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The legal limit is .08

Pernall Begay

Feb. 21, 11:44 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Department Officer Justin Benally was called to a scene at  the Mootel Motel, 1305 Hwy 66, in response to a report of an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The victim, 23, was lying on the ground as the officer arrived...

State Auditor: High level theft at Northern New Mexico College

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Estimated $200,000 in funds missing

SANTA FE – State Auditor Tim Keller confirmed the theft of an estimated $200,000 in funds at Northern New Mexico College March 1. Auditors began looking into the matter after financial discrepancies were found. A high-level employee in the business office resigned in connection to the missing money. Along with stolen cash, checks were not deposited that deprived the college of additional funds.

“These were hundreds of thousands of dollars that should have been serving students and faculty, not the personal benefit of an employee,” Keller said, in a news release. “We are working quickly to help bring accountability to the matter, and we...

Ford Canyon Senior Center remains closed

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City leaves utilities turned on

The lights are on, and there are periodic veteran’s club activities, but there really isn’t much else happening at the Ford Canyon Senior Center these days.

Gallup Assistant City Manager Jon DeYoung responded to questions put to the city about the closing of the Ford Canyon Senior Center located on Buena Vista Avenue.

“(The Ford Canyon Senior Center) was temporarily closed on Nov. 1 to finish the construction of the parking lot,” DeYoung explained. “After the completion of the parking lot, we were not able to fill a few critical senior center positions to enable the city to provide the service level required by the state Non-Metro Area Agency...

Tohatchi man pleads guilty to federal murder charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – , 44, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tohatchi, N.M., plead guilty Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque, to a second degree murder charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Hale will be sentenced within the range of 180 to 240 months in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Hale was arrested on Feb. 23, 2016, by the FBI on a criminal complaint alleging that he murdered a Navajo woman on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M. According to the complaint, on Feb. 20, 2016, Hale struck the victim in the head and fled from the scene of the crime, the victim’s home in...

Dead body found in Allison Road area

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Gallup Police Department was dispatched to the Allison Road near Maloney Avenue Saturday morning, near the I-40 overpass, in response to a deceased male.

GPD Public Information Officer Capt. Marinda Spencer said they received the call shortly before 10 am, and that the man had no identification on his body. He's believed to be Native American, between 40-50 years of age. She said he's about 6 feet tall and weighs between 200-230 pounds.

Foul play isn't suspected at this time, but Spencer said the Office of the Medical Investigator is working the case.

"Hopefully (OMI) can run some fingerprints and we can get his identification," she said.

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