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Teen arrested in killing of mail carrier in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Authorities have arrested a New Mexico teenager on charges he fatally shot a mail carrier after the man tried to intervene in an argument between the teen and his mother.


Gathering a New, Queer Narrative

Darin Jamal Tom is charting his own path in Gallup, New Mexico. A fashion designer with roots in his culture, but a commitment to couture, Tom is out to bring young, chic, wearable fashion to Albuquerque during this year’s Gathering of Nations. Weekly Alibi spoke with Darin Jamal Tom about his backg


New Mexico community mourns beloved local business owner

NAVAJO DAM, NM. (KRQE) - It's a popular spot along the San Juan River for tourists and locals. Now, the community is mourning the loss of its founder. There's a turquoise GMC pickup truck that sits along the San Juan River beside a decades-old motel and beneath a sign that reads, "Abe's."


Miss Navajo: $24,000 of own funds spent

It costs to be the queen. Miss Navajo Nation Autumn Montoya reported how costly it is during the 24th Navajo Nation Council spring session. It was the first time in recent memory a reigning Miss Navajo spoke up publicly about the obstacles of holding the coveted crown. She told the Council that it h


Gallup Woman, Seraphina Charley Sentenced to 78 Months for Assaulting Victim

On April 8, 2019, Seraphina Charley, 30, of Church Rock, NM, a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by District Judge Steven P. Logan to 78 months’ imprisonment. After a four-day trial, Charley was found guilty by a jury of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily i


Murdered mailman in New Mexico leaves behind family in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A mailman was shot dead in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Monday after trying to break up a fight he saw on his route, and now we've now learned he's from right here in Arizona.


New Mexico man accused of killing woman while driving drunk

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) - A Church Rock man has been arrested for a deadly DWI crash. A woman was hit and killed near East Aztec and South Grandview in Gallup. The driver took off.


Three New Mexico teachers receive grants providing opportunities for students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Three New Mexico educators have received funds to help students who need a little extra help. The Society for Science and the Public awarded $3,000 grants to Melba Acantilado, Creighton Edington and Jennifer Nilvo. The grants are aimed to expand STEM education programs for


Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run accident

An arrest has been made in a fatal hit-and-run accident involving an unidentified Native American woman late Thursday night in downtown Gallup. According to Capt. Marinda Spencer with the Gallup Police Department, Robert Dixon, 32, from Church Rock, New Mexico, was arrested for homicide by motor veh


Defense Funds Being Used for Arizona, New Mexico Border Wall

YUMA, Ariz. — The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security issued waivers to environmental laws last week to build and replace 46 miles (74 kilometers) of barriers near Columbus, New Mex


Local Pet Publication goes above and beyond for New Mexico pet rescues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Making New Mexico the nations top pet-friendly state, one donation at a time. That's the goal of the local publication "Your Pet Magazine." They promote and support our pet-friendly community and donate to local animal rescues all across the state.


New Mexico approves Dino Tracks study

The state of New Mexico has approved a $50,000 feasibility study for the construction of an outdoor recreation site and trail hub for the Rio Grande Trail at the Insights Dino Tracks site in nearby Sunland Park, New Mexico. Following the discovery of thousands of fossilized dinosaur footprints by Er


50 Years Ago: Flagstaff responds to complaints from Diné

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time where members of the tribe became vocal in their complaints about how they were treated in border communities near the Navajo Reservation.


Single mom becomes police officer on third try

Shawna Watchman has just completed her first month as a Navajo Nation Police officer. “I didn’t set out to be a Navajo Nation police officer,” Watchman said matter-of-factly. She was at the annual Tip-A-Cop event April 1 at Dominguez Restaurant in Window Rock to help raise money for the Navajo Natio


4 Investigates: 100+ New Mexico schools failed to keep track of vaccination records

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- More than 100 New Mexico schools failed to keep track of student vaccination records as closely as they should, according to a review of state health records.


Off-duty police officer arrested for drunk driving

An off-duty Navajo Nation Police officer from the Kayenta District was arrested Sunday night for allegedly driving under the influence. According to a Tuesday afternoon statement from the Navajo Nation Police Department, the officer was seen by witnesses as being “visibly intoxicated” and “uncoopera


NM secretary of state announces run for US Senate seat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced her intentions to run for the U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by Tom Udall. In a video posted on Twitter, Toulouse Oliver asks if voters are ready to make history and elect the first female U.S. Senator from New Mexico.


Toulouse Oliver announces bid to become first New Mexico woman in Senate

The secretary of state’s job is not exactly a springboard to higher office in New Mexico. But Maggie Toulouse Oliver wants to make it one, formally jumping Wednesday into the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a bid to become the first woman New Mexico has ever sent to the chamber.


Victim specialists: the softer face of the FBI

When most people think of the FBI, they think of hard-nosed investigators determined to track down a perp. But in the constant struggle between cops and criminals, there’s a third party who is often overlooked: the victim.


Lady Scouts win region over fatigued Chinle squad

Window Rock’s 6-0 win over Chinle last Saturday afternoon cemented its status as 3A North’s best softball team. The Lady Scouts plated two runs in the first, second and fourth innings while holding Chinle to only one hit as they secured the regional tournament title at Tuba City High.