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Tuesday's national news briefing

Cyberbullying law struck down

Albany, N.Y. - New York's highest court has ruled that a local cyberbullying law in Albany County violates constitutional free speech protections.

The Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday involves the case of a high school student who anonymously posted photographs of fellow students on Facebook along with personal details and offensive descriptions of their supposed sexual behavior.

The teen was charged with violating a 2010 county law prohibiting cyberbullying.

The court ruled that while the teen's actions were "repulsive," the county law is overly broad since the First Amendment protects even "embarrassing" or "annoying" speech.

The court declined a request from the county's attorney to strike parts of the law that were deemed overly broad.

A state law prohibiting cyberbullying was passed in 2012.

UPDATED: Teens swept into storm drain

Cedar Rapids, IA - Rescue crews found the second body of a teenager swept into a storm drain in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The two boys were playing Frisbee when heavy rains and winds blew through. They were sucked into the storm sewer by the rushing currents.

One boy came out of the drain alive, about a mile away.

A third teen, flagged down a passerby, called 911.

Tarp injures baseball ground crew

Cedar Rapids, I.A. - Several members of a ground crew were injured when a heavy tarp blew across the field at a minor league baseball game on Monday night.

The tarp went flying after a thunderstorm carrying 80 MPH winds rolled through.

Several staff members were taken to the hospital with concussions.

Most of the fans had already left the game.

Former Bills player arrested

Former Buffalo quarterback Kevin Kolb has been charged with boating while intoxicated in South Texas.

Willacy County jail records show Kolb was arrested early Saturday and released hours later on $3,000 bond.

Kolb was arrested by a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department agent.

Jail records don't list an attorney for the 29-year-old Kolb, who's from Victoria, Texas. No publicly listed phone number could immediately be located for him. An agent did not immediately return a message today.

Kolb was released by the Bills in March after failing a physical. He was sidelined since late August after suffering a concussion during a 30-7 preseason loss at Washington.

It was at least the third concussion for Kolb, who previously played for Philadelphia and Arizona.


Break-in on camera

Seattle, W.A. - A break-in at the Governor's office was caught on camera last week.

Two women are accused of breaking in to Governor Jay Inslee's office.

The video shows the women shimmying around the outside of the building and in through an unlocked window.

Investigators say the suspects, two women in their twenties, allegedly stole a hat an some sentimental items, including a tribal blanket.

The two women were arrested last week.

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