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Wilma Sends Adks First Snowstorm

Roads are treacherous this morning in the Adirondacks following last night's snowstorm. Schools are closed in at least nine communities and downed power lines have knocked out electricity in many neighborhoods. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Testing at the DEC's checkpoint.

Hunters Frustrated at Deer Disease Checkpoint

Rifle hunting season opened last weekend across the North Country. It's the first fall since chronic wasting disease - a fatal deer illness - was discovered in 7 deer in Oneida County in April. Most of New York's hunters are taking the development in stride. The Department of Environmental Conservation says hunting licenses are on par with last year. But in the area where the diseased deer were found, hunters are frustrated. Some are angry. They have to obey new regulations, including taking their deer to a state-run checkpoint for testing. David Sommerstein went there and has this report.  Go to full article
Alissa Johnson<br />(Courtesy:  Women's Ski Jumping USA)

In Lake Placid Women Jump For a Shot at Olympics

Hundreds of athletes are getting ready for this Winter's Olympic games in Torino, Italy. But around the world, a small group of women ski jumpers are busy preparing for the next Olympics, which will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in 2010. The challenge for these women isn't making the team. The real test will be convincing international ski officials and Olympic organizers that their sport deserves a place on the schedule. As Brian Mann reports, women competed recently in Lake Placid, hoping to prove that they have enough experienced athletes to qualify for Vancouver.  Go to full article

Arsonist Hits Adirondack Camps

Last month, an arsonist set fire to another historic hunting cabin owned by the Adirondack League Club in Old Forge. The Club owns more than fifty thousand acres in Hamilton...  Go to full article

ATV Deaths, Injuries Trigger Federal Rules Probe

A Federal agency says all-terrain vehicles are causing too many deaths and serious injuries in the U.S. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a report this month...  Go to full article

Adirondack Park for People With Disabilities

A dedication ceremony was held yesterday in Long Lake for the first wilderness area in the Adirondacks designed to accommodate people with disabilities. International Paper...  Go to full article

APA Withdraws Campground Regulation

The Adirondack Park Agency has withdrawn a proposed regulation that could have adversely affected owners of campgrounds and long-term campers in the Adirondacks. The...  Go to full article

Ethan Allen Returns To Lake George, Questions Remain

The Ethan Allen was re-floated on Lake George yesterday, four days after it capsized with 47 elderly tourists aboard. Twenty passengers, all from Michigan, died in...  Go to full article

Coast Guard Looks at Passenger Weight Guidelines

The captain of the Ethan Allen, 74-year-old Richard Paris, gave a blood sample voluntarily earlier this week. Full results of yesterday's tests by the National...  Go to full article

Pataki Seeks Tougher Boating Regulations

Officials say the Lake George tour boat that capsized this weekend killing 20 passengers was not appropriately certified to carry 48 passengers. The Ethan Allen was...  Go to full article

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