AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM
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RELGIOUS SECT-CHILD ABUSE
GRANTS, N.M. — A co-leader of a rural New Mexico paramilitary religious sect with anti-Semitic leanings faces being sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to child abuse charges. James Green entered his pleas Friday in state District Court in Grants to charges stemming from abuse of a Ugandan child brought to the United States illegally in 1997 and from a 13-year-old boy’s death at the commune in January 2014 from a probable infectious disease, the Gallup Independent reports. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
NAVAJO BALLOT SHORTAGES
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is offering would-be voters another chance to cast a ballot after many precincts ran out on Election Day. The late votes won’t impact the results of the presidential race, but they could be a factor in close races for Navajo Nation Council representatives. The shortages were traced to overmarked ballots in a section that asked voters if they wanted to increase salaries for tribal leaders. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 890 words.
MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move Saturday, as dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked members of a caravan headed to the U.S. border to the last stop on a line in the northern part of the capital. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 750 words, photos.
— NEW MEXICO WEATHER: A strong cold front is expected to combine with an approaching storm system to produce heavy snow in parts of New Mexico late this weekend and early in the coming week.
— BUSINESS-FATAL SHOOTING: Albuquerque police are investigating a Friday night incident that left one person dead after a reported exchange of gunfire with the owner of a business property.
— LAND OFFICE-SETTLEMENT: The New Mexico State Land Office has settled a trespassing claim against a Texas-based oil and gas company for $3.2 million.
— HIGHWAY-LAWMAKER: A northern New Mexico highway is being dedicated for a longtime state legislator.
FBC--NEW MEXCO STATE-AIR FORCE
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force hosts New Mexico on Saturday in a matchup of 3-6 teams. The Lobos have dropped four straight and the Falcons two in a row. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 3:30 p.m. EST.
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