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Apr 18, 2014 — Lee Jun-Seok was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. Nearly 270 of those who were aboard are still missing.
Apr 17, 2014 — Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
Apr 17, 2014 — President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
Apr 17, 2014 — Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?
Apr 17, 2014 — At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.
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Saratoga Horse Racing More Popular, More Scandalous

Updated: 1:21 pm Friday

Horse racing fans in Saratoga Springs won't see the widely anticipated rematch Saturday, between Funny Cide and Empire Maker. Both horses were pulled from the one million dollar Travers stakes because of health problems. This is just the latest bad news for New York's three billion dollar horse racing industry, which faces allegations of corruption and money laundering. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the growing scandal threatens to derail a new hundred million dollar casino.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Mulls Patriot Act Opposition

This week, Attorney General John Ashcroft began criss-crossing the country speaking in defense of the controversial USA Patriot Act. The act was passed less than a month after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It gives law enforcement broader surveillance powers to track potential terrorists. But it's drawn widespread criticism that it compromises civil liberties. State legislatures in Vermont, Hawaii, and Alaska have drafted resolutions against aspects of the Patriot Act, as have more 150 communities, including the village of Potsdam and the city of Burlington. Next week, the St. Lawrence County legislature will consider whether to add its name to the opposition. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
US Border Patrol Agent Dick Ashlaw

As Border Security Tightens, Drug Smuggling Increases on the St. Lawrence River

For generations, smugglers have used the St. Lawrence River to traffic everything from rum to cigarettes to illegal aliens. In the months since the September 11 terror attacks, Federal officials say alien smuggling has dropped off dramatically. But as criminals shift their trade to avoid new anti-terrorism laws, Border Patrol agents say drug trafficking has increased three hundred percent. As Brian Mann reports, the most popular black market commodity is high-quality "hydroponic" marijuana.  Go to full article

Saratoga Track More Popular and More Troubled Than Ever

In a year when the Saratoga Race Course is enjoying new popularity - thanks to Funny Cide and the new Seabiscuit movie - the track's parent company is facing a drum beat of...  Go to full article

Pataki Signs Bill Toughening Penalties for Young Killers

Governor Pataki has signed legislation that will increase penalties for teenagers who commit murder. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Man Convicted Of Shooting Ex-Girlfriend's New Boyfriend

A jury in Plattsburgh has convicted an area man of shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Lake George Priest Sentenced For Drunken Driving

A former pastor from Lake George who pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for a head-on crash that injured three others has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years...  Go to full article

Pataki Proposes Changes in Drug Laws

Governor George Pataki has released a plan to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws that he says could rapidly free thousands of prisoners sentenced to long jail terms for...  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Hazing Investigation Brings Charges

Twenty-one students face possible expulsion from Plattsburgh State University, after a hazing incident in March left a college freshman dead. University Police identified...  Go to full article

Court: Blood Alcohol Evidence in Shea Death Properly Suppressed

A state appeals court has made a ruling in the drunken driving accident that killed Lake Placid Olympian Jack Shea
in 2002.  Go to full article

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