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BC-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

May 11, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

BORDER-PENTAGON

MCALLEN, Texas — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help. He also offered assurances to perhaps two dozen Border Patrol agents and other officials at the McAllen Border Patrol Station that the Pentagon would not withdraw its military support prematurely. By Robert Burns. SENT: 850 words, photos.

TV-HARVEST SEASON

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A new PBS documentary is examining the contributions of Mexican Americans in the wine industry of California’s Napa Valley. “Harvest Season,” scheduled to begin airing on most PBS stations as part of the Independent Lens series, shows how the Mexican Americans have shaped the industry as farmworkers and later vineyard owners in one of the richest wine regions in the world. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 540 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BASEBALL PLAYER KILLED-ARREST: Albuquerque police have arrested a man in the May 5 killing of a University of New Mexico baseball player shot after the athlete got into a fight at a bar.

_ BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE: A New Mexico-based utility will begin building infrastructure that will bring telephone and high-speed internet service to more than 850 rural and tribal residents.

_ CONVERTING ALBUQUERQUE STREETLIGHTS: Albuquerque and Public Service Co. of New Mexico plan to convert all of the over 11,000 PNM-owned streetlights in New Mexico’s most populous city to energy-efficient LED by the end of the year.

SPORTS

BKN--TIPOFF

The best two words in sports: Game 7. There’s two of them as the NBA’s second round comes to an end on Sunday: Portland at Denver, and Philadelphia at Toronto. The Portland-Denver winner faces Golden State on Tuesday, the Philly-Toronto winner plays Milwaukee on Wednesday. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

BBN--PADRES-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Rockies right-hander Jon Gray will make his eighth start of the season Saturday night against San Diego. The Padres will throw lefty Joey Lucchesi. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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