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Lujan Grisham sends $57 million to support law enforcement recruitment efforts across the state

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Sept. 21 that the state will allocate $57 million from two funds for law enforcement agencies to bolster recruitment and strengthen departments.

This money is on top of the $50 million allocated in 2022 supporting the governor’s initiatives to broaden law enforcement capacity by...

Environment Department issues enforcement action to Advanced Chemical Treatment for hazardous waste compliance issues

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ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Environment Department announced on Sept. 19 that it issued an enforcement action against Advanced Chemical Treatment for alleged violations observed during an inspection of the facility performed Feb. 17, 2021. ACT operates a treatment, storage, and disposal facility located at 6137 Edith Boulevard NE in Albuquerque for hazardous wastes received from around the nation. According to its website, ACT operates 17 locations which service the western and southwestern regions of the U.S. and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

NMED cited ACT for alleged violations of their operating permit including the storage of hazardous waste outside of designated...

Silver Alert for Sept. 19

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The Gallup Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Casey Gene Lee. Lee is 59 years old and from Window Rock, Arizona.

Lee is six feet tall and weighs about 210 pounds. He has brown eyes and black and white hair. He was last seen wearing a light green jacket, blue jeans, and brown boots.  He has a tattoo on his left arm with his name and “Antalena” along with a heart and rose.

He was last seen leaving Gallup Indian Medical Center during the evening of Sept. 12.

His destination and travel method are unknown, but he is believed to be in the Gallup area.

Anyone with any information regarding this Silver Alert is asked to contact the Gallup Police Department...

Church Rock man charged with sexual abuse

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A Church Rock man has been charged with sexual assault after he reportedly had sexual encounters with multiple minors.

According to court documents, between January 2014 and April of 2022, Nathaniel Luz allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a child who had not reached the age of 12 five separate times. Then, between January 2021 and December 2021, 31-year-old Luz, a registered member of the Navajo Nation, allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a second victim, a child who had also not reached the age of 12 years. Lastly, in August 2022, Luz allegedly engaged in a sexual act with a third victim, a child who was older than 12 but not yet 16.

Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States...

Shiprock woman pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

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A woman from Shiprock, N.M. has pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault after she reportedly crashed into another vehicle while she was driving drunk. She killed the mother in the other vehicle and injured a young man.

According to court documents, Courtney Frank operated a motor vehicle on Sept. 28 without due caution and circumspection and with a wanton and reckless disregard for human life when she knew and should have known that her conduct imperiled the lives of others. Frank, 19, was allegedly driving drunk and  crashed her car head-on into a car driven by a mother and son, killing the mother and injuring the son.

Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the...

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