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Canadian in custody after scaling sculpture

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Canadian was taken into police custody after he scaled a 40-foot-tall steel sculpture not far from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City.

Dylan Spoelstra, 24, of Toronto, went up the reddish orange structure at about 6 a.m. Saturday near Zuccotti Park.

Police negotiated with him for more than two hours before he voluntarily came down at about 9:15 a.m.

Police say he would be sent to Bellevue Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

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Storm damage to canal will take years to repair

NEW YORK (AP) -- Water levels are down on the storied Erie Canal after tropical storms Irene and Lee, but stretches of the canal are navigable.

The canal was damaged in the late summer storms. Floating trees and other debris ripped up sections of the canal. It could take three years to complete the cleanup, officials told the Albany Times-Union.