AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - Classes will resume next Monday as a New Mexico community works to recover in the wake of a school shooting that left two classmates and the gunman dead. District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter announced the schedule for Aztec High School on Tuesday. Carpenter says he wants to respect and honor the two victims of last week's shooting by providing time for students and staff to mourn. He also said students need a sense of normalcy and returning to class will help with that.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of a sexual assault last year at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. New Mexico State Police say 38-year-old Antonio Cotano Dominguez pleaded no contest to criminal sexual penetration. He must register as a convicted sex offender and will be on supervised probation for up to 20 years.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A police officer who volunteered to adopt the unborn child of a pregnant woman he found using heroin has been honored by the city of Albuquerque. Officer Ryan Holets says the baby is recovering from addiction and has been well received by the couple's four other children. The adoption is slated to be finalized by the end of the year. The adoption by the officer was a bright spot for the troubled Albuquerque Police Department that is undergoing federally ordered reforms.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a statement Tuesday, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says the tribe's lawyer has been directed to seek restitution, damages and civil penalties. The tribe alleges employees at Wells Fargo branches on the reservation "routinely misled customers into opening unnecessary accounts and obtained debit and credit cards without customers' consent."
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