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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

October 6, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The Las Cruces police chief is expressing concern about a recent string of police shooting in the southern New Mexico city, while also deflecting some of the responsibility from officers. UPCOMING: 300 words.


Military families are complaining this year’s base transfers are the worst in memory as movers are destroying, damaging, losing and stealing their household goods. Numerous service families told The Associated Press stories of theft, carelessness and frustration during 2018 transfers, which are done by private companies hired by the military. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 820 words, photos.


— RIO RANCHO-CHILD DEATH: Rio Ranch police say the man who owned a house where a 6-year-old girl was found dead Aug. 11 has been arrested and accused of criminal sexual contact with a minor who wasn’t the dead girl.

— ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA: The 47th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is underway with the launch Saturday of hundreds of brightly-colored hot-air balloons.

— SLIPPING ON CHILE POD-LAWSUIT: A New Mexico man suing a Phoenix-based supermarket chain after he says he slipped and fell on a green chile pod.



LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Liberty plays New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium.


LAS VEGAS — New Mexico plays UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium.


DENVER — Everything is going the Milwaukee Brewers way. Christian Yelich is showing why he’s a leading NL MVP candidate and the bullpen is shutting down a high-powered Colorado offense. The Brewers lead 2-0 as the NL Division Series shifts to Coors Field, where the Rockies are hoping some familiar surroundings can jump-start their cool bats. If not, the Brewers have a chance to sweep the series Sunday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING 650 words, photos by 7:30 p.m. EDT.


MILWAUKEE — The thin mountain air in Denver might do wonders for the slumping Colorado Rockies. They’re going home again, down 2-0 in the NL Division Series to the Milwaukee Brewers. Game 3 is Sunday at Coors Field. If they don’t start hitting, it could be veteran Carlos Gonzalez’s last game with Colorado. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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