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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County and New York’s governor Saturday called for state officials to investigate.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

This is a picture of a cougar
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A number of environmental groups are hosting a presentation on the return of cougars to the Northeast in Pittsfield Saturday. Susan Morse is founder and science director of Keeping Track, which trains biologists, conservation planners and others to detect and monitor the status of selected wildlife species. Morse will lead the event at Berkshire Community College put on by the Trustees of Reservations, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team.

ramp closed sign leading to elevated interstate highway
WAMC

MassDOT is warning of traffic delays on Interstate 91 as contractors begin to demolish the elevated highway deck in Springfield.

Work to tear down the reinforced concrete bridge deck on the 2.5 mile long I-91 viaduct is scheduled to start on February 10.

       MassDOT said the contractor will put noise-reducing curtains in place and take other mitigation steps.  The demolition is scheduled to take place during both daytime and nighttime work shifts.                  

A trial on criminal sex charges for suspended Vermont state Sen. Norm McAllister has been put off until at least May.

Vermont's disappointing ski season so far this winter has not helped state revenues.

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Authorities took a woman in a stolen vehicle into custody after a series of hit-and-run crashes and a car chase in Burlington.

Medical marijuana dispensary in Plattsburgh, NY
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Some 551 New Yorkers have been certified to obtain medical marijuana, nearly one month after the state's program began.

U.S Attorney Preet Bharara
U.S Attorney Preet Bharara

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is being honored Friday night in Westchester County.  U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will be the keynote speaker tonight at the Westchester County Crime Stoppers dinner at the VIP County Club in New Rochelle.

Asha Burwell,  a junior from Long Island and student manager of the women's basketball team, addressed the crowd at Monday's UAlbany rally.
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Last weekend's alleged racial incident involving University at Albany students aboard a CDTA bus remains a mystery after videos have been scrutinized.

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