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Balderas holds first violent crime review meeting

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ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas convened the first meeting of the Multidisciplinary Violent Crime Review Team at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque Aug. 5.

Attorney General Balderas and Julie Benner, wife of Rio Rancho Police Officer Gregg Nigel Benner, opened the meeting...

NM, CO lawmakers seek federal help for mine spill

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A letter signed by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives from New Mexico and Colorado is urging President Barack Obama to direct federal resources to the Animas River spill cleanup.

Among these resources is a call for a coordinated response to the disaster. The Environmental Protection Agency has been criticized by state and local governments for not providing timely communication on the spill and its impact on the area.

The spill happened after a team working for the EPA accidentally released three million gallons of toxic water from an abandoned mine near Silverton, Colo. into a nearby creek. The sickly orange plume traveled down the creek to the Animas River...

Upper Division UNM-Gallup Native American classes canceled

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For a campus comprised of mostly Native American students, there are only but a few choices of classes that delve into North American Indian history and heritage. And now those classes have been scrubbed from the University of New Mexico-Gallup’s fall line up.

“Native American History & Culture of North America” and “The Pueblo People” were both canceled in July.

These upper division classes were substituted with other classes to meet the necessary criteria towards a Bachelor’s Degree.

Ken Van Brott, operations manager for UNM-G’s Bachelor and Graduate Programs, said it wasn’t the Gallup branch’s choice to cancel the classes.

“The Native American classes were...

Victim tells all from deathbed

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Gallup Police Department is currently investigating the death of a 37-year-old woman who told police from her hospital bed that she was beaten.

GPD are looking for the boyfriend of the woman who died in the hospital Aug 4.

According to Capt. Rick White, GPD Officers were sent to Gallup Indian Medical Center Aug. 3 at 9:57 pm.

Officers spoke to Lorry Lucero, 37, of, Gallup who told them that she had been beaten up by her boyfriend at Hidden Valley apartments on Patton Drive.

“Officers met with her, got her statement,” White said.

Lucero passed away sometime around 1 am on Aug. 4. Detectives served a search warrant on the apartment later that day.  According to White, some...

Tragic family tale: Death and Jail

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In what can only be described as heartbreaking tragedy, a seven month old child is deceased and a mother and father have been arrested in connection with the death.

According to the arrest warrants filed by Gallup Police Department Detective Neil Yazzie, the seven month long investigation ended in the arrest of Zachary M. Terrazas, 21, of Vanderwagen, NM along with his girlfriend and mother of the child, Lashana James, 21, of Vanderwagen, NM.

The arrest warrant states that police officers responded to a call of a baby not breathing at the Villa De Gallup Apartments on Klagetoh Drive Jan. 2.

Terrazas was administering CPR to the baby while medical personnel were on their way to...

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