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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Santa Fe police officer fatally struck a pedestrian while taking a suspect to jail. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says officer Lucas Sena hit and killed 41-year-old Francisco Navarette at an intersection along Cerrillos Road on Thursday night. Sheriff's spokesman Juan Rios said he didn't know if Navarette was in a crosswalk. The case is still under investigation. Police spokesman Greg Gurule said Sena was not injured and the suspect he was transporting complained of neck pain but was OK.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the endangered Mexican gray wolf (all times local): 1:15 p.m. There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago. The annual survey released Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows at least 113 wolves are spread between southwestern New Mexico and southeast Arizona. This is an improvement over the 97 wolves that were documented the previous year.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico's reaction to Trump's immigration National Guard proposal (all times local): 11 a.m. Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester says a Trump administration proposal to mobilize National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants is "immoral." Wester told The Associated Press on Friday that he also couldn't imagine National Guard troops in New Mexico taking part in such missions aimed at their families, friends and neighbors.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque billboards will be displaying information about missing children in an effort to increase awareness. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2lT8exp ) that 16 digital billboards began displaying the information Thursday as part of a joint effort by the city, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Clear Channel Outdoor, which is donating the billboard space.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Catholic Bishops says a Trump administration proposal to use National Guard troops to round up immigrants would be a "declaration of some form of war." Allen Sanchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Friday the Roman Catholic Church in the nation's most Hispanic state would strongly oppose any effort to use National Guard troops to find and deport immigrants. He says using the National Guard on a peaceful population would be like declaring a war within the U.S. borders.

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument outside City Hall. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2lerand ) that Bloomfield city councilors voted to appeal the case the nation's highest court after about half an hour in a closed session Monday night. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th circuit left in place a lower court ruling that concluded that the Christian monument violates the Constitution's prohibition on the government endorsing a religion.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The administration of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is seeking to shift the state's financial obligations for a group of 2,700 people with serious and expensive medical conditions onto the private health insurance market. Legislation drafted by the administration in response to a state budget crisis would reduce tax credits and other subsidies that help underwrite New Mexico's high-risk medical insurance pool for the chronically ill. The reforms would usher more people out of the pool and onto federally subsidized policies through the state health exchange.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 callers participated in U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce's telephone town hall, which his office said was an alternative way for the Republican congressman to meet with his constituents who are spread throughout New Mexico's rural 2nd District. The Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/2kwA6aa) that callers brought up a range of issues for Pearce on Wednesday, including housing, regulation of state and federal lands and Republicans' efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say a man suspected in a shooting last weekend now is in custody. They say 35-year-old Joseph Nicolas Crespin Jr. is being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond on suspicion of one count each of attempted murder and shooting at or from a motor vehicle. Officers were dispatched to the report of gunfire around 11:30 a.m. last Saturday. Police say Crespin had been in a disagreement since the night before with a 24-year-old woman who lived at the home. They say he returned to the residence and continued the heated argument with the woman and her father.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Proposed legislation is advancing in New Mexico to ban the use on minors of conversion therapy that seeks to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The Senate voted Thursday to approve the Democrat-sponsored bill from Sen. Jacob Candelaria and Rep. Andres Romero, both of Albuquerque. The prohibition would apply to licensed physicians, nurses, psychologists and other health practitioners who apply conversion therapy to people under 18.

