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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Authorities still are trying to identify human remains found in an undeveloped area of Las Cruces and have increased the reward to $2,000. Las Cruces police released photos of several pieces of evidence found near the remains last month. Investigators hope someone will recognize the items that include five pieces of jewelry, the label from a coat and a pair of sunglasses. Investigators also released the image of a small piece of paper in hope of someone recognizing the handwriting.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two Albuquerque residents have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud, mail theft and aggravated identity theft. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Katie Carrillo was sentenced to 25 months in prison while 49-year-old Ralph Eastman received a three-year prison term. Authorities say Carrillo and Eastman committed the offenses from December 2015 through April 2016 by stealing mail and packages from cluster mailboxes at Albuquerque apartment complexes.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The mother of the lone survivor of a New Mexico helicopter crash that killed five people, including a Zimbabwe opposition leader, says her daughter is distraught. Her voice breaking, Martha Cobb told The Associated Press on Thursday that her 39-year-old daughter, Andra, said she escaped the helicopter and passed at least one body on the ground. The co-pilot was Andra Cobb's father and her longtime partner also died.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico House of Representatives has voted unanimously to join a new nurse licensure compact that is shared with at least 25 other states. The House voted 68-0 on Thursday in favor of a bill that allows nurses who are licensed in New Mexico to work in participating states and vice versa.

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