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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

December 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OIL BOOM-PERMIAN PROMISE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Some of the largest oil companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state lines, tapping one of the nation’s richest oil and gas regions. Now the stakes just got higher, as the U.S. Geological Survey announced Thursday that portions of the Permian Basin could potentially hold more than 46 billion barrels of oil and some 280 trillion cubic feet of gas. The agency says that’s the largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.

FAMILY REUNION-POLICE LAWSUIT

HOBBS, N.M. _ Three New Mexico police officers have been accused in a federal lawsuit of wrongfully detaining one black man as he stood on a neighborhood road preparing for a family reunion, and arresting another after he asked officers why they had interrupted their gathering. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

PARDONS-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has pardoned three people so far during two terms in office in a state with a robust history of forgiveness by governors. The death-penalty proponent and former district attorney leaves office Dec. 31. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photo.

ICYMI: BORDER-ILLEGAL CROSSINGS

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border jumped 78 percent in November from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump’s presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 460 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEW MEXICO-SCHOOL SHOOTING: Students and teachers are marking the one-year anniversary of a shooting that claimed two lives at a New Mexico high school.

__ ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-NEW MEXICO: Records show newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small continued to vastly outraise her GOP opponent in the final days of a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico.

_ SUSPECT-RESPONDS TO SOCIAL MEDIA: Police say a man suspected of stealing a computer from a New Mexico church was arrested after he demanded a surveillance photo of him be removed from social media.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-NEW MEXICO _ Authorities say a person is dead following an encounter with law enforcement officers in Bluewater Village in Cibola County in western New Mexico.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEW MEXICO-SAINT MARY’S

LOS ANGELES _ Saint Mary’s plays New Mexico in the opening game of the Basketball Hall of Fame tripleheader at Staples Center. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 7 p.m. EST.

BKN--NUGGETS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Charlotte Hornets.

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