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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

December 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 unless otherwise specified.

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

TOP STORIES:

ALBUQUERQUE FAMILY KILLED

ALBUQUERQUE —Prosecutors are placing scrutiny on how authorities perceived the demeanor of a New Mexico man who as a 15-year-old killed his parents and three young siblings. At a hearing Monday, a former sheriff’s deputy answered questions about his interview with 21-year-old Nehemiah Griego after the 2013 killings. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 130 words, developing from first day of weeklong hearing in New Mexico Children’s Court.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY

SANTA FE — The state of New Mexico may have celebrated its last Columbus Day. A legislative proposal to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day has cleared its first hurdle in the New Mexico Legislature with a unanimous committee endorsement. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words, will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION-SETTLEMENT: A Farmington diner will pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged it failed to accommodate an employee’s request to wear a hijab.

— BOTANIST KILLED-PLEA: A man charged in the shooting death of a Navajo botanist in northern Arizona has pleaded not guilty.

— GRAZING PERMIT-WOLF KILLED: The U.S. Forest Service has revoked a grazing permit for a rancher who trapped an endangered Mexican gray wolf and hit it with a shovel.

— HOTEL ROOM SLAYING: A Kentucky man who police say confessed to killing a woman from the Navajo reservation in a hotel room has pleaded not guilty.

SPORTS:

HKN-OILERS-STARS

DALLAS — The Stars are at home against the Oilers six days after losing to them 1-0 in overtime in Edmonton. It was the only loss in three straight games in Canada for Dallas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.

BKN-NUGGETS-RAPTORS

TORONTO — The Denver Nuggets visit the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. EST.

BKC-TEXAS SOUTHERN-GEORGIA

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia looks to remain unbeaten at home when it faces Texas Southern, which has appeared in four of the last five NCAA tournaments and already has two wins this season over major-conference teams. By George Henry. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. EST.

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