AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - Students who attend a New Mexico high school where a shooting rampage claimed the lives of two classmates are being allowed to retrieve belongings left behind after the gunfire erupted. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office said a large crowd of students was on hand Monday at Aztec High School as they waited to be escorted to their classrooms for the first time since first period last Thursday, when the shooting happened.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Officials at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository will be flipping the switch on an interim ventilation system this week. The move allows mining to resume for the first time since a 2014 radiation release contaminated part of the facility. But officials say it will be a few years before the flow of air is enough to meet the pace of operations before the leak.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to using interstate communications to threaten students at a Las Cruces elementary school. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Michael Anthony Estrada, of Las Cruces, entered his plea Monday in federal court. Estrada was arrested on a criminal complaint on Sept. 15. The threats led authorities in Las Cruces to put the elementary school on lockdown until Estrada was arrested. Prosecutors say Estrada faces a sentence of up to five years in federal prison.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Police in Las Cruces are investigating the discovery of human remains in an undeveloped area of the city. They say the remains were found by a hiker walking his dog about 10 a.m. Sunday. The remains haven't been identified yet and will be sent to the New Mexico medical investigator's office for an autopsy. Investigators have yet to determine the gender or approximate age of the individual.
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