frank to stop but the man allegedly just cussed at him instead of stopping.

After hearing the agent’s complaint Johnson placed Frank in the back of his patrol car. According to his...

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Nora Bahe

Aug. 5, 8:42 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

Driving without headlights led to a Gallup woman, Nora Bahe, 38, being arrested and charged with her third DWI.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Officer Francesica Henry was traveling westbound on Aztec Avenue near the three-way stop at Arnold Street when she observed a white Chevrolet SUV come up behind her unit without its headlights on.

The suspect vehicle turned onto Clark Street and Henry followed, activating her unit’s emergency lights. Henry conducted the traffic stop near the intersection of Clark Street and Gold Avenue and met the driver, Bahe.

The report stated Henry smelled a strong odor of an...

Forgotten heroes funeral held Sept. 28

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SANTA FE — The unclaimed cremated remains of 52 military veterans will be laid to rest Sept. 28 during the 2023 Forgotten Heroes Funeral.

A brief memorial ceremony will be held at 9 am at the Albuquerque Calvary Church located at 4001 Osuna Rd. NE. The 52 urns will then be loaded into two hearses, which will depart with a law enforcement/service agency motorcycle escort for the Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 501 North Guadalupe St., for an 11 am funeral service and interment.

The cremated remains of the 52 veterans, who were unclaimed upon their deaths, will be buried with military honors courtesy of New Mexico’s Forgotten Heroes Funeral Program. This will be the largest number of...

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