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Firefighters Break Down Door to Rescue Baby With Drunk Nanny: Police

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    Firefighters had to use a pry bar and ax to enter a Massachusetts apartment to rescue a baby whose nanny was so drunk she couldn't figure out how to open the door, authorities said.

    The nanny, 52-year-old Susan Conway-Lilly, pleaded not guilty Thursday to child endangerment and was released on personal recognizance.

    Firefighters were called after the child's mother arrived at her Salem home Wednesday to find her 4-month-old daughter inside crying and Conway-Lilly unable to open the door.

    Police said Conway-Lilly smelled of alcohol, needed help standing and had a blood-alcohol content of .282, more than three times the legal limit to drive. A near-empty 750-milliliter bottle of vodka was in her bag.

    Conway-Lilly told The Salem News she has struggled with alcohol her whole adult life and is sorry.