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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

April 8, 2019

Good morning. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SHERIFF-RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A former New Mexico sheriff convicted of abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage wants his prison sentence tossed over claims his lawyer made a series of mistakes. By Russell Contreras. AP Photo. UPCOMING: 350 words.

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY

WASHINGTON _ Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking over as acting head of the department. McAleenan is a longtime border official who is well respected by many members of Congress and within the administration. The decision to name a top immigration officer to the post reflects Trump’s priority for the sprawling department founded to combat terrorism following the Sept. 11 attacks. By Colleen Long and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,300 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_CHILD SHOT _ Police say a child under the age of 12 was shot Sunday night in a home on the northeast side of the city, the Albuquerque Journal reports .

SPORTS

BKC--NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

MINNEAPOLIS _ Texas Tech and Virginia each go for their first national titles Monday night, backed by hard-nosed defenses that were among the best in the nation. By National Writer Eddie Pells. AP Photos. Tip at 9:10 p.m.

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