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Larry Yazzie

May 23, 12:03 am

DWI (Fourth)

A wide turn and near collision in downtown Gallup led to Larry Yazzie, 49, of Mentmore, being arrested for his fourth DWI.

Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson was patrolling near the intersection of Aztec Avenue and Second Street when he saw a blue...

Shiprock woman charged with murder in Indian Country

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A woman from Shiprock, Ariz., identified as Maylene John, has been charged with murder.

According to an FBI press release, John, 32, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, stabbed a child in the chest on the morning of Oct. 24.

A witness allegedly heard the child scream for help and rushed to John’s bedroom. The door was locked, so the individual kicked it open. They found the child, lying on the floor with a stab wound to the torso, and saw John allegedly sitting at the foot of her bed holding a knife.

As the individual provided the child with a blanket to apply pressure to the wound, John allegedly put the knife to her neck, at which point the other adult...

NMSP investigates officer involved shooting in Silver City

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Silver City, NM - The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting in Silver City involving the Silver City Police Department on Oct. 27.

State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that at about 3 pm on Oct. 27, Silver City Police Department officers attempted to serve an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary on Trevor Franco, 32, near the Hillside Apartments located at 2545 N. Silver St.

As officers approached Franco, he ran inside his house located at 2602 Yucca St. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. When officers entered the residence Franco was holding a knife to a woman’s neck.

During the...

Health care company allegedly conspired to suppress wages of school nurses

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Las Vegas, NV – VDA OC LLC, a health care staffing company, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for entering into and engaging in a conspiracy with a competitor to allocate employee nurses and to fix the wages of those nurses on Oct. 27.

During the alleged conspiracy, from about October 2016 until July 2017, VDA, then known as Advantage On Call, LLC, was one of two primary providers of contract nursing services to the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nev.

According to the plea agreement it entered into with the government, VDA, through one of its employees, participated in a conspiracy with another contract health care staffing firm to suppress and eliminate competition by...

New Mexico to deliver $52.8 million in food assistance

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Benefits allocated for 91,460 children under age 6
in the latest P-EBT issuance

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department announced on Nov. 4 that families of 91,460 New Mexico children, ages zero through five, will receive additional food benefits this fall for the 2021-2022 child care and summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer programs on a gradual schedule.

The $52.8 million in P-EBT benefits will be issued to children under age six in families that were participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program between August 2021 and June 2022. For each month of P-EBT benefits available, the child also had to be enrolled in  SNAP.

“The goal of this program...

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