(AP) - The Trump administration has set up at least three shelters where to hold young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters in South Texas say the facilities are safe but that the children are hysterical, crying and acting out. Many of the children are under age 5, some are younger. One expert says that decades of study show early separations can cause permanent emotional damage.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and mail theft. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Jesse Tucker of Tijeras had a change of plea hearing Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque. They say Tucker obtained almost $70,000 by using personal identifiers and checks from stolen mail between November 2016 and May 2017.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Research by the Pew Charitable Trust shows the population of New Mexico has grown at the slowest rate of any state in the western U.S. during the past decade. The analysis released on Tuesday shows that New Mexico stands apart from the nation's fastest growing region. The state's political leaders are search for ways to stem the flight of young professionals and tradesmen to more economically robust states.
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a high school coach in New Mexico was booked on suspicion of aggravated battery for striking another coach with a vehicle during a dispute. State Police say Mark Martinez, a coach at Robertson High School in Las Vegas, New Mexico, was arrested Wednesday for the May 11 attack on the other coach. The victim coaches for a wrestling club that's allowed to use the school's facilities for practice.
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