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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

December 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CHILD DEAD-BORDER PATROL

WASHINGTON — An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death at a Texas hospital of a 7-year-old migrant girl who began suffering seizures in immigration custody in New Mexico along the U.S.-Mexico border and spiked a high fever, officials said. By Colleen Long and Astrid Galvan. SENT: 690 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates.

NUKE REPOSITORY

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Officials plan to construct a new $135 million ventilation system Officials at the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste repository. The massive fans, filters and other component will replace a system that was contaminated by a 2014 radiation release. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

NEW MEXICO-GOVERNOR-CABINET

SANTA FE, N.M. _ New Mexico Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham is scheduled Friday to name some of her picks as she builds her cabinet in preparation for taking over the state’s top executive post in January. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version. UPCOMING: Update, longer version. Developing from 11 a.m. MST news conference.

IN BRIEF:

_ DRUG DEPENDENCY-NEWBORNS: Data collected by the state health department shows the number of babies born dependent on drugs in New Mexico more than tripled between 2008 and 2017.

_ GIRL KILLED-CONVICTION UPHELD: A New Mexico Supreme Court ruling upholds an Albuquerque man’s murder and aggravated assault convictions in a 2013 shooting in which an 8-year-old girl was killed while riding in a vehicle.

SPORTS:

FBN--BROWNS-BRONCOS

DENVER _ The Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos square off Saturday night in what is essentially an elimination game and a family feud. It pits the Chubb cousins who are having spectacular seasons as rookies. Running back Nick Chubb of the Browns and defensive end Bradley Chubb of the Broncos have never faced each other in a game. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT. 990 words, photos. Moved Thursday for weekend use.

SPORTS:

BKN--THUNDER-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Denver Nuggets.

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