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For the past two and a half years, Judy Pete has been hoping to hear that someone has been charged with the murder of her son, Durwin Merrill Davis.

A federal judge has given a Kayenta man one of the stiffest sentences ever placed on someone found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

A Tohatchi, New Mexico, man has been sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for killing his wife by hitting her in the head with a shovel.

On Friday, Dec. 1, at approximately 7:49 p.m., Farmington police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Laguna Avenue in reference to a man lying in the road, according to a news release from the Farmington Police Department.

Tohatchi man arrested for kidnapping, rape

Jesse Delmar, director of the Navajo Nation’s Division of Public Safety, was awarded the National Native American Law Enforcement Association’s 2017 Public Safety Director of the Year.

According to witnesses, a school board member and chapter official in Sanostee, New Mexico, has continued to serve in both her positions as late as Sunday in spite of a complaint filed against her by the Department of Diné Education for allegedly failing to disclose two alcohol-related offenses on her candidacy application.

Aaron Curley, a resident of Shiprock, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in federal prison for stabbing his wife during an argument and only stopping when his 19-year-old son overpowered him.

Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies and Search and Rescue Unit conducted two search and rescue missions on the San Francisco Peaks on Oct. 11, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Navajo Nation Police, along with McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies and New Mexico State Police, helped apprehend a woman who was in Tohatchi, New Mexico, threatening people with a gun about midnight on Oct. 8.