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Aug 22, 2014 — The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.
Aug 22, 2014 — An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.
Aug 15, 2014 — The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.
Aug 14, 2014 — A U.S. district court judge ruled that the NCAA was violating federal anti-trust law by prohibiting payments to athletes whose names, images and likenesses are used in video games and TV broadcasts. The NCAA has appealed. So, what now?
Aug 13, 2014 — These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not provide substantial coverage.

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 probation. Jody Tosti has more.  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 non-violent drug offenses. The announcement gained the Governor new support from one leader in the African-American community, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and criticism from other Democrats. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

Drug Law Reformers Could Face Fines

A hip-hop businessman who pushed for reform of the state's Rockefeller drug laws is under investigation by state lobbying officials. Russell Simmons tried to broker a deal...  Go to full article

Legislative Session Ends With Whimper, Not Bang

New York State lawmakers ended their 2003 session with few major agreements. Karen DeWitt wraps up the last minute action from Albany.  Go to full article

Pataki, Legislature Consider Drug Law Reform

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders are negotiating possible reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, but a key advocacy group is dissatisfied with all of the current...  Go to full article

Rockefeller Drug Law Reform ?Within Reach?

Lawmakers in Albany say they're closer than ever to a deal that would reform the state's Rockefeller drug laws. Under those laws, a person convicted for selling two ounces of...  Go to full article

Top Legislative Aide Accused of Rape

The top counsel to the New York State Assembly Speaker has been arrested and charged with rape. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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