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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

October 13, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NEW MEXICO-DEBATE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a feisty three-way U.S. Senate debate in New Mexico, incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich cast himself as a crucial line of defense for federal retirement and health care benefits, as Libertarian and Republican challengers painted a picture of runaway federal spending and a lawless southern border with Mexico. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 430 words, photos.

NETFLIX-PRODUCTION HUB

SANTA FE, N.M. — While Albuquerque has been named as Netflix’s newest production hub, those in the industry say the benefits are likely to reach all parts of New Mexico. In fact, Netflix executives have already visited Santa Fe to scout for space for a project next year. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.

CONGRESS-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. GOP leaders are signaling they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and Trump is revving up rally crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a White House priority. By Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly. SENT: 830 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— ILLEGAL SHOOTING-RECREATIONAL SAFETY: Sandoval County authorities are advising residents and visitors engaged in outdoors recreational activities to be alert for unlawful shooting on the mesa west of Rio Rancho and in woodlands along the Rio Grande.

— NEW MEXICO WEATHER: Forecasters say a change in New Mexico’s weather pattern Sunday and Monday may produce “significant travel impacts” along Interstates 25 and 40 and in other areas around the state.

— STOLEN KITTEN-MYSTERY: Volunteers say a “lucky cat” is recovering after she was stolen from a pet store adoption room in Santa Fe and then returned with singed whiskers, dilating eyes and barely able to stand up.

— ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SHOOTINGS: Federal officials say they’re seeing the Albuquerque Police Department make substantial progress in its efforts to change policies and practices regarding use of force by officers.

SPORTS

FBC--NEW MEXICO-COLORADO STATE

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — New Mexico plays Colorado State at Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado State Stadium. Game starts 2 p.m. MDT.

BKN--NBA PLAYER TECHNOLOGY

Wearable technology has been around the NBA for the past several seasons. It’s not permitted on game nights, and anything specific about processes the 30 teams are using falls into the category of closely guarded secrets. And when it comes to coaches deciding what play to call in the final seconds with a game on the line, it doesn’t seem to have an impact quite yet. But in this information age, NBA teams are desperate for any edge and many are committed to try and turn data into wins. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 880 words.

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