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MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio woman says she feels like a "prisoner" because a deer has been attacking her near her home.
Cindy Frost says she's called police about the doe and asked for assistance in walking her dogs near her suburban Cleveland home.
Frost says the deer charged her last week while she was taking her dogs out. She says she had to fight the doe off with a dog leash and her fist, and tried to zigzag back and forth. Frost says the deer slipped on the black top allowing her to safely return inside. She says the deer then circled her home.
Frost says the doe's fawn lives in her backyard.
State wildlife officials say her there's not much they can do, and that such encounters are likely quite common.

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Check your pockets, one of a rare batch of 1970 quarters could be worth a fortune.
One of the quarters is for sale on eBay for $35,000. The listing says it was part of a group of proof coin errors that were auctioned by the state of California.
KGW-TV reports seller Mike Byers says the quarter was struck over a 1941 Canadian quarter instead of a blank due to a mint error. He says parts of the Canadian quarter can still be seen underneath the images of George Washington and the bald eagle on both sides of the coin.
The station says similar 1970 quarters are being sold for $2,500 and for $5,000 on eBay.

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VIENNA (AP) -- It takes a lot of beers to collect 10 million bottle caps. But Austria's Hans Heiland didn't drink them alone.
Heiland says that most of them have come from others, many of them by mail, after his passion for collecting beer bottle caps become known.
Heiland, from the town of Ybbs, west of Vienna, started his hobby five years ago.
State broadcaster ORF said Thursday that his collection now weighs 18 tons.
Heiland recently sold the caps to a metal collector for 1,500 euros ($1,700) and says he will deliver all three truckfulls to the new owner Friday.
He says he plans to give the money to a needy family in the region.

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania city is owed so much money in unpaid parking fines that it plans to offer a half-off amnesty plan.
WFMZ-TV reports that the Easton City Council announced Wednesday that it will be mailing letters to people with unpaid traffic fines next week. The city hasn't been able to collect some $767,000 in fines.
The letters will tell the scofflaws that they can clear their record if they pay half the fines they owe within two weeks.
Mayor Sal Panto says the tickets have piled up ever since the city decriminalized the parking ticket system in 2013. That means the city stopped sending the tickets to the local district justice to take court action for unpaid tickets.

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MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) - Residents in suburban Chicago are upset that a store has opened selling diapers made in larger sizes for adults who like to dress as babies.
Dozens of residents attended the Mount Prospect village board meeting this week objecting to the Tykables store. They said they were worried about the store's proximity to a school and possible impact on property values.
But village officials said there were no ordinance or code restrictions to justify denying the business a license. Village manager Michael Cassady told the residents that the village would monitor the business.
Residents also said they were worried about a colorful display of Lego-type bricks in the store's window that attracted children. The store owner put up white curtains to cover the display and said the window would be tinted to prevent outside viewing.

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ORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a restaurant worker's husband chopped a suspected armed robber with a cleaver to get him out of the shop.
The Virginian-Pilot reports police records say 19-year-old Jabrie Brown entered Crazy Wings with a gun Sunday and demanded money from a cashier and a customer.
Records say the cashier tried wrestling the gun from Brown as he was putting the customer's money in his pocket. That's when police say the cashier's husband came from the kitchen and chopped Brown's shoulder with the cleaver, leaving two deep wounds.
Brown fled with the money but was later found and taken to a hospital.
He has since been taken into custody on charges of robbery and use of a firearm in a felony.
It's unclear whether Brown has an attorney.

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A judge who was censured for having sex with two women in his chambers has handily won reelection in Orange County.
Scott Steiner beat veteran prosecutor Karen Schatzle 56 percent to 44 percent in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results from the county registrar of voters.
Steiner has been a Superior Court judge since 2011.
The Los Angeles Times says he was censured by the Commission on Judicial Performance in 2014 for having sex with two women - his intern and a practicing lawyer - in chambers. He also was reprimanded for failing to disqualify himself from a case involving a longtime friend.
Steiner ultimately acknowledged wrongdoing.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Runners competing in marathon and half marathon races last weekend in South Bend, Indiana, ran a little further than they intended.
Beacon Health System spokeswoman Heidi Prescott tells the South Bend Tribune that the competitors ran about 0.38 of a mile too far between miles 10 and 11 because of miscommunication between the race organizers and the group certifying the race distance.
The mistake affected about 1,700 registered participants in the Sunburst races Saturday.
Participants largely learned of the discrepancy when their personal GPS units indicated they had run further than the 13.1-mile distance for a half marathon and 26.2 miles for the full marathon.

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A teen on an ATV led police on an off-road pursuit in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday before finally surrendering.
The chase began after three teens on ATVs confronted a teen at South Dade Park on Southwest 164th Avenue just before 2 p.m., Miami-Dade Police said.
One of the suspects pulled out a firearm and threatened the victim, who fled into a building while a witness called 911, police said.
As officers arrived, the teens fled in different directions, police said. Two were quickly caught but the third led officers on a chase on an ATV.
Footage showed police cars and a police helicopter pursuing the ATV on dirt roads at a high rate of speed.
After avoiding officers for at least a half hour, the ATV rider surrendered to a Homestead Police officer.
"When you're dealing with an armed subject that committed some type of firearms charge or allegedly committed this crime, you know, we want to catch this guy, we don't want anyone else to be a victim," Homestead Police Det. Fernando Morales said. "So the full resources are geared toward catching this person."
Police said the suspect struck a marked police car during the pursuit and may have tried to hit other officers.
"It's extremely irresponsible. You have an ATV, not only possible risking somebody else's life, but risking his own life," Det. Morales said.
Two of the ATVs were towed to the Homestead Police Department as part of the investigation. Police said one of them had been stolen.
A teen suspect is taken into custody after leading police on a chase on an ATV is southwest Miami-Dade. (Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016)
All three suspects are 16 years old, police said. They're expected to be charged with aggravated assault as well as fleeing and eluding, police said.

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HYDE PARK, Ohio -A man who appeared drunk stripped naked and publicly defecated inside a Hyde Park Kroger, police said.
Authorities arrested Colin Murphy, 23, after they say he exposed himself to an employee and relieved himself on the self-checkout Sunday.
Court records said Murphy was slurring his speech, staggering and smelled of alcohol.
Murphy was charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency.
He will be arraigned at the Hamilton County Courthouse Monday morning.
 

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