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Errant deer runs through newsroom

CANANDAIGUA (AP) -- At least one editor had a deer-in-the-headlights sensation when a buck bolted through a newsroom here.

The deer charged through the main entrance of the Daily Messenger in Canandaigua on Monday morning and jumped through a window into Managing Editor Allison Cooper's office.

The newspaper reported that Cooper and another employee took cover, then managed to escape and slammed the door shut, trapping the deer briefly. But the deer later moved into the newsroom, breaking several windows in its desperation to flee.

An editor, Erinn Cain, said the deer charged at her and another employee but "it just turned at the last minute."

The deer eventually crashed through a window and escaped. No one was hurt.



5 officers charged for roles in theft ring

NEW YORK (AP) -- Five New York Police Department officers smuggled firearms and slot machines they thought were stolen and some even used bolt cutters to pilfer hundreds of boxes of cigarettes from tractor-trailers as part of a 12-person theft ring that was under federal surveillance the entire time, authorities said Tuesday.

Three retired NYPD officers and a New Jersey correction officer are among the other defendants named in a federal criminal complaint alleging an undercover agent paid them more than $100,000 to moonlight as gun runners while under FBI surveillance. Three current officers also participated in a brazen theft of cigarettes they were told were worth $500,000, the complaint says.

The men were eager and willing to smuggle the weapons and commit other crimes "so long as the price was right," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference.



Crowded party ends in students' arrests

ALBANY (AP) -- Police said Tuesday they've charged three college students with throwing a house party that attracted hundreds of people who crammed into an apartment.

Authorities said officers responding to a report of a large party inside a building on Albany's Washington Avenue last Saturday night found more than 300 people stuffed inside an apartment rented by a 20-year-old male student at the University at Albany.

Officials said two female students, ages 19 and 20, co-hosted the party.

Officials said the trio charged $5 to get into the party, plus another dollar for vodka Jell-o shots. The students are also charged with providing beer to underage drinkers.

Police said the students collected more than $1,600 at the door.

All three were charged with selling alcohol to minors and selling alcohol without a license.

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