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Three victims, one suspect killed in Farmington shooting

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Four people, including a suspect, were killed and two police officers were wounded in a shooting in Farmington, New Mexico Monday morning.


Farmington Police responded to a call about shots being fired around 11 am. Officers from the Farmington Police Department, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, and the New...

Gallup Electrical Department to work on Mentmore neighborhood

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The Gallup Electric Department will need access to homes around the Mentmore neighborhood to mark underground power lines starting May 15.

They will be working on the West Mentmore area May 15-20, and the East Mentmore area May 22-31.

The department is asking homeowners to not remove the markings they put in their yards, and that arrangements are made for pets when personnel are in the area.

Anyone who has questions may call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.

McKinley County Magistrate Court is back in business for weddings

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McKinley County Magistrate Court performed their first wedding since the peak of COVID-19 earlier this week.

Magistrate Judge Brent A. Detsoi performed the first ceremony of the year for Quaziar Martinez and Alisha Henry of Fort Defiance, Arizona, at their request.

Bailiff Bulmaro Ramirez Jr. and Judicial Specialists Shawnia Begay, Monica Pablo, and Fabrienne Begay all helped to make the wedding an event to remember.

“Mr. Martinez is currently serving in the United States Army and wanted to get married before his deployment overseas,” Detsoi said. “So we decorated the courtroom and played music to make this a memorable event for them.  On behalf of the McKinley County...

Navajo Nation mourns the loss of 101-year-old Diné World War II veteran Steven Harrison

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — Navajo Nation leaders pay tribute to the life and military service of the late Steven Harrison, a member of the Navajo Nation and World War II veteran, who passed away on May 10 at the age of 101. Harrison is originally from Kimbeto, New Mexico, located within the Nageezi Chapter. He is Bit'ahnii and born for Tsenabahi ł nii.

“We cherish our Diné warrior’s service to our people and country. We are saddened by the loss of Mr. Harrison, but we recognize that he leaves behind a lasting legacy based on his honorable military service in World War II. On behalf of the Navajo Nation Council, we honor his life and offer prayers for strength and comfort for his...

NMDOT, local law enforcement support Click it or Ticket

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SANTA FE—The New Mexico Department of Transportation and local law enforcement agencies remind drivers to buckle up during the national annual Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign which begins May 15. Law enforcement will be out looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers during a concentrated enforcement period May 22 through June 4, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday.

“It should be a part of every driver’s routine,” Transportation Secretary Ricky Serna said. “You get in the vehicle, you buckle-up. It only takes a few seconds and it’s proven to help save lives."

Serna said he still couldn't believe some people still don't use seatbelts.


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