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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

May 6, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Southeastern New Mexico has the highest rate of emergency room visits in the state, reflecting diseases of the respiratory system and injury, poisonings, and certain other medical issues more common in the region, state officials say. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

_FATAL POLICE SHOOTING _ Authorities say an Angel Fire police officer responding to a house fire fatally shot a man who was armed with a knife.

_SMALL PLANE CRASH_ The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane with two people aboard crashed near Santa Rosa in central New Mexico.

SPORTS

BBA--ROYALS-ASTROS

HOUSTON _ The Houston Astros return from a series in Mexico for a seven-game homestand starting with the first of three games against the Kansas City Royals. By Jeremy Rakes. 700 words. Photos.

BKN--NUGGETS-THE JOKER

DENVER _ Nuggets All-Star center/point guard Nikola Jokic is turning the NBA playoffs into his own grand stage. Jokic is nearly averaging a triple double in his playoff debut. He helped the Nuggets tie the series at two games apiece as it shifts to Denver for Game 5 on Tuesday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m. EDT.

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