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State plans monument to War of 1812 dead

SACKETS HARBOR (AP) -- New York State plans to erect a monument to the British and Canadian soldiers killed in a battle fought along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.

The Watertown Daily Times said the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will place the monument at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, with the help of a local group.

Officials said it's believed that about 30 British and Canadian troops were killed during an attack on the American shipyard at Sackets Harbor on May 29, 1813. The Americans buried the dead, but the exact location isn't known.

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Grand jury clears deputy in shooting

FARMINGTON (AP) -- An Ontario County grand jury has cleared a sheriff's deputy in a shooting that wounded a young woman inside a mobile home last month.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle said the grand jury filed no charges against John Potter, 27, who shot Holli Holbrook, 22, on Nov. 12 through the window of a front door at a mobile home in Farmington. She was released from the hospital two days later.

At the time, deputies were looking for a man suspected of making threats with a handgun. Potter saw a figure inside who appeared to be holding a gun, and the deputy fired. It turned out to be Holbrook holding a cellphone.

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