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The intruder in the library was a cat

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Salmon did the trick.

The initial suspicion was that a homeless person stayed in Clovis' public library past closing time and triggered the alarm system's motion detector.

But according to the Clovis News Journal, a search by police and librarian Margaret Hinchee for more than an hour that night was fruitless.

It happened the next few nights too. But then a custodian reported seeing a cat, and library staff spotted clues such as scratches in plant soil.

A check of video footage confirmed there was a cat in the library.

So the librarians put salmon in a cage and left one night. When they returned a half-hour later, the cat was in the cage.

The cat — gender unknown — now has a temporary home with a library employee.

Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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Dead Puerto Rico boxer posed standing in the ring

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Even in death, Christopher Rivera Amaro almost looked ready to box, leaning against the corner of a simulated ring.

Mourners who came to his wake in San Juan on Friday found him posed afoot, a yellow hood on his head, sunglasses glasses over his eyes and blue boxing gloves on his hands.

Elsie Rodriguez, vice president of the Marin Funeral Home, said Rivera's family wanted to stress his boxing. The funeral home suggested posing him in a ring.

The makeshift ring was set up in a community center of a public housing complex. Rodriguez told The Associated Press it took them several hours to create the scene.

The funeral home has staged similar wakes for others. One featured a deceased man riding his motorcycle.

The 23-year-old Rivera had a 5-15 record in the 130-pound weight class. Police said he was shot dead Sunday in the city of Santurce. No one has been arrested.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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