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AP-NM--New Mexico News Advisory, NM

August 9, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

COMPOUND SEARCHED-CHILDREN REMOVED

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A mystery surrounds the father of a missing Georgia boy who amassed a cache of weapons, set up a makeshift compound in an isolated region of northern New Mexico near the Colorado border and allegedly trained 11 children for planned school shootings. The man is the son of well-known Imam whose mosque in Brooklyn has attracted radical speakers over the years. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 1,010 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: New approach.

IMMIGRATION-SERVICE DISCHARGES

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 660 words, photos.

WITH:

— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES: The Trump administration must submit a court-ordered plan to reunify hundreds of deported parents with their children. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Court filing is due by 6 p.m. EDT.

ALSO:

— MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE: A Kayenta, Arizona, man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his involuntary manslaughter conviction for being impaired while driving during a 2017 rollover crash that killed his passenger.

— DROUGHT-EASED RESTRICTIONS: Two eastern New Mexico counties are lifting fire restrictions as summer storms have helped ease some extreme drought conditions in the state.

SPORTS:

BBN--DODGERS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Lefty Tyler Anderson will start Thursday night as the Rockies open a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ross Stripling goes for the Dodgers. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. ET.

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