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Chinle man sentenced to 16 years for second degree murder

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A man from Chinle, Ariz. has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for second degree murder.

On July 12, Rogche Yoe Begay, 25, was sentenced to his time in prison by United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa. Begay previously pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On July 12, Rogche Yoe Begay, 25, of...

Justice Department charges dozens for $1.2 billion in health care fraud

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The Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 36 defendants in 13 federal districts across the United States for more than $1.2 billion in alleged fraudulent telemedicine, cardiovascular and cancer genetic testing, and durable medical equipment (DME) schemes on July 20.

The nationwide coordinated law enforcement action includes criminal charges against a telemedicine company executive, owners and executives of clinical laboratories, durable medical equipment companies, marketing organizations, and medical professionals.

Additionally, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Center for Program Integrity announced on July 20 that it took adverse administrative...

Man goes missing from Gallup hotel

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Jimmy Owens, an 82-year-old man, has been missing since July 17. He was last seen near the Economy Motel on the west side of Gallup.

Owens was last seen wearing a black hat and orange checkered shirt. If you have seen him or know where he is, call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002. Reference case # 22-28689.

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Featured DWI

Harris John Harvey

June 14, 4:48 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A red Chevrolet pickup truck was parked in the middle of the road with the driver, Harris John Harvey, 45, of Iyanbito, slumped at the wheel, which led to Gallup Police being called to the scene.

Officer Matthew Strandy was dispatched to the site of the truck at the intersection of Second Street and Maloney Avenue. Upon arriving, he approached the truck and found two males asleep inside with a case of Bud Light between them and an open container of Bud Light in the cup holder. The driver, Harvey, was asleep at the wheel with his foot on the brake and while the vehicle was still in “drive.”


NMSP operation nets thousands of fentanyl pills

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Santa Fe County, N.M. - A recent New Mexico State Police operation has taken thousands of fentanyl pills off the streets and led to the arrest of two Santa Fe residents.

On July 6, a New Mexico State Police officer was surveilling Cooks Road in Santa Fe, in reference to suspected criminal activity, when he observed suspicious behavior outside a closed auto shop.

The officer observed an individual accessing a Honda CRV outside the closed shop several times. When the officer attempted to speak with the individual he fled on foot and the officer gave chase. After a brief foot chase a male, identified as Leandro Anaya, 38, of Santa Fe, was taken into custody. During the arrest, a female...

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