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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. MDT

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) - The conditions of three patients have been upgraded following a deadly crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday. Twelve people remained hospitalized Tuesday, and officials at University of New Mexico Hospital say three of the four who were initially listed in critical condition have improved.

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) - Heavy flooding has knocked out part of a transmission line from Socorro to Magdalena, leaving hundreds without power. Socorro County manager Delilah Walsh says water that rushed through an arroyo late Sunday also damaged 18 homes, destroyed crops and washed out a section of rail line. Power is expected to be restored late Monday.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Jesus Gerardo Prieto Jr. of El Paso was sentenced Monday in federal court in Las Cruces. Prieto was arrested last October at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Las Cruces after agents seized more than 430 grams of methamphetamine and about 117 grams of heroin concealed inside his vehicle.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State lawmakers have heard testimony about conditions inside federal facilities that house migrants in New Mexico. About 200 people filled a state capitol room for the legislative committee hearing Monday in Santa Fe.

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