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State Police Crime Suppression Bureau continues taking criminals, guns, drugs off the streets

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The New Mexico State Police Crime Suppression Bureau continues to combat major crime issues around the state. The Bureau has specialized units that focus on recovering stolen vehicles, apprehending wanted fugitives, and arresting those involved in drug trafficking organizations. In addition, multiple agents within CSB are...

Moments in Time

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On April 15, 1945, British troops liberated the German Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they discovered thousands of dead and rotting corpses, and many more thousands of sick and starving prisoners confined to severely overcrowded and dirty compounds. The prisoners were suffering from acute typhus, typhoid and tuberculosis due to a lack of running water. More than 30,000 others had died in the previous months, many from typhus, but even more from starvation.

On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones’ debut album, “The Roll ing Stones,” issued in the U.S. as “England’s Newest Hit Makers,” was released. The band consisted of lead singer Mick Jagger, rhythm guitarist Brian...

Judge DePauli set sights on retirement

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Eleventh Judicial District Judge Louis E. DePauli Jr. is retired on April 1 after serving 17 years on the bench in Gallup.

“My biggest overall accomplishment was keeping the court running in good order, doing my job efficiently and economically, and with purpose,” DePauli, a native of Gallup, said. “I tried to accomplish justice as best I could in my role as judge.”

He comes from a long line of judges.  His father, Louis E. DePauli, Sr., was a district attorney in Gallup for many years before serving as a district judge in 1975-1988. Judge DePauli’s grandfather, Tulio DePauli, was a probate judge in Gallup.

“I love Gallup because my family has been here for four...

Navajo Law and Order Committee discusses pressing safety issues

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —The Law and Order Committee convened in Window Rock, Ariz., to discuss pressing matters concerning the Navajo Nation’s judicial system and public safety initiatives on March 25.

Navajo Nation Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne provided a detailed update on the status of the Navajo Nation Courts. She emphasized the challenges faced in managing caseloads and ensuring accurate data management. Highlighting efforts to review case management policies and implement Justware, Jayne underscored the importance of consistency and accuracy within the judicial system.

LOC Chair Eugenia Charles-Newton emphasized the need for collaboration between the Judicial Branch, Division of...

Navajo Council extends Fiscal Recovery Fund support deadline

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council recently passed Legislation No. 0067-24, which will amend and extend the obligation deadline for Navajo Nation’s Fiscal Recovery Funding for central support and regulatory services to Dec. 31, if the resolution is signed into law by the Navajo Nation President.

The legislation, passed on March 26, will amend Section Seven of Resolution No. CJY-41-21, which was signed into law in July 2021 and allocated over $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funding for various purposes and also allocated 10% of the ARPA funds for central and regulatory services to help carry out the expenditure of the ARPA funds.

The 10% allocation supports...

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