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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

December 27, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR-CABINET

New Mexico Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham is scheduled Thursday to name another round of cabinet appointments as she prepares to take office next week. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

ICYMI: IMMIGRATION-TEEN DETENTION CAMP

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will keep open through early 2019 a tent city in Texas that now holds more than 2,000 migrant teenagers, and also will increase the number of beds at another temporary detention center for children in Florida. By Garrance Burke and Anita Snow. SENT: 480 w0ords, photo.

YE--VATICAN-SEX ABUSE

VATICAN CITY _ It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 1,330 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEW MEXICO WEATHER: Forecasters say a major winter storm will hammer New Mexico in the new few days with significant snowfall accumulations expected in many parts of the state along with road closures and other travel impacts.

_ ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SHOOTINGS: Albuquerque authorities have identified two men who were fatally shot by police officers in recent days.

_ COURT APPOINTMENT-NEW MEXICO: Republican Daniel Gallegos has been appointed as a state district court judge in the di Albuquerque-based second judicial district after losing election in November to the state Court of Appeals.

_ WINTER WEATHER-DEPUTY STRUCK: The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office says one of it deputies was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle while investigating a crash caused by snow-packed and icy conditions.

_ FLIGHT DISTURBANCE-ARREST: A Canadian man is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly interfering with crew members and attendants while on a flight from Ohio to Los Angeles.

SPORTS:

FBN--NFL THIS WEEK

In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a wild card. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For weekend use: 1,700 words, photos.

FBN--FOX 25 YEARS

The manner in which football is televised today went in motion 25 years ago this month when Fox won rights to broadcast NFL games for $1.6 billion over four years. Besides its personalities the network has given us the scorebox, audio that brings viewers closer to the game, the one-hour pregame show, and a big production feel to sporting events. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 1,450 words.

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