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Giant robbed by wannabe ninja

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Robber takes batteries, sunglasses

A Yatahey man jailed Christmas Eve on an armed robbery charge bonded out of the McKinley County Adult Detention Center a few days later, records show.

Robert Brown, 30, had no idea that the moment he decided to rob the Giant at 3340 E. Historic Highway 66 was the same instance that a...

Unknown suspect fire bombs office of Sen. George Muñoz

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An unknown suspect remains on the lam in connection with a possible arson of the local property maintenance office of a Gallup state legislator.

Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, said his office, Munoz Properties, at 2607 Chamisal Ave., was partially set ablaze Dec. 27. He said he has no idea why somebody would do such a thing.

“I don’t know why someone would do this,” Muñoz said. “The situation is under investigation.”

According to a fire report, the left side screen and window pane of the business was broken and burned. Smoke damage was noted in the report as having occurred inside the walls of the business. A mini set of blinds was pulled down from its hinges and was on the...


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The legal limit is .08.

Shawn Dawes

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Dec. 17, 2:05 am

Dawes alerted Gallup Police Department Officer John Gonzales by driving with his headlights turned off down Hwy 66. Gonzales, who was traveling eastbound, turned around near the intersection of Arnold street to check on Dawes.

According to the police report, Dawes, 26, sped up and started driving on the shoulder. At this point, Gonzales turned on his overhead lights and sirens. Dawes increased his speed until he arrived at the intersection of Marguerite and pulled into the parking lot of Sonic west.

When Gonzales approached the vehicle, Dawes denied having any drinks, the report states, but the...

State police to up DWI Checkpoints, Saturation Patrol in 2017

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STATEWIDE – State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2017.

We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.

People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right...

A Look Back: A Small Office with a Big Mission

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The FBI’s World War II-Era Cover Company at Rockefeller Center

Everyone knows that the holiday season is well under way when the giant Christmas tree is lit at Rockefeller Center in New York City. What is less well known, however, is the connection between Rockefeller Center and the birth of America’s civilian foreign intelligence efforts.

It was 1940 and the world had plunged into war the previous summer. Although America remained neutral at that time, it did not ignore the massive international threat, and an FBI operation—small but critical to America’s response to that threat—was centered in the heart of New York City in Rockefeller Center.

It was called the Importers...

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