Albany, NY – Two men are being held without bail after federal, state, and local law enforcement officials raded a mosque and two private homes in Albany early this morning. WAMC's senior correspondent Brian Shields reports.
Albany, NY – Two leaders of a mosque in Albany, NY were arrested early Thursday morning on charges stemming from an alleged plot for a terrorist missile purchase. In this segment from WAMC's Roundtable program, WAMC Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.
Albany, NY – New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has filed a lawsuit against the company that manages prescription drug benefits for more than one-million state employees. The lawsuit accuses Express Scripts Incorporated of engaging in schemes to keep millions of dollars that should have gone to the state as lower drug prices. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.
Washington, DC – New data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows that freshwater fish samples taken across the country all had some percentage of mercury in their tissue. But no region in the United States saw mercury levels as high as in the Northeast. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report.
Paul Smiths, NY – A three day Adirondack Water Quality Conference is scheduled for August 9th thru 11th. This second annual meeting will focus on, and assess the needs of, the park's lakes. Along with scientists, environmentalists, local and state officials, the head of the U-S EPA is also scheduled to attend. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Mt. Washington, MA – The Nature Conservancy has made its biggest acquisition of land in Massachusetts, and that land is in Berkshire County. The acreage butts up against several other protected parcels, which now form one contiguous area of 15 square miles that can't be developed. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report.
Kingston, NY – Some privately-owned oil tanks along Kingston's waterfront are getting a makeover. The oil tank mural project is intended to promote the arts, improve the waterfront area, and boost tourism. From a pile of hundreds of submissions from around the world, three local artists were selected to have their works displayed. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Brattleboro, VT – The Brattleboro high school board has modified the school's policy regarding giving military recruiters information about students. The board has voted to publish an opt-out reminder twice a year in a school newsletter. Previously, the school had only told students and parents before their freshman year that information could be withheld. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – As word circulated of potential targets for terrorist attacks, Hudson Valley officials say little has changed in their neck of the woods. Yesterday, the nation's homeland security department released five specific sites as possible al-Qaida targets, including two in nearby New York City. Emergency response officials in the nearby Hudson Valley say they've received no directives to further tighten security. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is scheduled to undergo a special inspection as part of the Public Service Board's conditional approval of a plan to increase the plant's power output. Vermont Governor James Douglas says he may request the addition of an independent observer to the team conducting that engineering inspection. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.