(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect who pleaded guilty in a drive-by shooting that killed an Albuquerque teenager in 2015 has been sentenced to a year in custody. The Albuquerque Journal reports 17-year-old Nicholas Gonzales was sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors say a plea agreement with the 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office specified that Gonzales would be sentenced as a juvenile to one year in the custody of the Children, Youth and Families Department.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on wildlife bills pending in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local): 11 a.m. Legislation aimed at banning coyote-hunting competitions in New Mexico has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The majority of the Senate Conservation Committee gave the bill a do-pass recommendation during a packed hearing Thursday. The measure must win approval from two more committees before reaching the Senate floor for a vote. The bill sponsored by Democrat Sen.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate committee has tabled a proposal to significantly shift the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The legislation sponsored by Democrat Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces would give the department the authority to manage all wildlife as a public resource rather than managing game animals and fish for recreation and food as currently provided under law. The measure also would give the gubernatorial appointees of the Game Commission authority over all wildlife rather than just game species.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teachers union is calling on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education to avoid pay cuts, furloughs or increased class size and to instead rely on cash reserves to cover budget reductions. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2lbJwF2 ) that members of a caucus within the Albuquerque Teachers Federation protested outside district headquarters Wednesday, calling on the district to find a way to cover a $12.5 million budget cut that won't negatively affect teachers.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing a Clovis mother to death in a city park has been found competent to stand trial. The Eastern New Mexico News reports (http://bit.ly/2lbK2mN ) that a judge on Wednesday ruled that Matthew Jennings was competent to stand trial after hearing testimony and reviewing exhibits in the case against him. Jennings is accused of stabbing Ariel Ulibarri to death in November 2014 at Goodwin Trails Park in Clovis. According to court records, the 23-year-old mother was walking with her 6-year-old son when Jennings attacked her.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owners of an Albuquerque car dealership say ten cars have been stolen off their lot. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2llLky3 ) that the owners of Duke Motors noticed Wednesday that the office door frame was busted, drawers were open and supplies were scattered on the floor. Dealership co-owner Aly Munoz says a lot of dealers stock up around tax season to give customers a variety of vehicles to choose from. Munoz says her family will miss out on that opportunity because several keys were also stolen.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces woman will have to pay more than $147,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to theft of government property and forgery charges stemming from a scheme to defraud the Department of Veteran Affairs. Federal prosecutors said 54-year-old Donah Davison entered her plea Wednesday. She will face four months in prison as part of a plea agreement. Davison was charged in November in a multi-count indictment. Most of the counts stemmed from allegations that she deposited surviving-spouse benefit checks to which she wasn't entitled.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico sheriff facing criticism from some immigrant rights activists has scheduled a town hall meeting. Dona Ana County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil will host a public gathering Tuesday in the village of Dona Ana. Officials say the meeting at the Dona Ana Community Resource Center will be a chance for residents to share concerns regarding public safety. Earlier this month, immigrant rights activists in Las Cruces called on Vigil to meet with them to discuss department policies on enforcing federal immigration laws.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state's largest school district is urging immigrant families to send children to school despite the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest. Principals for Albuquerque Public School sent parents a letter this week acknowledging the planned national immigration protest on Thursday. But officials said students needed to be in class every day. School officials say students who participate in the protest will receive an unexcused absence and will have to make up missed assignments.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a state budget crisis in New Mexico (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A top budget negotiator in the New Mexico House of Representatives says a dire revenue forecast for the coming fiscal year remains unchanged after a review by state economists. House Appropriations and Finance Committee Chairwoman Patricia Lundstrom told the Associated Press on Wednesday that a new revenue estimate from economists at four agencies leaves a $125 million shortfall for the state to maintain current services.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington jury has convicted a man for extorting money from a woman who secured a bail bond through his company. The Daily Times of Farmington reports (http://bit.ly/2lR4gB8 ) that Daniel Goldberg Sr. was convicted on Friday of fourth-degree felony fraud and petty misdemeanor fraud. He was charged with fraud after collecting two payments from a woman who did not own money on her bond from a 2014 arrest. Goldberg's attorney said he disagreed with the verdict.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in Roswell (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Roswell police say a suspect who fired at an officer investigating a stolen car is dead after shooting himself in the head. A Police Department statement says the officer encountered the suspect outside a motel early Wednesday morning while checking a car reported stolen in Albuquerque. After the suspect and the officer exchanged gunfire and the suspect collapsed on a nearby sidewalk, a second officer arrived and ordered the wounded suspect to drop his gun.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Developers of what was once a $1.5 billion effort to link the nation's three major electricity grids through a transmission hub in eastern New Mexico say the project is still moving forward despite the relinquishment of a lease covering thousands of acres of state trust land. The State Land Office suggested late Tuesday that the Tres Amigas project had folded. Tres Amigas chief financial officer Russell Stidolph says the company isn't abandoning the project.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's only GOP congressman says he would back a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's pre-inauguration conversations with a Russian ambassador.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker wants to make the state's relationship with the green chile cheeseburger official. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2kSSLeZ ) that Rep. Matthew McQueen, D-Galisteo, is sponsoring a bill that would name the green chile cheeseburger the state's official burger. McQueen says he got inspiration for the bill during last year's Legislative session when someone delivered plain burgers for a working lunch. He thought they should have been green chile cheeseburgers. The bill is currently in the committee stage.

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